Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2014 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2014 - 6:08 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 19, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm

New York Times Takes A Look At Why Some LGBTQ Couples Refuse To Get Married

I didn’t expect a can-usually-be-counted-on-for-fluff article about marriage in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times to be so damn depressing. But I suppose that’s a conclusion to…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Cory Booker Kicks Off Same-Sex Marriages In New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker married seven same-sex couples minutes after midnight this morning. New Jersey has officially begun recognizing gay marriage, making it the 14th state in the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 10:40 am

New Jersey To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Couples On Monday!

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the state must start issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning on Monday. Last month, an NJ judge ruled the state must recognize gay…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm

NJ Court Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must recognize gay marriages now that the federal government does, so that NJ citizens can receive their federal benefits. Presently,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2013 - 6:30 pm

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo]
Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm

It’s OK, The Word “Wife” Isn’t Going To Bite

A woman goes through life with a number of labels that she doesn’t have any control over, either by birth or by society’s imposition. But one label she should get…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Sandy Rios Of Fox News Thinks That Ariel Castro’s “Love For His Victims” Is Just Like Homosexuality

Sandy Rios is both an American Family Association talk show host and a Fox News contributor, so naturally when she spoke with anti-gay Chicago pastor, Erwin Lutzer, some pretty offensive…

Mary Odell | August 6, 2013 - 9:30 am

High School Teacher Ken Bencomo Fired After Marrying A Man

Since Proposition 8 was struck down in the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is once again legal in California. Unfortunately, just because something is legal doesn’t mean that people are suddenly…

Mary Odell | August 3, 2013 - 10:00 am