Tag Archives: Obergefell

Marriage Support Drops Post-Obergefell

The Associated Press reports that support for same-sex marriage has dropped six points since the Obergefell ruling. The poll was conducted July 9 to July 13, less than three weeks after the Supreme Court ruled states cannot ban same-sex marriage. According to the poll, 42 percent support same-sex marriage and 40 percent oppose it. The percentage saying they favor legal ...

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Marco Rubio: We Need More Scalias

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NY Post Praises Evan Wolfson

“In a rarity for any US advocacy group, Freedom to Marry is closing up shop ‘simply’ because it won. The move is applause-worthy because it’s so rare for any ‘public interest’ lobby. Most outfits just find some new cause to justify keeping the money rolling in. ‘We achieved the goal we set out to do,’ said Evan Wolfson, Freedom to ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP Reps Intro Bill Allowing Clerks To Deny Marriage Licenses

Via the Louisville Courier-Journal: Two Republicans in the Kentucky House are sponsoring a bill for the 2016 legislative session that would clear the way for county clerks to deny same-sex marriage licenses based on religious beliefs. Rep. Stan Lee [photo], R-Lexington, and Rep. David Meade, R-Stanford, announced the legislation Wednesday in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ...

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Meanwhile In Puerto Rico

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Evil Alabama Mother Still Won’t Let Dead Son’s Husband Have His Estate

Remember Patricia Fancher, the evil Alabama mother who hired the Foundation For Moral Law to petition SCOTUS to keep her former son-in-law, Paul Hard, from inheriting his dead husband’s estate? Despite the Obergefell ruling, she is still fighting. From the FML’s executive director Matthew Kidd: “The issue is not whether someone may marry a member of the same sex today. ...

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Justice Anthony Kennedy Compares Marriage Uproar To Flag Burning Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy yesterday compared to the right wing uproar to his Obergefell opinion to the public outcry which followed the court’s ruling that flag burning is a form of free speech.  Kennedy, who was the deciding vote in both cases, described how the reaction decades ago was critical at first but changed over time. His remarks at ...

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Marriage Arrives In Puerto Rico

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UTAH: Lesbian Moms Win Birth Certificate Battle With State

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: A federal judge said Wednesday that Utah must recognize the rights of a married lesbian couple by issuing a birth certificate for their infant daughter that lists both of the women as legal parents. “The state has failed to show any legitimate reason, actually any reason at all, for not treating a female spouse in ...

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Lambda Legal Head Announces Retirement

“I am proud of what we have accomplished together and the work will not stop over the next 10 months or the decades ahead. Our community deserves our best efforts, addressing the discrimination, violence, and inequality we still face. I plan to keep us moving forward until my last day at Lambda Legal and I have every confidence in the ...

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Louisville Welcomes Marriage Tourism

Via the Louisville Courier-Dispatch: On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in support of marriage equality, Louisville tourism officials are embarking on a marketing campaign encouraging LGBT couples to get married in Louisville. The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau started the campaign earlier this week with a series of digital ads across social media promoting the slogan, ...

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Freedom To Marry: Celebrating Victory

Via press release: Today, as it begins the promised campaign wind-down having achieved its goal of winning marriage nationwide, Freedom to Marry released a video celebrating the victory and featuring some of the many people, milestones, and hard work that paved the way. The video premiered at Freedom to Marry’s Victory Celebration event last Thursday, July 9, where Vice President ...

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Franklin Graham: Liberals Are Stealing “Husband & Wife” From Christians

“Where will the assault on biblical marriage end? Now liberal politicians in California want to ban the words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from being used in federal law. They say these are ‘gendered terms’ that discriminate against homosexuals. You’re absolutely right they are gendered terms—because marriage was created to be gendered! The One who created marriage defined it as between a ...

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TEXAS: New Anti-LGBT Group Launches

Via the Texas Observer: Spewing hateful rhetoric, a group of anti-LGBT leaders gathered in Dallas on Tuesday to launch a new coalition to fight the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Their speeches were glaringly light on details, but they said the new grassroots movement called “REAL MARRIAGE: One Man/One Woman For Life,” will target unnamed businesses ...

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GLAD Sues Walmart Over Spousal Benefits

Via press release: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) have filed a class action lawsuit against Walmart, charging the retail giant with discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits. The Complaint was filed this morning in U.S. District ...

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Ryan T. Anderson: The Book

The new book by Heritage Foundation spokes-hater Ryan T. Anderson has launched on Amazon. From the product recap: Attacks on religious liberty–predicated on the bogus equation of opposition to same-sex marriage with racism–have already begun, and modest efforts in Indiana and other states to protect believers’ rights have met with hysterics from media and corporate elites. Anderson tells the stories ...

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Kentucky Clerk: Following The Law Is A Violation Of My Christian Rights

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has told Casey County Clerk Casey Davis to resign or do his job. Another Kentucky clerk, Rowan County’s Kim Davis, is being sued by the ACLU. All of Kentucky’s renegade clerks face being jailed for contempt of court if they continue to defy SCOTUS. The clerks in Kentucky are elected and can only be removed by ...

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Texas Judge To Gay Couples: I’ll Marry You But First Sign This Here Statement About How Much I Totally Hate You

Via Wonkette: Ya see, the judge knows that technically, gays can do marriage to each other, so technically, as a justice of the peace who performs weddings, he has no choice but to do the gay kind now, UGH, unless he’s willing to quit his job altogether, which apparently he’s not. Not yet, anyway. But even if the law requires ...

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ARKANSAS: Three Gay Couples Sue State Over Children’s Birth Certificates

Via the Associated Press: Three same-sex couples sued Arkansas health officials Monday for refusing to name both spouses on their children’s birth certificates, arguing the state is violating their constitutional rights after gay marriage was legalized nationwide. The married women said in the lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court that the state Health Department would list only the biological ...

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MISSOURI: Dent County To Observe Year Of Mourning Over Obergefell Ruling

Via the Salem News: The Dent County Commission voted unanimously Monday to observe one year of “mourning” over the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision that gay couples have the constitutional right to marriage. The observance will come in the form of lowering the flags at the Dent County Courthouse and Judicial Building to below half-staff on the 26th day of ...

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