Tag Archives: marriage equality

Haters Scream Over Trump’s Obergefell Statement

Last night Donald Trump bizarrely declared that Obergefell v Hodges is “settled law” – but Roe v Wade is somehow not. As you can see, hate group leaders are furious. Right wing commentator Rod Dreher says the hate groups should surrender on same-sex marriage and focus on other ways of destroying LGBT civil rights. From his column today in the American ...

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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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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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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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Tony Perkins Applauds Australia For Killing Marriage Plebiscite (Which We Actually Wanted Them To Do)

Upon the urging of LGBT groups, yesterday the Australian Senate voted to formally kill a non-binding national plebiscite on same-sex marriage. We’ve known for weeks that the plebiscite was never going to happen, but Tony Perkins is calling the vote a victory for White Jesus. Via press release: So much for the worldwide movement to redefine marriage! Remember when liberals ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Storms Out Of Lottery Drawing To Select Retired Judges To Hear His Appeal [VIDEO]

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Just as court staff prepared to draw names of retired judges to hear suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal of his ethics convictions last month, Philip Jauregui, an attorney for Moore, introduced a motion to continue the lottery. The Alabama Supreme Court recused itself from hearing Moore’s appeal earlier this week. But with Moore looking on ...

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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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NEW YORK CITY: Elderly Gay Widower Battles Partner’s Family For Ownership Of West Village Brownstone

The couple had been together for more than 50 years but never married. The New York Times reports: Bill Cornwell and Tom Doyle lived in a brownstone in the West Village for over five decades. They were artists, neighborhood fixtures and committed partners. Their enduring love never seemed to them to need codification — not to mention that for most ...

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Anti-Gay Bakers Lose Appeal

The BBC reports: The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have lost their appeal against a ruling that their refusal to make a “gay cake” was discriminatory. Appeal court judges said that, under law, the bakers were not allowed to provide a service only to people who agreed with their religious beliefs. Two years ago, the family-run firm refused ...

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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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Roy Moore Demands That Four Supreme Court Justices Recuse Themselves From Hearing His Appeal

Plus three former justices who probably hate his guts. Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Today Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a motion to recuse four of the current Alabama Supreme Court justices and three former justices who sat by designation in his May petition regarding the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). Three of the current justices ...

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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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