Marriage Equality: August 2013

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Wed Same-Sex Couple

Filed by John M. Becker | August 30, 2013 | 6:15 PM | comments

This weekend, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court justice in history to officiate a same-sex wedding ceremony.Read More


Married Gay Couples Can File Joint Fed Taxes Nationwide

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2013 | 2:35 PM | comments

BREAKING: the IRS announced today that all legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for tax purposes, even if the couple lives in a non-equality state.Read More

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Rowan Williams: 'Persecuted' Christians Must 'Grow Up'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, said recently that anti-gay Christians who claim they're being "persecuted" for their views need to "grow up."Read More


Watch: First Same-Sex Marriages in Taos County, NM

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here's a dose of happy for you this morning: footage of the first wedding ceremonies in Taos County, New Mexico.Read More


BREAKING: Judge Brings Marriage Equality to NM County

Filed by John M. Becker | August 26, 2013 | 6:15 PM | comments

A district judge in New Mexico has ruled that Bernalillo County -- the state's most populous -- must grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples who apply for them.Read More


New Mexico Becomes Epicenter of Marriage Equality Push

Filed by John M. Becker | August 26, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Will New Mexico's largest county become the latest marriage equality jurisdiction in that state? We'll know later this afternoon.Read More

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Indiana Is a Harbinger of the Movement's Future

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 23, 2013 | 10:50 AM | comments

Marriage equality is a conservative value as much as it is a progressive value. Indiana has a better chance to prove that definitively than any state so far.Read More

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A Tale of Two Christies

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

On Planet Christie, gay people are born that way, homosexuality is not a sin, and it can't be cured -- but LGBTs still shouldn't be able to get married.Read More

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Fred Karger Spanks NOM; NOM Freaks Out

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Fred Karger gave NOM a major spanking, and Brian Brown is throwing a temper tantrum. Someone call the waaambulance.Read More


Dear Abby: Reach Out to Anti-Equality Relatives

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Dear Abby, an outspoken supporter of marriage equality, advised a soon-to-be-married same-sex couple in Minnesota to reach out to relatives who haven't yet come around on the issue.Read More

Rep Keith Ellison Celebrates Minnesota Marriages

Filed by Bil Browning | August 06, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ellison has released this video from his Congressional office to celebrate the start of marriage equality in Minnesota. Not only does he send along his well wishes, he strums out a little tune on the guitarRead More

PA Democrats Slam Governor on Marriage Stance

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Pennsylvania Democrats are coming out swinging in support of marriage equality.Read More


Lambda Legal, ACLU File Suit Against VA's Marriage Ban

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 01, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lambda Legal and the ACLU filed a class action suit this morning in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg, Virginia challenging the state's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Which States Are Now Facing Marriage Lawsuits?

Filed by Nan Hunter | August 01, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Since the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional a month ago, marriage equality litigation is growing like weeds in a vacant lot.Read More