Tag Archives: AFER

AFER Calls It Quits

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was “going out of business.” Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) was created with the specific mission of arguing for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme ...

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Matt Baume: Final Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: Only a few isolated locations in the country remain where same-sex couples can’t get married. Those opposed to equality are getting increasingly desperate, with stall tactics and long-shot legal games. We’re also likely to see renewed attacks on other civil rights, so there’s still going to be a lot of work to do in order to protect equality. ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“With the Supreme Court due to rule on marriage any day now, Presidential ‘candidate’ Rick Santorum says he would fight back against a pro-equality ruling. He says that states allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is a violation of his religious freedom, which is an argument a lot people made about interracial marriage in the 60s. So do couples ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: A bill to allow North Carolina officials to refuse to serve any couple they don’t like is several steps closer to passing, even after the governor vetoed it. Texas is coming up with new excuses for refusing to issue marriage licenses. And with a federal ruling on marriage due any day now, Judge Roy Moore continues to speak ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “An NBC station in Tennessee is refusing to broadcast footage of a gay soldier who wants to get married. The governor of North Carolina vetoed a bill that would let state officials turn gay couples away from marriage counters — but the bill’s not dead yet. And Alabama is actually going through with a threat to stop issuing ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“Alabama has sent a minister to jail for 30 days for defying a local judge and marrying a lesbian couple. Irish voters support marriage equality in a landslide, but marriage could still start in America before they start in Ireland. And one more study shows support for equality on the rise.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas is setting itself up for a showdown with the Supreme Court. A bill to defy the court’s rulings died in the House last week, but anti-gay politicians could find a sneaky way to revive it. Meanwhile, the Attorney General of Texas refuses to say if he’ll obey the Supreme Court’s ruling in June.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage. Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. At least one presidential candidate seems to think that if elected he could veto the Supreme Court. But a new survey shows that Americans are getting tired of these anti-gay ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“We’ll have oral argument before the Supreme Court this week. Ted Cruz has introduced two new bills in Congress to stop marriage, but they may backfire on him. And the National Organization for Marriage has lost yet another court case.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“I’ve rounded up the weirdest Supreme Court briefs that argue in favor of preventing gays and lesbians from marrying. Some are full of mistakes, others have baffling arguments. And at least one is incredibly sexist, and signed by a member of Congress.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“We have more details about the Supreme Court arguments at the end of the month. The National Organization for Marriage has fumbled yet another brief. And two public officials are suing for the right to discriminate.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Michigan says that they don’t want to let gay people get married because that would be demeaning to gay people. Kentucky says that their marriage ban isn’t discriminatory, since LGBTs are free to get straight-married. Ohio wants to maintain its marriage ban out of concern for the people who voted for it. And Tennessee is just fixated on ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave. The state’s also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state’s ban. And Alabama officials says that maybe gays and lesbians don’t want to get married after all.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “It’s been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn’t have its act together. Texas just filed a lawsuit to prevent gays and lesbians from taking family medical leave. And it’s going to take at least five different bills to overturn Michigan’s marriage ban.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There’s just one problem: they can’t actually do that. Alabama judges have decided that they don’t have to obey federal courts either, except that in reality, they do. And Oklahoma politician wants to switch from marriage licenses to marriage certificates, which would accomplish ...

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Baume: Thank You For Being A Friend?

Clip recap: “No politician who says ‘but I have gay friends!’ actually has any. So why do they keep saying it? Join four friends as they gather around the cheesecake to gab and gossip about the nature of friendship, sneaky lawmakers, and a certain notorious retirement community.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage New Watch

Clip recap: “The Alabama Supreme Court just went rogue on marriage, and that has George Takei pretty annoyed. Hundreds of Republicans just asked the U.S. Supreme Court to enact full federal equality. And the National Organization for Marriage’s losing streak continues with yet another slapdown in court.”

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: A few judges are still refusing to see gay and lesbian couples in Alabama. Texas has had its first lesbian marriage, and now state officials are scrambling to find a way to undo it. And some major national anti-gay figures are preparing to release a new manifesto to stop the freedom to marry.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We’ll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court’s upcoming marriage decision.”

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