Posting History for Kossacks for Marriage Equality
|Tennessee Television Station Refuses To Air Freedom To Marry Ad
Freedom To Marry has produced a number of marriage equality ads in the past few years. No television station has refused to air any of those ads till now. Chatanooga-based WRCB has refused to air ...
|Hawaii State Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
In September of 2013, then Governor Abercrombie of Hawaii called the state legislature into special session. They were to consider the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 and vote on the proposed ...
|Marriage Equality Comes To Greenland; World Marriage Equality Map
Greenland's Parliament approved a marriage equality bill yesterday (unanimously). Same-sex couples can tie the knot beginning October 1, 2015. From On Top Magazine : Denmark granted Greenland ...
|NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On Congress To Pass The Every Child Deserves A Family Act
Received this e-mail today from former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign:
|NOM's Self-Refuting Rationalization Of The Passage Of Marriage Equality In Ireland
It's a tough time to be on the wrong side of history right now. The side that constantly crows "Let the people vote!" lost 62-38 on Friday. Of course, democracy only matters to them when it goes ...
|Inviting Discussion about upcoming Supreme Court Marriage Equality ruling
I am inviting a lively discussion about what folks think the upcoming Supreme Court Marriage Equality ruling will be and if you would share why you believe this. Will they? 1. Uphold the state ...
|Marriage Equality Opponents and their ludicrous claim about the 1st Amendment
Marriage Equality Opponents: the 1st Amendment does *not* give you the right to break the law! They constantly try to make themselves the victim because they are not allowed to force their ...
|Looks Like Marriage Equality Is Coming To Ireland As Panti Bliss Calls It A Landslide
Early results in the marriage equality referendum indicate a very strong showing for the yes vote. It's looking like a celebratory mood is emerging already within the Irish gay community, although ...
|Breaking: Federal Judge In AL Grants Plaintiffs' Class Action Petition In Marriage Equality Case
Judge Granade has granted the plaintiffs' (in the Alabama marriage equality case) petition for class certification. So, all probate judges in Alabama are included as defendants in the case, and ...
|Alabama Minister Fined And Sentenced For Practicing Her Faith Which Includes Marriage Equality
Earlier this year, I reported on an Alabama minister who tried to marry a same-sex couple in Alabama after they had gotten a marriage license at a county ...
|Northern Ireland Anti-Marriage Equality Bakery Found Guilty Of Discrimination
I''m actually very disappointed in this ruling : A Northern Ireland bakery was found guilty Tuesday of discrimination for refusing to make a cake bearing the slogan “Support Gay Marriage,” a ...
|Irish "No" Voter Tells Journalist That G-d Gave Her Cancer For Being Gay
With rhetoric reaching the highest of intensity levels prior to the marriage equality referendum vote on Friday In Ireland, some conservative homophobic folks have gone off the deep end. Take for ...
With great interest I tune into the "gloom and doom" sayers concerning marriage equality. According to them, if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the various same-sex marriage bans enacted by some of ...
|NOM Completely Screws Up The Ireland Marriage Equality Referendum
This Friday, Ireland could become the first country in the world to legalise marriage equality by a popular vote. I'm expecting that it will pass, although I am less sure than I was at the start of ...
|History Of Marriage Equality in the United States
It is common for many of us to think of the modern Marriage Equality movement in the United States as starting in the 90’s but when did the movement really have its beginning? Let’s take a look ...
|Journalist Comes Out In Emotional Op-Ed Prior To Ireland's Marriage Equality Vote Next Week
As we await the SCOTUS ruling with regard to nationwide marriage equality here in the states, things are getting intense prior to the marriage equality referendum in Ireland. It reminds me ...
|Do I Really Want to Write This Diary?
I have been sitting here for thirty minutes struggling with that question. Why? Because of a diary sitting at the top of Community Spotlight section on Daily Kos written by kay3295 titled "My ...
|NOM Backs Texas' Lawless Supreme Court Defying Bill
First there were the calls for pro-equality attorneys-general to be impeached . Then there were the calls to defy federal court orders . Then there was the call to get Justice Ginsburg thrown off ...
|TX HB 4105 Fails To Meet Midnight Deadline
This bill, sponsored by almost every Republican state legislator in Texas (Alabama is not the only state that is acting childish right now), would prevent state officials who issue marriage licenses ...
|Anti-Gay Activist's Blatant Lie To A Texas State Senate Committee
If the truth doesn't work, one anti-gay activist, Beverly Roberts of Concerned Women For America, seemingly has decided that lying is an acceptable way to get what she wants. Yes, she is a ...
|Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
|BFSkinner bled again. Back in hospital, awaiting surgery.
