Marriage Equality

Ace Is The Place For Gay Circular Saws [VIDEO]

JMG reader David points out that the latest holiday ad from Ace Hardware begins with a woman selecting a circular saw and saying to herself, “This takes care of my son AND my son-in-law.” While it could be argued that the son and the son-in-law are not married to each other and that each guy is getting a saw, this ...

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OKLAHOMA: Cherokee Nation Attorney General Cites History Of Same-Sex Rituals In Marriage Ruling

Bloomberg reports: What’s perhaps most remarkable about the attorney general’s opinion is how it grounded its argument in Cherokee tradition. In a section titled “Perpetual Partnership and Marriage in the Cherokee Nation,” Hembree devoted significant attention to a ceremony of devotion that was traditionally performed between two men at an annual festival. Hembree quoted in its entirety an eyewitness description ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Appeals His Suspension

AL.com reports: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has appealed his suspension from office to a special Supreme Court appointed to hear that appeal. Liberty Counsel filed an appeal brief on Moore’s behalf on Tuesday night. Today was the deadline to file it. In September, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore without pay for the remainder of ...

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Kyrgyzstan Voters Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Radio Free Europe reports: Kyrgyz election officials said voters have overwhelmingly backed amending the constitution to ban same-sex marriage and shift some presidential powers to the prime minister. The two questions were among a package of 26 proposed amendments that voters in the mostly Muslim former Soviet republic were being asked to approve with a simple “yes-or-no” vote on December ...

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Morning View: Island House Key West

Yesterday I arrived in Key West for my eighth (maybe ninth) annual holiday stay at the fabulous Island House. The joint was jumping last night but things are rather sedate at the moment due to the hour and a bit of warm rain. On Thursday I’ll be attending the book launch party for Ending Anita, our own Father Tony Adams’ ...

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Activists Ask Santa For Equality As Poll Shows 70% Support For Same-Sex Marriage

The Belfast Telegraph reports: The Northern Ireland public would vote overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage, the latest Lucid Talk tracker poll has found. The Northern Ireland polling company runs regular online tracker polls on topical issues to register changes, trends and opinions. For a period of 60 hours between November 30 and December 2, 1,536 people responded to the ...

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OKLAHOMA: Cherokee Nation To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Just As They Did In “Past Centuries”

Tulsa World reports: While a tribal court recently avoided ruling on the issue, the Cherokee Nation will begin recognizing same-sex marriages under an opinion issued Friday by the tribe’s attorney general, who noted that Cherokees practiced something similar to gay marriage in past centuries. While agreeing that the tribe, as a sovereign nation itself, was not bound by the 2015 ...

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ISRAEL: Attorney General Pledges To Equalize Citizenship Rules For Foreign Spouses Of Gay Israelis

The Times Of Israel reports: The path to citizenship for gay foreigners who marry Israelis abroad will be brought into line with that for straight spouses from overseas, the Attorney General told the Supreme Court Wednesday, according to Hebrew language media reports. Straight partners currently undergo a four-year process to gain citizenship, while same-sex partners have a seven-year path to ...

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Bible Website: Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Tops Trump’s Win In Searches For “End Times”

The Chicago Tribune reports: As the 2016 presidential campaign built to a fever pitch during the summer and fall, then reached a widely unexpected conclusion with Donald Trump’s win, many people speculated — some jokingly and some with real concern — about whether the end times were near. But it turns out, according to data published by Bible Gateway on ...

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TAIWAN: Religious Groups Stage Massive Protests Against Pending Same-Sex Marriage Bill [VIDEO]

The Taipei Times reports: Opponents of same-sex marriage yesterday rallied tens of thousands of people along Ketagalan Boulevard, in a massive protest against proposed Civil Code amendments. Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation, which organized the protest, said 80,000 people attended the demonstration, whose white-shirted crowd spilled out of Ketagalan Boulevard to encircle Jingfu Gate (景福門). Organizers said ...

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ROMANIA: Constitutional Court To Consult With European Court Of Justice On Same-Sex Marriage Case

NBC News reports: Romania’s constitutional court said Tuesday it would consult with a European court regarding the case of a same-sex couple who want their marriage abroad to be legally recognized in Romania. Court president Valer Dorneanu said he was seeking information from the European Court of Justice to see how other EU countries where same-sex marriages are not legal ...

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TAIWAN: 10,000 Stage Pro-Gay Sit-In At Parliament As Lawmakers Hold Final Same-Sex Marriage Hearing

The China Post reports: More than 10,000 same-sex marriage advocates held a sit-in outside the Legislature on Monday, the day of the last public hearing before a legislative committee proceeds with the second reading of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Supporters waved rainbow flags and held banners reading “no discount on human rights,” and “special treatment is discrimination,” ...

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ROMANIA: Liberty Counsel Files Court Brief In Support Of Proposed Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Liberty Counsel continues to assist the citizens of Romania who are working on a nationwide constitutional referendum that would modify their Constitution to clarify that marriage is the foundational and fundamental societal institution and is naturally defined as the union of one man and one woman. Romania’s Constitutional Court recently approved and confirmed ...

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TAIWAN: Christian Protesters Storm Parliament’s Gates As Lawmakers Hear Same-Sex Marriage Bill [VIDEO]

The Hong Kong Free Press reports: Several thousand people on Thursday gathered outside the legislature in Taipei as legislators met inside the chambers to debate the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Taiwan. Amid changing attitudes, the country is poised to become the first in Asia to do so. Brought by the busload from all over the nation, the white-clad protesters ...

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Brian Brown Has The Trump Sadz

Via press release from hate group leader Brian Brown: You may have heard the disappointing statement by President-elect Trump that same-sex “marriage” is settled law. This is simply not true. Same-sex “marriage” is not settled law; just as Roe is not settled law. What the Supreme Court has fabricated out of thin air, the Court can also overturn. Though we ...

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Trump: Same-Sex Marriage Is “Settled Law” [VIDEO]

We’re betting Supreme Court Justice Ted Cruz would have a problem with this. ABC News reports: Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue “settled” by the Supreme Court. The comments – in his first television interview since winning the presidency – sharply contrast with his party’s orthodoxy, his ...

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Tony Perkins: If The Left Thinks Obergefell Ended The Marriage Battle, They’re In For A Major Surprise

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: America may recognize same-sex marriage now — but not because voters asked it too! And if the Left thinks the Supreme Court has finally decided the issue, they’re in for a major surprise. Turns out, the court of public opinion has its own verdict on the subject — and new polling ...

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Evan Wolfson On Trump: Freedom To Marry Is The Law Of The Land And No One Is Taking That Away From Us

From Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom To Marry: The election was a catastrophe and much of what we all care about and have worked for, our country, and even the world are in real danger. Like pretty much everyone I heard or know, I was wrong about how it would go, so it’s okay to take a moment for some ...

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Taiwan Set To Become First Asian Nation To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage As Parliament Readies Bills

Credit largely goes to Buddhism. ABC News reports: Taiwan could become the first Asian country to pass same-sex marriage laws. Taiwanese parliamentarians have begun work on three bills in support of marriage equality, one of which is already listed for review and could be passed within months. President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female head of state, said as recently as ...

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MEXICO: Congressional Committee Votes To Reject President’s Plan To Expand Marriage Rights Nationwide

Fox News reports: Mexico’s congressional committee rejected a measure on Wednesday that would’ve legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country. The measure on enshrining same-sex couples’ right to wed in the constitution was defeated 19-8, with one abstention, in the Commission on Constitutional Matters. President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed the measure back in May, sparking demonstrations from both supporters and opponents. ...

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