Wisconsin couple challenges state’s ban on same-sex marriage

This week a Milwaukee lesbian couple filed a lawsuit directly with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to invalidate Wisconsin’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. According to the suit, Katherine Halopka-Ivery tried to transfer ownership of real estate in her name to the couple and Milwaukee County register of deeds officials refused to record [...]

VIDEO: Kentucky AG Jack Conway Holds fights back tears as he announces he won’t defend marriage equality ban

This is a man with character.

Jack Conway’s remarks came in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that Kentucky must recognize same sex marriages performed out of state.

AG candidate Richards advocates for marriage equality in Wisconsin

On the heels of news that four same-sex couples Four same-sex couples are suing Gov. Scott Walker and other public officials in an attempt to overturn Wisconsin’s seven-year-old constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Democratic State Rep. (and Attorney General candidate) Jon Richards issued a statement advocating for marriage equality in Wisconsin. “Like so many loving [...]

Federal judge strikes down Utah same-sex marriage ban

Yesterday a federal judge struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban, noting that the ban violated due process and equal protection rights under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling saying Utah’s law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples’ rights to due [...]

Illinois lawmakers approve marriage equality

ILLINOIS! SPRINGFIELD — The General Assembly today narrowly approved a gay marriage bill, clearing the way for Illinois to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions.

The bill got 61 votes in the House, one more than the bare minimum needed to send the measure back to the Senate, which quickly signed off. Democratic [...]

Minnesota becomes 12th state to approve same sex marriage

Minnesota! Gay couples will be permitted to wed in Minnesota starting in August, making it the 12th state to permit same-sex marriage and the first in the Midwest to take such a step outside of a court ruling.

The State Senate, controlled by Democrats, voted 37 to 30 on Monday to allow same-sex marriages, after [...]

New Zealand MP’s hilarious speech on same sex marriage (VIDEO)

This has been making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s worth sharing.

Watch as New Zealand Minister of Parliament Maurice Williamson sums up his views on a gay marriage bill in absolutely hilarious fashion.

Willie Nelson shares his thoughts on same-sex marriage

Country star Willie Nelson sums it up best. “I’ve known straight and gay people all my life. I can’t tell the difference. People are people where I came from.”

When I think about the debate over same-sex marriage, I’m reminded of this line from the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, [...]

Forward and Backward

Barack Obama went forward yesterday. The world was rocked. Internet Rock Star George Takei, who seemingly hasn’t a serious bone in his body, got serious. Twitterers tweeted like twittering machines. Republican Andrew Sullivan has a great take on the momentous announcement by President Obama’s that he supports gay marriage. Heck, Andrew Sullivan thinks this will [...]

Marriage Equality, President Obama, and Freedom of Religion

“…I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” President Obama

I had started down this path earlier this week in response to Vice President Joe Biden’s comments from Sunday May 6th edition of Meet [...]

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