Sigh. Our friend BFSkinner returned to the emergency room on Friday due to intestinal blood loss and extreme weakness. He remains hospitalized at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, ...
|Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
|MN “Religious Freedom” Bill Targets Same-Sex Weddings
A proposed law that would allow certain businesses to refuse services based upon religious grounds is drawing the ire of the advocates who fought to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. When ...
|Here's What The Religious Right Demands As "Religious Freedom"
A recent NOM blog post covering some news is just more proof that the religious right feels entitled to have its religion decide all questions of law and policy (the short hand word for this is "...
|Ben Carson: US President Can Totally Ignore A Favorable SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
Dr. Ben Carson may well be a brilliant brain surgeon, however it appears that he may not have been listening very closely to what was taught in his civics classes. In an interview on Newsmax, Mr. ...
|AZ Sheriff Mack: Justice Ginsburg Is A 'Very Senile And Evil' Person Who Will Destroy Marriage
The crazy religious (far) right is out and about and getting more panicked and outraged and paranoid every day. Why? Because the SCOTUS is ...
|TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
|Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
|Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
|Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
|Responses To The SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Along With A Few Predictions
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
|Marriage Equality At The Supreme Court Via Twitter
I got up this morning, turned on the computer, logged on to twitter, and my twitter feed was going crazy with tweets about marriage equality at the Supreme Court, Here are some of them. ...
|NOM Held Latest Hate March On Saturday To Restrain SCOTUS From Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
NOM held its latest "March4Marriage" in Washington on Saturday. And, it was quite the show of religious right characters. They wanted to give the SCOTUS justices the message that they best NOT ...
|Civics lesson from Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court ruling on marriage no big thing
Mike Huckabee has never had the surest grip on reality. A ...
|Discussions Of Marriage Equality On Sunday Morning News Shows
The SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality cases on Tuesday, and the Sunday news shows from the major networks discussed the issue with some of the major players on each side. ...
|One Of The Most Important (Constitution) Edits In US History And How It Affects Marriage Equality
Oral arguments in the marriage equality cases will be heard by the SCOTUS justices on April 28, 2015. Much of the discussion will center around the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, and ...
|Judge Granade In Alabama Refuses To Dismiss Class Action Suit
From Buzzfeed : The ongoing feud between Alabama and federal courts over the state’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages continued Friday, as a federal judge kept alive advocates’ attempt to ...
|NOM Hypocritically Cheers The Resignation Of Angie's List CEO
When former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned last year over his $1,000 donation to Prop 8, here's some of what NOM had to say about it. From April 4, 2014 : NOM called the dismissal of Brendan ...
|New England Journal of Medicine calls for support of marriage equality
Last evening, the weekly issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) was released. The NEJM is one of the most prestigious medical journals published. Its weekly editorial is most often ...
|Support for marriage equality hits a new high, but some are left behind
As the Supreme Court prepares to consider whether ...
|NOM Completes A Clean Sheet (Of Losses) In Oregon
You may be aware that since this time (April) last year, NOM has been nothing but a massive pain in the ass to Oregon and the Ninth Circuit. Now, that pain in the ass has finally been defeated. ...
|Shocking 1975 Letter From The INS Shows How Far The US Government Has Come On Gay Rights
There have been a few (surprisingly few) same-sex couples who have tried to get legally married prior to the 21st century. Probably the most famous couple was that of Richard John Baker and his ...
|Miami Shores Bakery Will Make Anti-Gay Cakes, But Not For The Reason You Might Think
Enchanting Creations is a small business in Miami Shores (a suburb of Miami). The owners have a bakery there, and they say that they have been harassed by anti-gay activists for the past couple of ...
|Hate Groups To SCOTUS: Marriage Equality Will Lead To Slutty Women And Violent Men
Good news, ladies! Marriage equality causes girls to become sluts. Since the SCOTUS is likely to rule in favor of marriage equality by June of this year, it is just a matter of time before you ...
