Tag Archives: Obergefell

Alabama Ethics Panel: Boot Roy Moore Immediately

AL.com reports: The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission on Friday responded to suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s efforts to have the judicial ethics charges against him dismissed. Instead of dismissing the charges, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary should issue a summary judgment in its favor and remove Moore now from the bench, the JIC states in its response. “This ...

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Roy Moore’s Next Court Date: August 8th

From the Liberty Counsel: The Court of the Judiciary (COJ) has set an August 8 hearing for oral arguments regarding Chief Justice Moore’s motion to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). The order states that the court would treat the motion to dismiss as a motion for summary judgment, meaning that the hearing could dispose of the ...

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Matt Baume: Is Trump A Friend To Gays? [VIDEO]

Matt Baume is back! From his clip description: “Ask the gays,” Donald said, “who’s your friend?” Well, the gays are ready with their answer, and it’s probably not what he wanted. Here are some of Donald’s quotes about marriage equality, civil unions, and job protections for LGBTs … and also some “friends” that Donald Trump might not want the gays ...

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NOM President Brian Brown Vows To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Even If It Takes Decades [AUDIO]

Three days later and we finally have a report on NOM’s silly little hate march. From the Christian news site founded by right-winger Brent Bozell: CNSNews.com asked Brown about his continued commitment to the issue following the Supreme Court’s ruling. “Well, you know, just like the life movement, Roe v. Wade didn’t stop the life movement,” he said. “There were ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Federal Court Strikes Down Law That Allows Clerks To Refuse Gay Marriage Licenses

Another win for DOMA champion Roberta Kaplan. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A federal judge on Monday ruled that Mississippi’s recently passed law that allows county clerks to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses based on their religious beliefs was, effectively, an impermissible attempt to get around the Supreme Court’s marriage decision. “[T]he Supreme Court’s ruling will be enforced,” U.S. ...

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Hillary Celebrates Obergefell Anniversary With Warning That Donald Trump Imperils LGBT Progress [VIDEO]

“One year ago today, we celebrated a watershed moment for equality in America. Thanks to the bravery of LGBT Americans like Jim Obergefell and Edie Windsor, and the determination and tireless organizing of the LGBT community and their allies, marriage equality became the law of the land in all 50 states. “Over the last year, more barriers to equality have ...

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HUMILIATION: Tens Turn Out For NOM’s Hate March

At this writing hate group leader Brian Brown is speaking to a crowd in the DOZENS for NOM’s fourth consecutive anti-gay marriage march. ThinkProgress reporter Zack Ford is tweeting out hilarious photos from the scene and some of those are embedded below. You may recall that last year’s march drew a paltry 3000 and that was before the Supreme Court ...

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What Other Movements Learned From Obergefell

From USA Today: Gun control advocates lobbying Congress in the wake of the Orlando shootings learned a long time ago: build momentum first in the states. Abortion rights proponents hoping to overturn restrictions on clinics and doctors at the Supreme Court learned the value of telling personal stories. Immigration rights activists still fighting to get undocumented parents the protections already ...

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AMERICAN HISTORY: Lawmakers Renew Push To Designate June 26th As LGBT Equality Day

Via press release: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass on to the next generation ...

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Nearly 1M Americans Now In Same-Sex Marriages

According to a Gallup poll released yesterday, nearly one million Americans are now in same-sex marriages, a 22% increase since Obergefell. They write: Gallup currently estimates 3.9% of U.S. adults are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and 0.4% of U.S. adults are married to a same-sex spouse. These figures can be used to estimate there are approximately 981,000 U.S. adults ...

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Catholic Bishops Back NOM’s Hate March

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement urging Catholics to attend NOM’s anti-LGBT hate march this weekend. They write: On June 25, 2016, the day before the one year anniversary of the erroneous and unjust Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a rally and March for Marriage will be held in Washington, D.C. The event ...

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Roy Moore: Dismiss Those Charges Against Me

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Today, Liberty Counsel has filed a motion asking the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Today was the deadline of the 14-day extension granted by the COJ for filing a response to the JIC Complaint. Liberty Counsel and ...

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American Express To Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Anniversary With Full-Page Newspaper Ads

Via Advertising Week: If you pick up this Sunday’s print edition of The New York Times and thumb through it, you’ll find that it features a couple full-page print ads from American Express that show the brand’s support for gay marriage. It’s no coincidence that the brand is rolling the ads out on Sunday, June 26, since that’s the one ...

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TRAILER: The Freedom To Marry

Just in from Evan Wolfson, former president of the gone-out-of-business Freedom To Marry: On June 26, it will be one year since the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the freedom to marry nationwide. Love won – and the path to our triumphant victory stretched back years and miles. It was paved by the efforts, talents, and engagement of millions of people. ...

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NOM Posts “Too Funny” Father’s Day Message

NOM posted the above graphic to their Facebook page yesterday, adding the note “Too funny!” Meanwhile Brian Brown is panicking that they don’t have the money for this weekend’s hate march in Washington DC. He writes: We have a $12,500 shortfall that must be eliminated for the March to be completed on budget. Just a week ago we had a ...

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ALABAMA: Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Barring State From Enforcing Gay Marriage Ban

Roy Moore can suck it. AL.com reports: A federal judge, citing the unwillingness of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and others to go along with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, this week entered a permanent injunction barring state officials from enforcing laws banning gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade, ...

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NOM To Mark Obergefell Anniversary With Hate March

Just in via email: Great news — we’ve received official word that our permit application for the 2016 March for Marriage has been approved, and we are moving forward! The March is set for Saturday, June 25th, from 11:30am until 2:00pm. Please mark your calendar to attend and spread the word to everyone that you know. This year’s March will ...

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ALABAMA: Christians Rally For Roy Moore

Sanctity Of Marriage Alabama and World Net Daily predicted that “thousands” would rally for Roy Moore yesterday. Not quite. Via Al.com: Supporters of suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore called for his reinstatement today at a rally at the state judicial building in Montgomery. Speakers led prayers and urged those at the rally to sign an online petition ...

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Kim Davis: Gays Tried To Shove SCOTUS Ruling Down My Throat And Make Me Eat It For Dinner [VIDEO]

“I was obeying my law. I had couples bring in the whole Supreme Court ruling and I said, ‘You know, I really don’t need to see this because that’s not a law, that’s a ruling’ [and they’d say] ‘Well, why won’t you do this?’ And so then I go to the Bible and I’d tell them, [and they’d respond,] ‘Don’t ...

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IN THE NAME OF JESUS: Haters To Rally In Support Of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore [VIDEO]

Roy Moore was suspended earlier this month following a judicial ethics complaint filed by the SPLC. This weekend haters will rally in Moore’s support in “Jesus’ mighty name.” Via press release: On Saturday, May 21st, at 11 AM in Montgomery, Alabama, a rally will be held to support Chief Justice Roy Moore, marriage, The United States Constitution, the Alabama Constitution, ...

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