Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a letter this week saying he would continue to follow the state Constitution that defines marriage as one man and one woman. Moore sent the letter to Gov. Robert Bentley, urging him to appeal a federal court decision that found the state marriage amendment unconstitutional. “As of this date,” […]
Pew released a study with percentages of LGBT Americans who oppose, or are indifferent to, same-sex marriage and which LGBT demographic groups are most opposed to same-sex marriage reports The Washington Post. The data, collected in 2013, reveals that seven...
Minority stress -- which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society -- affects same-sex couples' stress levels and overall health, research indicates. Authors of a new study state that the health effects of minority stress shared by a couple can be understood as distinct from individual stress, a new framework in the field.
Studies of stress and its effects on health have typically focused on the worries of an individual: money, love, health, work. But what about stress shared by two people in a romantic relationship? read more
This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages. We've been down this road with Moore before. Show More Summary
Alabama could be on the edge of a constitutional crisis because of tensions over same-sex marriage that have pitted the state’s chief justice against the supreme court in a battle over state and federal law. Last week, a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional,...
Citing states' rights, Alabama's governor wants Eleventh Circuit to block same-sex marriages. The post Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, files briefs urging Eleventh Circuit to put same-sex marriages on hold in the state appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Influential megachurch pastor Rick Warren and 49 other Catholic and Evangelical scholars and intellectuals have signed their names to an eight-page declaration that opposes society's growing acceptance of same-sex marriages and labels homosexual unions as a "graver threat" to marriage than widespread divorce and cohabitation.
Alabama Gov. Robert Benchley today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court in support of Attorney General Luther Strange's petition for a stay on same-sex marriage until SCOTUS makes its ruling. Benchley's brief declares that it is "demeaning" to democracy to allow same-sex marriages to occur. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Judge William Duffey of the Northern District of Georgia denied a request from the state to stay the case of Innis v. Aderhold, which challenges Georgia’s ban on same sex marriage, pending a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court expected in June. Show More Summary
The first couple to win a same-sex marriage suit without a lawyer will not have that problem for their appeal. Just in from the NCLR: Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) asked a federal appeals court to permit same-sex couples in Alabama to begin obtaining marriage licenses when an existing federal court stay expires on February 9. Show More Summary
Couple in Strawser case opposes a stay pending appeal. The post Second Alabama couple opposes stay of same-sex marriages in Eleventh Circuit appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Back in September, a district judge in Louisiana ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Now, lawyers on both sides of the case are urging the Louisiana Supreme Court to weigh in ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court's expected...
Via Fort Worth's CBS affiliate: Fort Worth police Cpl. Tracey Knight, it is a life-changing decision. "When I got the news last night," she said, pausing, tears in her eyes... "When I got the news last night, it was very emotional." The news that has Knight, all choked up came from a memo sent Wednesday to all Fort Worth city employees. Show More Summary
Lawyers from both sides of one of Louisiana's same-sex marriage case yesterday urged the state Supreme Court to rule soon even though other cases are pending before SCOTUS. Kyle Duncan, making the state's argument that its ban on same-sex...Show More Summary
"In Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, Republicans are moving quickly on measures that would penalize any government employee caught issuing same-sex 'marriage' licenses -- regardless of the courts' orders. Meanwhile, Utah, North Carolina,...Show More Summary
Couple who filed a challenge to Alabama's same-sex marriage ban on their own will get help from a leading LGBT legal organization. The post BREAKING: The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is joining one of the Alabama marriage cases appeared first on Equality On Trial.
From the Associated Press: Virginia will pay $520,000 to the lawyers for two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million. Show More Summary
A pro bono attorney who's challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban is publicly criticizing national LGBT organizations for failing to adequately support her efforts. Dana Nessel, co-counsel for Michigan marriage plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse (all three shown above), told...
The Cour de Cassation, the highest French appeals court, has decided to allow the marriage of a Moroccan-French gay couple in spite of current legislation barring binational unions. Though gay marriage was legalized in France in 2013, the French government...