Today in 2012, President Obama became the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality, starting to make LGBT rights part of the Obama legacy
Defense of Marriage Act
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On the very same day that the American Psychological Association announced it has unanimously voted to support federal recognition of same-sex marriage – because, hello SCIENCE – the bigots over at the National Organization for Marriage are dancing around waving an idiotic pledge signed by a few of the Republican […]
Senator Al Franken’s smackdown of Focus on the Family leader Tom Minnery before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act is required viewing, as far we are concerned. Senator Franken catches the homophobic Minnery in a lie about the well-being of children in homes […]
In 1961, when Barack Hussein Obama II was born in the brand new State of Hawaii, laws on the books in 22 of the other 49 United States forbade the marriage of his White American mother to his Black Kenyan father. Arizona’s anti-miscegenation law prohibiting marriage between whites and any persons […]
In an incredibly moving display of support, the parents of dead solider Andrew Wilfahrt are standing up for complete civil rights for the gay community in America. Andrew Wilfahrt died in Afghanistan at the age of 31 and is believed to be the first gay US solider to die in […]
If he can’t pay for it, then yes it is! (And nobody seems to think he can pay for it.) Gay blogs weren’t the only ones up in arms when word leaked that defending the Constitutionally-challenged and dated Defense of Marriage Act would cost $500,ooo minimum. Nancy Pelosi and many […]
DOMA drama, King & Spalding, New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, and Rhode Island’s push for civil unions – all in this week’s Marriage News Watch.
Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins offends our gay blog sensibilities while dropping the T word five times in his explanation for how defending DOMA went awry for King & Spalding, the lawfirm that pulled out of defending the unconstitutional law this week. FRC, as you probably know, is a […]
King and Spalding Chairman Robert D. Hayes released a statement this morning announcing that his firm and lead attorney on the case, Paul Clement, will no longer be serving as John Boehner’s legal counsel in the case defending (the indefensible) Defense of Marriage Act. Today the firm filed a motion […]
In the ongoing fight to repeal DOMA in the U.S. House of Representatives, it has come to light that the House Republicans are on the hook to pay over $500,000 in legal fees in their defense of DOMA. This is absurd, especially in a time when the Republicans are fighting […]
NOM’s Maggie Gallagher got her liar-liar-pants-on-fire on this week as a testifying guest of Speaker John Boehner’s during the Congressional DOMA defense hearings. You know, the one that the majority of the country is opposed to continuing? Gallagher, who is no friend to the gays, responded to a Get Equal […]