Marriage Equality: October 2013

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Marriage Opponents Scramble for Special Rights in Hawaii

Filed by John M. Becker | October 31, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Opponents of marriage equality in Hawaii want a special right to discriminate against LGBT people in the public square. They just might get it.Read More


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Sandra Day O'Connor Marries Gay Couple at Supreme Court

Filed by John M. Becker | October 29, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor officiated at a same-sex wedding in Washington today, becoming the second justice in history to do so.Read More


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8 Ways the Red Sox Are Like Marriage Equality

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 25, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Boston Red Sox and marriage equality are more similar than you might think.Read More


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IL Bishop: Praying for Marriage Equality Is Blasphemy

Filed by John M. Becker | October 25, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Thomas Paprocki, the Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois, got his cassock in a bunch and called police to prevent pro-equality Catholics from praying inside the cathedral.Read More


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Anti-Gay Hawaii Pols Fly In Regnerus As Marriage 'Expert'

Filed by John M. Becker | October 24, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Opponents of marriage equality in Hawaii are enlisting the help of Mark Regnerus, the disgraced scientist who claimed gays and lesbians make bad parents, to spread misinformation about same-sex relationships.Read More


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'Unromantic' Lesbian Makes Incredibly Romantic Proposal

Filed by John M. Becker | October 22, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's your tear-jerker for the day.Read More


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Ohio Man Who Led Challenge to Marriage Ban Dies

Filed by John M. Becker | October 22, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

John Arthur, the terminally ill Ohio man at the center of a challenge to that state's marriage discrimination amendment, died this morning at 48.Read More


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Indy City Councilor & Partner Elope at Own Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

The best part about a wedding isn't the few minutes you stand together and take vows; it's in the stories that you're able to tell for years after the big event. And nothing makes a better story than eloping at your own wedding.Read More


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Arkansas Catholic Schoolteacher Fired On Wedding Day

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Catholic Church's unholy crusade against LGBT people continues: Arkansas Catholic schoolteacher Tippi McCullough was fired for marrying her same-sex spouse -- on her wedding day.Read More


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Booker Spanks Fundie Heckler at Midnight NJ Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2013 | 11:45 AM | comments

An anti-gay Christian heckler disrupted the first same-sex wedding ceremony at Newark City Hall. Mayor and senator-elect Cory Booker brilliantly spanked the man.Read More


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Christie Drops Marriage Equality Appeal

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2013 | 10:05 AM | comments

Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed a marriage equality bill passed by the legislature and appealed a ruling from a state judge that said the state had to allow same-sex marriage, he dropped his appeal to the state Supreme Court.Read More


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Next Week, Help Win Marriage Equality in Hawaii

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 18, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

With your help, we can make marriage equality a reality in Hawaii.Read More


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France: No Special Opt-Out Rights For Anti-Gay Mayors

Filed by John M. Becker | October 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

France's highest court smacked down seven mayors who argued that they should be exempt from performing same-sex civil marriages because such unions violate their conscience.Read More


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Oregon Now Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | October 17, 2013 | 12:45 PM | comments

The state of Oregon will now recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other jurisdictions.Read More


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Marriage Suits in MI, 18 Other States. Where's WI?

Filed by John M. Becker | October 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Michigan might get marriage equality today, Illinois is on its way, and 17 other states in the country have lawsuits pending. What's the hold-up in Wisconsin?Read More


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Yet Another Survey Shows Catholics Back Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 09, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yet another poll confirms that on the issue of marriage equality, the Catholic Church's outspokenly homophobic bishops are wildly out of step with the people in the pews.Read More


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Glitz, Glamour, & Equality on Display at HRC Dinner

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jennifer Lopez and other attendees and speakers at HRC's annual National Dinner, held Saturday in Washington, D.C., celebrated a landmark year in the push for LGBT equality.Read More


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Brian Brown Worked With Russians on Gay Adoption Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | October 03, 2013 | 5:55 PM | comments

Brian Brown, president of the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage, secretly traveled to Russia in June to lobby for a gay adoption ban.Read More


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Marriage Equality Bill Comes to PA Today

Filed by John M. Becker | October 03, 2013 | 9:55 AM | comments

Two Democratic state representatives are introducing a marriage equality bill in Pennsylvania today.Read More


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Young Boy Challenges Former Aussie PM on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 01, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

A young boy asked Julia Gillard, the infamously anti-gay former Australian Prime Minister, why she "didn't let gay people get married" while she was in power. Read More