Marriage Equality: November 2013

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Bishop Paprocki Exorcised Same-Sex Marriage, Looked Fabulous

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

Has an exorcist ever looked quite this fabulous?Read More

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Mary Bonauto: Sowing the Seeds of Marriage Equality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | November 20, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

Just before the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized marriage equality ten years ago, I interviewed Mary Bonauto, a pioneer in the freedom-to-marry movement. Here is an excerpt from that interview.Read More

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IN Republicans: Marriage Amendment Not a Priority

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Republicans have a super majority in both chambers, but party leaders have announced that the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions will not be a priority in this session.Read More


Cheney Sisters Duke It Out Over Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Liz Cheney says she believes in the "traditional definition of marriage;" her lesbian sister Mary says she's "on the wrong side of history."Read More

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United Methodist Church Wrong-Hearted About Marriage

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | November 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The United Methodist Church's prohibition of same-sex nuptials is not only wrong-headed, it is also wrong-hearted.Read More

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Cardinal George Whines About Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The state of Illinois may have passed marriage equality, but that doesn't mean that Chicago Catholic Cardinal Francis George is done throwing a temper tantrum about it.Read More

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Is Hawaii the 15th or 16th Marriage Equality State?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Is Hawaii the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage as many media outlets are reporting? Or is it technically the 15th?Read More

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BREAKING: Hawaii House Approves Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 09, 2013 | 3:07 AM | comments

The Hawaii House of Representatives has just approved marriage equality in a 30-19 vote, putting Hawaii on track to become the 16th U.S. state with the freedom to marry.Read More

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Profiles in Courage & Cowardice: A Tale of Two Legislators

Filed by John M. Becker | November 07, 2013 | 5:15 PM | comments

An Illinois lawmaker left her dying son's bedside to vote for marriage equality. A lesbian legislator in Hawaii, on the other hand, voted against it.Read More

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Illinois: What Happened & Why It's Important

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 06, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have been with my husband for 12 years. This will be the first time in all of those years that we will finally live in a state that recognizes our marriage, our commitment, and our love.Read More

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BREAKING: Illinois House Passes Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 05, 2013 | 5:06 PM | comments

It's a great day for equality: the Illinois House has finally approved a marriage equality bill, all but assuring that Illinois will become the 15th marriage equality state.Read More

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On LGBT Issues, the Kids Are All Right

Filed by John M. Becker | November 05, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new video making the rounds on the Internet today shows kids' unvarnished reactions to same-sex marriage proposals and unscripted thoughts about marriage equality. It's very encouraging.Read More


Hagel Spanks Anti-Gay States On Military Spousal Benefits

Filed by John M. Becker | November 01, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced last night that he's ordering the National Guard to issue military IDs to same-sex spouses in nine states that have refused to do so.Read More