For all our gay friends in California planning their nuptuals, this is just hitting with a 9:33 time stamp at the Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2013, 9:33 a.m. - The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday.I'm sure there's screaming in some quarters and joy in others as this spreads across the media outlets!!
Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers who challenged Proposition 8, said that he had just received word from the court Sunday morning that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy denied a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, to halt the marriages.
Boutrous said that Kennedy, who handles petitions from the Western states, did not comment on the decision. read more>>>
Since the original ruling I've been wondering, and will wait, to see how states like NC, SC and TX etc. are going to handle this what with the Military populations in them and huge sums of federal dollars because of, especially as they look to downsize the Military and bases!
June 28, 2013 - LGBT service members and veterans, who now, after many years of being the “poor stepchildren” of the gay civil rights movement, in a post-DOMA world, are likely to lead the country on implementation of marriage equality rights and benefits.
And after years of working to reverse state sanctioned discrimination in the uniformed services, LGBT military activists can proudly take their rightful place in leadership of the movement, as they are now ideally situated to to be leaders in the efforts to implement marriage equality implementation in a post-DOMA world and to also advance new territories of LGBT civil rights in America. read more>>>