Posts tagged "gay marriage"

Evil Texas Attorney General Attempts To Void Marriage License For Same-Sex Couple

In the latest news from evil Texan men in power, on Friday, Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state’s Supreme Court to revoke a marriage license issued to same-sex couple Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant (above).

Bryant and Goodfriend have been together for over 30 years and a county judge granted them a…

By: Katrin Higher / February 21, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory)
And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN)
A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with you aren’t “activist” judges. [Vox]
A new study shows that there are long-term health benefits for LGBT youth who come out during high school.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times]
Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate]
A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

Supreme Court To Hear Four Gay Marriage Cases, May End Up Making It A Constitutional Right

Today, the Supreme Court announced it would consider four new gay marriage cases and decide whether individual states have the right to ban gay marriage. Given that they refused to hear seven appeals from states where gay marriage bans had been invalidated back in October, experts expect that the Court will rule in favor…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

Pastor Attacks Ellen, The Nicest Lesbian Comedian On TV, And She Responds With Predictable Hilarity

Any “Ellen” segment that ends with the line, “Audience, look into my vortex and dance with me!” has to be good, right? Right.
Pastor Larry Tomczak wrote an op-ed for the Christian Post about the gay “assault” on American programming that’s brainwashing kids into thinking being gay is acceptable and blah, blah, blah, snooze,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww. [Refinery29]
The University of Oregon is being sued for recruiting a basketball player previously accused of sexual assault. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

Boo-Yah: The Supreme Court Turns Down Five State Appeals Seeking To Ban Gay Marriage

Seemingly out of nowhere, a important victory for marriage equality arrived today as the Supreme Court rejected bids from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to ban gay marriage, refusing to address cases in which their federal appeals courts decided that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. Basically, those…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2014

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that said buffer zones outside abortion clinics violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters, San Francisco is considering new ways to protect staff and patients at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

The First Same-Sex “So You Think You Can Dance” Routine Was Worth The Wait

“So You Think You Can Dance” has long been one of the few truly inspiring, talent-filled, positive reality TV shows, but it’s not perfect. Up until last night’s episode, the show had never shown a dance routine focused on same-sex relationships, featuring same-sex dance partners. But man, while it took the show 11 years, it…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2014

GOP Senator Susan Collins Supports Gay Marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage, making her the fourth GOP senator to do so. Hooray! [Bangor Daily News]
Five thousand organizers in Raleigh, North Carolina, have cancelled their “Sexy School Girl 5K,” a co-ed run in which participants were asked to wear skirt…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2014

PurrVerse: I’m A Queer Against Marriage

So it turns out 55 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. I suppose my little queer heart ought to be delighted that we’re slowly stumbling into being treated “just like everyone else.” Instead, if I’m honest, I feel disappointed in the gay rights movement.

By: Kitty Stryker / May 29, 2014

Judge Struck Down Pennsylvania Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage today, calling it unconstitutional. PA’s Democratic attorney general said she wouldn’t defend the 1996 law, as she found it unconstitutional as well. Congratulations, PA couples who can now get married!  [NBC News]
A man who drugged and raped his wife for three year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2014

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Cecily McMillan Sentenced To 90 Days In Prison

Occupy Wall Street protestor Cecily McMillan has been sentenced to three months in prison for elbowing a police officer in the face after he allegedly grabbed one of her breasts during an arrest. Nine jurors had written to the judge and asked him to show McMillan leniency. [Guardian UK]
An 11-year-old girl i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Triumphantly And Poetically Struck Down

“Where will this all lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other …

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014

Judge Rules Idaho Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The order will take effect at 9 a.m. on Friday, although the state may appeal the decision before then. [CNNThink Progress]
A “rapists on campus” list is being…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Arkansas; Lesbian Couple Are The First To Get Hitched

Never thought you’d see the day when gay marriage was legal in Arkansas, did you?

That’s exactly what happened on Friday, when a circuit court judge in Little Rock stuck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional. The ruling referenced a 2004 amendment to the state constitution defining marriage a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

Dolly Parton Stands Up For Gay Marriage

“I think everyone should be with who they love. I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals. Ha ha ha!”
Oh Dolly

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2014

80-Year-Old Man Gets Marriage Equality Symbol Tattooed In Support Of Gay Grandson

Something I hate? When people use someone’s age as an excuse for their intolerance. “He/she’s old, what did you expect?” is something I’ve heard more than a few times in regards to some old person’s hateful rant, as if their racism or homophobia is the same as their fondness for polyester and Dean Martin records.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2014

Honey Maid Shuts Down Homophobes With Amazing “Love” Ad

Last month, Honey Maid, the maker of graham crackers and Teddy Grahams, debuted a new ad campaign called “This Is Wholesome.” The commercial featured loving images of gay and interracial families. The sweet 30 seconds of TV time predictably outraged homophobic groups like One Million Moms (which, it should be noted, only has 64,000 followers o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2014
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