Category | National

Gay Friendly U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hospitalized

Posted on 29 November 2014

WASHINGTON —The most pro-gay justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, according to the Associated Press. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round […]

Republicans Weakening Their Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 28 November 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Religious leaders are finally softening their anti-gay marriage stance in light of what they envision is a lost cause as a result of recent court victories within the LGBT community. According to a recent interviews conducted by CNN with about a half-dozen prominent evangelicals, not one listed opposition to gay marriage as […]

Mississippi to Test Gay Marriage Ban

Posted on 26 November 2014

JACKSON, MS — U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves for the Southern District of Mississippi will hear arguments against the same-sex marriage ban in that state. The lawsuit was filed by the Campaign for Southern Equality on behalf of Rebecca “Becky” Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders as well as Jocelyn “Joce” Pritchett and her spouse Carla […]

Florida Remains Among Only 15 States Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Illegal

Posted on 25 November 2014

In what is now a very small circle, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas remain the last states which are appealing federal circuit court rulings that have overturned the various states’ bans on same-sex marriages. On November 14, 2014, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, […]

Judge Overturns Michigan’s Ban on Same-Sex Benefits for Public Workers

Posted on 25 November 2014

LANSING, MI–The Sixth Circuit may have upheld Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, but some same-sex couples still have something to celebrate this week. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state’s law banning the same-sex partners of public employees from receiving benefits is unconstitutional, according to ThinkProgress. The law in question was passed just back […]

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