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Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court

Kennedy Key Figure As Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - For nearly two decades, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been building t...

Gay Marriages In Florida Could Start As Soon As Next Month

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing...

Just Talking About Same-Sex Marriage With Anti-Gay Voters Can Shift Opinions, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Having persuasive face-to-face conversations with someone who supports same-sex marriage can lead opponents to have significant and long-lasting shift...

Gay Marriage's Next Frontier Is Far From Simple

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part o...

San Francisco Pride Festivities 2013 (PHOTOS)

Reggie Cameron | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Reggie Cameron

It was a historic week with the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8. These activities coincided with the San Francisco Pride Festival, one of the largest in the country. With crowds estimated at over 1.8 million, the mood was celebratory and festive.

Gay Marriage Support To Blame For Recent Threats From North Korea?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative radio host and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention suggested recently that support of same-sex marriage and gay rights cou...

Why This Married Heterosexual Relationship Therapist Supports the Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage

Tara Fields | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Tara Fields

In my judgment this Proposition 8 battle is a distraction from addressing the real issues that destroy marriages.

The Journal Led Astray by Same-Sex Marriage

Roger Pilon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Roger Pilon

In recognizing rights, the Court is not "creating" them. It's simply acknowledging that they were always there, even if we haven't always lived up to our principles and recognized them, as clearly we have not.

On The Path To Marriage Equality: Proposition 8 And The U.S. Supreme Court

John Lewis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Never before has the U.S. Supreme Court heard two significant gay rights cases simultaneously, and its rulings in these cases (expected in late June 2013) could be a defining moment in our entire community's decades-long struggle for equality under the law.

Top Republicans Take Stand On Gay Marriage

The New York Times | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of...

The Prop 8 and DOMA Cases Before the Supreme Court

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Ryznar

Next month, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases concerning same-sex marriage. What are the legal issues?

10 U.S. Senators File Amicus Brief Supporting DOMA

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

The 10 senators promote the argument that Section 3 of DOMA serves as a disincentive for states' legalization of same-sex marriage. But they suggest that this is not based on animus against gays and lesbians.

A Gay Dad's Invitation To A Supreme Court Justice: Come To Dinner With My Family

Rob Watson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The future of our family rests in your hands. You have the power to make it devastatingly difficult. You can make it confusing and convoluted. Or you can do the right thing. Please, Justice Kennedy, please, please, do the right thing.

Two Days In March

James Stack | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

For two days in March, nine people in black robes will get together to hear arguments as to whether or not my marriage should be protected. I feel disgusted, violated and angry. I'm also scared, and that is one emotion that I thought I had put behind me.

Harvard Prof Tapped To Argue Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | College

By Terry Baynes Dec 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appointed a Harvard Law School professor on Tuesday to argue whether the co...

The Era Of Exclusion Is Over

Donna Red Wing | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Last Friday, as my staff and I sat hunched at our desks, refreshing the SCOTUS Blog for updates from the U.S. Supreme Court, the gravity of this moment in history hit me. The moment that we have been striving toward for decades was close. We were finally getting our day in court.

Supreme Court To Take On Gay Marriage

Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

The United States Supreme Court will review the decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down Proposition 8, a 2008 law which ban...

Gay Marriage Fight Could Head To Supreme Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.25.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she ap...

Another Supreme Court Term Kicks Off Monday

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court's liberals in...

8 Questions And Answers On The Next Steps In The Prop 8 Case As It Heads Toward The Supreme Court

Adam Bink | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Bink

As always, there is a steady stream of comments and questions about the decision and the future of the Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. This post addresses the most common ones.

Gaming Out Gay Marriage's Path To The Supreme Court

Steve Sanders | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Sanders

With rulings on gay marriage from two federal appellate courts in the past week, it is now more likely that the Supreme Court will finally grapple with the key civil rights issue of our time. We are in a stage where timing, litigation strategy, and judicial politics will all be critical.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Provides Hint On Potential Same-Sex Marriage Case

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that her predecessors on the high court mistimed the milestone 1973 Roe v....