Everyone on the pro-equality side who has listened to the audio from this week's hearing at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (involving marriage cases out of Indiana and Wisconsin) is extremely pleased with how things went down. Folks are...
And it may be the people's only defense against an overreaching government: Since Republicans took control of the General Assembly in 2011, the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, redrawn legislative and congressional...Show More Summary
Target Corp. is no longer neutral on the issue of same-sex marriage. It has added its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, a move that is in line with survey reports showing that a majority of Americans who prefer shopping at the retailer are not opposed to gay and lesbian marriages.
Taylor Swift and best friend Karlie Kloss move in together. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) blasts Michigan Governor Rick Scott's defense of his state's ban on same-sex marriage: "At virtually every level of the federal court system, there's been a recognition...
"Gonna take your mama out all night Yeah we'll show her what it's all about" -Scissor Sisters http://donmcnay.blogspot.com/2004_11_27_archive.html When the Supreme Court declared a section of the Defense of Marriage Act (commonly referred...Show More Summary
Another victory! Target is for marriage equality and they're not hiding it! The mega corporation is taking a stand with other BIG companies by adding their name to a legal defense for gay marriage in hopes of overturning Wisconsin and Indiana's same-sex marriage bans. Along with Apple, Intel, and Starbucks, Target has signed a court brief [...]
Just over a year ago, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Edie Windsor in a case brought by the ACLU, striking down the core of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, at least 35 courts across the nation have ruled unanimously...Show More Summary
Another falling star. The corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is now underway. If you're having trouble keeping track of which disgraced political officeholders are involved in what, this would be the Star...Show More Summary
North Carolina's Attorney General has conceded that it's "futile" to continue defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The post North Carolina Abandons Defense Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Via Equality North Carolina: Following a ruling today from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper held a press conference in response, saying that as a result of the...Show More Summary
The Libertarian Party of Georgia slammed Attorney General Sam Olens’ brief in defense of Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriages. Olens filed the brief on Tuesday. In April, class action lawsuit against the ban was filed by Lambda Legal. In a press release, LPG chairman Doug Craig said: “We believe marriage is a fundamental right retained […]
Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg In a decision that bolstered last year’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 10th circuit federal court of appeals in Denver struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma Friday, declaring the ban to be unconstitutional. Show More Summary
A group of 15 Democratic state senators in Wisconsin sent out a letter on Wednesday urging Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing it’s...
Just about one year after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down in the United States Supreme Court, over a dozen states allow same-sex married couples to file tax returns with "married" status. Below, H&R Block has illustrated...Show More Summary
The speed with which court cases are overturning laws and state constitutional amendments limiting marriage equality is breathtaking. Since the Supreme Court handed down the Windsor decision, striking down the "so called" Defense of Marriage Act, 15-plus consecutive federal cases have struck down marriage bans. Show More Summary
Just a year ago, many LGBTQ people were waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and of Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Rallies...Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]
One year ago the United States Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in a 5-4 decision that changed the lives of gay couples across the nation. Of those that have gotten married since, binational couples have been abl...
By R. Albert Mohler Jr., special to CNN (CNN) – One year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, this much is clear: Justice Antonin Scalia is a prophet. Back in 2003, when the court handed down the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down all criminal statutes against homosexual acts, […]
It's been one year since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Windsor, striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act as an unconstitutional "deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution." Justice Anthony Kennedy's legally vague, but passionately worded opinion......