Tag Archives: marriage equality

Freedom To Marry Launches Legacy Site As Model For Other Nations Moving Towards Marriage Equality

Freedom To Marry has relaunched its website to serve as an instructive tool for overseas activists pursuing marriage equality in their own nations. Evan Wolfson writes: What a journey it was – full of pain, injustice, loss, and sacrifice, but also, of course, love, hope, confidence, trust, transformation, and, ultimately, triumph. Through hard work, we held America to its promise, ...

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DNC Demands Apology From Ted Cruz After Phil Robertson Calls Gay Marriage “Perverted Evil” [VIDEO]

This came in last night from the Democratic National Committee: “This morning, one washed-up reality star running for president said he would appoint judges who would overturn marriage equality. Today, Ted Cruz invited a different washed-up reality star to stump in Iowa with him, and this one’s views are even more out-of-touch. Ted Cruz owes not only LGBT Americans, but ...

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Trump Hopes For Obergefell Reversal [VIDEO]

Donald Trump this morning appeared on Fox News Sunday where he said he’d “strongly consider” making Supreme Court appointments that could lead to the reversal of Obergefell. Politico reports: “It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change thing, but they ...

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SAN DIEGO: Naval Base Coronado Nominates Gay Man As Military Spouse Of The Year [VIDEO]

San Diego’s ABC affiliate reports: For the first time, the military spouse of the year nominee at Naval Base Coronado is gay. “I was the kid who didn’t want to be gay,” Brian Alvarado said. “I was scared.” But, there was no denying it. He met his husband, Matthew Alvarado, online two years ago. Matthew has been an active duty ...

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Log Cabin Slams Hillary On Marriage [VIDEO]

In 2012 the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney after he signed NOM’s hate pledge to support placing a ban on same-sex marriage into to the US Constitution. Today they have a problem with Hillary Clinton on the same issue. They write: Not everyone in the United States Senate supported marriage equality in 2004, but few took to the floor ...

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Former Australian PM Tony Abbott Attacks Same-Sex Marriage In Speech To Vicious US-Based Hate Group

As I reported earlier this week, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was flown to New York City yesterday by Alliance Defending Freedom. We now have the transcript of the speech he made to them at Manhattan’s Palace Hotel. An excerpt: For families, in Western countries at least, there’s the challenge of paying the rent or the mortgage; balancing family ...

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CRITICAL MASS: Majority Of Australian MPs Now Back Same-Sex Marriage, Free Vote Pressure Mounts

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Parliamentary support for same-sex marriage reform appears to have reached critical mass and for the first time could pass in both houses, placing renewed pressure on Malcolm Turnbull to grant a free vote, rather than spend millions of dollars organising a non-binding public plebiscite. Mr. Turnbull has promised conservative colleagues he will honour the plebiscite ...

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Kentucky Marriage Plaintiffs Endorse Bernie Sanders

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Days after the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House, same-sex couples that sued for the right to marry in Kentucky announced they’re behind Bernard Sanders. One of the couples is Timothy Love and Larry Ysunza, who were plaintiffs in the Love v. Beshear lawsuit seeking the ...

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GERMANY: 68% Back Same-Sex Marriage

In a YouGov poll issued today, more than two-thirds of German voters and a majority of those belonging to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party say they support same-sex marriage. Via Germany’s edition of The Local: With 68 percent in favour, support has grown by around 3 percent on this issue since YouGov last conducted the poll less than 12 months ago. ...

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NEBRASKA: Marriage Ban Repeal Might Go To Voters

Via the Associated Press: Nebraska’s defunct same-sex marriage ban could once again go before voters under a measure that seeks to remove it from the state constitution. Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha told a legislative committee Wednesday that his proposed amendment would ensure the constitution stays consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that allowed same-sex marriage. Voters approved the ...

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MEXICO: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Jalisco State After Unanimous Ruling By Supreme Court

In a unanimous 11-0 ruling, today the Mexican Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state of Jalisco, home to the popular gay resort Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, the nation’s second largest city. Same-sex marriage is legal and recognized in all of Mexico’s 31 states, but Jalisco becomes only the sixth state to allow same-sex marriages without a complex legal ...

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Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott To Address Anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom

The Guardian reports: Tony Abbott will address a far-right Christian group in the United States which lobbies against same-sex marriage and abortion. The former prime minister is travelling to the US this week to address the Alliance Defending Freedom, according to Fairfax Media. The group has been heavily involved in fighting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the US and ...

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ROMANIA: Haters Gather 825K Signatures Backing Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Emboldened by Parliament’s rejection of a civil unions bill last month, anti-LGBT activists in Romania are well on their way to a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Romania Insider reports: Romania’s Coalition for Family, which includes 23 associations and NGOs, has gathered 825,000 signatures in support of an initiative to amend the Constitution to only allow the marriage between men ...

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TENNESSEE: Hate Group Files Lawsuit Seeking To Force County Clerk To Stop Issuing All Marriage Licenses

The suit was filed today by former state Sen. David Fowler, who is now the head of the Family Action Council of Tennessee. The Tennessean reports: A group of Williamson County residents, including three ministers, is asking Williamson County Clerk Elaine Anderson to stop issuing all marriage licenses until a lawsuit filed on Thursday is settled. The legal action comes ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Tennessee House Committee Debates “Nullification” Of SCOTUS Ruling On Gay Marriage

Earlier this hour the Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee began debate on GOP Rep. Mark Pody’s bill that would “nullify” the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Watch at this link. Audio is a bit low so you may need earphones. UPDATE: The bill FAILED by voice vote.

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AUSTRALIA: State Won’t Recognize Marriage Of Gay British Citizen Who Died While Honeymooning

IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW. Patrick Strudwick reports at Buzzfeed: Marco Bulmer-Rizzi’s voice is quiet and steady on the phone from Australia as he tries to stay composed – to explain what has happened, the magnitude of what he has lost, and the sense of injustice he feels. Last Saturday, while on honeymoon in Adelaide, South Australia, his new husband, David Bulmer-Rizzi, ...

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Taiwan Elects Pro-Gay Marriage President

Taiwan has elected Tsai Ing-wen, its first female president. She also backs same-sex marriage. From the New York Times: Taiwan has some of the most progressive policies on LGBT rights in Asia, and Tsai has vocally supported expanding them to include same sex marriage. A campaign video that she released on Cixi, Chinese Valentine’s Day, last August, included three same ...

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Jeb Bush: Unlike Hillary, I’ll Protect Christians From The Horror Of Making Gay Wedding Cakes [VIDEO]

It’s Jeb’s turn to pander to the evangelicals in a new campaign ad. And with an editorial in the wingnut press. From the National Review: People of faith are being asked to compromise their beliefs on the issue of marriage. While people of good will have different opinions on same-sex marriage, in a nation as large and diverse as ours, ...

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Kim Davis: Obama’s SOTU Ignored The Christians Being “Literally Mashed Down” By His Gay Agenda [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue has the quote at Right Wing Watch: “He had made the statement that everybody was free to marry who they love, and, of course, that’s the stand that I stood against. And it’s not, for me, it never was a gay or a lesbian issue. It’s about standing up for the word of the God and as God ...

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GERMANY: 700 Evangelical Churches Vote To Conduct Marriage Ceremonies For Same-Sex Couples

Wow! Via Gay Star News: A group of Evangelicals controlling 719 parishes in Germany have said they will start marrying gay and lesbian couples. The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, Germany’s second-biggest territorial church, voted on the decision during their synod today (15 January). It is also the second territorial church area out of 20 to open marriage ceremonies to ...

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