Tag Archive for Marriage Equality

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage

Simpsons on Gay Marriage

16 States down, 34 to go as Illinois approved same sex marriage today.  Nearly one-third of the states have approved same-sex marriage with today’s news.  Here’s the details from the LA Times: Illinois has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriages after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation today.…

Prop 8 Proponents Emergency Request DENIED!

Anthony Kennedy - Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California. Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a plea that the Ninth Circuit Court did not have the authority to put into effect last Friday a federal judge’s order that allowed such marriages.

A “Supreme” time to make some Decisions

United States Supreme Court - Washington D.C.

UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.