October 8, 2014


Largest County in Kansas Gets Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 4:50 PM | comments

A judge in Johnson County, Kansas has ordered the clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Read More

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PRIDE Institute Paved Way for LGBT Substance-Abuse Treatment

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 08, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Minnesota's PRIDE Institute - a substance-abuse treatment center for the gay and lesbian community - was a novel idea when it opened in 1986. But it met a crucial need.Read More


BREAKING: Marriage On Again in Nevada

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 3:40 PM | comments

Justice Anthony Kennedy has lifted his stay on the Ninth Circuit's pro-marriage equality ruling as it applies to Nevada, allowing same-sex marriages to begin there. Idaho is still on hold.Read More

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5th Circuit Fast-Tracks Texas, Louisiana Marriage Cases

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to fast-track its review of two district court rulings in marriage equality cases from Texas and Louisiana.Read More

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Same-Sex Marriage vs. Interracial Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

"[In] in terms of public opinion, same-sex marriage now is like interracial marriage in the 90s, when it had already been legal nationwide for 30 years."Read More


NYT Editorial Board to SCOTUS: Nationwide Marriage, Now!

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The New York Times editorial board to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her colleagues on the Supreme Court: yes, you *do* need to rush on marriage equality.Read More

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Utah Lawmaker Files Bill to Call Same-Sex Marriages 'Pairages'

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Utah State Representative Kraig Powell - a Republican, of course - wants to redefine marriage in the Beehive State, for the sole purpose of denigrating same-sex couples.Read More

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Marriages Start in South Carolina; SCOTUS Stays 9th

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

This morning saw the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in South Carolina, and a stay of yesterday's ruling striking down marriage discrimination in Idaho and Nevada.Read More

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Task Force Changes Name to Reflect Broader Movement

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just in time for National Coming Out Day, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is coming out with a new name and a new tagline.Read More