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The nation says ‘Yes’ to gay marriage. When will the Supreme Court?

There was another data point in the New York Times/CNS News poll that gives reason to cheer. Those surveyed were asked, “Do you think it should be legal or not legal for same-sex couples to marry?” The yes-no split when that question was posed in July 2012 was 46 percent to 44 percent. Today, 56 […]

Concerned Women To SCOTUS: Gays Are Too Powerful To Claim Discrimination

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Concerned Women for America have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. According to the brief, gay Americans are far too politically powerful to deserve the heightened level of legal scrutiny that would support claims of marriage discrimination. Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 6th Circuit same-sex marriage ruling could predict SCOTUS’ next move

RBG said there will be "no urgency" to take up marriage equality -- unless the circuit court upholds state bans

Target’s New Ad Features Gay Couple and Their Child

Just over a month after Target signed a legal brief openly supporting same-sex marriage, the retailer dropped a new ad, promoting the Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target collection. The 30-second spot features two dads with a kid, because progress! Read more...

Today in 'um, yeah, obviously': Stunt marriages not confined to opposite-sex partnerships

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

For the life of me I don't understand why I'm supposed to be annoyed with the two straight men in New Zealand who are apparently planning to enter into a same-sex union in order to win a radio contest. I...

Justice Ginsburg: Future of Gay Marriage Bans Could be Decided in Ohio

Presidential elections have been decided in Ohio. The fate of same-sex marriage bans -- at least in the near future -- could also be settled there too, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Tuesday.

Justice Ginsburg: Future of Gay Marriage Bans Could be Decided in Ohio

Presidential elections have been decided in Ohio. The fate of same-sex marriage bans -- at least in the near future -- could also be settled there too, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Tuesday.

30 Companies Sign Pro-Gay Marriage Amicus Brief: Good Idea?

Gay marriage is a pretty divisive issue in this country, though it is becoming less so as more states legalize same-sex nuptials. And corporations, typically, steer far away from controversial topics, for obvious reasons. It is refreshing then, to see Ben & Jerry's join 29 other companies in an "Employers'......

Bologna, Italy Begins Formal Recognition Of Foreign Same-Sex Marriages, Catholic Church Calls It 'Surprise Attack'

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The city of Bologna, Italy instated a formal recognition policy on Monday for all out-of-country same-sex marriages, and the Catholic church is not pleased. The diocese for the city described the move as a "surprise attack" and the church is...

Media Portrayal of Physician Assisted Suicide Does Not Address the Purpose of Life

Physician-assisted suicide, much like abortion and same-sex marriage, has become something of a cultural bellwether. Support for the right to end your own life indicates that you are a progressive-minded, compassionate person sensitive to the unique feelings and experiences of individuals facing terminal illness or chronic pain.

LGBT Groups, Conservatives Outraged As Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged. read more

Florida AG Pam Bondi Appeals Broward County Decision Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion appealing Broward County Judge Dale Cohen's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Cohen stayed his ruling for 30 days, allowing the state time to appeal before...

State’s brief filed in marriage case in Arkansas Supreme Court

Challenge to Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban heads to state supreme court. The post State’s brief filed in marriage case in Arkansas Supreme Court appeared first on Equality On Trial.

'Evangelicals for Marriage Equality' Say Supporters Are Not Compromising Christian Beliefs, Focus Is on Gov't Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

The advocacy group "Evangelicals for Marriage Equality" responded to recent criticism from Christians arguing against the recognition of same-sex marriage by saying supporters of EME are not compromising Christian beliefs and are instead focused specifically on gay unions receiving the same government recognition and rights as traditional married couples do.

PUERTO RICO: Lambda Legal Files For Swift Overturn Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Lambda Legal: Today in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Lambda Legal filed a motion for summary judgment seeking to end the discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Lambda Legal joined the lawsuit, Conde v. Show More Summary

SCOTUSblog: Arizona's Ban Likely To Fall

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Lyle Denniston writes at SCOTUSblog: A federal judge in Phoenix has taken an initial step toward allowing same-sex marriage in that state, indicating that he is likely to strike down the state’s ban when he rules on it soon. Senior U.S. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court May Be About To Save—Or Destroy—Gay Marriage

Supporters of gay marriage have been on a roll: In the past year, federal courts across the country have nullified same-sex marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Yet these victories are complicated by the lack of a national legal standard on gay marriage: For now, it remains a state-level question. Show More Summary

Court puts same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court panel on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana while the state appeals its ruling overturning a ban on gay nuptials to the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana and Wisconsin both have asked the nation’s highest court to uphold their respective bans in appeals from a 7th...

Homocon "Ms." Robert Oscar Lopez Tries To File Anti-Gay Brief With Fifth Circuit

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

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed an an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas' ban on same-sex marriage. At least, he tried to - but if you'll embiggen the above you'll see that the docket notice not only refers to Lopez as "Ms." but points out that he screwed up the filing.

As SCOTUS Weighs Gay Marriage, Should People v. Legislature Matter?

With the Supreme Court set to consider same-sex marriage petitions from five states at its first conference on September 29, one argument lurks in the background.Utah, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Virginia passed their same-sex marriage amendments through statewide referenda. "Millions of voters" would be "disenfranchised," Utah argued, if the Court didn't......

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