Tag Archive for Gay Marriage

Iowa Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making it the third state where gay marriage is legal. In a unanimous ruling issued Friday, the court upheld a 2007 Polk County District Court judge’s ruling that the law was unconstitutional.…

Prop 8: What’s Really at Stake for the California Supreme Court

The primary legal issue at tomorrow’s hearing before the California Supreme Court on the same sex marriage Prop 8 case is the narrow and extremely arcane question whether Prop 8 is an amendment to the state constitution or a revision of the state constitution. But appellate cases – and especially high profile and controversial appellate cases — are rarely decided on such narrow and arcane questions of law, even though lawyers and judges must pretend that they are. What’s really at stake in the Prop 8 case – and what will probably be the real deciding factor in the California Supreme Court’s decision – is the power and prestige of the California Supreme Court itself.

Today’s Equality Summit LiveBlog

In case you can’t be in LA today for Equality California’s Equality Summit, feel free to stop by my Twitter feed throughout the day today to check out my updates from the informative one-day summit on the aftermath of Prop H8 and what we can do now to win back our civil rights. I’ll try…

Pres. Elect Obama’s Evolving “Gay Relations”

As it turns out, in 1996 Obama uneqivically supported gay marriage. He not only supported gay marriage,he also said “there’s was no use of the phrase “civil unions”. So it looks like you get elected to the office of the Presidency by turning your back on Gay Americans. Readers, what do you think flip flop…

Rick Warren addresses Gay Marriage

I received this email from Saddleback Church and it contains a direct video message from Rick Warren. Here’s the link:   Pastor Warren starts by saying the media never gets the story completely right. I wouldn’t say that’s true at all. The media reports that facts that they have at the time. If the story is…

Jerry Brown Seeks to Overturn Proposition H8

BREAKING NEWS – State Attorney General Jerry Brown has asked the California Supreme Court today to invalidate Proposition H8. According to Brown, the November ballot measure banning gay marriage “deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of liberty that the Supreme Court has concluded is guaranteed by the California Constitution.” Brown, who’s duty is to defend the…

Newsweek Makes the Religious Case for Gay Marriage

Newsweek Magazine’s cover story this week makes the religious case for gay marriage. And its a fascinating read that frankly should have come out before election day. Some excerpts below: Let’s try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham,…