Marriage Equality: February 2015

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Marriage Equality on the Move in Mexico

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

A freedom-to-marry revolution has been quietly brewing in Mexico over the past two years, where court rulings in over two-thirds of that country's 31 states have granted same-sex couples equal marriage rights. Read More


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New Book Tells Stories, Secrets of Longtime Male Couples

Filed by John M. Becker | February 22, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new book, "Love Together," tells the stories of successful male couples -- including how they navigate life's ups and downs, and how they stay in love for so many years.Read More


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Finland's President Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

This morning, Finland's president signed marriage equality into law. Beginning on March 1, 2017, same-sex couples there will have the freedom to marry.Read More


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AL Judge: Destroy Marriage Rather Than Allow Same-Sex Weddings

Filed by John M. Becker | February 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

An Alabama Supreme Court justice suggests that if marriage equality continues in his state, he'd vote to destroy the institution of marriage entirely rather than allow same-sex couples to participate in it.Read More


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BREAKING: Judge Orders Alabama Official to Issue Marriage Licenses

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2015 | 4:45 PM | comments

U.S. Judge Callie V.S. Granade has just ordered Mobile County Probate Court Judge Don Davis to follow her earlier ruling and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Read More


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CNN's Chris Cuomo Eviscerates Alabama Judge Roy Moore

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

Chris Cuomo brilliantly smacked down Roy Moore, Alabama's grandstanding wingnut chief justice, on CNN this morning in a conversation about marriage equality.Read More


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Justice Ginsburg: America Is Ready for Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | February 12, 2015 | 9:30 AM | comments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that it "would not take a large adjustment" from the American public to a Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality nationwide.Read More


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Italy's Top Court Rejects Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | February 11, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Supreme Court of Cassation - Italy's highest court of appeals - rejected same-sex marriage on Monday.Read More


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Vermont Bishop Affirms Trans People, But Not LGBs

Filed by John M. Becker | February 11, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

Christopher Coyne, the new Catholic bishop in Vermont, says he "[sees] no reason why transgender people would not be welcome in church." But his welcome for LGB Catholics was much more conditional.Read More


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AL Minister Arrested After Offering to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | February 10, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

An Alabama minister was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor this morning after she offered to officiate at a same-sex wedding inside a probate judge's office.Read More


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Robbie Kaplan, HRC Team Up on 'People's Brief' to SCOTUS

Filed by John M. Becker | February 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

DOMA-slaying lawyer Robbie Kaplan and HRC president Chad Griffin are teaming up on a "People's Brief" on marriage equality to the Supreme Court. Edie Windsor signed it, and you can too.Read More


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On Marriage Equality, It's All Over But the Shouting

Filed by John M. Becker | February 09, 2015 | 3:15 PM | comments

By refusing to stop same-sex marriages in Alabama, the Justices appear to have tipped their hands on how they intend to ultimately resolve the constitutional question of marriage equality.Read More


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Alabama Becomes a Marriage Equality State

Filed by John M. Becker | February 09, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Same-sex couples are now marrying in Alabama, despite a desperate move to block marriage equality by the state's grandstanding wingnut Chief Justice, Roy Moore.Read More


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Did Nebraska Just Accidentally Recognize Gay Marriages?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 04, 2015 | 2:50 PM | comments

Nebraska legislators discovered yesterday they may have accidentally recognized same-sex marriages while trying to expand gun rights.Read More


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Arkansas Church Refuses Funeral for Married Gay Man

Filed by Garrard Conley | February 03, 2015 | 1:30 PM | comments

An Arkansas church refused to hold a funeral service for a married gay man after some of its members protested.Read More


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11th Circuit Denies Stay in Alabama Marriage Cases

Filed by John M. Becker | February 03, 2015 | 11:30 AM | comments

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, same-sex couples in Alabama will be able to marry on February 9 -- and possibly sooner.Read More


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Tensions Emerge Between Marriage Attorneys, LGBT Groups

Filed by John M. Becker | February 02, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Marriage equality is going back to the U.S. Supreme Court, and tensions between national LGBT/civil rights groups and private lawyers challenging state marriage bans are reportedly breaking out in the open again.Read More