The U.S. Supreme Court will announce whether it will consider legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide as early as January. Supreme Court justices are to meet privately Jan. 9 to debate whether to review five marriage equality appeals, according to an update Tuesday of the court’s online docket. If the justices take on one of the five [...]
Amanda Scott (L) and Christina Corvin (R) celebrate after getting married outside of the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in Charlotte, North Carolina. The past year was, as has been mentioned, very good for marriage equality. Show More Summary
Equality Florida and the National Center for Lesbian Rights today issued a joint memo to all 67 Florida county clerks. From the concluding paragraph: Florida county court clerks should follow Judge Hinkle’s ruling and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples beginning January 6, 2015. Show More Summary
While we're not all the way there yet, 2014 was a very good year for marriage equality. Has there ever been a social issue where so much progress was made in just one year? The list of victories is long and satisfying and going intoShow More Summary
What a year 2014 has been for marriage equality! Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer team up (and look good doing it) as cold war era spies in new Guy Ritchie-directed pic, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Nick Jonas tells Kode Magazine...
Back in May, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel declared that while he personally supports same-sex marriage, he would be defending his state's ban. Today he announced his intent to appeal last month's stayed ruling to the Eighth Circuit Court. Show More Summary
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Via the Idaho Statesman: Idaho must pay more than $400,000 to the team of lawyers who successfully fought to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage, a federal judge ruled. In her decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale awarded an amount that is about 10 percent less than what the six lawyers requested. Show More Summary
We won't have to wait long into 2015 to learn whether the US Supreme Court will take a marriage case stemming from either the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals' or a Louisiana federal judge's rulings against equality. SCOTUS will consider...
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AFER's Matt Baume reports on marriage equality updates in Florida, SCOTUS considering to take up the Louisiana case next month, anti-gay politicians in Hawaii still fighting gay marriage, and NOM's continued woes. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
After a well-rounded review of its annual American Community Survey, the US Census Bureau determined that seven non-mandatory questions fell into the "Low Benefit" category. Of these seven questions, five involve questions about marriage. Now the Bureau is asking the...
On the surface, it seems like just one more piece of really good news. On Friday night, the Supreme Court refused to stop marriage equality in Florida, which means that weddings can start on Jan. 6. That’s a big deal for a lot of reasons: Florida is one of the most populous states without marriage […]
Opposition to faith-based legal exemptions is about equality, not payback. "I'm sorry, but we don't serve your kind here." This overt discrimination is something that leading gay libertarians, who otherwise support marriage equality, think should be legal for wedding photographers, bakers, and other business owners to say to gay couples. Show More Summary
It's more bad news for antigay Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, as the nation's highest court rejects her request to delay marriage equality in the Sunshine State after January 6. read more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Weddings would be allowed to start on Jan. 6 under an order by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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