Tag Archives: marriage equality

Anderson Cooper DESTROYS Pam Bondi On “Sick Irony” Of Her Opposition To Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

BOOM. Corrupt Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi just walked face-first into a gay buzzsaw named Anderson Cooper and it was BEAUTIFUL. Bondi was speaking to Cooper in Orlando, ostensibly to deliver a warning about scammers who might prey on people looking to donate to Pulse massacre victims, but the interview immediately went wildly off the rails when Cooper confronted her …

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Human Rights Campaign On Donald Trump: Everything We Have Fought For Is On The Line [VIDEO]

The Human Rights Campaign has issued another video slamming Donald Trump. From the clip description: This election year, everything we’ve fought for is on the line. Donald Trump has spewed vitriol about marriage equality, people of color, women, immigrants and more. In the words of Hillary Clinton, “Cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better …

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Donald Trump Vows To “Uphold Marriage And Family” In Speech At DC Evangelical Convention [VIDEO]

Donald Trump was the headliner today at the Faith & Freedom Coalition convention in Washington DC, where, speaking from a teleprompter, he threw anti-gay red meat to the gathered evangelicals by vowing to “uphold marriage and family as the building blocks of society.” And even at this event, there were protesters. Via Talking Points Memo: Donald Trump’s speech was disrupted …

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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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CALIFORNIA: Target Stands Firm After Haters Ambush Shareholders Meeting Over Support For LGBT Rights

Just as they did at PepsiCo’s shareholders meeting in North Carolina last month and at Walmart’s shareholders meeting in Arkansas last week, anti-LGBT activists from the National Center for Public Policy Research ambushed Target executives at yesterday’s annual shareholders meeting in Costa Mesa, California. A spokesman for the group confronted Target’s board of directors, demanding to know if they had …

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Feds Grant Green Card To Widower Who Was Told By Feds In 1975 That “Two Faggots” Cannot Be Married

Wow. The Pride LA reports: The United States federal government has recognized as legally valid the April 1975 same-sex marriage of Richard Adams and Anthony Sullivan, approving the “green card” petition that Adams filed in 1975 for his husband, an Australian citizen. After Adams died in December 2012, Sullivan sought to have the Immigration Service recognize their marriage and grant …

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BARBADOS: Government Nixes Same-Sex Marriage

Via Barbados Today: The Barbados Government “will not change the law” to allow for same-sex marriages, an adamant Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has declared. However, Brathwaite warned the island had no room for discrimination on the basis of sexuality. “As a lawmaker, if Jane decides she wants to live with Janice, that is their business as far I am concerned. …

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Mexico’s President: Why I Acted On Marriage Equality

Following a 2010 ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is recognized in all 31 Mexican states, but currently only nine states have enacted laws that allow gay couples to marry locally without going to court. Last month President Enrique Nieto proposed a constitutional change to force the remaining states to comply. Yesterday he authored a Huffington Post column explaining …

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Florida’s Bill For Opposing Gay Marriage: $500,000

Via the Associated Press: Florida taxpayers are going to pay nearly $500,000 for the state’s losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have now reached settlements with two separate groups of attorneys representing same-sex couples that challenged the state’s ban. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office reached a final settlement on Wednesday that brought the …

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Woman In NYC’s First Gay Marriage Dies At Age 90

The New York Times reports: Connie Kopelov [seated], whose wedding to Phyllis Siegel in 2011 was the first legal same-sex marriage in New York City, died in Manhattan on Saturday. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by Ms. Siegel, who said Ms. Kopelov had been in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Kopelov and Ms. Siegel had been …

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CANADA: Conservative Party Formally Ends “Obsolete” Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage By 2-1 Vote

The Globe & Mail reports: The federal Conservative Party shed its official aversion to gay marriage this weekend as rank-and-file members voted to remove the traditional definition of wedlock from their policy book – part of an effort to recast the Tories after bidding farewell to founder Stephen Harper. “It’s about telling Canadians that you can love whom you want,” …

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Colombia Sees First Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: Two men on Tuesday became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Colombia. Fernando Quimbayo and José Ticora, who have been together for two years, exchanged vows before a registrar in the city of Cali. El País, a Colombian newspaper, posted a video of the ceremony on its website. Colombia’s constitutional court …

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MEXICO: 65% Back Gay Marriage In New Poll

Via Rex Wockner: Sixty-five percent of Mexicans agree with “approving marriage of persons of the same sex at the national level,” a new BGC-Excélsior poll has found. Thirty-four percent disagree. Sixty-six percent agree or agree in part with changing the federal constitution to permit at the national level that persons of the same sex or different sex can establish a …

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ALABAMA: Republican Party Demands Judicial Ethics Charges Against Justice Roy Moore Be Dropped

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee passed a resolution Saturday calling on the unelected Alabama Court of the Judiciary to drop the charges by the unelected Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Chief Justice Roy Moore. The JIC has charged Chief Justice Moore with six counts. The Chief Justice has been suspended with pay …

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ROMANIA: Orthodox Church Collects Three Million Signatures In Push To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Agence France-Presse reports: Romanian campaigners said Monday they had collected three million signatures on a petition to block same-sex unions in the EU member state. Several groups linked to the Orthodox Church and united under the umbrella Coalition for Family are seeking a constitutional amendment to narrowly define marriage as the “union between a man and a woman”. It is …

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