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Florida asks Supreme Court to extend stay on marriage equality ruling

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the U.S. Supreme Court late on Monday to block same-sex marriage in the state next month while the state continues its legal defense of its constitutional definition of marriage as a heterosexual union. A ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle...

Local Haters Have The Arkansas Sadz

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"This is another example of judicial tyranny. Arkansans voted overwhelmingly to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Their elected officials voted for that definition when they passed Arkansas’ Defense of Marriage Act. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief With Eleventh Circuit Court

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Last week Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed that court's first same-sex marriage appeal. Show More Summary

Mississippi’s Antigay Lawyers Just Met Their Match

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Let’s say you won the Super Bowl of gay marriage lawsuits, and got the federal Defense of Marriage Act overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. What would you do next? (Aside from celebrate, of course.) Well, obviously, you would turn your attention to overturning a marriage ban in the most antigay state in the country: Mississippi. […]

DOMA-Busting Lawyer Explains Why Mississippi Is Her Next Big Case

Roberta Kaplan took down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now she's turned her attention to one of the most antigay states in the nation. read more

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Supreme Court, here we come: 6th Circuit rules against marriage equality

April Deboer and Jayne Rowse, plaintiffs in the Michigan marriage equality case. Four federal appeals courts have ruled in favor of marriage equality since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. Thursday afternoon, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Show More Summary

Idaho Gov. Sticks to Money-Wasting Defense of Antigay Marriage Law

Despite several court rulings and a decided victory in the court of public opinion, Idaho governor Butch Otter isn't willing to let marriage equality take hold in the Gem State. read more

Are These the Most Antigay Governors in America?

While other governors and attorneys general have abandoned their defense of marriage bans, officials in three states have refused to give up their quixotic antigay legal agendas. read more

A Minister and a Rabbi Walk Into a Vegas Wedding Chapel...

There are currently 32 states and counting that have marriage equality. This is up from 12 states before we helped Edie Windsor strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court last June. In the states where gay couples have...Show More Summary

Despite appellate rulings, 3 states refuse to allow gay unions

Demonstrators march in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in celebration after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Photo by Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images WASHINGTON — TheShow More Summary

Greg Abbott: Texas GOP same-sex marriage ban helps reduce out-of-wedlock births

In defense of a ban on same-sex marriage, the gubernatorial candidate conceded marriage equality's social benefits

The argle bargle blowing through the windmills of Justice Scalia's mind

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

When the landmark marriage equality ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act was handed down in June of 2013, Justice Anton Scalia penned such a scathing dissent I was worried for his health. It was a rant worthy of song. AsShow More Summary

Laura Ingraham Is Concerned Gay Marriage Opponents Will Now Face Discrimination: AUDIO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Laura Ingraham's radio program Friday, the conservative commentator came to the defense of Mike Huckabee, who last week blasted the GOP's largely non-existent response to the SCOTUS marriage decision. Ingraham also shared her (and her viewers') worry that the...

Vote For “Badass Of The Year” In The 2014 Queerties

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

  Vote Now In The Queerties! Did Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy win our hearts and minds for not just striking down the horrid Defense of Marriage Act last year, but denying all of appeals of marriage equality rulings this year? Or was it longtime pro sports equality activist Dave Kopay, who came out as a […]

BREAKING: West Virginia AG Drops Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Gov Orders State Agencies To Comply

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that he will no longer defend his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Gov. Earl Ray has ordered the issuing of marriage licenses. Morrisey’s office indicates...Show More Summary

4 Best Defenses of Right to Marry From Ninth Circuit Victories

The Ninth Circuit flatly rejected arguments that legal same-sex marriage will prompt opposite-sex couples to fall into 'sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll.' read more

Jacob Sullum on Gay Marriage and Federalism

2 months agoNews : Reason

Bob Barr, the former Georgia congressman who wrote the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, later apologized for it, saying it embodied "one-way federalism," protecting "only those states that don't want to accept a same-sex marriage granted...Show More Summary

Marriage Equality

In 2013, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. This prompted federal recognition of same-sex marriages for the first time in U.S. history. Since then, state and federal courts have been coming together in near unanimous agreement that state bans on [...]

Tonight on The Independents: The 30-Year War, Gay Marriage Everywhere, Pyongyang Putsch, Defending Biden, That’s Your Bush!, and Aftershow

2 months agoNews : Reason

Former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panettta, while flogging his new memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, old USA Today that "I think we're looking at kind of a 30-year war" against Islamic terrorist networks. Show More Summary

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