|100 Prominent Catholics Urge Pope To Oust Anti-Gay San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been a controversial and divisive Catholic leader in the City since he arrived. His very conservative world view and theology appear not to be a ...
|Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson: Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve
Evan Wolfson has penned an article at the Advocate stating that he believes we have made a very wise and excellent choice in Mary Bonauto to represent us at the SCOTUS on April 28 (for marriage ...
|Marco Rubio Might Be The Most Anti-Gay Presidential Candidate Yet
Marco Rubio is not loud and boisterous with his anti-gay rants (like Ted Cruz is). But, what he lacks in spewing loud vitriolic attacks on gay folks, he makes up with the content and substance of ...
|Senator Cory Booker Gives Impassioned Senate Floor Speech About Marriage Equality Plaintiff's Story
Senator Cory Booker has been a fervent supporter of marriage equality for some time. So, it is no surprise that he would give a very passionate speech about marriage equality plaintiff, Jim ...
|S. Carolina To SCOTUS: We Can Discriminate Against Women And Gays. Marriage Bans Are Constitutional
South Carolina's AG has filed a very interesting (and, offensive) amicus brief with the SCOTUS in support of the marriage equality bans. It argues an originalist approach to interpreting the US ...
|Ted Cruz: Congress Should Strip Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction To Rule On Marriage Equality
While Ted Cruz isn't the first to come up with a jurisdiction-stripping scheme for the nation's judiciary, it is still a radical idea. It's the type of idea that would get him the attention of ...
|Congress Supports Marriage Equality In Briefs To Supreme Court
The amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court representing the Democrats and the Republicans are painting a very telling picture regarding which side is winning with these briefs. The winning side, ...
|NOM: Marriage Equality Is As Bad As Slavery (No, Really)
One theme that I've consistently heard from the religious right is that if when the Supreme Court rules for marriage equality, they will resist it like Abraham Lincoln resisted Dred Scott . This ...
|The Truth About Marriage Equality In Australia
I've seen a lot of misinformation about what took place in Australia this week regarding a marriage equality bill that has been introduced into our Senate by Sen. David Leyonjhelm, a libertarian ...
|Australian Sponsor Of Marriage Equality Bill Targeted By Letter Warning That He'll Be Shot
Marriage equality has been quite the contentious political issue in Australia the last few years. It has been brought up in Australia's Parliament twice in the past and failed. And, it is due to ...
|AL Justice Roy Moore At Texas Rally: If I Didn't Fight Marriage Equality I'd Be 'Guilty Of Treason'
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was the guest speaker at an anti-marriage equality rally today in Texas. He gave most of the same talking points ... about states' rights and that the US ...
|Idaho House Calls On Congress To Impeach Judges Who Rule In Favor Of Marriage Equality
Disagreement with a judge's decisions/rulings is not grounds for impeaching a federal judge. However, that has not stopped the Idaho House from passing a resolution calling on Congress to impeach ...
|Anti-Gay Religious Right Already In Meltdown Mode Over Upcoming SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
To listen to many of the religious right personalities, one would think that the SCOTUS had pretty much already declared state bans on marriage equality unconstitutional. The justices will hear ...
|Christian Daughter Spits on Her Gay Parents
As reported by Yahoo News, a young woman named Heather Barwick has come out against gay marriage. This in and of itself would not be particularly interesting-a lot of people retain outdated ...
|The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Gives Final Approval To Marriage Equality
The Presbyterian Church (USA) gave final approval to marriage equality today. Eighty-six of the presbyteries have voted in favor of approval (of the total of 171). The denomination has about 1.8 ...
|Federal judge keeps pressure on Alabama judge to issue same-sex marriage licenses
And so the standoff continues in Alabama after a federal judge declined to stay her ruling that ordered an Alabama probate judge to issue marriage licenses to same-
|PA-Sen: Have A Question For Joe Sestak (D) About The Upcoming Senate Race? Submit Them Here!
