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Thomas Roberts Counts Down the Top 5 LGBT Stories of the Week: VIDEO

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts counts down the 5 biggest LGBT stories of the week, including country music singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman coming out as gay and marriage equality arriving in Montana and South Carolina. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Friday News Bites: Marriage Equality in Montana + More

Yeah, I’m busy on Facebook liking every single positive mention of marriage equality in my state. My whole timeline is one big victory lap from everyone I know who has hoped for this moment. And while Montana’s victory is no more momentous than any other state embracing marriage equality — like South Carolina also did this week — this is the state... Read More

Supreme Court Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans

Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules. read more

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback: State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality. read more

South Carolina Town Where Lesbian Police Chief Was Fired, Rehired Adds LGBT Job Protections: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

It's not often we get to say this, but it's a great week to be gay in the Palmetto State. Not only is South Carolina's LGBT community celebrating the arrival of marriage equality, but WBTW Channel 13 reports that the...

Equality news round-up: ACLU to broaden same-sex marriage lawsuit, and more

News from Kansas, Arkansas, and more. The post Equality news round-up: ACLU to broaden same-sex marriage lawsuit, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.

ACLU Will Sue Kansas to Force State Agencies to Recognize Gay Marriages

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU of Kansas is poised to amend its lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Yesterday, we reported that despite marriage equality having commenced in many...

Lambda Legal Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Federal Judge's Ruling Upholding Louisiana Gay Marriage Ban

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hoping to bypass the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's August ruling upholding...

Kansas Gov.: State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality. read more

LGBT Rights Opponents Pray for Arkansas to Uphold State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

As marriage equality cases move forward in Arkansas, some pray for the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be upheld. read more

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Refusing to Grant Marriage Rights to Gay Couples

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Despite marriage equality having already commenced in many counties in Kansas, GOP state officials are continuing to drag their heels in defiance, with Governor Sam Brownback announcing today that he will not allow any state recognition of same-sex unions. NPR...

LOUISIANA: Lambda Legal Files Appeal Of Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Lambda Legal: Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review September’s U.S. District Court ruling upholding Louisiana’s discriminatory marriage ban. Show More Summary

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in Texas, Louisiana marriage cases on January 9

Fifth Circuit cases will be heard in early January. The post Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in Texas, Louisiana marriage cases on January 9 appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed allShow More Summary

Marriage Equality Update

It comes from a reader this time: I just thought I’d pass a note that earlier today, the Supreme Court blocked a final effort by South Carolina’s Attorney General in requesting a delay in the issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Today at noon, South Carolina became the first state in the Deep South […]

Judge Overturns Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban

Add Montana to the states that now have marriage equality, making it the 34th state to do so. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris’ order was effective immediately. “Montana no longer can deprive Plaintiffs and other same-sex couples of the chance to marry their loves. This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome,” [...]

Ninth Circuit won’t hear Alaska marriage appeal with 11-judge panel

Ninth Circuit won't hear the Alaska marriage case en banc. The post Ninth Circuit won’t hear Alaska marriage appeal with 11-judge panel appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Marriage Equality Comes to South Carolina

With the Supreme Court's refusal to delay a pro-equality decision, South Carolina officially becomes the 35th state to embrace marriage equality. read more

South Carolina Is Now The 35th Marriage Equality State

And South Carolina makes 35. What's next? The post South Carolina Is Now The 35th Marriage Equality State appeared first on ThinkProgress.

ARKANSAS: State Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Marriage Equality Case UPDATE: Live Video Stream Is Running

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Things have just gotten underway in Arkansas: The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Arkansas Supreme Court. After arguments end, opinions on the case are typically issued within a few weeks. Show More Summary

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