Tag Archives: Martha Coakley

32 States To SCOTUS: Rule On Marriage

In two separate briefs, a total of 32 states have asked the Supreme Court to make a final ruling on same-sex marriage. Via the Associated Press: Fifteen states that allow gay marriage, led by Massachusetts, filed a brief asking the justices to take up three cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma and overturn bans. And 17 other states, led by ...

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Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley Asks SCOTUS To Uphold DOMA Overturn

Via press release: The AG’s Office has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a defense request for review of the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. In its brief, the AG asks the Supreme Court to uphold rulings by lower courts that found DOMA ...

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Freep This Boston Globe Poll

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will hold a DOMA press conference at 3:30PM today. In the meantime, you know what to do.

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Maddow Show On DOMA Ruling

Starring our hero, MA Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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DOMA RULING #1: Massachusetts Vs. U.S. Department Of Health & Human Services

I’ve uploaded the PDF of the court’s decision to my Scribd account. Feel free to grab the embed code for your own sites. Click on “full screen” to read the entire 36-page ruling.

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TOMORROW: Feds To Hear Mass. AG Martha Coakley’s DOMA Challenge

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s lawsuit against DOMA will be heard tomorrow in a Boston federal district court. Via press release: Judge Joseph L. Tauro will hear oral argument from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office, in the Commonwealth’s constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). On July 8, 2009, the Attorney General filed suit on behalf of ...

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Phyliss Schlafly: Feminists Are Ugly

Eagle Forum executive harridan Phyliss Schlafly says that Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley because she’s a physically “unappealing” feminist. The Handmaidens seated at Schlafly’s feet cackled in appreciation. Schafly goes on to say that the reason so many women are in politics is because they been unshackled by the the drudgery of housework by dishwashers and dryers.

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MA: Scott Brown Wins, Coakley Concedes

It is as it was feared. In a dramatic upset that will end Democrats’ super majority in the Senate, Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley to claim the seat held by the late Ted Kennedy for more than 46 years. Coakley called Brown to concede the race shortly before 9:30 p.m., a Democratic aide told ABC News. After ...

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Scott Brown: Seat Me At Once

The polls haven’t even closed in Massachusetts yet, but Scott Brown is telling the media that he is going to Washington tomorrow to demand that he be seated at once so that he can immediately begin tearing down our tyrannical Marxist overlords. The GOP has been screaming that Democrats are plotting to delay Brown’s official recognition until the coming healthcare ...

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Teabaggers For Scott Brown

JMG reader Wilson tips us to this teabagger clip for Scott Brown in which they say that a vote for him is a vote against the “tyrannical government of Obama.” The music is a riot. The comments on YouTube, not so much.

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Martha Coakley’s Last Push

The teabaggers are putting everything they’ve got into the campaign of Scott Brown, hoping to humiliate the president now that he’s so strongly endorsed Martha Coakley.

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Obama Heckled At Coakley Rally

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Massachusetts: NOM Making Anti-Gay Robocalls In Support Of Scott Brown

NOM is making to anti-gay robocalls to Massachusetts residents in support GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. And of course, they’re doing so by attacking Attorney General Martha Coakley’s position on same-sex marriage. Via DC Agenda: A supporter of Democratic candidate Martha Coakley recently relayed to DC Agenda a message from someone who said they received a robocall from NOM ...

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Scott Brown Flashback

Teabaggers hero Scott Brown, who is running against MA Attorney General Martha Coakley in Tuesday’s special election to replace Ted Kennedy, said he’s not so sure that the president’s parents were married when Obama was born. This clip is from the 2008 GOP convention.

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Obama Issues Message Of Support For Martha Coakley For Senate

On Tuesday Massachusetts votes on Ted Kennedy’s Senate replacement, a contest that attracted huge donations from health care reform opponents. Today the president issued the below endorsement of MA Attorney General Martha Coakley, an outspoken advocate for health care reform AND a friend of the LGBT community. UPDATE: GOProud head Christopher Barron has posted another diatribe, this time accusing the ...

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Martha Coakley Wins Primary In Special Election To Replace Ted Kennedy

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has won the Democratic primary to replace Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. The victory came at a critical time for President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party, which is counting on maintaining its 60-seat majority in the 100-member Senate as the body wrestles with legislation for a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system. Coakley, 56, ...

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Obama Administration Defends Against Massachusetts DOMA Repeal Suit

Aaaand here we go again. States that allow gay marriage can’t force the federal government to provide benefits to those couples, the Obama administration argued Friday in court papers in a lawsuit by Massachusetts. The Justice Department is at odds with Massachusetts — the first state to allow gay marriage — over a 1996 federal law defining marriage as a ...

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Mass AG (And DOMA Opponent) Martha Coakley To File For Kennedy’s Seat

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who in July filed a federal challenge to DOMA, is the first candidate to request paperwork for the special January election to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. Ms. Coakley, 56, who has not officially announced her candidacy, is required to gather 10,000 valid signatures by Oct. 20 to participate in the ...

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Mass AG Files Federal DOMA Suit

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit today challenging the federal government for denying equal benefits to the citizens of her state under DOMA. In March, Coakley expressed strong support for GLAD’s similar DOMA challenge, saying, “DOMA is a law that codifies discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Because of this law, individuals in same-sex marriages often pay ...

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