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Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

He, after all, who made gay people gay. He would not have done so had He not wanted them to enjoy life's pleasures as fully as heterosexuals can.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Couple Behind Marriage Equality Case Did It All For Their Kids | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are one of the same-sex couples behind the Supreme Court's historic ruling that all 50 states must allow gay marriage. Bu...

Former NFL Player Compares Support of Gay Marriage To Satanism

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports

Get out of here.

Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, rule...

This Could Be The Deciding Case On Gay Marriage Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The couple who challenged Michigan's ban on gay marriages are taking their battle to the U.S. Supreme Court with a case that seeks to legalize same-se...

Gay Marriage: The Tide Has Turned. Will the Supreme Court Listen?

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So far, the Supreme Court has been much more cautious about same-sex marriage than it was about inter-racial marriage a half-century ago. Its two rulings in June 2013 -- overturning DOMA and California's Prop 8 -- reflected the basic conservatism of the Roberts Court.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Tells Gay Couples Their Marriages Basically 'Never Existed' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Three hundred couples who tied the knot when Michigan's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted in March have been given a message from the state that, le...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawyer Lambastes Anti-Gay Marriage Ruling As 'Fundamentally Misguided' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court ruling in favor of anti-gay marriage laws in four states stunned members of the LGBT community and left hundreds of...

Gay Marriage Advocates Target U.S. Supreme Court After Loss

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by...

Biblical Marriage: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

In light of the recent resignations of two North Carolina magistrates, explained by their religious convictions that same-sex marriage is a sin or desecrates the "holy institution established by God Himself," I would like to offer a few points of clarification to the overall discourse.

Ryan J. Reilly

Louisiana Gay Marriage Ban Upheld By Federal Judge | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bucking a nationwide trend, a federal judge in Louisiana upheld a state ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, writing that "any right t...

Gay Married in Indiana for 7 Hours, But Will It Count?

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsey Timmerman

J.R. and Cory were legally married until that afternoon when an emergency stay was put in place that made same-sex marriage no longer legal in Indiana. In the eyes of the law their marriage was less than ours.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a p...

Pennsylvania Republican Supports Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) came out in support of gay marriage on Wednesday in an interview with The Washington Post. "Life is too short to have the...

United Church of Christ Brings the Fight for Equality to North Carolina

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Anthony Hatcher

The latest party to file a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina is the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, marking the first time an entire religious denomination has joined a legal battle to repeal a statewide gay marriage ban.

Judge Rules Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John Jones' decision in Whitew...

Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ruling, handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on...

Christian Denomination Sues North Carolina Over Gay Marriage Ban

Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The United Church of Christ sued the state of North Carolina on Monday (April 28) over its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage,...

You Say You Must Defend Gay Marriage Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

KVOR guest host Jimmy Bensberg talked last weekwith Cynthia Coffman, who's running for Colorado Attorney General. CYNTHIA COFFMAN: Taking a page from ...

Mitch Albom Thinks Marriage Equality Undermines Marriage

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lev Raphael

Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban In Another State | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in Detroit. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's rul...

Refusing to Defend Unjust Laws: Prosecutorial Discretion or Prosecutorial Nullification?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Holder decries a law that is not only morally repugnant, as Johnson did, but also almost certainly unconstitutional. Defending such laws, as the Republican attorneys general claim they must do, may be a principled exercise of discretion, but a foolish and irrational one.

Ryan J. Reilly

How Scalia Helped Screw Texas' Case Against Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Lone Star State's ban on gay marriage on Wednes...

Indiana State House Advances Constitutional Ban On Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The Indiana House of Representatives approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Tuesday in a 57-40 vote. While marriage equality is...

Indiana Lawmakers Weigh Constitutional Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

By Abdul-Hakim Shabazz INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indiana lawmakers on Monday were considering a proposed state constitutional a...