In the video embedded below, Josh Duggar of the TLC program 19 Kids and Counting extends his family’s Thanksgiving wishes to the world while reminding them that abortion and same-sex marriage are sinful and that people who don’t subscribe to his family’s fundamentalist Christian...
Not surprisingly, and having barely waited for the ink to dry, Mississippi officials announced Wednesday they'll appeal a federal judge's decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage bans to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mississippi Attorney General Jim...
Over the course of her career, Bette Midler has proven to be bawdy. She's admitted to being tacky. She supports same-sex marriage. But a feminist, as defined on current-day social media?
A bill legalizing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Australian parliament today. Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm was the sponsoring member of the Freedom To Marry legislation which would would allow Australians to wed regardless of “sex, sexual orientation and gender...
How mind-blowing is it that reading these paragraphs about Arkansas and Mississippi feels almost routine? (Almost.) U.S. district judges on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi, separately...Show More Summary
Want to hear a senator introduce legislation legalizing government recognition of same-sex marriage in a speech that also invokes the names of Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and Ludwing von Mises? You'll have to go to Australia for that, mate. Alternatively there's YouTube. Show More Summary
Via the Houston Chronicle: Texas officials want a federal judge to uphold the state's same-sex marriage ban, calling a request by gay couples to be allowed to immediately marry "untimely" and "out of order." "The plaintiffs offer noShow More Summary
Informed Comment: Key American assumptions about the Middle East are wrong. Brad Delong: Conservative admits his argument--and his douchebaggery--were wrong. Joe.My.God. Federal judge strikes down Arkansas same-sex marriage ban. PoliticsUSA:...Show More Summary
Shortly after a fellow federal judge struck down neighboring Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock ruled that Arkansas' ban is also unconstitutional. The law and subsequent voter-approved constitutional...Show More Summary
Read the ruling.
Both rulings have been stayed, but marriage equality in the South seems kind of inevitable now.
Add Mississippi to the list. The post BREAKING: Mississippi same-sex marriage ban struck down appeared first on Equality On Trial.
In a fiery opinion, Judge Carlton Reeves outlines the historic link between racial injustice and anti-gay discrimination. The post Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their same-sex marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
A federal judge has struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, BuzzFeed reports. The decision comes just hours after a federal judge struck down a similar ban in Arkansas. Like the judge's decision in the Natural State, the ruling in...
On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but put the order on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal. Two lesbian couples and a gay rights organization filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse a 1997...Show More Summary
A federal judge has ruled against Arkansas's marriage ban, but the state Supreme Court could resolve the question sooner. The post Federal Judge Overturns Arkansas’ Ban On Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that an Arkansas constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional, striking down a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters a decade ago. Show More Summary
A federal judge has struck down Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage, the AP reports: U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as...
The ruling will likely be appealed to a higher court, but same-sex marriages may resume in Arkansas. read more