Tag Archives: marriage equality

HomoQuotable – George “Sulu” Takei

“Our California dream is reality. Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed! At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down. We are equal with all citizens of our state! “The California Supreme Court has ruled that all Californians have a fundamental right to marry the person he or she ...

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Our Hero: Chief Justice Ronald George

The Los Angeles Times has published an interview with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, the man who wrote the ruling overturning that state’s ban on gay marriage. In the days leading up to the California Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage ruling Thursday, the decision “weighed most heavily” on Chief Justice Ronald M. George — more so, he ...

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Ellen’s Marriage Announcement

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Marry The Bear

Via JMG reader Greg, here’s a shot of a furry would-be groom at last night’s impromptu party in the Castro. From all accounts, it was quite a thrilling night to be out on the street with our people. I wonder how many folks didn’t make it to work this morning?

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Cooper, Savage, Idiot Spar On Marriage

Anderson Cooper hosted Dan Savage and Family Research Council spokes-twat Tony Perkins to spar over gay marriage. Cooper lets Dan Savage get the final word.

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Wingnuts Ask For Delay In Marriages

A conservative group is already petitioning the California Supreme Court to delay any same-sex marriages until after November’s ballot measure vote. Even as same-sex couples across California begin making plans to tie the knot, opponents are redoubling their efforts to make sure wedding bells never ring for gay couples in the nation’s most populous state. A conservative group said it ...

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Jubilation On The Courthouse Steps

The decision comes at the 3:30 mark. Grab a Kleenex.

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California Marriage Reactions

Some reactions to the ruling…. Obama campaign: Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as President. He respects the decision of the California Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their own decisions when it comes to the issue of ...

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Gay Marriage Ban Overturned In California

Via SFGate.com: The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry. The case involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter-approved law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. With the ruling, California could ...

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Almost-Marriage For DC Gays

Last week Washington DC approved 39 additional provisions to existing domestic partners laws. Provided that Congress doesn’t interfere, the new provisions will bring DC’s gays “very close” to marriage equality. Similar to its approval of earlier domestic partner law updates over the past several years, the Council passed the latest measure, the Omnibus Domestic Partnership Equality Amendment Act of 2008, ...

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CA Supes To Rule On Marriage Tomorrow

A bulletin from the Califoria Supreme Court confirms (PDF) that it will issue its ruling on same-sex marriage tomorrow at 10AM PST. The ruling is expected to be favorable and celebrations are already being planned. You are invited to attend an Interfaith Celebration of Thanksgiving with the Los Angeles plaintiffs in the California Supreme Court marriage case, The Reverend Dr. ...

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Appeals Court: NY Must Recognize Out Of State Gay Marriages

Yesterday the New York Court of Appeals refused to hear a case that challenged a lower court’s decision that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The court’s refusal means that the earlier ruling stands and New York must recognize same-sex marriages performed in jurisdictions where they are legal. The original case stemmed from a complaint from ...

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PA Senate To Vote On Marriage Ban

The Pennsylvania Senate will vote today on the issue of placing a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on the 2009 ballot. The proposed amendment passed a committee review yesterday. If approved in the Senate, the bill will go to the House for approval and then must be approved again in the next session of the legislature before it can ...

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Paid Family Leave For Garden State Gays

In another step forward towards marriage equality, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law on Friday which mandates paid family leave for same-sex partners as well as married heterosexuals. Under the New Jersey law, workers can apply for up to six weeks off to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or a sick parent, child, spouse or ...

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Sweeping Reforms For Australia’s Gays, But No Marriage

The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms giving gay couples almost the same rights as straight couples – with the notable exception of marriage. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise ‘gay marriage’. Under the changes, gay couples in long-term relationships would be treated the same as married couples ...

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Young, Gay, & Married (And Divorced)

Captioned with photos that mock the misty 1950’s image of domestic bliss, the lengthy cover story in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine tells the story of several gay male couples in their 20’s who have married in Massachusetts since it became legal in 2004. The author, a young gay man himself, was bewildered when some of his peers started getting ...

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Double The Hate, Twice The Hope

Proponents of a proposed anti-gay marriage referendum in California claim to have gathered nearly twice the necessary signatures needed to place the item on the November ballot. The sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage in California said Monday they have gathered enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot. A coalition of religious groups ...

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Advance For Colombian Gays

Gay rights continue to advance across South America, with Colombia’s government the latest to extend benefits to same-sex partners. However, marriage equality there continues to be thwarted by the Catholic Church. Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the government must extend pension benefits to same-sex partners. The court ruled that same-sex partners must be given the same pension and health ...

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California Supreme Court Rumored To Be Set To Approve Gay Marriage

From the Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Davis: Sources wishing to remain anonymous in the California Court System indicate that the court, which has until June 2, 2008 to issue it’s marriage ruling, is considering issuing it on Friday, May 23, 2008, with the decision being written by Chief Justice Ronald George. The Court is readying itself for a backlash that ...

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Governator: I Will Fight Gay Marriage Foes

Well, this is a suh-weet way to end the week! Speaking to the annual Log Cabin Republicans convention in San Diego, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that if the current initiative to ban gay marriage in California makes it to the November ballot, he will fight against its passage. Gay journalist Rex Wockner quotes Schwarzenegger as saying: “Well, first of all, ...

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