Via the Lincoln Journal-Star: A federal judge on Tuesday denied the state's motion to stay a lawsuit challenging Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriages and set a Feb. 19 hearing on a motion that would force the state to allow them while the case is pending. Show More Summary
"I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out."
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore wants Governor Robert Bentley, who is also against marriage equality, to break the law. In a letter today…to Gov. Robert Bentley, a staunch supporter of the marriage ban, Moore cites a passage from the Gospel of Mark and notes that “the laws of this state have always recognized [...]
A hearing on the motion for a preliminary injunction allowing same-sex couples to marry will be held in February. The post Nebraska marriage case to move forward as federal judge denies motion to stay appeared first on Equality On Trial.
A federal judge has denied Nebraska's request to stay a lawsuit brought against it by seven same-sex couples seeking to overturn the Cornhusker State's ban on same-sex marriage. Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon found that the U.S. Supreme...
The church has not reversed its stance on same-sex marriage, but called for an anti-discrimination measure to pass
Some Republican strategists have been selling themselves on the myth that if the Supreme Court settles the issue of same-sex marriage nationwide this summer, Republican presidential candidates will get off the hook of having to answer marriage equality questions on the campaign trail. They can simply say, "It's settled law," goes the thinking. Show More Summary
In a decision that cited her previous ruling striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of another same-sex couple, James Strawser and John Humphrey, once again declaring the state's ban on same-sex...
"As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I will continue to recognize the Alabama Constitution and the will of the people overwhelmingly expressed in the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment. I ask you to continue to uphold and support the Alabama Constitution with respect to marriage, both for the welfare of this state and for our posterity. Show More Summary
Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, the Mobile, Alabama couple that sued the state to recognize their 2008 wedding in California as legitimate and legal is seeking help to pay for the $40,000 in legal fees they have accumulated fighting the...
Read the ruling.UPDATE: The plaintiffs didn't even have a lawyer. Has that ever happened before? U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. "Ginny" Granade, who on Friday declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, ruled on Monday in favor of James Strawser and John Humphrey in a separate case. Show More Summary
Same-sex couples file their opening brief in the First Circuit Court of Appeals The post READ IT HERE: Opening brief filed in Puerto Rico marriage case in First Circuit appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Stayed until February 9. The post Same-sex couple seeking marriage license in Alabama wins federal case appeared first on Equality On Trial.
While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited its review of a federal judge's ruling that struck...
One state rep. is targeting lawmakers who oppose same-sex marriage but don't live up to their own moral standards
As an out lesbian, Alabama State Rep. Paticia Todd was probably not the most popular in the state legislature. She’s even less so now. In the wake of a federal court ruling last week striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Todd has decided to pull out all the stops to defend the ruling. […]
Same-sex marriage has contentious issue for many years in America, and it has been a hot topic for at least the past two years. In 2014, several states began to vote and repeal their ban on same-sex marriage, prompting outrage and increased marriage licenses. Show More Summary
Alabama’s first openly gay legislator has threatened to expose state officials’ illicit affairs after some of them fought back against the legalization of marriage equality in her state, AL.com reported. “Don’t start throwing bricks at my window when yours is already cracked...
A look at some demographic information about same-sex and different-sex marriages.
Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd (D) warned her colleagues there would be consequences if they continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Times Daily reports. Said Todd: “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when [...] The post Gay Lawmaker Threatens to Expose Affairs appeared first on Political Wire.