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Analysis

Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue….

by Guest Author ● 1:24 PM June 27, 2013
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Seth Marnin is the Assistant Legal Director at the Anti-Defamation League who articulates the whip saw like politics present in America today

SCOTUS

No Supreme Court Rulings Today: Opinions on DOMA and Prop 8 Forthcoming

by Tanya Domi ● 11:57 AM June 24, 2013
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The US Supreme Court did not rule on the Proposition 8 or DOMA cases today, but at least two more days likely remain to hand them down according to Court watchers

John Culhane

Law, Unwrapped: What The Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear DOMA And Prop 8 Means

by John Culhane ● 1:18 PM December 8, 2012
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The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear appeals on two marriage cases — DOMA and Prop 8. Should we be getting ready for a blockbuster decision, either way? Maybe.

Marriage

Anti-Gay Groups Have Had A Two-Year Losing Streak (Video)

by David Badash ● 1:55 PM November 19, 2012
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Matt Baume, reporting for AFER, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, notes “it’s now been two and a half years since our opponents last held majority support in any major national poll.”

News

Updated: Prop 8 Case Closed — Will California Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed To Marry?

by David Badash ● 3:39 PM August 27, 2012
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California’s Proposition 8 case has been ordered closed by federal Judge James Ware, after almost four years, countless millions of dollars and countless hours.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Anti-Gay Marriage Supporters Ask Supreme Court To Rule On Prop 8

by David Badash ● 1:18 PM July 31, 2012
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Anti-gay marriage supporters have just filed papers asking the Supreme Court to rule on California’s Prop 8, citing the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

Civil Rights

Infographic: Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value

by David Badash ● 1:59 PM July 11, 2012
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This easy-to-understand info graphic, “Marriage Equality Is A Mainstream Value,” details and analyzes polling data and demographics from more than a dozen polls.

Health

UPDATE: Prop 8 Witness Ryan Kendall Testifies on Conversion Therapy; Committee Approves 5-2

by Tanya Domi ● 4:19 PM June 26, 2012

BREAKING NEWS:  California General Assembly’s Committee on Business, Professions And Consumer Protection voted 5-2 to endorse S.B. 1172, a bill to protect LGBT persons from the harmful “treatment.”  The measure now heads to the full Assembly. Ryan Kendall, a  fact witness in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, or the federal “Prop 8″ case, testified before the California State Assembly today in support [...]

Actions

Open Letter to University of Texas Regarding Professor Mark Regnerus’ Alleged Unethical Anti-Gay Study

by Scott Rose ● 1:43 PM June 24, 2012
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 In an open letter to the president of University of Texas Scott Rose methodically lays out the case that Professor Mark Regnerus has engaged in unethical  so-called scientific research in a study  about children of gay parents funded by Robert George Via Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested June 21, 2012 William Powers, Jr. President University of Texas, [...]

Civil Rights

Top Prop 8 Witness Now Supports Gay Marriage For ‘The Good That It Can Do’

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM June 22, 2012
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David Blankenhorn, a top witness for the supporters of Prop 8, today announced that he now supports gay marriage “for the good that it can do.”

Bigotry Watch

NOM Founder And Mormon Church Tied To First Report Of New Anti-Gay Parenting Paper

by David Badash ● 3:29 AM June 10, 2012
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NOM founder and the Mormon Church are behind first applause of an anti-gay paper that claims children of gay parents are not as healthy or successful as their peers.

Bigotry Watch

ADF On Prop 8: Marriage ‘Shouldn’t Be Overthrown’ By ‘Hollywood Activists’

by David Badash ● 3:42 PM June 5, 2012
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The Alliance Defense Fund, lawyers defending Prop 8, today released a statement decrying “Hollywood activists” who will overthrow marriage and democracy.

Bigotry Watch

MN: Anti-Gay Group Increases Attacks Amid Pro-LGBT Polls And Prop 8 News

by David Badash ● 2:47 PM June 5, 2012
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Minnesota For Marriage today released yet another anti-gay video attempting to indoctrinate MN state voters into believing its inaccurate, outright false statements.

Legal Issues

Prop 8: Major News Tomorrow — Here’s An Easy Way To Understand What’s Going On

by David Badash ● 5:03 PM June 4, 2012
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Tomorrow, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to announce if hear the Perry v. Brown, the Proposition 8 case, again “en banc.” Here’s a great infographic.