Marriage Equality: September 2013

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Prop 8 Dream Team Sues for Marriage in Virginia

Filed by John M. Becker | September 30, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ted Olson and David Boies, the dream team that successfully fought Proposition 8, announced today that they're joining a marriage equality lawsuit in Virginia.Read More

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Watch One Straight Ally's Powerful 'Aha' Moment

Filed by John M. Becker | September 26, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

Being de-friended over his brother's same-sex wedding gave straight ally David Stevens an insight into the hurtful rejection that many LGBT people experience.Read More

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George H. W. Bush Participates in Same-Sex Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Looks like the Bush clan just found another supporter of same-sex marriage. Former President George H. W. Bush witnessed the marriage of two shopkeepers from Kennebunkport, Maine last weekend.Read More

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Pope Francis's Vatican Excommunicates Pro-LGBT Priest

Filed by John M. Becker | September 24, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Think the Pope is softening his stance on gays? Then why did the Vatican excommunicate a priest for supporting marriage equality - when they won't excommunicate pedophiles?Read More

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Majority of Indiana Republicans Oppose Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2013 | 1:50 PM | comments

A recently released poll from Indiana shows that nearly two thirds of Hoosier voters oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships.Read More

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Catholic College Censors John Corvino

Filed by John M. Becker | September 24, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Prominent gay philosopher John Corvino has become the latest victim of the American Catholic Church's campaign to marginalize and silence those speaking out for LGBT equality.Read More


Finland's Parliament to Reconsider Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 22, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

After the largest citizen's initiative campaign in Finland's history, that nation's parliament will again consider marriage equality.Read More

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Pope Says More Nice Words About LGBTs, Changes Nothing

Filed by John M. Becker | September 19, 2013 | 2:25 PM | comments

The pontiff's comments today were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion for LGBT people.Read More


Michigan Bans Same-Sex Marriage To Regulate Sex

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

The state of Michigan is claiming that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is essential so the state can "regulate sexual relationships between men and women."Read More


Why Marriage Matters [Vol 732,994]

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2013 | 1:15 PM | comments

How many more have to die -- how many more hearts have to be broken -- before marriage equality for LGBT people, couples, and families is fully realized?Read More

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Mormon Church Entering Hawaii Marriage Fight?

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2013 | 5:45 PM | comments

Just months after reporters declared that the Mormon Church was dropping its crusade against marriage equality, the church is preparing to fight LGBT rights again -- this time in Hawaii.Read More

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Freedom to Marry Hopes To Light Up the Map for Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Freedom to Marry is launching a new campaign to light up the map of the U.S. with mayors supporting marriage equality in every state.Read More

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Biden: Marriage Equality Is Civil Rights Issue of Today

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Of his spontaneous endorsement of marriage equality last year, Vice President Joe Biden said, "I could not remain silent any longer."Read More

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Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher For Coming Out

Filed by John M. Becker | September 13, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Minnesota's Kristen Ostendorff spontaneously came out to her Catholic school colleagues in a staff meeting last month. She was fired the next day.Read More


Flash-Mob Marriage Proposal in SLC Home Depot

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2013 | 6:45 PM | comments

Here's your tear-jerker for the day.Read More


Dreams Can Come True: A Cinderella Marriage Proposal

Filed by John M. Becker | September 11, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Last week, the cast and crew of the Broadway musical Cinderella helped one gay couple find their own "happily ever after."Read More

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Indiana PFLAG to Host Same-Sex Wedding Reception

Filed by Annette Gross | September 08, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

As PFLAG parents, we feel a special bond with gay and lesbian couples who just want to be able to share their lives together and take care of each other. We are the "surrogate parents of the brides and grooms."Read More

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DOJ: Same-Sex Couples Entitled To Veterans' Benefits

Filed by John M. Becker | September 04, 2013 | 3:40 PM | comments

Today the Obama administration cleared the way for the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian veterans to receive military benefits.Read More

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Are You Sisters? Lesbian Couples and Mistaken Identity

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 04, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although I've been with my same-sex spouse for many years, when we go out we still occasionally face the exasperating question: "Are you sisters?"Read More

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Aussie PM Goes All Jed Bartlet on Anti-Gay Pastor

Filed by John M. Becker | September 04, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

An anti-gay Christian pastor challenged Australia's prime minister on live TV about his support for marriage equality. You won't believe the spanking he got in return.Read More