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Marriage

Celebrities

Grammy-Winner Melissa Etheridge Marries ‘Nurse Jackie’ Producer Linda Wallem

by David Badash ● 8:51 AM June 2, 2014
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On Thursday, Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem celebrated their 53rd birthdays. On Saturday, after four years together, they married.

Civil Rights

Federal Judge Tells Florida Family Association: Mind Your Own Business

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:52 AM April 30, 2014
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The Florida Family Association’s generalized interest in opposing same-sex marriage does not entitle it to intervene. – Federal Judge Robert Hinkle

Discrimination

Judge Says Indiana Has ‘No Valid Reason’ To Single Out Same-Sex Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:38 AM April 22, 2014
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Federal Judge Richard Young rules Indiana has not presented a “valid reason” same-sex marriages should not be recognized and says challengers are likely to prevail at trial.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Utah Quietly Seeking ‘Emergency Relief’ To Halt Existing LGBT Adoptions

by Eric Ethington ● 4:56 PM April 9, 2014
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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) has quietly filed a Petition For Emergency Extraordinary Relief with the Utah Supreme Court to allow the state to halt adoptions by LGBT parents already in motion.

Civil Rights

Change Of Heart? OkCupid Drops Block On Firefox

by David Badash ● 2:58 PM April 2, 2014
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OkCupid, the online dating website that is still making headlines over its blocking of the Firefox browser to its more than five million monthly visitors, has apparently now dropped that block.

Marriage

Pope Francis: Traditional Marriage Is ‘The Image Of God’

by David Badash ● 1:11 PM April 2, 2014
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Pope Francis I today delivered his regular weekly address before an estimated 45,000 people in St. Peter’s Square to preach the benefits of so-called traditional marriage.

Celebrities

Watch: A ‘Very Proud’ Elton John Says It Is His Duty To Get Married (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:06 PM April 1, 2014
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Elton John says his fellow countrymen should “celebrate” England’s new same-sex marriage law, but he adds, solemnly, it’s also his “duty” to marry.

Celebrities

Elton John Reveals His May Wedding Plans (Video)

by David Badash ● 9:57 AM March 31, 2014
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Elton John has revealed his upcoming May wedding plans to his partner David Furnish, now that same-sex marriage is legal in England. The couple are raising two young children together.

DOMA

6th Circuit Grants Temporary Stay On Michigan Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:26 PM March 22, 2014
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The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay on same-sex marriages until Wednesday in order to evaluate the states request for an appeal.

Marriage

FRC President Tells Man To Not Marry Fiancee Because She’s Not Christian

by David Badash ● 6:11 PM March 20, 2014
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Tony Perkins has revealed that not only must marriage be between one man and one woman, they both must be Christians, or it would be a “mistake” to marry.

Marriage

Not Their Parents’ GOP: Six Out Of Ten Young Republicans Support Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 1:42 PM March 10, 2014
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The Republican Party isn’t ongoing a civil war only between the far right and the Tea Party factions, it’s undergoing a civil war between young and old conservatives.

Civil Rights

Kentucky Begs For A 90 Day Stay Of Marriage Ruling

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:05 PM February 27, 2014
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Kentucky pleaded today for 90 days, before a federal judge implements his order requiring the state to recognize the same-sex marriages of its citizens.

News

GOP Governor: Benefits For Same-Sex Domestic Partners Are ‘Irrational And Unfair’

by David Badash ● 8:12 AM February 19, 2014
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Rick Snyder wants gay state and local workers to continue to subsidize the benefits of their married heterosexual coworkers by denying equal benefits to domestic partners of same-sex couples.

Families

Look Out Washington Gays -Speak Now Or You May Be Accidentally Married

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 5:22 PM February 18, 2014
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Thousands of same-sex couples will be married by the state of Washington without their knowledge or consent unless they act before June 30.