Posts tagged "marriage equality"

Gay Men Married To Women: The Latest Allies In The Fight Against Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments at the end of this month regarding whether individual states' gay-marriage bans violate the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law, proponents against marriage equality have found a surprising new ally: gay men who are married to women. As Slate reported, an amicus brief was submitted…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 13, 2015

Stationery Company Fights Homophobia, Turns Hate Speech Into Confetti

Ireland will hold a public vote on the legal standing of same-sex marriage on May 22, and the lead-up to the decision is bringing out the worst in local homophobes. Thankfully, the tension is also bringing out the best in others, like Dublin stationery store Daintree Paper. In an effort to take a step toward equality, Daintree created…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech's glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming "Jem and the Holograms" movie.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

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 marriage license…

By: Katrin Higher / February 21, 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 its facilities.

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 skirts and ponytails.

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

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 in Senegal who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / 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 handed around…

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

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

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 wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse she (allegedly)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Ex-Vikings Player Chris Kluwe Claims He Was Released From Team For Speaking Out About Gay Rights

Ex-Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe has a bombshell piece on the sports blog Deadspin today about how he believes he was released from the team because he speaks out on behalf of gay rights. It's extremely damaging to members of the Vikings' management and ends with this inspiring comment: " Never be afraid to do what'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2014
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