In defense of Kim Davis, conservatives often point out that ‘the definition of marriage changed’ after Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who has been at the center of a battle between the right to marry and the right to prevent others from doing things based on religious belief, took office. Show More Summary
On Wednseday, Michigan agreed to pay a jaw-dropping $1.9 million of taxpayer money to attorneys who represented the gay plaintiffs who sued the state—successfully—to secure their right to marry and adopt. Under federal law, plaintiffs who sue the government to vindicate their civil rights and win in court are entitled to attorneys’ fees. Show More Summary
After legalizing same-sex marriage and upholding provisions of President Obama’s legacy healthcare program for a second time, the Supreme Court justices return to work Monday in a new term that will put liberals on the defense. If the five conservative justices prevail in the year ahead, they could...
Kim Davis' lawyers at Liberty Counsel are saying that no matter what the Vatican might say, Pope Francis' meeting with the controversial Kentucky clerk was definitely a defense of her crusade against gay marriage.
Rick Santorum’s 2016 presidential campaign isn’t taking off, and with the crowded field of candidates on the GOP side in this cycle he’s a lot less likely to gain traction
Edie Windsor and Robbie Kaplan at the moment of victory. Photo by David S. Allee. They may whitewash transwomen and drag queens out of Stonewall, but let it never be forgotten that the Defense of Marriage Act was brought down by two fierce Jewish New York lesbians -- Edie Windsor and her lawyer Roberta ("Robbie") Kaplan. Show More Summary
'The image of the family is deformed through powerful contrary projects supported by ideological colonizations,' warned the pope.
Mike Huckabee keeps citing the Dred Scott decision in discussing Kim Davis and related matters. There’s just one problem with that reference. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provided full citizenship to African-Americans and overturned that decision, which makes Huckabee’s historical defense erroneous, pointed out the New York Times. Show More Summary
Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day has launched a legal defense and filed a response to the complaints under review by a state judicial commission, denying 13 counts of violating judicial code. Day said the ethics review violates his "freedom of speech, association and free exercise of religion guaranteed under the U.S. Show More Summary
No stop lights or signs at the intersection of Church and State: The first thing to acknowledge, however, is that Ms. Davis didn’t cause this problem. The Supreme Court did. When the court ruled in June that same-sex marriage is a constitutional...Show More Summary
There have been many conservatives coming to the defense of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but there is one unlikely supporter coming to her defense – Christopher Ciccone...Show More Summary
Several right-wing pundits are invoking the Civil Rights movement as they rally to the defense of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, whose refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a federal court order resulted in her being arrested and held in contempt. Show More Summary
A judge in Oregon is refusing to perform same-sex marriages because of "deeply held religious beliefs," reports KGW. Judge Vance Day—former chairman of the state's Republican Party—created a legal defense fund yesterday, apparently to pay for expenses he expects to incur fighting allegations he's violating the state's Code...
President Obama chose not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act when that was the law of the land. He also chooses not to enforce Federal laws that prohibit the
Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has come to the defense of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who has been causing a stir for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the fact that it’s her job. Mike Huckabee, known for his religious faith and strong Christian values, reportedly called Kim Davis to offer his support... Show More Summary
A refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples could not be defensibly argued in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling, the judge said.
The legislation, aimed at countering the Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage, is called the First Amendment Defense Act. read more
Congratulations, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson (below right). Your office was so vigorous and passionate in its defense of the the Palmetto State’s same-sex marriage ban that it forced attorneys for a same-sex couple to run up hun… The post South Carolina Fought Gay Marriage So Hard It Owes Same-Sex Couple $135K appeared first on Towleroad.
"The First Amendment Defense Act would prevent the federal government from discriminating against any citizen or organization because they believe marriage is the union of husband and wife. It would ensure that no federal agency will...Show More Summary
In a world with marriage equality, why is mainstream media still afraid of reporting that public figures are in same-sex relationships? Social Meta Tag #1 - Name: w-line read more