Marriage Equality

NOM Issues Plan To Work With Donald Trump For “Inevitable Reversal” Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

And pretty much every other LGBT advance achieved by the Obama administration. From hate group leader Brian Brown: Donald Trump has won a historic election, an unprecedented victory that has turned the establishment upside down. We heartily congratulate him and his team on their incredible win. President-elect Trump will now turn his attention to governing, and NOM is committed to ...

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Trump Brandishes Rainbow Flag At Colorado Rally

An upside-down rainbow flag with shitty lettering. Via the Denver Channel: For the second day in a row, Donald Trump rallied Colorado voters just nine days before the November General Election on Nov. 8. The republican nominee spent Saturday in battleground Jefferson County and held another rally on the UNC campus in Greeley on Sunday. Greeley, which is located in ...

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TEXAS: GOP Calls On State Supreme Court To Abolish Spousal Benefits For Houston’s Gay Employees

The Austin Statesman reports: Ratcheting up pressure on the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court, Gov. Greg Abbott and other leading GOP officials Friday urged the court to revive a lawsuit that seeks to abolish employee benefits the city of Houston provides to married same-sex couples. The case has become a rallying point for the state’s social conservatives, with the stakes growing ...

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Party Leader Vows To Block Marriage Equality For Five Years Over Online Abuse

The BBC reports: Arlene Foster is “childish” and “disingenuous” for saying online abuse is partly why the DUP is unlikely to change its view on same-sex marriage, Alliance leader Naomi Long has said. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where gay marriage is not legal. Mrs Foster said the DUP would use a petition of concern to ...

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GIBRALTAR: Same-Sex Marriage Approved Unanimously

From the Equal Rights Group of Gibraltar: Today is a happy and long-awaited day for many in Gibraltar. And Equality Rights Group extends a big thanks to all the LGBTI community and also to the very special people who have fought unfailingly alongside us. They are friends of Justice who, despite not being directly affected, have stayed by us in ...

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Roy Moore Files Motion Against Former Colleagues: I Won’t Clean Out My Office And You Can’t Make Me

Last week the Alabama Supreme Court fired Roy Moore’s three law clerks and told him to clean out his office and turn in his keys. Here’s his response via Liberty Counsel press release: Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a Motion to Countermand in response to Justice Lyn Stuart’s two letters sent last week stating he needs to clean out his ...

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MEXICO: Catholic Church Joins Anti-LGBT Hate Group To Deliver 500K Petitions Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rex Wockner recaps today’s report from El Universal: The National Front for the Family will go to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies Tuesday to deliver more than half a million signatures opposing President Enrique Peña Nieto’s initiatives on marriage equality and on inclusion of what opponents call “the ideology of gender” in school teaching. The announcement came from the Archdiocese of ...

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FRANCE: Anti-LGBT Hate Group Returns With Massive Paris Protest Calling For Repeal Of Same-Sex Marriage

La Manif Pour Tous, which staged massive and often violent anti-gay protests in the months before France legalized same-sex marriage, returned to the streets of Paris today. The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France’s next presidential election. The protesters ...

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Plebiscite Considered Dead

Same Same reports: It’s official, the plebiscite is dead. It’s been confirmed that opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the Labor party have just voted to block the Turnbull government’s proposed plebiscite, which was expected to cost upwards of $200 million, finally laying to rest the unpopular and divisive opinion poll. Marriage equality advocates are celebrating the decision as a win ...

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AUSTRALIA: Kylie Minogue And Fiance Joshua Sasse Vow Not To Marry Until Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized

AOL reports: Singer Kylie Minogue and her British fiance have vowed not to tie the knot until same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia. The 48-year-old star announced her engagement to actor Joshua Sasse, 28, in February, after the couple met on the set of his TV series Galavant. But now Sasse has revealed that the pair have decided to put ...

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AUSTRALIA: Christian Groups Call For Month Of Prayer And Fasting To Stop Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Over the last several years Australia has led a worldwide call for extended periods of Prayer & Fasting for America. Now Australian prayer leaders are asking for prayer support from the USA and other parts of the world as they face the homosexual juggernaut of the political elites to redefine marriage in Australia. The ...

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On Mexico’s Surging Anti-LGBT Movement

Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder has done a fascinating deep dive into Mexico’s nascent anti-LGBT movement, which first gained international headlines last month with massive protest marches against the president’s campaign to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. A couple of key excerpts: The national media were stunned, and marriage equality supporters were incredulous. There had never been a serious national anti-LGBT ...

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DOMA Champion Edie Windsor Remarries At 87

NBC News reports: Edie Windsor, the 87-year-old LGBTQ activist whose lawsuit against the federal government helped paved the way for same-sex marriage nationwide, has gotten remarried. Windsor and Judith Kasen, 51, tied the knot on Monday at City Hall in New York, the New York Times reported on Saturday. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this joy and ...

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BREAKING: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Remainder Of His Term

AL.com has the big news: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended from the bench for telling probate judges to defy federal orders regarding gay marriage. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) issued the order Friday suspending Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term. “For these violations, Chief Justice Moore is hereby suspended ...

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Plebiscite Said To Be Dead

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: The February same sex marriage plebiscite will not proceed. Talks to save it collapsed today guaranteeing a bitter debate in Parliament where legislation for the national ballot will be defeated in the Senate by Labor and the Greens. In response to fruitless talks, Labor intensified its portrayal of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a prisoner ...

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Pope Applauds Mexico’s Anti-Gay Hate Rally

The Associated Press reports: After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. “I join willingly the Bishops of Mexico in supporting the efforts of the Church and ...

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MEXICO: 80K March In Anti-Gay Hate Rally [VIDEO]

Telesur reports: At least 80,000 people have attended the anti-gay rally called “rally to defend our families” in Mexico City on Saturday, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. The protest is organized by Catholics and the ultra-conservative National Front for the Family, who have been calling people to take to the streets to “defend their families and children” against same-sex marriages ...

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WASHINGTON: Brian Brown’s Anti-Gay Protest At Mexican Embassy Draws Humiliating Five Attendees

As I predicted earlier this week, the turnout for Brian Brown’s protest at the Mexican embassy in DC was indeed a “handful of nutjobs.” Tomorrow Brown will be in Mexico City to march with his counterparts in a demonstration against the president’s call for a constitutional amendment which would legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Same-sex marriage is currently legal in only ...

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UNITED KINGDOM: Guernsey Approves Marriage, Northern Ireland Now Last Holdout Of British Isles

Patrick Strudwick reports at Buzzfeed: Campaigners, politicians, and members of the public are celebrating a historic vote in the States of Guernsey, which on Wednesday finally approved the introduction of same-sex marriage by 33 votes to five. It makes Northern Ireland now the only part of the British Isles without marriage equality, following similar successful campaigns in Jersey and the ...

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CHILE: President Promises Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Reuters reports: Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said during a United Nations General Assembly panel on LGBT rights on Wednesday that she would send a bill legalizing gay marriage to Congress in the first half of 2017. “My government has committed to submit to Congress a bill on marriage equality during the first half of 2017,” Bachelet said, according to a ...

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