Posts tagged "gay marriage"

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. [CNN, Think 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 as between 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 Parton,…
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…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 4, 2014

Support For Gay Marriage Is Higher Than Ever

After the recent news that Arizona could possibly be making a law that would make it legal to refuse service to gays, you might think that our country hasn't made much progress on the gay rights front. But thankfully, a new poll is happy to report the opposite. Read more…
By: YourTango.com / March 8, 2014

Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Gay Or Lesbian On “The Bachelor,” Says Chris Harrison

After 27 seasons of almost painful heterosexuality, we were not optimistic that either "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" would introduce a gay or lesbian contestant. I mean, it took them this long to finally have a Latino "Bachelor." And in an interview this weekend with The New York Times Magazine, longtime host Chri…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, deeming it unconstitutional. Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that denying gay couples the right to marry is a violation of equal protection and due…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single folks from countries where same-sex marriage is legal are also banned from adopting Russian children now, too, because obviously if you're single and want a baby,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Virginia’s Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned!

Happy Valentine's Day, sinners and sodomites! Yesterday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the state's 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ban is in violation of the equal protection and due process clauses in the United States Constitution's 14th amendment. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's wrote in the ruling, "Our Constitutio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg] "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Meet Sean Bishop And Taylor Knuth, One Of The Couples That Got Married At The Grammys Last Night

I was traveling last night, so I missed most of the Grammys. I tuned in for about four minutes, in which I caught 34 couples getting married by Queen Latifah. It was like one of those strange, "Wizard of Oz"-type dreams that would be…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2014

Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn't you know? That's according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel] On President Obama's radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC] How to listen whe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2014

Utah To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The attorney general of Utah will appeal a recent ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and bring it to the Supreme Court. [CNN] Check out the first (really bad) TV interview with the newly-released members of Pussy Riot, after they received amnesty on their prison sentences last week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

Judge Overturns Utah’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Abbreviated Lady News today! Back to your regularly scheduled Lady News on Monday. Have a fab weekend! A U.S. District Court Judge has struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection guarantee. [Gay Salt Lake] An open letter to white feminists on prisons, borders, safety…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2013

New Mexico To Legalize Gay Marriage!

New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize gay marriage after today's ruling in the NM Supreme Court that a ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. Congratulations, LGBTQ couples in the Southwest! [Guardian UK, New York Times] Everyone who engages in #TwitterFeminism is blowing up about…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a religious initiation for Jewish men at age 13), he took a look at Genesis, where he noted that the concept of traditional…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Homophobic Parent Gets Served By Advice Columnist

I've always liked The Washington Post's advice columnist Amy Dickinson, AKA "Dear Amy," but after reading her recent response to a homophobic parent, I LOVE her. Here's the letter: DEAR AMY: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is a homosexual. We are part of a church group and I fear that if people…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

Mary Cheney Called Out Her Sister Liz Cheney On Facebook Over Gay Marriage Hypocrisy

This weekend, Dick Cheney's openly gay daughter Mary Cheney criticized her sister Liz Cheney, who is running for senator of Wyoming, on Facebook over her opposition to gay marriage. Mary Cheney and her wife said that Liz has always been supportive of their marriage (suggesting that Liz's point of view is politically opportunistic) and  that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2013
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