Hello fellow Kossacks! I've had the privilege to interview politicians like Rep. Ted Deutch (D. FL-21) and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D. AK) in the past but this upcoming interview I ...
|Texas Bill Would Defy A Favorable SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling If Enacted
The Texas state legislature is working overtime trying to prevent marriage equality from coming to Texas, a possibility that they clearly believe is approaching certainty. The latest response is a ...
|Alabama Supreme Court Example Could Create Chaos For Nation's Dual Court System
When Alabama's state Supreme Court decided to defiantly step into the marriage equality issue in the state, it was a bit surprising to most folks. It has also caused quite a bit of chaos in the ...
|Rand Paul Would Like You To Know That Marriage Equality 'Offends' Him
In an interview on Fox News on Friday, Rand Paul stated that marriage equality "offends" him. He also stated that he believed giving gay couples the same legal rights and calling it something ...
|Obama Administration Files Pro-Marriage Equality Brief With Supreme Court
The Obama Administration has urged the Supreme Court to strike down marriage bans nationwide in a brief filed with the court by the Department of Justice on Friday. From LGBTQ Nation , here are ...
|NCLR Seeks Class-Action Status In AL Marriage Equality Case To Cover All Same-Sex Couples In AL
The NCLR (along with other LGBT groups) has requested to amend their marriage equality complaint in the Alabama marriage equality lawsuit and make it a class-action suit covering all same-sex ...
|Marriage Equality In Nebraska Is On Hold Now As 8th Circuit Issues Stay Pending Appeal
A three judge panel of the US Court Of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has granted Nebraska officials' motion for stay pending appeal of the favorable marriage equality ruling in that state. ...
|Tucson Family-Law Judge Ignores Marriage Equality Ruling In Denying Same-Sex Divorce
If you think that Alabama is the only state with rogue state judges that refuse to follow federal court rulings/orders, you would be wrong. And, some of these judges are not even in the Southeast. ...
|No Probate Judges In Alabama Are Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples Today; Update X 2
After the Alabama State Supreme Court issued a ruling and order last night that probate judges must halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-...
|Breaking: Alabama Supreme Court Orders Stop To Issuance Of Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
The Supreme Court of the state of Alabama has just issued a ruling and order requiring probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. From BuzzFeed :
|Nebraska: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down, State Appeals Immediately
Via Joe.My.God From KETV , Omaha's ABC affiliate: According to an injunction filed in federal court Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon said "all relevant state officials are ...
|AL Gov's Pastor Urged Him To Defy Marriage Equality Court Order; Would Go To Jail In Protest
It seems that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley received from strong advice from his pastor, Gil McKee, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Pastor McKee pleaded with the Governor ...
|Texas Third Grader Writes Stern Letter To US Congress Demanding Marriage Equality
From the "out of the mouth of babes" file we have this story from BuzzFeed today about a Texas third grader who is demanding marriage equality in a letter to the US Congress. She is nine years old,
|Alabama Probate Judge Refuses To Finalize Adoption To Plaintiff In Marriage Equality Case
Mobile County probate judge, Judge Don Davis, is refusing to finalize the adoption of the plaintiffs' in the marriage equality case that was ruled on last month. This adoption was the reason that ...
|You Won't Believe Roy Moore's Answer As To Why He's Not Like George Wallace
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Injustice Roy Moore has given an interview to the Associated Press, explaining his illegal fight against marriage equality in Alabama (some states never learn) and why he'...
|White Supremacists Join Rally Against Marriage Equality At Alabama Capitol
There was another rally in Montgomery on the steps of the state Capitol building against marriage equality and the recent federal court ruling in favor of marriage equality on Saturday. And, a ...
|Antigay Texas Republicans prove they have no hearts and no souls
GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott agree that not even a lesbian woman with cancer should be able to marry her partner of 30 years. Texas Republican Attorney General Ken ...
|Alabama Same Sex Marriage Update.
