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Marriage Equality

Marriage

Breaking: Texas State Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 9:42 AM April 24, 2014
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Texas state district judge Barbara Nellermoe has ruled the Lone Star state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Celebrities

Wait Until You Leave Work To Listen To ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:40 PM April 23, 2014
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WWE wrestler and host “Stone Cold” Steve Austin delivered a vociferous and full-throated support of same-sex marriage on his podcast.

Actions

BREAKING: Missouri’s Republican House Convenes Hearing To Impeach Governor Over Gay Marriage Decision

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:00 PM April 23, 2014
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The Republican Missouri House has convened a committee hearing on impeaching Democratic governor Jay Nixon over his gay marriage decision.

Bigotry Watch

Religious Right Icon’s ‘Irrefutable’ Anti-Gay Claims Slammed By PolitiFact

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM April 23, 2014
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The anti-gay claims of one of the brand names of the religious right have just gotten slammed by Politifact’s PunditFact researchers.

Civil Rights

Signed By 58 Prominent People, The Plea For ‘Tolerable Discourse’ No One Is Talking About

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM April 23, 2014
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58 prominent people supposedly from across varying ideologies have chosen to become the founding signatories of a letter written by an unnamed person that chastises those who supported the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

Marriage

Federal Judge Tells Anti-Gay Group: No, We Won’t Delay Tomorrow’s Case Just For You

by David Badash ● 5:27 PM April 22, 2014
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A federal court judge has smacked down the National Organization For Marriage’s request to delay tomorrow’s long-scheduled hearing in the first day of a same-sex marriage case in Oregon.

Marriage

Texas: For First Time, Support For Same-Sex Marriage Outweighs Opposition

by David Badash ● 1:46 PM April 22, 2014
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Today, a new poll was released that finds a small but significant change in Texans’ views on marriage equality.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins, Wielding Increasing Influence Over GOP, Roadblocks Moderation Toward Marriage

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM April 22, 2014
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Perkins and his FRC predecessor, Gary Bauer, both shoulders-deep in Republican theocratic Christian evangelical politics, are fighting back against GOP efforts to support same-sex marriage, hard.

Marriage

Atlanta Same-Sex Couple Becomes First To Sue Georgia For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 22, 2014
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An Atlanta same-sex couple together eight years just became the first to sue the state of Georgia for the right to marry in what is being called a “massive” class-action lawsuit.

Marriage

Breaking: NOM Questions Gay Judge’s Ethics, Now Claims Standing In Oregon Marriage Case

by David Badash ● 5:45 PM April 21, 2014
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Less than 48 hours before a federal judge is scheduled to hear two cases attempting to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage has said it will file a motion claiming standing.

Discrimination

Young Conservatives Launch Campaign To Strike Anti-Gay Platform Language

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:24 PM April 21, 2014
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A group of well-known young Republicans have launched a million dollar campaign called Reform The Platform, aimed at removing all anti-gay language from Republican Party platforms.

Marriage

News: Pennsylvania Could Be The Next State To Win Marriage Equality

by David Badash ● 11:30 AM April 21, 2014
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In a Pennsylvania same-sex marriage case, a group including eleven same-sex couples and a widow filed a motion today for summary judgment, asking the court to rule without a trial.

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.