Tag Archives: marriage equality

GEORGIA: State Rep. Kevin Tanner Introduces Bill Legalizing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

And another one. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Florists, bakers or any other private business owner could refuse service to gay couples getting married in Georgia, under legislation filed Wednesday that is likely to inflame the battle at the Capitol over religious freedom and gay rights. House Bill 756 would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs in refusing goods or …

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KENTUCKY: Federal Court Awards $1.1 Million In Legal Fees To Same-Sex Marriage Attorneys

Last year former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear threw a hissy fit over the “unreasonable” legal fees demanded by the good guys in his state’s losing battle against same-sex marriage. Beshear left office last month, tossing that hefty bill in the lap of incoming wingnut Gov. Matt Bevin, who now has to eat a $1.1M shit sandwich courtesy of a ruling …

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59 Anti-LGBT Bills Are Active Nationwide

According to the legislation tracker Protect Thy Neighbor, there are presently 59 anti-LGBT bills active nationwide in state legislatures. The site is tracking this post-Obergefell avalanche in multiple categories including same-sex marriage, adoption, healthcare, public accommodations, and religious liberty. Hit the link, check out your home state, and bookmark the site, which is a project of Americans United For Separation …

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama’s Final SOTU

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address begins at 9PM Eastern. Embedded below is the official White House video stream, which at this writing is broadcasting prerecorded messages from the president and vice president. All eyes tonight will be on Jim Obergefell and Kim Davis, the hero and villain of same-sex marriage. Watch along with us.

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Mat Staver: Kim Davis Will Be At The SOTU To Remind America Of Obama’s Attack On Religious Liberty

“Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk jailed for her faith, and her attorney, Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be present for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, January 12, 2016. While the President will be extolling his ‘accomplishments’ of the last seven years, Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be a …

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VIRGINIA: State Sen. Charles Carrico Intros Bill To Allow Clerks To Refuse Gay Marriage Licenses

The Associated Press reports: A Republican lawmaker in Virginia is pushing legislation that would allow clerks to refuse to issue licenses for marriages they object to on moral or religious grounds. Republican Sen. Charles Carrico of Galax said many of his constituents were concerned about what happened to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail last …

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Jim Obergefell To Sit With First Lady During SOTU

This morning the White House announced that Jim Obergefell will be among the guests seated with the First Lady during President Obama’s final State Of The Union address. From their bio on Obergefell: Jim Obergefell was the named plaintiff in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. In …

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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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Frothy Mix: Allowing Same-Sex Marriage Is Like Changing The Chemical Equation For Water [AUDIO]

“Look, I’m very proud of the conservative record I’ve put together. There’s no one who’s fought more on moral and cultural issues. I’m not a libertarian. There are people in this race that want the states to decide whether there should be same-sex marriage or polygamy or marijuana use. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that the states have …

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Dr. Stabby: Gays Want To Ruin Your Life [VIDEO]

“The way it works now is they target you and they have all kind of hate speech ridicule, if there’s a way they can bring action against you they will do that, try to ruin your life. Look at all the people who because of their religious convictions and their belief in what the Bible says have lost their livelihood …

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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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Hillary Denounces Roy Moore’s “Unconstitutional” Order: Marriage Equality Is The Law Of The Land

“Marriage equality is now the law of the land—including in Alabama. Today’s unconstitutional order reminds us that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that all Americans have the right to marry the person they love, our work is far from over. “There are still judges who are determined to stand in the way of people’s rights. There are still politicians who …

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ALABAMA: Protesters Chant “Love Already Won” Outside Madison County Courthouse

Huntsville’s NBC affiliate is live-streaming a protest against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who earlier today ordered a halt to same-sex marriage. The small group of protesters are outside the Madison County Courthouse where they are chanting “love already won.” Hit the link and watch.

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CHINA: Court Accepts Same-Sex Marriage Case

Voice Of America reports: A Chinese court has accepted the country’s first same-sex marriage case, filed by a gay man in Hunan province against the government for refusing his application to marry his male partner. The decision is being hailed as a step forward for gay rights and as a major test case for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) …

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LAS VEGAS: County And Businesses Celebrate 5000th Gay Marriage With Gifts For Surprised Couple

The Associated Press reports: Clark County partnered with the Las Vegas business community to mark a local gay marriage milestone on New Year’s Eve. According to the county, Phoenix residents Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev received the 5,000th same-sex marriage license issued in Clark County since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of gay marriage in the …

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Kim Davis On Catholic TV: I’m Just The First Of What Will Be Many To Stop Gay Marriages [VIDEO]

Kim Davis has appeared on the Catholic cable network EWTN to promise that she is just the first of many local officials that will now refuse to abide by the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriages. Right Wing Watch has the quote and the video: “The stand I took affects every church, every person that lives and loves God, that …

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Frothy Mix: As President I’ll Enforce DOMA [VIDEO]

L to the O to the L. Miranda Blue reports: In an interview with the Catholic news network EWTN broadcast on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said that, if elected, he would ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in U.S. v. Windsor and enforce the parts of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that the court found unconstitutional. Santorum …

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UTAH: Court Recognizes Common Law Gay Marriage, Widow Can Now Collect Benefits For Couple’s Son

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The best gift Nicki Bidlack got for Christmas in 2015 was a piece of paper. It’s an amended birth certificate for her 2-year-old son that lists both Bidlack and the late Sara Clow as the boy’s mothers. “This is what she would have wanted,” said Bidlack, 41, of Ogden, her voice trembling as tears slid …

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