Tag Archives: SCOTUS

No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

It’s likely that the Court will schedule another decision day for Thursday. UPDATE: Thursday has been added.

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Jeb Bush: The Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage Won’t Be Over After SCOTUS

Via the New York Times: Jeb Bush told a gathering of religious conservatives here on Friday that the debate over same-sex marriage should continue “irrespective of what the courts say,” signaling that he would not consider a Supreme Court decision favorable to gay rights as the last word on the subject. Many in the Republican Party have hinted that they ...

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Jim Obergefell Is At The Supreme Court

Another morning of holding our breath. SCOTUSblog will begin its live-blog at 9AM and today’s rulings are due at 10AM.

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HomoQuotable – Frank Bruni

“Now we stand nervously and hopefully on the brink of a milestone. Before the end of June, a month associated with wedding bells and wedding cake, the Supreme Court will issue a major decision about the right of two men or two women to exchange vows in a manner honored by the government. It may well extend same-sex marriage to ...

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Rick Scarborough: I’m Ready To Burn To Death To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Independent: Move over, couple who promised to get a divorce if gay marriage was legalised, because one Texas pastor has taken his opposition to marriage equality one step further. Rick Scarborough, a Baptist pastor and Christian political activist, has said he would be willing to be burned to death in his fight against gay rights. He made the ...

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Huckabee: I Will Stop The Criminalization Of Christianity By Same-Sex Marriage

“The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Branch, and it is certainly not the Supreme Being. I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand that Americans abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage. I will fight to defend religious liberty at all costs. I also refuse to surrender to ...

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Southern Baptists Issue Call For Civil Disobedience Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week’s annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body of Believers stands on the authority ...

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NOM’s Hate Pledge 2016 Site Is Live

NOM anti-gay marriage hate pledge site has gone live. From the press release:  The NOM Presidential Pledge was extremely influential in the 2012 Republican primary process. Not only did every major Republican candidate sign our pledge, including eventual nominee Mitt Romney, but it forced all the candidates to address the marriage issue during the course of their campaigns for the ...

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Southern Baptist Convention Leader Albert Mohler Admits: Clergy Won’t Be Arrested Or Sued Over Same-Sex Marriage

“It’s really important that you and every other pastor needs to say ‘I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,’ but let’s be honest, there’s not really a danger that the sheriff’s gonna show up and say, ‘you have to do this.’ So far as I know, no pastor has been sued successfully for refusing to marry someone on other ...

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No Marriage Ruling From SCOTUS Today

Six rulings were issued today. That leaves eleven. The last day of the term of Tuesday, June 30th.

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Former Southern Baptist Head Jack Graham: Prepare For Massive Christian Civil Disobedience Over Gay Marriage

Todd Starnes writes at Fox News: Prepare for civil disobedience. That’s the message one prominent pastor is sending to some 16 million members of the Southern Baptist Convention. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, said American Christians should be prepared for massive fallout if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex unions. “We want to stay in the system,” ...

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Quote Of The Day – Jim Obergefell

“It’s incredible to think that my name, John’s and my story, is a landmark case that will be in history books. That’s an incredible thing, on an intellectual level. It’s the emotional level where I’m still catching up to that. It just doesn’t seem possible, and it doesn’t seem at all possible that I’m the person at the center of ...

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Focus On The Family: We’re Ready To Launch More Anti-LGBT Bills If SCOTUS Rules For Same-Sex Marriage

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A Clue From Notorious RBG?

Every word uttered by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being scrutinized for possible clues to the coming ruling on same-sex marriage and some are seeing another hint in a comment made this weekend during an interview with the American Constitution Society. Via the Washington Post: Asked about the public’s rapid acceptance of gay rights, she repeated her view ...

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Jim Obergefell Is At SCOTUS

Geidner reports that Obergefell plans to be at the Supreme Court “every decision day” until the marriage ruling comes out. Today’s rulings are due shortly. UPDATE: The Supreme Court issued three rulings today. Nothing on marriage. The waiting continues. SCOTUSblog notes that more rulings will be issued on Thursday.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

“With the Supreme Court due to rule on marriage any day now, Presidential ‘candidate’ Rick Santorum says he would fight back against a pro-equality ruling. He says that states allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is a violation of his religious freedom, which is an argument a lot people made about interracial marriage in the 60s. So do couples ...

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POLL: 65% Expect Supreme Court To Rule In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Associated Press: Nearly two-thirds of Americans expect the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide when it rules on the issue within the next few weeks, according to a new poll. Only 25 percent expect the high court to leave existing state bans on gay marriage intact, while 65 percent expect the bans to be overturned, according to ...

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Hate Groups Publish Full-Page Message To SCOTUS In The Washington Post: We Won’t Honor Your Ruling On Marriage

A coalition of hate groups and Christian pastors calling themselves Defend Marriage has published a full-page message to SCOTUS in the Washington Post. Among the signers at the bottom of the ad are Mat Staver, Elaine Donnelly, the Benham brothers, Alveda King, Jim Garlow, John Hagee, E.W. Jackson, Don Wildmon, Dave Welch, Robert Jeffress, and Penny Nance. From the text: ...

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Rick Santorum: Same-Sex Marriage Is A Violation Of The First Amendment And As President I Won’t Enforce It

Rick Santorum called into Glenn Beck’s show today to declare that as president he will not enforce a SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage. Because gay marriage is somehow against the First Amendment. “This is tantamount to government establishing religion,” Santorum said. “When the United States government comes in and says this is what you are going to believe, this is ...

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LIVE VIDEO: FRC Explains Plans For Battle After SCOTUS Rules For Gay Marriage

UPDATE: The live-stream has concluded but you can still watch the full nonsense below.

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