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20

May

bill:

jeffreyweston:

Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down by a federal judge who declared the measure unconstitutional — judge issues opinion, drops mic
(Plessy v. Ferguson)

wow, even better than the headline

26

Feb

Texas’ current marriage laws deny homosexual couples the right to marry, and in doing so, demean their dignity for no legitimate reason.
A Texas federal judge ruled state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia issued a stay on his decision until expected appeals against his ruling have been heard by higher courts.

21

Feb

Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.

It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.

As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:

Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?

Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?

How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?

As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.

22

Jan

I took four days off. I had to leave my home state and make a little wedge of time to marry the woman I love. They can get over it. You don’t commit 23 years of your life to someone to make a political statement.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker in response to criticism over her decision to marry long-time partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California. (via @elisefoley)

17

Jan

"I hope someday to have the opportunity to marry the person I’ve loved and shared my life with for 23 years. I want to do it in Texas, but that might be a long time coming."
— Houston Mayor Annise Parker married her long-time partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California on Thursday. (via)

"I hope someday to have the opportunity to marry the person I’ve loved and shared my life with for 23 years. I want to do it in Texas, but that might be a long time coming."

— Houston Mayor Annise Parker married her long-time partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California on Thursday. (via)

19

Dec

New Mexico’s highest court ruled on Thursday that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry. “We conclude that the purpose of New Mexico marriage laws is to bring stability and order to the legal relationship of committed couples by defining their rights and responsibilities as to one another, their children if they choose to raise children together, and their property,” the court’s ruling read. “Prohibiting same-gender marriages is not substantially related to the government interests advanced by the parties opposing same-gender marriage or to the purposes we have identified.” The New Mexico Supreme Court’s ruling was a decision without dissent. The ruling makes New Mexico the 17th state in the country to allow same sex-marriage.

18

Nov

Liz - this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong - and on the wrong side of history.

Mary Cheney, to her sister Liz Cheneya candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming. They disagreed on the issue of same-sex marriage, the New York Times reports.

Keep in mind, their father, Dick Cheney, tried to get an amendment to the Constitution to stop his own lesbian daughter from enjoying marriage equality.

Treating your own daughter as a second class citizen is Conservative “High Score”.

Mary’s wife Heather Poe's comments were more personal:

"Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 - she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us. To have her say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least."

(via liberalsarecool)

30

Sep

David Stevens, a straight man, discusses what happened after he shared pictures of his gay brother’s wedding on Facebook.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

04

Sep

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd responds to a pastor’s question concerning marriage equality and Christianity.

(Source: upworthy.com)

29

Aug

Treasury Announces Same-Sex Married Couples Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless Of State