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Marriage Equality

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.

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.

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.

Civil Rights

10th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Utah Marriage Case — Appears To Lean Toward Equality

by Eric Ethington ● 2:30 PM April 10, 2014
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The 10th Circuit Court today heard oral arguments in the Utah Amendment 3 case. The judges are being asked to decide whether to uphold a lower court’s ruling which struck down Utah’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions. From all indications, it looks like Marriage Equality will see another court win.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Marriage Of A Same-Sex Couple

by David Badash ● 1:20 PM April 10, 2014
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A federal judge has just ruled that the state of Indiana must recognize the legal civil marriage of a same-sex couple, Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney.

Marriage

Utah To 10th Circuit Judges: Hey, That Regnerus Study We Cited, Just Fuhgeddaboudit

by David Badash ● 11:44 AM April 10, 2014
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Last night the State of Utah submitted an updated brief asking the 10th Circuit Court judges to totally disregard any arguments they previously made regarding the work of wholly discredited researcher Mark Regnerus.

Marriage

Look: Hundreds Of Marriage Supporters Rally Ahead Of Today’s Major 10th Circuit Court Hearing

by David Badash ● 9:53 AM April 10, 2014
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Hundreds of marriage equality supporters last night rallied in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, perhaps hoping a strong showing might persuade the federal judges to rule in their favor.