same-sex marriage

DeMaio to Republican Party: “Accept marriage equality – and move on”

San Diego’s own Carl DeMaio addresses the Republican Party as the news from The Supreme Court of the United States rules in favor of marriage equality over all 50 states.

In his statement, Mr. DeMaio (R) implores his party to accept the SCOTUS decision and honor the Golden Rule:

“Today’s decision establishing marriage equality is a win for all Americans who follow the Golden Rule – namely that we should treat others as you would have them treat you.

Opposition to gay marriage has cost the Republican Party supporters – particularly among the younger generation.

Republican Rick Santorum says he believes Bruce Jenner is a woman

Republican and long-time advocate for keeping marriage between a man and a woman, Rick Santorum said on Saturday, “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman.”

This, according to an article in BuzzFeed, is in response to a question from the digital news site about the televised Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner. In the interview Jenner came out as transgender, saying he is a woman. The former Senator gave his thoughts on the issue.

Texas GOP Rep. Bill Flores links Baltimore protests to gay marriage

Texas Rep. Bill Flores made a bizarre link between same-sex marriage rights and the current turmoil in Baltimore, Maryland, arguing that "breakdown of the family" has contributed to income disparity across the country.

5 things to Look for in the same-sex marriage arguments

Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage. Oral argument in the Supreme Court can be opaque, especially for those who aren't well versed in the legal issues at stake or the precedents likely to be considered.

During oral argument, the justices aren't interested in educating the citizenry.

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BREAKING! Lawyers file briefs, show confidence of marriage victory at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON DC – Lawyers for gay and lesbian couples from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee filed opening briefs today in the historic marriage cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and later sounded very confident of victory during a national conference call with the media.

Minneapolis attorney asks South Dakota judge to allow same-sex marriages immediately

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota -- A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state's ban on gay marriage has asked a judge who declared it unconstitutional to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow same-sex weddings in the state.

BREAKING! Sixth Circuit lets stand gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For the first time at the appellate court level, gay marriage bans have been upheld in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, setting up a potential landmark ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Keep a sharp eye on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals gay-marriage cases

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- The always controversial, deeply conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon take up gay-marriage cases out of Texas and Louisiana, where two district judges came up with diabolically opposite rulings.

Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Utah

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided today to issue a stay requested by the State of Utah to halt same-gender marriages in that state, pending an appeal.

The brief written order did not give an explanation for why the nation's high court issued the stay.

HRC blasts Utah for wasting taxpayer millions

WASHINGTON -- After the Utah Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that they would be continuing their appeal of a federal judge’s decision allowing marriage for lesbian and gay couples, the Human Rights Campaign condemned the move as an enormous waste of taxpayer dollars.

Providing no other details, the AG's Office said they will bring in outside counsel at the expense of taxpayers.