Tag Archives: Michigan

Brian Brown Has The Sixth Circuit Gladz

“We have been awaiting this decision for some time and welcome it not only as a tremendous victory, but as a common sense recognition that it is not for the federal courts to substitute their judgment about whether same-sex ‘marriage’ is a good idea or not, but to leave it to the people to make the decision about this fundamental …

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Tony Perkins Has The Sixth Circuit Gladz

“We applaud the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for upholding the freedom of the people to define marriage as the union of a man and woman. The Sixth Circuit rightly recognizes that the Constitution does not demand that this modern redefinition of marriage be forced on the States. The American people simply will not accept a nationwide …

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BREAKING: Sixth Circuit Court Says NO

Read the ruling. UPDATE I: Freedom To Marry reacts: “Today’s ruling is completely out of step with the Supreme Court’s clear signal last month, out of step with the constitutional command as recognized by nearly every state and federal court in the past year, and out of step with the majority of the American people. This anomalous ruling won’t stand …

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Facebook Zaps Anti-Gay Page

I’m somewhat torn on this as the No Gay Civil Right page was excellent “animus” fodder. (Tipped by JMG reader Claudio)

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Michigan Pastors: We’ll Go To Jail Rather Than Obey Proposed LGBT Rights Law

A coalition of anti-gay pastors rallied on the steps of Michigan’s capitol building on Friday to declare that they will go to jail before obeying the proposed inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in state anti-discrimination laws. From a press release published by Christian Newswire: “We, the undersigned Christian Pastors of the State of Michigan declare our opposition to …

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Sixth Circuit Court Remains Quiet

Another week has passed without a peep from the Sixth Circuit, from whom we await a ruling on the cases that would bring marriage equality to Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Some are wondering if the continued silence is due to opinions being rewritten in the light of SCOTUS declining to consider the cases out of the Fourth and Tenth.

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Ginsburg: SCOTUS Won’t Take A Marriage Case Until Appeals Courts Disagree

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today confirmed what many analysts have theorized when she said that marriage equality will likely not be heard in her court until federal appeals courts disagree on the issue. That hasn’t happened yet, but Ginsburg advised a Minnesota audience to therefore keep an eye on the Sixth Circuit. Via the Associated Press: Ginsburg said …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: There’s been some action in western states this week. Wisconsin organizers have formed a new group called Wisconsin Unites for Marriage. Their goal is public education while also persuading Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen to drop his defense of the state’s marriage ban. A federal judge ruled against Wisconsin’s law in June, and oral argument in an …

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FRC: Pray Against The Sixth Circuit Court

Here’s the Family Research Council’s prayer of the day: Circuit Court to Decide on Marriage in Four States – A three judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard cases today that challenge traditional marriage amendments in four state Constitutions: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Each of the Amendments, duly passed by a majority of …

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New York Times On The Sixth Circuit Court

The New York Times reports: In three hours of back-and-forth questioning, it appeared that neither side could take victory for granted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where the cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee were heard by two judges appointed by President George W. Bush and one by President Bill Clinton. Judge Jeffrey …

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Tony Perkins On The Sixth Circuit Court

“Unfortunately, conservatives aren’t just fighting the courts for their right to decide the issue — they’re also fighting a massive PR push from deep-pocketed activists who are desperate to normalize same-sex ‘marriage.’ Their campaign is hitting a fever pitch in places like Missouri, where groups like Show Me Marriage are doing their best to bring voters’ beliefs in line with …

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All Sixth Circuit Audio Files Are Posted

Audio files of the arguments for all four states have now been posted.  Dig in and give us your thoughts.

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Sixth Circuit Court Hearings Conclude, Reporters Weigh In With First Thoughts

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EARLY REPORT: Sixth Circuit Court Judge Martha Daughtrey Mocks Mark Regnerus

The above reporter also notes that Daughtrey said: “What harm comes? It doesn’t look like the sky has fallen in other cases.” Listen to the first hour of today’s hearing at this link and let us know your thoughts. UPDATE: Freedom To Marry has posted a copy of the Michigan arguments linked above.

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At The Marriage Rally In Cincinnati

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Here’s What Got Them To The Sixth Circuit

Via Freedom To Marry.

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The Sixth Circuit Hearings Begin At 1PM

Today’s marriage hearings in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will begin at 1PM local time. Streaming audio of the proceedings will be posted here shortly after things wrap up. The Louisville Courier recaps today’s “pretty conservative” panel of judges: The three appellate judges who will consider the fate of gay marriage bans in Kentucky and three other states include …

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Archbishop Of Cincinnati: Pray Against The Gays At the Sixth Circuit Court

“The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments on efforts to strike down laws against ‘same-sex marriage’ in four states, including Ohio. The law in our state was a constitutional amendment strongly supported by Ohio’s bishops in 2004, and for good reason. Traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman for life, is …

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Tweet Of The Day – Freedom To Marry

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AP: Today’s Big Day At The Sixth Circuit

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