Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Announces Full Federal Marriage Benefits Nationwide

“Following the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell that every couple has the same right to participate in the institution of marriage, whether the partners are of the same-sex or opposite sexes, I directed Justice Department staff to work with the agencies to ensure that the ruling be given full effect across the federal government. Thanks to their leadership and …

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ALABAMA: Liberty Counsel Advises State Supreme Court On Defying Obergefell

Via Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: Asked by the Alabama Supreme Court for advice on what to do next on same-sex marriage, two conservative advocacy groups in the state have urged both direct and indirect resistance to the Supreme Court’s ruling mandating a constitutional right for gays and lesbians to wed. The state court, the groups argued, has the constitutional power …

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KANSAS: Gov. Sam Brownback Issues Executive Order On Religious Freedom

Today in wingnut grandstanding: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state government from taking “discriminatory action” against a clergy member or religious organization that “chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and …

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Frothy Mix: Obergefell Proves That My 2003 “Man On Dog” Warning Was Right

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Janet Porter: Demand That Ohio Requests Rehearing Of Obergefell By SCOTUS

“Are you upset about what the Supreme Court did to marriage? Now, there’s something you can do about it. We can ask the court to rehear the case because two justices violated the federal law which states, ‘Any justice… of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’ [28 U.S. Code …

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TEXAS: Irion County Clerk Won’t Issue Licenses, Liberty Counsel To Defend

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to stand for natural marriage. Referring to the opinion of five lawyers regarding marriage, Crimer said: “To keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless….I have to stand …

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Franklin Graham Celebrates Clerk Who Quit Rather Than Issue Marriage Licenses

“‘I choose to obey God rather than man.’ These were the words in Linda Barnette’s resignation letter last week. After 24 years serving as a Clerk of Court in Mississippi, Linda had to choose between her job and her faith as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states. I have known Linda …

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Young Turks Vs Catholic Vote

(Tipped by JMG reader Gil)

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Hotel Motel Obergefell

(Tipped by JMG readers Ray and TJ)

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One Million Views For Catholic Vote

Poster by Scott Wooledge. His review at Memeographs: The auteurs at Catholic Vote have created an instant classic Christian cinematic masterpiece to rival Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas. Not since National Organization for Marriage’s “Gathering Storm” of 2008 have we seen delusional hyperbole, paranoia and self-pity lifted to such delirious heights. Like an episode of The Bachelor or a Lindsey Lohan …

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George Takei Apologizes

George Takei has posted an apology for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “a clown in blackface.” An excerpt from his Facebook page: I am reminded, especially on this July 4th holiday, that though we have the freedom to speak our minds, we must use that freedom judiciously. Each of us, as humans, have hot-button topics that can set us …

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POLL: Majority Backs SCOTUS Rulings

Via YouGov: The opposition to legal same-sex marriage is both partisan and generational. Two-thirds of Republicans oppose same-sex marriage, as does a majority of those 65 and older. Two in three Democrats and adults under 30 are in favor. Some of the opposition is clearly religious: 57% of those who say religion is very important to them oppose the ruling …

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SCOTUS Fallout: Decade-Old Pride Image Spawns Death Threat For Photographer

Via the Washington Post: More than a decade ago, photographer Ed Freeman set out to capture the gay rights struggle in a photograph for the cover of Frontiers, a gay magazine. To do so, he relied on an image — the flag-raising at Iwo Jima — that has been imitated and adapted countless times since it was captured in the …

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Cliff Kincaid: Impeach Ruth Bader Ginsburg & “Known Lesbian” Elena Kagan

“Our media didn’t treat it as a big deal, but Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg had both officiated at gay weddings. Groups such as the National Organization for Marriage, the American Family Association, the Coalition of African American Pastors, and the Foundation for Moral Law had called for Kagan and Ginsburg to withdraw from the case. Matthew Kidd, …

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Smoking Crayfish & Gay Marriage

Rep. Jared Polis gets the Gregory Brothers treatment.

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OHIO: Defendant In Obergefell V Hodges Attends Same-Sex Wedding

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Rick Hodges, head of Ohio’s Department of Health and named defendant in the landmark case that ended last week with the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide, gave a Bible reading Thursday at a gay wedding. Hodges stood at the Columbus nuptials of Steve George and Jeff Gatwood. “Steve’s been my friend for 25 …

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TENNESSEE: Entire County Clerk’s Office Quits Over Same-Sex Marriage

Via Nashville’s ABC affiliate: The employees of the Decatur County clerk’s office in west Tennessee have resigned from their positions. Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said their resignations was due to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages. The decision reportedly clashes with the employees’ religious beliefs. Their last day will be July …

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White House: Obamacare Is Here To Stay

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TEXAS: Haters Rally For County Clerk Who Won’t Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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George Takei Raises Eyebrows With “Blackface” Comment About Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Via The Hill: Actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is slamming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after his dissent to last week’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide claimed that the government can neither give nor take away human dignity. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry,” the former “Star Trek” …

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