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9th Circuit Names 3 Judge Panel To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has announced the 3 judge panel that will hear challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Hawaii and Nevada: Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Ronald M. Gould and Marsha S. Berzon. All three were appointed by...

Italian Lesbian Couple Win Right to Legally Adopt Daughter

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

My Queer Life: On Being Transgender and Married. Twice.

Alex Myers married his wife twice. Once as part of a same-sex couple and again as an opposite-sex couple. Here's what this taught him about marriage. The post My Queer Life: On Being Transgender and Married. Twice. appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Mexican State Of Coahuila Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

By a vote of 19-1, the Congress of the Mexican state of Coahuila has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote came down yesterday and, as Rex Wockner reports, Coahuila is the first Mexican state to legalize same-sex marriage through...

Equality Florida Launches "Don't Appeal" Campaign To Governor Rick Scott

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Brazil Presidential Candidate Reverses Support For Same-Sex Marriage - VIDEO

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Marina Silva, who is expected to oust Dilma Rousseff as President of Brazil in an October election, has backtracked on an earlier promise to support same-sex marriage

MEXICO: Another State Legalizes Marriage

15 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Same-sex marriage was legalized yesterday in the Mexican border state of Coahuila. Rex Wockner reports: For the first time, a Mexican state legislature has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The Sept. 1 vote by the Congress of the state of Coahuila was 19-1. Show More Summary

7th Circuit's Turn to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Since last summer -- when the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor required the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages -- advocates have successfully challenged many states' bans against same-sex marriage. These challenges...Show More Summary

The Other Marriage Discrimination

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

Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Scott points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. Read more...

Christian Group Fasts Against Same-Sex Marriage (But Continues Eating) - VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Virginia-based anti-gay group Family Foundation has announced a fast in opposition to same-sex marriage - but participants will be be allowed to eat

NY Christian Farm Owners Will No Longer Host Any Wedding Ceremonies After Fined $13K for Refusing Lesbian Ceremony

The owners of a New York farm, who were fined $13,000 for "discriminating" against same-sex couples by refusing wedding service to a lesbian couple due to their religious convictions, have now decided not to hold any marriage ceremonies even though it will likely hurt their business.

Plaintiffs in Oklahoma and Virginia Gay Marriage Cases Ask Supreme Court to Weigh In

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier this week, we reported that plaintiffs in the case challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage have filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to finally weigh in on the question of whether all citizens have a fundamental right to...

HAWAII: Gov. Neil Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss On Same-Sex Marriage

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

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday declared that he lost this month's reelection primary because he had called a special legislative session on same-sex marriage. Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open primary,...Show More Summary

The Quiet Crisis Among Queer Women

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.

Same-Sex Couples Ask Supreme Court to Review Their Victory

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

Alabamans File Class Action for Patient Data Hack

It's been a slow week in the Eleventh Circuit. Last week, though, was a doozey. A Florida judge ruled the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Alabama's Supreme Court said that injured consumers could go after brand-name pharmaceutical companies for problems caused by generics (provoking no small amount of controversy). With......

New petition to review Virginia same-sex marriage case filed at Supreme Court

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.

-New York: Christian Owners Will No Longer Host Weddings After Losing Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Wedding

      (Same Sex Marriage: Wikipedia) The Christian owners of a farm in New York which is rented out for public events will no longer host weddings. The couple came to that decision after a judge fined them $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex ceremony that was against their religious beliefs and convictions. The judge […]

Two Beautiful People Wed

by Dish Staff As the magazines by the supermarket checkout would have told you soon enough, Brangelina just made things official. Brandon Ambrosino notes the same-sex marriage connection to these opposite-sex nuptials: In 2006, Pitt said he and Jolie would not tie the knot until marriage was allowed for both LGBT and non-LGBT Americans. When […]

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