Both rulings have been stayed, but marriage equality in the South seems kind of inevitable now.
A new study examines straight attitudes towards the rights of queer couples. There’s broad support for things like hospital visitation, but still a lot of discomfort with public same-gender smooching.
A federal appeals court ruled today that the bans on same-sex marriage in four states are constitutional. Today’s decision means SCOTUS will have to make a decision on marriage equality.
Half the nation now lets same-sex couples marry, thanks to some Supreme Court shenanigans.
This morning the Supreme Court officially declined to rule on five pending same-sex marriage cases from Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This means marriages can start immediately in those states, but national progress is stalled.
After a lot of uncertainty, the Supreme Court has decided to consider hearing same-sex marriage cases from five states — and it may mean big news for the constitutionality of state marriage bans.
It’s two steps forward, one step back as judges find rule both for and against same-sex marriage bans.
Y’all, if Florida can do it…
Florida’s recent gay marriage ruling is not definitive but it raises the question of when this issue will reach its way up the the Supreme Court and also makes me consider how strange it is to be in this inbetween time where it is legal in some places and not in others.
A Florida judge overturned the state’s 2008 same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, allowing same sex couples in Monroe County to marry starting on Tuesday.
“Since most music industry folks go to great lengths to hide same-gender loving artists, it was great to have the opportunity to see how industry insiders on the show reacted to the relationship between Monifah and Terez. Their overwhelming support showed that people were not as unwilling to accept a season finale in which Monifah Carter had a same-sex relationship as many think. The stereotype of the homophobic R&B community was breaking down before our eyes.”
This morning, a federal judge in Indiana determined that the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, and couples in the state have already begun marrying.
After a landmark vote in the Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly Thursday, the denomination’s constitutional definition of marriage allows for same-sex unions.
With no one left who can argue in favor of the ban in court, couples can start marrying without fear of the uncertain fate faced by hundreds of couples in Arkansas after last week’s legal fracas there.
So what does all this judicial back-and-forth mean?
Today Idaho became the latest state with a ban on same-sex marriage to have it declared unconstitutional by a federal judge.
“There are a lot of things you’re not supposed to be able to do when you’re gay: get married, have children, be the head of a national government, etc. But stereotypes exist to be broken, at least when you’re former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.”
Two important decisions will give same-sex couples and married trans people access to benefits through their spouse, regardless of their state of residence.
Earlier this week, OKCupid joined the outrage at Mozilla’s new choice of CEO Brenden Eich by asking their users to uninstall Firefox. Yesterday, Brenden Eich resigned.
“You know shit is real when real live tech people offer Internet Explorer as a viable option.”