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DOMA Attorney Roberta Kaplan Calls For National 'Anthony Kennedy Day' Holiday

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, wants to officially recognize it as "Anthony...Show More Summary

Edie Windsor 'Thrilled,' Honored by New York's Governor as Civil Rights Pioneer

The plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act two years ago celebrated Friday at the Stonewall Inn. read more

This is what San Francisco's Pride parade looks like the week of #LoveWins

Two years ago, San Francisco's famous pride weekend was dominated by celebrations of a key, but narrow, Supreme Court victory. Just days before, justices had overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed an appeal by backers of Proposition 8. California's Atty. Gen. Kamala...

Herzig: The Tax Implications Of Today's Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

TaxProf Blog op-ed: The Tax Implications Of Today's Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision, by David Herzig (Valparaiso): Last June, in Windsor, the Supreme Court decided that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was unconstitutional. I wrote about that decision in an op-ed for TaxProf Blog. The Supreme...

Does the same-sex marriage ruling mean trouble for other LGBT rights cases?

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

On the anniversary of its decisions striking down laws banning “sodomy” and a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally-married same-sex couples from obtaining federal recognition, the Supreme Court on Friday declared a full national right to same-sex marriage. The court’s...

A Sampling of Conservatives’ Responses to the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling

The Supreme Court has spoken in defense of love. In a 5-4 ruling today, they proclaimed that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal access to marriage for all, including same-sex couples. Predictably, conservatives are losing their minds over the decision.

A Party for Edith Windsor

When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling declaring that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s Decision Making Same-Sex Marriage a Right Is Monumental. But It Leaves One Huge Question Unanswered.

On the twelfth anniversary of its decision that laws penalizing gay sex are unconstitutional, and two years to the day after it gutted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marriage. The decision bucked the trend of... More »

June 26th: A Historic Day for Equality

June 26, 2015. Twelve years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down bans on sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. Two years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Today,Show More Summary

Why the Last Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Bans Fails

After literally decades of shifting rationales for banning same-sex marriage, opponents of equality have made their last stand in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which the Supreme Court will decide in the next two weeks. During oral...Show More Summary

“The Question Is, Will They Ever Become Legal?”

On ABC’s This Week in 1996, the Family Research Council’s Gary Bauer had blunt words for then-Rep. Barney Frank, who was questioning the Defense of Marriage Act as it loomed before Congress. “Healthy societies endorse heterosexual relationships between men and women,” Bauer told him. Show More Summary

Despite What Some Conservatives Are Suggesting, Patrick Stewart Isn’t Jumping Ship on LGBT Rights

There's been a minor Internet kerfuffle over some comments iconic actor Patrick Stewart recently made in defense of Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it, and who were subsequently fined. Show More Summary

Patrick Stewart Eloquently Supports Equality... And Antigay Bakery

The actor and LGBT ally posted a detailed defense of his support for a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to make a cake celebrating marriage equality. read more

Cardinal Burke Defends Christian Marriage as 'Foundation of Human Culture;' Calls Out Secular Forces Pushing 'Unnatural Sexual Activity'

Roman Catholic Raymond Burke spoke in Ottawa, Canada, in defense of a Christian view of marriage, declaring there is no "true form of human sexuality other than that intended by God."

Western culture can’t be renewed until it gets sexual act right: Cardinal Burke in Ottawa

'The defense and promotion of human life and of marriage and the family is at the foundation of a Christian culture, and indeed, of any viable human culture,' he told the NET Canada gala.

Patrick Stewart Defends Northern Irish Bakery That Rejected 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

"Star Trek" icon Patrick Stewart has come to the defense of Northern Ireland's Ashers Bakery, which was found guilty of discrimination last month after refusing to prepare a cake decorated with a same-sex marriage slogan. The case made...Show More Summary

The Parenting Relay Race

I've been thinking about how my marriage has changed since having our second baby. We are more tired, of course. There is more laundry to do, more dishes, more baths to give, less of us to go around. We are in man-to-man defense mode...Show More Summary

Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

(AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's new marriage to his executive assistant could become part of a blogger's defense against charges related to photos taken of the Mississippi Republican's now-deceased first wife while she was incapacitated...Show More Summary

Lawyer says Sen. Cochran's marriage helps blogger's defense

(AP) — A lawyer defending a man accused of crimes in taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's late wife says the legislator's Saturday marriage to his executive assistant will help his defense. Kevin Camp says Cochran's marriage to Kay Webber...Show More Summary

Dealing with Secular Extremism

4 ways to calm the stormy waters around gay marriage. E xtremism in the defense of LGBT liberty is no vice.” That seems to be the Goldwateresque mantra of many well-meaning Americans today. But it has unfortunately created a rather ugly...Show More Summary

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