Tag Archives: Obergefell

Mat Staver: Alabama’s Judicial Ethics Commission Has No Jurisdiction Over Roy Moore’s Judicial Ethics

Mat Staver is trying to out-spin Tony Perkins. Via press release: “The six charges are based on the JIC’s interpretation of how to apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage opinion to Alabama, and such a determination is beyond the jurisdiction of this committee,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Chief Justice Moore. “The Alabama ACLU, ...

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Tony Perkins: Just Because Roy Moore Ordered Judges To Defy SCOTUS Doesn’t Mean He Defied SCOTUS

Via press release: Alabama’s Chief Justice Roy Moore is probably one of the few judges who’s been cross-examined as much as his witnesses. The unapologetic constitutionalist has been under the microscope plenty of times in his long career — including a 2003 showdown over a Ten Commandments monument that he refused to remove from the court grounds. Now, the Left’s ...

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BREAKING: Alabama Commission Files Ethics Charges Against State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore

UPDATE BELOW: Moore Has been suspended.  Earlier….. Just in from the SPLC: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore could once again be removed from the bench as the result of judicial ethics complaints filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after he instructed state court judges to defy a federal court order and enforce the state’s unconstitutional ban on same-sex ...

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OHIO: Wingnut Lawmaker Floats “Bathroom Bill”

Notorious crackpot Ohio state Rep. John Becker wants a North Carolina-style anti-trans “bathroom law” in his own state. Cincinnati.com reports: Becker, R-Union Township, is floating a proposal that he says would protect Ohioans from sexual predators posing as transgender people to gain access to women’s bathrooms, possibly by requiring transgender people to use unisex or single-stall bathrooms. He cited a ...

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TENNESSEE: Federal Court Awards $2 Million In Legal Fees To Plaintiffs In Same-Sex Marriage Battle

From the Knoxville News Sentinel: The state must pay more than $2 million in legal fees to three couples who successfully challenged Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban, a federal judge in Nashville ruled Friday. Judge Aleta Trauger awarded $1.98 million in attorneys’ fees and $59,916 in expenses to the plaintiffs, which include Knoxville veterinarians Valeria Tanco and Sophy Jesty. The award, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Makes SCOTUS Announcement UPDATE: Nominee Reported To Be Merrick Garland

President Obama will announce his nomination for the US Supreme Court at 11am Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House live-stream. Some expect the nominee to be present during Obama’s revelation. Exciting! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Garland will be the nominee.

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Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination Due This Morning

NBC News reports: President Obama has made up his mind. The president will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, just over a month after the death of conservative jurist Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the bench. “I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision,” Obama said in a statement. ...

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ALABAMA: Senate Votes To Eliminate Marriage Licenses

Two weeks ago the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to Obergefell with a ruling that Chief Justice Roy Moore bizarrely contends actually upholds his state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Today the state Senate continued to ride the crazy train. The Associated Press reports: The Alabama Senate has voted to do away with state-issued marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme ...

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Notorious RBG Turns 83 Today

Today is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 83rd birthday and progressives are flooding Twitter with well wishes. The Huffington Post has published a compilation of RBG’s most famous quotes. Here’s one for us: “In recent years, people have said, ‘This is the way I am.’ And others looked around, and we discovered it’s our next-door neighbor — we’re very ...

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Rafael Cruz: Not Fighting Same-Sex Marriage Is Like Staying Silent During The Rise Of The Nazis [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, is no fan of the Supreme Court’s landmark gay marriage decision — calling it the work of Satan and destructive to society — or gay people in general, so it was no surprise to hear him bring up Nazi Germany in an interview last month ...

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Puerto Rico Gov: Ignore That Crazy Anti-Gay Judge

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, Governor Alejandro García Padilla [photo] announced that the decision issued yesterday by the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, holding that the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges striking down discriminatory marriage bans nationwide did not apply to Puerto Rico because it is not a state, would not ...

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Rafael Cruz To Breitbart: Donald Trump Will Appoint Pro-Gay SCOTUS Justice And Destroy America [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Rafael Cruz, the father and campaign surrogate of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, launched into yet another rant about the Supreme Court in an interview today on “Breitbart News Daily,” this time warning that an additional “liberal justice” on the high court will destroy all of society. “One more justice like that,” the ...

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PUERTO RICO: Federal Judge Declares Obergefell Ruling Does Not Apply To “Unincorporated Territories”

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Puerto Rico’s marriage ban remains valid and the law of the territory, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Because Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory, the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex couples’ marriage rights does not automatically apply there, U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez ruled in a 10-page decision. The judge had previously upheld ...

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TEXAS: Lambda Legal Wins Lawsuit Against Feds For Social Security Benefits For Lesbian Widow

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today Lambda Legal announced the resolution of its lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) brought on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee). “The Social Security Administration has finally adjusted Kathy’s ...

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Trump Refuses To Answer Gay Marriage Question

From the Daily Mail: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump refused to answer a question about same-sex marriage during a press conference Saturday night, following his electoral split of four primary and caucus states with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. DailyMail.com asked Trump to say whether or not he favors marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, and whether U.S. Supreme Court ...

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CPAC 2016 Opens With Gay Marriage Panel [VIDEO]

CPAC 2016 opened today at the Gaylord Convention Center outside DC with a same-sex marriage and “religious liberty” panel where homocon Guy Benson and Heritage Foundation hater Ryan T. Anderson pretended to spar before a sparse audience. Watch below. Benson declared that a panel like this would never happen at a progressive convention, where “heretics are hounded ruthlessly by so-called ...

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ALABAMA: Lawyer Sues Obergfell Majority SCOTUS Justices For $6M For Causing Him Mental Anguish

Alabama lawyer Austin Burdick has filed a $6M federal lawsuit against the five Supreme Court justices who voted with the majority in Obergefell. Because mental anguish. And other stuff! Seriously! AL.com reports: Burdick is suing the five justices for violations of the 5th Amendment, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and seeks, among other things compensatory damages, punitive damages, ...

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ALABAMA: Haters File Complaint Against State Supreme Court Over Inaction On Blocking Obergefell

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and the rest of the his court are being attacked from the right. From World Net Daily: Marriage activists in Alabama have filed complaints with the state Judicial Inquiry Commission against the nine members of the state Supreme Court because they have failed to rule on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...

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Trump Vows To Overturn Obergefell, Says Haters Can Trust Him On “Shocking” SCOTUS Ruling [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: In an interview with Pat Robertson’s television network yesterday, Donald Trump insisted that anti-gay conservatives can rest assured knowing that he is committed to overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark decision striking down state bans on same-sex marriage. When the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody asked the GOP presidential frontrunner what he thought of the ...

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Ted Cruz: With Help From Hate Groups, Obergefell “Will Not Stand” When I’m President [AUDIO]

“I believe that decision was fundamentally illegitimate, it was lawless, it was unconstitutional and it will not stand. And I would note, that is precisely why Dr. James Dobson has endorsed me in this campaign, it is why Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has endorsed me in this campaign, it’s why the National Organization on Marriage [sic] has ...

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