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Marriage Equality

Meditations Before the 'Unmarriage Until Gay Marriage'

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reverend Billy

The fear people, let's call them. They want to elevate the heterosexual marriage ceremony to an old Hollywood heaven. Producing a false scarcity of love and putting religious pomp on it -- is -- Hate.

Bill Brady Wants To Change Illinois Constitution To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the winner of the GOP gubernatorial nomination is still a toss up between Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, front-runner Brady is already making pla...

Countering NOM's Missive on Prop 8 Judge Walker With the Facts

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

If Walker's sexual orientation is an issue in him deciding an LGBT-related case, well then, what about a straight judge who's been divorced judging a case involving marital relations?

What Would Jesus Do?

Bill Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Will the culture war ever end? We have now had three presidents in a row who promised to unite the country. They all failed because it's hard to compromise on values. But this doesn't mean it's impossible.

Gay Marriage Fight: Proposition 8 Trial Pauses, But Not For Ruling

The New York Times | Jesse McKinley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Testimony concluded Wednesday in the first stage of the federal trial over the fate of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marr...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Begin Case In Proposition 8 Trial

The New York Times | JESSE McKINLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After two weeks of testimony by witnesses seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, the defense began its case on Mond...

The Gay Wink

Mark Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shields

Will the Tea Partiers, who claim that they want straight talk from their leaders, really tolerate these gay winks, or will they acknowledge that they're fighting a senseless battle that's already been lost?

Why Straight People Should Be Following the Prop. 8 Federal Trial

Audrey Bilger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Audrey Bilger

Straight people, listen up! You need to embrace same-sex marriage as a benefit to society as a whole -- a continuation and expansion of American ideals. Marriage equality is for everyone.

Under Attack: Can Harold Ford Survive New York's 'Angry Gays?'

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

With his polished pedicure and shiny SUV, Harold Ford Jr. may act all teflon tough. But let's hope his doorman is a little harder-core -- because these gays are coming to get him.

Proud to Testify for Marriage Equality

Jerry Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jerry Sanders

I was proud to testify this week in what I believe will be one of the defining civil rights cases of our time, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. I did so as a Republican, a father, and a former police chief.

Prop 8 On Trial: Justice and Equality in the Age of the Internet

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

The Internet is giving the world the chance to experience this trial in real time, something our Supreme Court did not want to allow via television.

Proposition 8 Backer, Hak-Shing William Tam, stands by views on pedophilia

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A proponent of California's same-sex marriage ban testified Thursday that he thinks gays are more likely to be pedophiles and th...

IN Marriage Amendment Moves Forward

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

This morning the Indiana State Senate Judiciary Committee passed SJR-13, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unio...

Supreme Court Camera Ruling Continues History of Anti-Gay Discrimination

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

After reading the Prop 8 proponent William Tam's request to withdraw from the case fearing harassment , I fumed that Prop 8 defendants were elevating a graffiti sign to the level of hate crimes perpetrated on LGBTs.

Prop 8 Trial Starts Today - Bumpy Legal Road Ahead for Marriage Equality

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

All eyes this morning are on San Francisco -- as District Court Judge Vaughn Walker hears Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, the controversial case to overturn Proposition 8 on federal grounds.

Harry Potter Fans Take On Maine's Proposition One

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Slack

If Maine's Proposition 1 (aka California's Proposition 8) passes on November 3, the movements for intolerance and bigotry will gain momentum, and same-sex couples will lose more rights.

Co-Opted: Marriage Equality's Civil Rights Rip-Off

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

Since the defeat of Proposition 8 last year, the Marriage Equality movement has been in a problematic pas de deux with Black America. Everyone loses in the battle for "most-oppressed" status.

Why I'm Optimistic About Maine

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

I truly believe that Maine will become the first state in the nation to successfully defend marriage equality at the ballot box, providing a road map for California to repeal Proposition 8.

Equality - What Are We So Afraid Of?

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

How can it possibly not be time that America acknowledges marriage for one and all? Otherwise, the people of this nation must exercise their right and responsibility to abolish this failed form and reinstitute it altogether.

Take My Right to Marry -- Please!

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jamie Frevele

If "traditional" marriage doesn't include all the people who have loved and supported me throughout my years, then I don't want to be a part of it. That's why I'm selling my legal right to marry on eBay.

Marriage Equality and the Myth of "Gay Apartheid"

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kaufman

As disappointing as the Maine defeat was, the real disappointment actually resulted from the shrill reactionary tactics employed by many within the Marriage Equality movement.

Despair: Marriage Equality Fails (again)

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

The results from this election make one thing very clear. A significant amount of voter education will be necessary to achieve majority support for Marriage Equality in California and around the nation.

Democracy, Primaries and Party Leadership

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lincoln Mitchell

The leadership of the Democratic Party has not lined up behind Gillibrand so much as they have lined up against the idea of Ford's candidacy.

Maine Question 1: We're Working too Hard to Lose ...

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

It's inspiring to see the passion as we sense this election's national implications for marriage equality. And we're still asking folks to make spur-of-the-moment plans to drive up to Maine.

Prop 8 Backers Ask Federal Judge to Ban Cameras, Plaintiffs Reply

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

The attorney representing the Prop 8 supporters in the federal case challenging Prop 8 filed two letters asking the judge not to allow TV cameras into the courtroom.