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'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

1 hour agoLGBT / 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

2 hours agoLGBT / 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

18 hours 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

19 hours 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.

Ariz. Man Can Get Husband's Death Benefits, Federal Court Rules

An Arizona man may receive his dead husband's benefits after a federal court ruled that his spouse's death certificate could be changed to reflect their same-sex married status. Fred McQuire, 69, lost his partner George Martinez after 45 years, after the two got married in California this summer, reports The......

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......

Federal judge signals that Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban will be struck down

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

Arizona could be next. The post Federal judge signals that Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban will be struck down appeared first on Equality On Trial.

FLORIDA: AG Pam Bondi Files Motion To Intervene In Broward County Case

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

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in the Broward County marriage equality case. Last week Judge Dale Cohen vacated his earlier overturn of the state's ban on same-sex marriage after learning that Bondi's office had not been properly notified about the Broward case. Show More Summary

Why Arizona Will Likely Be The Next State With A Marriage Equality Ruling

The recognition of one same-sex marriage for a death certificate suggests Arizona's ban may be the next to be overturned. The post Why Arizona Will Likely Be The Next State With A Marriage Equality Ruling appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Your Parents Say Okay

In this poem from his brand new book, award-winning poet Stephen Mills offers a stirring commentary on same-sex marriage, token acceptance, and the politics of "normal." The post Your Parents Say Okay appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Idaho Has Spent Over $70,000 Defending Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

...and there's not much to show for it. The post Idaho Has Spent Over $70,000 Defending Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Marriage Equality Lags In China

Li Yinhe, a Chinese sociologist who keeps a popular blog on sex and family issues, compares attitudes toward homosexuality in China and the West: In your blog you’ve advocated legalizing same-sex marriage. Is that a realistic goal in China? The attitude toward homosexuality in China is not as absolute as in the West. At least […]

NOM Hero Indicted For Child Abuse

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

Last May, NFL star Adrian Peterson was lauded by NOM for his opposition to same-sex marriage. Yesterday Peterson was indicted for bloodying his four year-old son's legs with a whip made out of a tree branch. (Tipped by JMG reader Sc...

Judge Orders Arizona to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage: VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Friday, a federal judge ordered Arizona to recognize the marriage of a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was subsequently denied death benefits because of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Fred McQuire [top left]...

HETEROSEXUAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE angers gay rights activists who say it “trivilizes marriage.”…

HETEROSEXUAL SAME-SEX MARRIAGE angers gay rights activists who say it “trivilizes marriage.”

U.S. judge orders Arizona to recognize gay marriage from California

A federal judge in Arizona ruled Friday that state officials must recognize the marriage of two men who were wed in California this year, though the ruling will not effect the ongoing fight to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage, court filings show.

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