Marriage Equality: December 2014

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Indiana Will Consider 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | December 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A bill that would create a special "right" to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion is coming to the new marriage equality state of Indiana, courtesy of that state's Republican Party.Read More


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BREAKING: SCOTUS Declines to Stop Florida Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | December 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Supreme Court has just denied Florida's request for a stay of a lower pro-marriage equality court ruling. Same-sex couples in the Sunshine State should be able to marry beginning January 6.Read More


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SCOTUS Will Consider Taking Louisiana Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | December 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In its meeting on January 9, the Supreme Court will consider whether or not to review Louisiana's marriage equality case.Read More


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Marriage Equality Comes to Scotland

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Scotland's marriage equality law, which was passed by that country's parliament in February and approved by Queen Elizabeth II in March, took effect today. Read More


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MS Pastor Stages Mock Man-Horse Marriage Because Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A Baptist pastor staged a mock one-man, one-horse wedding outside a federal courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi on Friday. The man was protesting a recent court decision striking down marriage discrimination in the Magnolia State.Read More


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Gay Alaskan Photographers Celebrate Same-Sex Couples

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The holidays are a season when we celebrate love and family, and Mitch and Shalem Kitter - two incredibly talented photographers from Alaska - are spending part of their holidays celebrating the love of committed same-sex couples across the South.Read More


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Victorious WI Marriage Lawyers to State: Pay Up

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The legal team that won marriage equality in the Badger State has a message for Wisconsin's anti-gay Republican governor Scott Walker and attorney general J.B. Van Hollen: pay up.Read More


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Study: Talking With Gay People Changes Minds on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 12, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A new study confirms what we've long known anecdotally: talking with LGBT people reduces anti-LGBT bias.Read More


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Same-Sex Couples Divorcing Less, Study Shows

Filed by John M. Becker | December 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new study from the Williams Institute finds that married same-gender couples are divorcing at a slightly lower rate than their opposite-sex counterparts.Read More


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Lutheran Finns Resign in Droves Over Bishop's Support for Equal Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Finland's Lutheran archbishop praised last week's marriage equality vote. His pro-LGBT comments led nearly 7,800 people to resign from the church in protest.Read More


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BREAKING: 11th Circuit Declines to Stay FL Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2014 | 3:15 PM | comments

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the stay expires at the end of the day on January 5, 2015.Read More


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Marriage News Watch: AR, FL, MS, WY

Filed by John M. Becker | December 01, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Matt Baume of the American Foundation of Equal Rights recaps the latest marriage equality news in a handy video round-up.Read More