For Supreme Court-watchers hoping to see a definitive verdict on marriage equality nationwide, it's time to hurry up and wait. read more
Tony Perkins is obviously tweeting this link because he thinks it says something about support for marriage equality: [FRC prez Tony Perkins] But the truth is that Gov. Abercrombie's primary loss lends no credence to Tony and his favored cause...
Despite its refusal to support same-sex couples through marriage equality, an Italian court conceded that stable, loving parents, LGBT or not, may be in a child's best interests. read more
When you read the New York Times headline, "SCOTUS Rules 5-4 against Marriage Equality," will you think back to September 2014 and wish you had done more? As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. Show More Summary
Three liberal-leaning Ninth Circuit judges will hear marriage cases from Nevada, Hawaii, and Idaho. The post Liberal three-judge panel picked to hear marriage cases in Ninth Circuit next week appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Via Equality Florida: On August 21, Judge Hinkle ruled Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional and added Florida must also recognize legal marriages performed in other states. The judge immediately stayed the ruling pending appeal. Show More Summary
Next week’s argument covers cases in three states: Nevada, Idaho and Hawaii. The post Get Ready for More Marriage Equality Courtroom Drama appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Same-sex couples who wish to marry are on a winning streak in the courts, and public polling reveals that marriage equality enjoys a higher level of support than at any time in the past. This increasing openness to different kinds of...Show More Summary
With Russia still banning adoptions by foreign couples from any country that supports equal marriage, 13 families finally found a closure that continues to elude thousands. read more
There’s another major oral argument coming up in a few days, and we can’t wait. As you’ll recall, the last one of these went spectacularly well: all three judges were aggressive and exasperated at Indiana and Wisconsin’s antigay lawyers, asking them such tough questions that are one point the Assistant Attorney General of Wisconsin tried […]
Self-righteous indignation is so 1950's: Last month, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he would no longer defend the state’s marriage equality ban because "there are really no arguments left to be made." This did not sit well with Mark Creech, executive director of the North Carolina Action League. Show More Summary
As the country races to the inevitable day when marriage equality is the law of the land, most of the focus has been on the plaintiffs and celebrity lawyers who have led the legal challenge to marriage bans. Lost in the shuffle has been the man who actually did something when marriage equality still seemed […]
The Democratic governor of Hawaii offered a theory on why he lost reelection to reporters. read more
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who recently lost the Democratic gubernatorial primary to state Sen. David Ige, told reporters this week that it was his decision to call a special session last year to legalize marriage equality that ultimately led to...
At a time when same-sex marriage and gay equality are on the march, a new poll of LGBT Americans shows women lagging in several disheartening respects.
It's rare that the winning parties in a case will ask for a review of their victories, but that's exactly what's happening in the three leading states with marriage equality cases. read more
Once again, I’m having problems with the Comment function on my blog. It seems to be a different problem this time from the ones earlier this year, but equally unsatisfactory. My blog is not accepting new comments, and all the old ones have disappeared as well. I hope that this situation is temporary, because a […]
Clerk McQuigg has filed her petition. The post New petition to review Virginia same-sex marriage case filed at Supreme Court appeared first on Equality On Trial.
A federal appeals court agreed with a lower court that the antigay National Organization for Marriage has no standing to appeal a decision bringing marriage equality to Oregon. read more
News from North Carolina, and news on veterans' benefits. The post Equality news round-up: More reactions to the Seventh Circuit arguments in two marriage equality cases, and other news appeared first on Equality On Trial.