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Arkansas Judge Calls Marriage Case An ‘Interesting Adventure’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:35 PM April 18, 2014
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After an emotional day of arguments, an Arkansas judge promised a ruling on marriage equality in the next two weeks.

Marriage

What Are The Five States That Don’t Have Marriage Equality Or Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits?

by David Badash ● 8:57 AM April 18, 2014
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Same-sex marriage is secure in 17 states and Washington, D.C., and 28 states have lawsuits — often more than one per state — pending to overturn bans on same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Hearing Ends In Nation’s Oldest Same-Sex Marriage Case — Judge Argues ‘Constitutional Rights’

by David Badash ● 4:50 PM April 17, 2014
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A three-judge panel today heard the nation’s oldest same-sex marriage case. Judges appeared to be leaning toward equality.

Marriage

Lead Prop 8 Defense Attorney’s Views ‘Evolving’ After Learning His Daughter Is Gay

by David Badash ● 1:03 PM April 17, 2014
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The man who defended California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has changed his mind on same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Big Big Marriage Day Today!

by David Badash ● 11:45 AM April 17, 2014
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Today is a big day on the marriage equality front. Courts will hear two marriage cases, one in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

Actions

Southern Poverty Law Center Defends Gay Widower From His Mother-In-Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:24 PM April 16, 2014
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A gay widower trying to have his marriage recognized by the state of Alabama is facing resistance from his deceased partner’s 75-year-old mother, who has enlisted right-wing legal help.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Issues Partial Stay To Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM April 16, 2014
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A federal judge has issued a partial stay on his own ruling, limiting it now to just the four couples who filed the lawsuit.

Health

Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 15, 2014
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There’s no need for intricate science here — although the article includes research from several studies — it’s just common sense, at least to marriage equality supporters.

Civil Rights

Virginia Attorney General Submits Brief In Support Of Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:05 PM April 14, 2014
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Mark Herring, who replaced the uber-homophobic Ken Cuccinelli as Virginia’s attorney general, has filed a brief comparing same-sex unions to interracial marriage.

Marriage

ACLU Sues To Force Michigan To Recognize 300 Legally-Married Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 2:32 PM April 14, 2014
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The ACLU today filed a lawsuit to force Republican Governor Rick Snyder and the state of Michigan to recognize the marriages of over 300 same-sex couples who legally married in March after a federal judge ruled that state’s marriage ban unconstitutional.

Marriage

Federal Judge Officially Rules Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Out Of State

by David Badash ● 11:48 AM April 14, 2014
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U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black has kept his word, and today officially ruled that the state of Ohio must recognize legal civil same-sex marriages from out of state.

Marriage

Sign Depicting Gay Marriage As ‘Boot On Inalienable Rights’ At Utah Anti-Gay Rally

by David Badash ● 11:18 AM April 14, 2014
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A sign that featured a graphic with a boot with a rainbow flag stomping on the head of a Navy service member and an upside down American flag was held by at least one attendee of an anti-gay marriage rally in Utah last week.

Marriage

Maggie Gallagher: Prop 8 Campaign Ads Were ‘Not-Very-Cruel’

by David Badash ● 11:29 AM April 11, 2014
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Maggie Gallagher claims the “actual ads produced by the Prop 8 campaign” were “not-very-cruel.” Really?