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Edie Windsor to Rick Scott: Stop Fighting Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | October 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

"My dear Governor Scott, I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state."Read More

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Kooky Kansas Couple Wants Judge to Stop Gays From Stealing Their Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Phillip and Sandra Unruh, the Kansas couple who thinks allowing same-sex couples to marry amounts to a literal theft of their own marriage, filed their federal court amicus brief yesterday.Read More


Annise Parker: Houston Will Withdraw Subpoenas of Pastors

Filed by John M. Becker | October 29, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today that the city will withdraw the subpoenas of five pastors it issued in its effort to defend itself against a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance.Read More

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Gay Surrogacy Bill Clears First Hurdle in Israel

Filed by John M. Becker | October 28, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Israel's parliament has overwhelmingly given initial approval to a measure that would allow same-sex couples to have children via surrogacy.Read More

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Fifth Circuit Sets Date for TX, LA Marriage Arguments

Filed by John M. Becker | October 28, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively set a date for oral arguments in the Texas and Louisiana marriage cases.Read More

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Ted Olson: We've Passed 'Point of No Return' on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 27, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Conservative Republican mega-lawyer and marriage equality advocate Ted Olson says recent moves by the Supreme Court show we've passed the "point of no return" on marriage.Read More

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U.S. Now Recognizing Marriages in 6 More States

Filed by John M. Becker | October 27, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The United States government will recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in an additional 6 states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming.Read More

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Judge Rejects KS Couple's Bid to Intervene in Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | October 27, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

A federal judge has blocked a bid by Phillip and Sandra Unruh, a married, straight, Christian Kansas couple, to intervene as opponents in the ACLU's marriage equality case. The Unruhs say same-sex marriage represents a theft of their marriage.Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Gay Gremlins

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Calling gay people names is nothing new. We've been called many things throughout the ages. But "gremlins"? That's a new one.Read More

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If You Think Your Status Will Protect You...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

For those with the privilege of living in a pro-LGBT area or with enough money or upward mobility, it's easy to forget that discrimination still exists - until it slaps you in the face.Read More


NC GOP Wants to Create Special Opt-Out Rights for Anti-Gay Officials

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

North Carolina's Senate Majority Leader plans to introduce a bill creating a special right for anti-gay state officials to opt out of performing civil same-sex marriages.Read More

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Alaska Still Fighting Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The state of Alaska is still fighting marriage equality, asking a larger panel of judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court to rehear the state's same-sex marriage case.Read More

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Kooky Straight Couple Claims Same-Sex Couples Want to Steal Their Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

No, seriously, this is an argument made in a legal motion by a straight couple seeking to intervene in the ACLU's federal marriage equality case in Kansas.Read More

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Idaho Gov. Resumes Fight Against Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | October 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Idaho Governor Butch Otter will ask a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rehear the state's marriage equality case.Read More

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2014 | 8:15 PM | comments

A federal judge in Puerto Rico has upheld the commonwealth's discriminatory marriage laws.Read More