Marriage Equality: October 2013

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Marriage Opponents Scramble for Special Rights in Hawaii

Filed by John M. Becker | October 31, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Opponents of marriage equality in Hawaii want a special right to discriminate against LGBT people in the public square. They just might get it.Read More

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Sandra Day O'Connor Marries Gay Couple at Supreme Court

Filed by John M. Becker | October 29, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor officiated at a same-sex wedding in Washington today, becoming the second justice in history to do so.Read More


8 Ways the Red Sox Are Like Marriage Equality

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 25, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Boston Red Sox and marriage equality are more similar than you might think.Read More

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IL Bishop: Praying for Marriage Equality Is Blasphemy

Filed by John M. Becker | October 25, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Thomas Paprocki, the Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois, got his cassock in a bunch and called police to prevent pro-equality Catholics from praying inside the cathedral.Read More

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Anti-Gay Hawaii Pols Fly In Regnerus As Marriage 'Expert'

Filed by John M. Becker | October 24, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

Opponents of marriage equality in Hawaii are enlisting the help of Mark Regnerus, the disgraced scientist who claimed gays and lesbians make bad parents, to spread misinformation about same-sex relationships.Read More

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'Unromantic' Lesbian Makes Incredibly Romantic Proposal

Filed by John M. Becker | October 22, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

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

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Ohio Man Who Led Challenge to Marriage Ban Dies

Filed by John M. Becker | October 22, 2013 | 9:30 AM | comments

John Arthur, the terminally ill Ohio man at the center of a challenge to that state's marriage discrimination amendment, died this morning at 48.Read More

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Indy City Councilor & Partner Elope at Own Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

The best part about a wedding isn't the few minutes you stand together and take vows; it's in the stories that you're able to tell for years after the big event. And nothing makes a better story than eloping at your own wedding.Read More

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Arkansas Catholic Schoolteacher Fired On Wedding Day

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Catholic Church's unholy crusade against LGBT people continues: Arkansas Catholic schoolteacher Tippi McCullough was fired for marrying her same-sex spouse -- on her wedding day.Read More

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Booker Spanks Fundie Heckler at Midnight NJ Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2013 | 11:45 AM | comments

An anti-gay Christian heckler disrupted the first same-sex wedding ceremony at Newark City Hall. Mayor and senator-elect Cory Booker brilliantly spanked the man.Read More

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Christie Drops Marriage Equality Appeal

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2013 | 10:05 AM | comments

Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed a marriage equality bill passed by the legislature and appealed a ruling from a state judge that said the state had to allow same-sex marriage, he dropped his appeal to the state Supreme Court.Read More


Next Week, Help Win Marriage Equality in Hawaii

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 18, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

With your help, we can make marriage equality a reality in Hawaii.Read More

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France: No Special Opt-Out Rights For Anti-Gay Mayors

Filed by John M. Becker | October 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

France's highest court smacked down seven mayors who argued that they should be exempt from performing same-sex civil marriages because such unions violate their conscience.Read More


Oregon Now Recognizing Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | October 17, 2013 | 12:45 PM | comments

The state of Oregon will now recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other jurisdictions.Read More

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Marriage Suits in MI, 18 Other States. Where's WI?

Filed by John M. Becker | October 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Michigan might get marriage equality today, Illinois is on its way, and 17 other states in the country have lawsuits pending. What's the hold-up in Wisconsin?Read More

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Yet Another Survey Shows Catholics Back Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 09, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yet another poll confirms that on the issue of marriage equality, the Catholic Church's outspokenly homophobic bishops are wildly out of step with the people in the pews.Read More


Glitz, Glamour, & Equality on Display at HRC Dinner

Filed by John M. Becker | October 08, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jennifer Lopez and other attendees and speakers at HRC's annual National Dinner, held Saturday in Washington, D.C., celebrated a landmark year in the push for LGBT equality.Read More

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Brian Brown Worked With Russians on Gay Adoption Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | October 03, 2013 | 5:55 PM | comments

Brian Brown, president of the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage, secretly traveled to Russia in June to lobby for a gay adoption ban.Read More

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Marriage Equality Bill Comes to PA Today

Filed by John M. Becker | October 03, 2013 | 9:55 AM | comments

Two Democratic state representatives are introducing a marriage equality bill in Pennsylvania today.Read More

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Young Boy Challenges Former Aussie PM on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 01, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

A young boy asked Julia Gillard, the infamously anti-gay former Australian Prime Minister, why she "didn't let gay people get married" while she was in power. Read More