Marriage Equality: June 2013

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What You Need To Know (6/23-6/29)

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 29, 2013 | 2:58 PM | comments

DOMA and Prop 8 dominate the news, a UK court rules non-disclosure of trans* status can be criminal, marriage returns in CA, Amnesty International warns of the dangers of African homophobiaRead More


Marriages Begin Again in California

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2013 | 7:30 PM | comments

You can walk down to your local clerk now, get a license, and get hitched.Read More

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I Still Can't Marry My Partner

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 28, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm not asking for you to fight for my rights. I'm just asking you not to pretend that everyone has the right to marry when my family can't even get a civil union.Read More

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Bert & Ernie Celebrate DOMA Ruling

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

The New Yorker's cover for next week has been released and it's the cutest damn thing you'll ever see.Read More

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Decision Day Video Highlights

Filed by John M. Becker | June 28, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Maybe it's just me, but I'm still riding high from this week's historic Supreme Court decisions overturning DOMA and striking down Proposition 8.Read More

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Marriage Equality and Wine

Filed by Annette Gross | June 27, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Dana and Larisa are a perfect example of small business owners who are passionate about their new company and passionate about equality - and finding a way to tie those passions together.Read More


The Hollingsworth v. Perry Decision Explained

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Supreme Court really didn't want to have to decide the issues raised in Hollingsworth v Perry, and had to engage in some serious mental gymnastics to find a way to kick it out of court.Read More

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In an Instant, Everything Changed

Filed by John M. Becker | June 26, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

The work continues tomorrow -- and we won't rest until all are equal -- but tonight we celebrate. This victory is sweet indeed.Read More


SCOTUS Rules & the Nation Reacts

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

As the news of today's Supreme Court marriage equality victories spread, the Bilerico inbox overheated with press releases from everyone under the sun.Read More


Stay Motivated: A Short Caution from Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 26, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember what transpired in Canada after marriage equality was achieved: there was a brief amount of celebration that the "last great battle" had been won, and then everyone disappeared into suburbia.Read More


The Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions Explained

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Court held that DOMA deprived same-sex couples of the liberty due them under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and violates the prohibition against denying to any person the equal protection of the laws.Read More

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SCOTUS & Marriage Equality: We Win!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2013 | 10:20 AM | comments

You can find photos and videos from John, Jerame, and me taken outside of the Supreme Court on the Bilerico Project Facebook page.Read More

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C'mon, SCOTUS, Do Us Proud!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | June 26, 2013 | 8:30 AM | comments

Imagine what it will be like for all the young LGBT people who get to just grow up with the option to marry their beloved and don't have to carry picket signs and petitions for years to get that right.Read More

Supreme Court: No Marriage Decisions Today

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2013 | 10:15 AM | comments

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.Read More

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Prominent Gay Blogger to Wed Partner This Week

Filed by John M. Becker | June 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to marriage equality advocates David Badash and Caleb Eigsti, who will tie the knot in Provincetown this week.Read More

No SCOTUS Decisions on Marriage Today

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2013 | 10:32 AM | comments

Once again, the wait continues...Read More

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Beyond Supreme: Reaching the Places Equality Hasn't

Filed by Mark Segal | June 24, 2013 | 8:30 AM | comments

A victory of any sort at the Supreme Court is not the end of the fight; it's just one battle that was started over 40 years ago.Read More


VIDEO: Florida Rep's Evolution on Marriage

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Florida State Representative Darryl Rouson speaks up about his evolution from anti-gay politician to marriage equality supporter.Read More

Breaking Down Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

While we won't know the outcomes of the cases until late June, one thing is clear: momentum for equality is on our side.Read More


New Marriage Equality Anthem: 'We Have the Right'

Filed by John M. Becker | June 18, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

Queer NYC-based rocker/songwriter and LGBTQ activist Samia has released a catchy new marriage equality anthem in anticipation of the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 and just time for New York City's Pride celebration. The song, called...Read More

Watch: California Family Holds Funeral for Prop 8

Filed by John M. Becker | June 14, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Leffew family, whose son Daniel powerfully pleaded with Chief Justice John Roberts to support marriage equality, recently held a funeral for California's Proposition 8. Read More


Home State Pride: Vermont & Wisconsin

Filed by John M. Becker | June 14, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pro-equality businesses in my home states of Wisconsin and Vermont are making me proud today.Read More


French Mayor Refuses to Obey Marriage Equality Law, Faces Jail

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

The mayor of a southwestern French city announced his refusal to follow the country's new marriage equality law, risking heavy fines and jail time in the process.Read More


Bishops Threaten to De-Fund Immigration Groups Over Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Catholic Bishops are threatening to cut off funds to groups that serve the poor in Illinois because they're affiliated with groups that endorse marriage equality.Read More


Gay Firefighter and 9/11 First Responder Dies

Filed by John M. Becker | June 11, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Firefighter Phillip Curtis McKee III died of injuries sustained on 9/11 when he responded to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Virginia views him and his husband as legal strangers.Read More

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Pro-LGBT Catholics Confront Anti-Gay Bishop

Filed by John M. Becker | June 07, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Notoriously anti-gay Bishop Thomas Paprocki spoke out against marriage equality at a recent event in Phoenix, Arizona. And pro-equality Catholics let him have it.Read More


Church of England Drops Opposition to Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Church of England, which had previously threatened to disestablish itself from the state over same-sex marriage, has abruptly dropped its opposition.Read More


Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers: Some 'Sins' Are Worse Than Others

Filed by John M. Becker | June 06, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Try to contain your shock at such blatant hypocrisy.Read More

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Young Republicans: Another Reason to Keep Talking About Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Since talking about marriage equality apparently works like some kind of magic Republican youth repellent, our community needs to talk until we're blue in the face.Read More


One Step Closer to Equal Marriage in the UK

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Having passed its second reading yesterday in the House of Lords by such an overwhelming margin, the United Kingdom's marriage equality bill is nearly certain to become law.Read More


Marriage Equality Stalls in Illinois

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 02, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Same-sex couples in Illinois will have to wait even longer for equal rights. In a move that shocked many community members and advocates, the Illinois House ended its current session without calling a vote on the Marriage Equality Bill.Read More