To MSNBC's Emma Margolin, it's "troubling" that former Florida governor Jeb Bush doesn't think there's a constitutional right for persons to enter into a same-sex marriage. But what's even more "troubling" to her is his defense of religious freedom claims when it comes to Christian business owners being asked to cater, plan, or photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Lily Kahng (Seattle), The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L. Rev. __ (2015): In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act definition of marriage as “between one man and one woman” and is now poised to...
Taylor Wofford spotlighted how Pope Francis "publicly affirmed his stance on so-called traditional marriage between men and women" in a Wednesday item for Newsweek. Wofford did his best to indicate that the pontiff was commenting about...Show More Summary
A couple of days ago I wrote about the new theocratic Pledge of Solidarity in Defense of Marriage document signed by two probable Republican presidential candidates and a bunch of...
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From Free Republic: You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Show More Summary
As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign...Show More Summary
Ron Brownstein: “As president, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which authorized states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages performed in other states. As a presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her 2016 campaign on Sunday with a [...]
Over at Slate, David Cohen and Leonore Carpenter, jump up and down with glee at the notion that elite law firms “won’t touch” the defense of traditional marriage. According to the New York Times, of the dozens of briefs filed at theShow More Summary
The Washington Post ran a profile the other day of my friend Ryan Anderson. Ryan is perhaps the leading voice in the country in support of traditional marriage. He makes a very forceful, but also very civil argument, in defense of it. Show More Summary
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s views on same-sex marriage have evolved in the almost 20 years since her husband, Bill Clinton, then the president, signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act,
The "Guschamp" marriage will be in full effect on Saturday, when the world gets its first real glimpse of the new-look Auburn Tigers led by third-year head coach Gus Malzahn and first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Is that...Show More Summary
For years, HRC has documented the struggles same-sex couples faced under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
In Louisiana, the ACLU goes over the top concerning defense of marriage.
In a historic ruling in June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in their ruling on United States v. Windsor.
Lawmaker says proposal protecting religious beliefs "will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate similar tolerance."
Briefs are pouring in defending state bans on same-sex marriage in advance of a landmark Supreme Court hearing later this month. It’s an interesting exercise to read them side by side with defenses of Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the governor of Kentucky floated a creative new defense of the state's gay-marriage ban: It's not discriminatory, because nobody can have a same-sex marriage, not even straight people! Hmmm, that's a new one.In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Governor Steve Beshear argued through his lawyer... More »
Radio host Rush Limbaugh used the common conservative argument of comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality on Tuesday, seizing on a British tabloid story from last year in his defense of Indiana’s Senate Bill 101. “This business of ‘who you love,’ where does that...