Tag Archives: Obergefell

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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LIVE VIDEO: Tennessee House Committee Debates “Nullification” Of SCOTUS Ruling On Gay Marriage

Earlier this hour the Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee began debate on GOP Rep. Mark Pody’s bill that would “nullify” the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Watch at this link. Audio is a bit low so you may need earphones. UPDATE: The bill FAILED by voice vote.

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Lost In The Backlash: Nikki Haley Promised That Next GOP President Will “Respect Modern Families”

Yesterday all of Teabagistan went insane over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s swipe at Donald Trump during her GOP-vetted response to Obama’s final State Of The Union address. Largely lost in the renewed GOP-Trump civil war, however, was Haley’s promise that the next Republican president will “respect differences in modern families” – a fairly clear reference to gay marriage. The ...

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Republican Rep. Jim Jordan: I Had No Idea Kim Davis Was Getting Her SOTU Seat Through My Office

The Huffington Post reports: It’s been a mystery all day on Capitol Hill: Which member of Congress invited controversial Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to the State of the Union address? Well, we finally have an answer. It was House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). There’s a reason the secret was kept so well. Jordan did not know he ...

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NOM “Demands” President Obama Leave Empty Seat At SOTU To Represent 50 Million American Bigots

L to the O to the L. Via press release: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today sharply condemned President Obama for inviting Jim Obergefell, one of the plaintiffs whose case was used by the US Supreme Court to impose same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation, to attend the State of the Union speech and called for the Republican leadership to ...

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ALABAMA: Birmingham Newspaper Eviscerates “Delusional” State Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore

From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: Roy Moore is delusional about Roy Moore. The only bad thing that has happened since Alabama acquiesced to the ruling of America’s Supreme Court is that Moore hasn’t got enough attention, so once again he has “ordered” probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Over the past several months, ...

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Tony Perkins Surrenders On Alabama

According to a press release issued last night by hate group leader Tony Perkins, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is not defying SCOTUS, he has merely ordered a halt to same-sex marriage until the state Supreme Court inevitably aligns itself with Obergefell. He writes: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is used to being in headlines — but Wednesday’s ...

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UTAH: Republican Lawmaker To Introduce Repeal Of Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage bans are still on the books in some states. In Utah, Republican state Rep. Kraig Powell wants to do something about that. Ben Winslow reports for Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: “My proposal is simply to remove that from the Utah Constitution so that it is no longer on the books,” he said in an interview Wednesday. In ...

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Federal Prosecutors: Ignore Justice Roy Moore

Federal prosecutors are telling Alabama’s probate judges that they are not free to defy the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage despite the order issued yesterday by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. AL.com reports: “The Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has issued an administrative order, directing probate judges that they may not issue marriage licenses ...

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