Posts tagged "Marriage Equality"
Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Limit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a bill last week that would give states the power to decide whether to give married lesbian and gay couples the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive.
Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

Kansas Senate Comes Out Against Anti-Gay Legislation

If signed into law, HB 2453 would allow the refusal of government services to same-sex couples, as well as private services such as access to stores and medical services, making LGBTQ people effectively second-class citizens.
Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

"The plaintiffs ask for nothing more than to exercise a right that is enjoyed by the vast majority of Virginia's adult citizens."
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex couples in Texas have asked a federal judge to hear their case challenging the 2005 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. The couples will appear today in a San Antonio federal district court.
Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

Justice Department Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in All Programs

"As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep.”
REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

REPORT: While Marriage Equality Expands Nationwide, Other LGBT Needs Remain Unmet

"While the past two years have shown incredible gains toward securing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, the LGBT movement still has a long way to go to achieve full equality and broad acceptance for LGBT people across the nation."
Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled late yesterday that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages violates the US constitution.
US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will recognize the approximately 1,300 marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah in the past few weeks. The legal battle over same-sex marriage has been progressing quickly in Utah after US District Judge Robert Shelby ruled on December 20 that Utah’s ban on...
Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

The Supreme Court issued a temporary order today blocking new same-sex marriages in Utah in order to allow more time for a federal appeals court to consider the issue.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

Although the Court has not expressed when it will make its decision, it will allow same-sex marriages to continue pending the outcome.
Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

"I know some political leaders think it's too soon. But civil rights always come too soon for those in a position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

New Jersey Court Orders State to Allow Gay Marriage

Judge Mary Jacobson of the State Superior Court in Mercer County found that denying marriage equality to same-sex couples violated the New Jersey state constitution.
Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect in New Zealand

Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect in New Zealand

A law legalizing same-sex marriage in New Zealand takes effect today.
DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

Different states have had different reactions to the recent SCOTUS decision. Some state policies remain relatively similar to what they were before the decision and some states are taking action to pass same-sex marriage laws. Here's the latest on the new frontier of marriage equality: a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay partnerships.
From the Other Side: Prop 8 Through The Eyes of an Ex-Mormon

From the Other Side: Prop 8 Through The Eyes of an Ex-Mormon

In 2008, I was a Mormon sitting on the receiving end of congregational announcements about Prop 8.
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Marriage Equality

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Marriage Equality

Today the Supreme Court handed down two decisions affirming marriage rights for same-sex couples in the cases of US v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry.
Senator Lisa Murkowski Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Senator Lisa Murkowski Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski came out in support of same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with Anchorage television station KTUU. She also posted an op-ed about her position on her Senate website.
Gay Marriage is About to Have Its Golden Moment, But What About the Rest of Us?

Gay Marriage is About to Have Its Golden Moment, But What About the Rest of Us?

As we await the SCOTUS ruling on Proposition 8, I can't help but be bothered that there are many more urgent, pressing issues facing the LGBTQ community.
Catholic Church Continues Fight Against Women's and LGBT Rights

Catholic Church Continues Fight Against Women’s and LGBT Rights

The Catholic church acknowledged Monday that they have no plans to revise their stance on birth control or same-sex marriage despite falling flat with voters this year. This comes alongside complaints filed last week with the Internal Revenue Service that allege that many bishops and religious organizations violated requirements that they be non-partisan during this...