Tag Archives: Obergefell

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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John Kasich: Obergefell Is Settled Law And That’s That

Ohio Gov. John Kasich was confronted today by a gay college student who demanded to know his positions on same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. What followed was interesting: “If I see discrimination in anything, like I said earlier, I’m willing to do what I can,” Kasich said. “Whether it’s executive order or legislation. That’s fine with me. As for marriage ...

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Gay Soldiers’ Wedding Kiss Photo Goes Viral

Via USA Today: Spc. Shane Adriano and Pfc. Tristian Resz chose the Greene County Courthouse as a venue because they wanted something small and intimate for their Feb. 11 wedding. It was to be just the happy couple, a few supportive friends and a judge. But after they shared their “first married kiss” photo on Facebook, their small ceremony turned ...

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Marco Rubio Forms Anti-LGBT Advisory Board On Repealing Windsor & Obergefell Marriage Rulings

Marco Rubio has recruited some anti-LGBT activists to create an advisory board on how to repeal same-sex marriage. Topping the list of recruits is crackpot Heritage Foundation hater Ryan T. Anderson. Via press release from the Rubio campaign: This morning, the Marco Rubio for President campaign is excited to announce the formation of Marco Rubio’s Marriage & Family Advisory Board. ...

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid: Obama Should Immediately Make SCOTUS Nom, Shameful To Wait

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wasted no time tonight in responding the avalanche of conservatives calling for the Senate to block President Obama from appointing Antonin Scalia’s successor. Scalia’s passing was surely be a hot topic at tonight’s GOP presidential debate in South Carolina.

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Ted Cruz: Don’t Let Obama Appoint Scalia’s Successor

The news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing was only minutes old when major right wing figures began declaring that they will attempt to block President Obama from appointing Scalia’s successor. Among the first, unsurprisingly, is Ted Cruz, who has also issued a statement: Today our Nation mourns the loss of one of the greatest Justices in history – Justice Antonin ...

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American Bar Association Honors Evan Wolfson

From the American Bar Association: Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, was a recipient of the 2016 Stonewall Award from the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity during an award ceremony on Feb. 6 at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego. Wolfson is considered by many as the father of the same-sex marriage movement. ...

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Loony Louie Gohmert: The Supreme Court Declared Itself God With Its Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [VIDEO]

“It really disturbs me. For 50 years, the Supreme Court has been saying, okay, less of God, less of God, not in the schools, not in public, you can’t pray, you can’t talk about the Bible. And with that decision last summer, they said forget what Moses said when he said, ‘A man shall leave his father and mother, a ...

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Trump Waffles Again On Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Donald Trump yesterday continued to contradict himself on same-sex marriage. The Daily Mail reports: Donald Trump gave a perplexing answer this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos when asked to better articulate his position on gay marriage. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said, using similar phrasing several times while saying he would appoint the “absolute best judges” and then ...

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TENNESSEE: Haters File Second Lawsuit Intended To “Nullify” Supreme Court’s Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Former Tennessee state Sen. David Fowler, now head of his state’s Family Action Council, has filed a lawsuit against a second county clerk which intends to nullify the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling. Fowler’s first such suit came two weeks ago. The Times-Free Press reports: Bradley County Commissioner Howard Thompson and a local pastor have filed a lawsuit to stop the ...

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Franklin Graham Still Has The Obergefell Sadz: We Need A National Referendum On Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

Franklin Graham appeared on CNN today where he declared that the US government has only been secular for “the last few years.” He then called for a national referendum on same-sex marriage. Franklin is on a 50-state tour where he is commanding evangelicals to only vote for “bible-believing Christians.” More from Raw Story: The reverend warned that the nation is ...

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Trump Hopes For Obergefell Reversal [VIDEO]

Donald Trump this morning appeared on Fox News Sunday where he said he’d “strongly consider” making Supreme Court appointments that could lead to the reversal of Obergefell. Politico reports: “It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change thing, but they ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert Call For Impeaching Supreme Court Justices Over Obergefell Ruling [AUDIO]

Gohmert Pyle is SO 2015. Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: In an interview with Florida talk radio host Joyce Kaufman on Friday, Gohmert falsely claimed that church-state separation decisions in the 1950s and 1960s mandated that “you can’t talk about God in schools and public places.” But, he said, the Supreme Court did something even worse with Obergefell. ...

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