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By Matt Baume We have a major setback this week in Australia, but there’s still a glimmer of hope. Marriage equality hearings are coming up in two unlikely states: Arkansas and Texas. An Oregon ballot measure passes a major hurdle, and organizers launch a new public outreach campaign on the east coast. Show More Summary
The Alliance Defending Freedom says India reversed the march to marriage equality with its ruling last week. Contributor: Jeffrey Hartinger read more
Marriage equality will cause "a fundamental dissolution of marriage in this country," FOX News host Bill O'Reilly argued on his show yesterday in a discussion of the recent Utah polygamy ruling in which a federal judge de-criminalizied a portion of...
Pat Buchanan praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his defense of "traditional values," citing his opposition to such "evil" developments as marriage equality to position Putin as the global leader of the fight "against the militant...Show More Summary
Carlos Maza writes for Equality Matters: CNN allowed hate group leader Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), to baselessly accuse marriage equality of creating a slippery slope to polygamy after asking him whether...Show More Summary
Why do Pennsylvania's lawyers want to know if the same-sex families suing for marriage equality ever had an opposite-sex partner before? The post Pennsylvania Lawyers Demand Marriage Equality Plaintiffs’ Relationship Histories appeared first on ThinkProgress.
LGBT advocates are having none of it. The post Anti-gay conservatives pin blame for Utah religious cohabitation decision on marriage equality appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who is an expert dodger at questions on LGBT rights and has, in the past year refused to address the will of the people on anti-discrimination laws or marriage equality, said he would be open to...
On December 9, news came out that Oregon United for Marriage had gathered enough signatures to qualify their initiative for marriage equality for next year's ballot. But the title on that piece was overstated—they have enough signatures,...Show More Summary
A US District judge ruled on Monday that same-sex couples where one of the members is terminally ill may marry in Illinois before the state's marriage equality bill takes effect in June 2014, the AP reports: U.S. District Judge Sharon...
From the December 16 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: O'Reilly Interviews Polygamous Family To Push His Theory That Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Will Lead To Plural Marriage Hoover calls O'Reilly's fear-mongering over same-sex slippery slope "totally disingenuous"
CNN allowed hate group leader Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), to baselessly accuse marriage equality of creating a slippery slope to polygamy after asking him whether the growing acceptance of homosexuality was to blame for the decriminalization of polygamous relationships in Utah. On December 13, in the case Brown v. Show More Summary
The last few weeks have been quite a roller coaster for Australian couples. First the Australian Capital Territory passed a marriage equality bill, then the federal government challenged it, then couples started getting married, then...Show More Summary
For the first time in many weeks, there was bad news this week in marriage equality. AFER's MAtt Baume looks at the latest from Australia, where the ACT's same-sex marriage law was halted. Also, news from Arkansas, Texas, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...
Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert kiss after their 2011 civil union ceremony. After Illinois passed marriage equality, a judge decided that, because Gray is terminally ill, she and Ewert could marry before the law took effect. The effects of the U.S. Show More Summary
Brandon Ambrosino wrote at The Atlantic that "being against gay marriage doesn't make you a homophobe," but should ignorance really excuse words or actions that oppose LGBT equality? The post Why We Shouldn’t Placate People With Anti-Gay Beliefs Just Because They Don’t Know Better appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Clip recap: "We have a major setback this week in Australia, but there's still a glimmer of hope. Marriage equality hearings are coming up in two unlikely states: Arkansas and Texas. An Oregon ballot measure passes a major hurdle, and organizers launch a new public outreach campaign on the east coast."
Well, there’s no denying that the news from Australia last week was sad: individual territories can’t pass marriage equality bills on their own, so everyone who got married in the ACT is now effectively unmarried. It’s similar to the nullification of marriages that happened in San Francisco in 2004, after the state Supreme Court nullified […]
Same-sex couples in which one partner has a life-threatening illness can marry immediately instead of waiting for the state's marriage equality law to take effect June 1, a judge has ruled. read more