Same Sex Marriage here in Alabama is still not a "done deal". It has been a week since federal district judge Granade issued her order to state probate judge, Don Davis in Mobile county, to issue ...
|Texas Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License
The good news just keeps on coming on the marriage equality front: A State Court order from the 167th Judicial District Court in Travis County directs County Clerk Dana Debeauvoir to issue a same-...
|Knowing When To Quit
One thing that I find both amusing and frustrating is names of organizations that, when it comes to reflecting what these organizations stand for, could not be further from the truth, and could not ...
|Marriage equality (maybe) in at least 1 Texas county
So this happened: Travis judge rules gay-marriage ban unconstitutional . This just happened, so we don't know quite how things will shake out. Our County Clerk has said previously that she wants to ...
|Liberty Counsel Petitions AL Supreme Court To Stop Issuance Of Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Last week the anti-gay group, Liberty Counsel, filed a petition with the Alabama Supreme Court requesting that the Court stop probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
|New Religious Documentary: Christianity Will Be Criminalized Because Of LGBT Progress
The paranoia and persecution complexes of the Christian right know no bounds as this new religious documentary will likely exemplify. What is a G-d fearing Christian fundamentalist to do? Watch as ...
|NOM Enters New Level Of Stupidity: Demands Justice Ginsburg Recuse Herself
Less than three hours ago, I wrote that anti-equality activists "will never stop outdoing themselves with their own stupidity." Between that time and now, this headline has appeared on NOM's blog:
|History Has Not Been Forgotten
The adage that holds "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it" has a critical, inherent limitation. It assumes that whenever history is repeated, the repeat is the result of forgetting the ...
|BREAKING: UPDATE Judge Granade: Alabama cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples
In a hearing just a few hours ago, the ACLU presented its case on behalf of several couples who were denied marriage licenses in Alabama. Judge Callie Granrde, who had previously struck down Alabama'
|Alabama Minister Arrested After Offering To Perform Marriage Ceremony For Same-Sex Couple
From the "no good deed goes unpunished" file comes this story from Autauga County, Alabama. A same-sex couple say that a minister who offered to perform their wedding ceremony after they had ...
|Most AL Probate Judges Still Won't Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples; Updated X 3
It seems that Chief Justice Roy Moore in fact did succeed in influencing most probate judges in Alabama not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Only about a dozen or so counties/...
|Breaking: SCOTUS Denies Alabama's Request For A Stay Of Marriage Equality Ruling; Updated X 3
This morning, the SCOTUS denied Alabama AG's motion to stay pending appeal of the marriage equality ruling(s) in that state. Justices Scalia and Thomas (again) dissented. Congratulations Alabama! ...
|Chief Justice Roy Moore Orders Alabama Officials Not To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is still at it. He has issued an order to probate judges NOT to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples tomorrow morning (as was planned). He claims to have ...
|AL May Be Headed For A Constitutional Crisis As A Few Probate Judges Say They Will Defy ME Ruling
For a while, it looked as if marriage equality was a (complete) go in Alabama beginning on Monday morning. However, with state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore continuing to indicate to ...
|Supreme Court won't intervene in Alabama same-sex marriage case
The U.S. Supreme Court has notified attorneys for the state of Alabama and plaintiffs that there will be no ruling this weekend on the state's request for a stay of Judge Callie Granade's ruling ...
|AL: Greedy Mother Wants Negative Marriage Equality Ruling So Son-In-Law Can't Collect Settlement
A few months ago, I reported on an Alabama marriage equality case in which a gay man and his husband were married in Massachusetts. He wants his marriage ...
|Standing Firm In The Face of Progress: Opposition To Same Sex Marriage in Alabama
To whom it may concern: The truth may not always be popular, but it will always remain the truth. Alabamans, perhaps more than any of the 49 other sovereign lands that comprise these United States ...
|Alabama Official Longs For Good Ole Days Before Marriage Equality, Wealth Redistribution, & Measles
Oh my goodness gracious (think of a deep southern accent lamenting life's travails)! What EVER happened to the good ole days ... days before wealth redistribution, unemployment benefits, welfare, ...
|Wyoming Senate Committee Approves LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Bill
From the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle : The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would extend the state's anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender ...
|AL Justice Moore Doubles Down: Probate Judges Need Not Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has doubled down on his statement that probate judges do not need to adhere to federal Judge Granade's favorable marriage equality ruling. Yesterday, he issued a ...
|Michigan will recognize 300 gay marriages performed legally before stay was issued
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that the state would in fact recognize the 300-plus marriages that took place in a 24-hour window last year ...
|Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Denies Stay Request On Alabama Marriage Equality Rulings; Update X 3
The Eleventh Circuit has denied the state defendants' motion for a stay pending appeal of the Alabama marriage equality ruling. The current (temporary) stay will expire on February 9. I suspect ...
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