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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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! 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! 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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]