Marriage Equality: December 2014


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


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


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