Tag Archives: Obergefell

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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Rick Santorum: We Need A Federal Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

Via Bloomberg: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Monday he wants a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman in all 50 states, less than three weeks after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. “I believe we need a national standard for marriage. I don’t think we can have a standard from one state ...

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Scott Walker: God Told Me To Run For President And Stop Gay Marriage

“My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling. As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and ...

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ACLU Vs Kim Davis: No Ruling Today

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Roy Moore: SCOTUS Murdered God

AL.com reports: Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told a church crowd on Sunday that the U.S. Supreme Court “destroyed the institution of God” by legalizing same-sex marriage. Moore, who made national news when he ordered the state’s probate judges to withhold same-sex marriage license in violation of a federal judge’s decision, addressed a congregation of about 150 people ...

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Scott Walker’s Sons: We Don’t Try To Change His Mind About Marriage

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Quote Of The Day – Henry Rollins

“I am hoping that, in time, Obergefell v. Hodges will be seen in the same way as Loving v. Virginia – inevitable and a sign of social evolution in America. I bet two people of the same sex who want to get married don’t think they are going to have a ‘gay wedding.’ By wanting to get married in the ...

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KENTUCKY: Alleged Dog-Napping Update

Following my mention of their 2013 story, Page One Kentucky has posted an update about the dog allegedly stolen by the daughter of renegade county clerk Kim Davis. Remember Charlie Brown? He’s the dog Kim’s daughter apparently stole (not allegedly, she did it). Kim was running for election at the time — a campaign she ultimately won, replacing her mother ...

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CALIFORNIA: Top Cop Blasts “Debauched” Obergefell Ruling In Public Letter

A top police official in Stockton, California has published a viciously anti-gay letter in a local newspaper and says he doesn’t care if it gets him fired. Lt.Toby Will, a former Marine and 25-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, wrote a 282-word letter to the editor of the Stockton Record which was published in Wednesday’s edition under the heading ...

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