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Two Years After Obergefell, Public Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Another High

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Two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the idea of legal marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

Australian Prime Minister Proposes Non-Binding Plebiscite On Same-Sex Marriage

Australia’s Prime Minister is proposing a national vote on the issue of same-sex marriage: SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s divisive debate over same-sex marriage returned to Parliament on Wednesday when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull implored lawmakers to support a bill that would ask Australians to vote yes or no on gay marriage. “If ever there is […]

Republican Platform Veers To The Right

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Once again, the GOP platform is turning into a surrender to social conservatives on issues such as same-sex marriage and transgender rights.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Granting Special Protections To Same-Sex Marriage Opponents

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Mississippi tried to provide special protection to opponents of same-sex marriage and transgender rights. A Federal District Court Judge, properly, finds the law to be unconstitutional.

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Continues To Rise, Hits A Record 61%

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Nearly one year after the Supreme Court’s historic decision, public support for same-sex marriage continues to rise even among groups that were previously strongly opposed to it.

At Least Some Republicans Are Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality

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For most Americans, the debate over same-sex marriage is over and marriage equality has won. This would not, however, include the social conservatives who continue to have a much too vocal role in the Republican Party.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Declares War On The Constitution

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore tells Probate Judges they should not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in clear defiance of the law and his duties as an officer of the Court.

Marco Rubio Panders To The ‘Religious Right’ On Same-Sex Marriage, Obergefell

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Marco Rubio is telling conservative Christians in Iowa and elsewhere what they want to hear on same-sex marriage. It just happens to be complete and utter nonsense.

Kentucky’s Governor-Elect Proposes Solution To The Kim Davis Problem

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Kentucky Governor-Elect is backing a change in state law that would eliminate the problems created when Kim David refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.

Kim Davis Basically Surrenders In Same-Sex Marriage Fight

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Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says she won’t interfere in the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Vast Majority Of Americans Oppose Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s Actions

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A new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose Kim Davis’s refusal to follow the law, even while some Republican candidates rally behind her.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail, But She May Not Be Free For Long

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Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is being released from jail, but it may end up being a very short reprieve.

Oregon Judge Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

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A trial court Judge in Oregon is the latest public official to refuse to do his job.

Republican Candidates Rally Around Lawbreaker Kim Davis, Trample All Over The Rule Of Law

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Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.

Kentucky Clerk Found In Contempt And Jailed For Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kimberly Davis was found in contempt of court and jailed for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Kentucky Clerk Loses Another Argument Over Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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The Supreme Court has denied a Kentucky Clerk’s request to stay a ruling requiring her to comply with the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Most Republicans Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, New Poll Finds

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A new polls seems to show that Republicans are still clinging to their opposition to marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.

Kentucky Clerk Sued For Refusing To Issue Licenses For Same-Sex Marriages

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A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.

From Bork, To Kennedy, To Obergefell

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He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

Texas Attorney General Tells Clerks They Can Ignore The Constitution If They Want To

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The Attorney General of Texas is responding to the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling by telling Clerk’s who issue marriage license that they are free to ignore the law.

Donald Trump: ‘I’m For Traditional Marriage’

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With little sense that he appreciated the irony, Donald Trump told Jake Tapper this morning that he supports “traditional marriage”: GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he opposes gay marriage, and defended his own history of having been divorced twice. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper […]

Republican Candidates Respond To Obergefell About As Expected

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The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.

From Loving, To Windsor, To Obergefell, Liberty And Equality Prevail At The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has issued a ruling whose roots can be found in case law going back half a century.

Marriage Equality Is Coming To Mexico

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Thanks largely to a series of court decisions, same-sex marriage is effectively legal in all of Mexico.

New North Carolina Law Allows Government Employees To Refuse To Do Their Job

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A new North Carolina law allows government employees to decline to perform their jobs by claiming it violates their “religious liberty.”

Scott Walker Panders To The Shrinking Minority Opposed To Same-Sex Marriage

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He hasn’t declared yet, but Scott Walker is running for President, and he’s pandering to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party.

Australia Next To Move On Same-Sex Marriage

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In the wake of Ireland’s referendum approving same-sex marriage, and the likely legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide in the United States next month, Australia’s conservative Prime Minister is signaling that it’s time for his country to get on board: It’s said that it takes a conservative to bring about radical social reform, and they don’t […]

Marco Rubio Thinks That Gay Marriage Is A Threat To ‘Religious Liberty’

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Marco Rubio seems to be in lockstep with the extreme social conservatives when it comes to same-sex marriage.

Irish Voters Overwhelmingly Vote In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

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Voters in Ireland have overwhelmingly approved a referendum legalizing same-sex marriage.

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High In New Poll

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A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.

Bobby Jindal’s Utterly Pointless ‘Religious Liberty’ Campaign Stunt

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Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.

Irish Voters To Vote On Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage On May 22nd

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In just over a week, Ireland seems set to become the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage via referendum: DUBLIN — In less than two weeks, the Republic of Ireland could become the first country in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry thanks to a popular vote, boosting the marriage-equality […]

Huckabee And Carson: States Can Refuse To Comply With Supreme Court Rulings On Marriage

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Two Republican candidates for President say that Republican elected officials should simply ignore the Supreme Court if it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage.

Same-Sex Marriage Gets Its Day At The Supreme Court

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A sharply divided Court heard argument today on an issue that has sharply divided the nation.

Once Again, It’s The Eve Of History At The Supreme Court

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Tomorrow promises to be an historic day at the Supreme Court, but it’s been a long legal, political, and social battle.

Republicans Largely Out of Step With The Rest Of America On ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

61% Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage, According To A New Poll

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As oral argument in the Supreme Court gets closer, a new poll finds public support for same-sex marriage at it’s highest level yet.

Previewing The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

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On April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the four cases challenging state law bans on same-sex marriage. As we get closer to that date, there are likely to be many preview pieces about what is obviously the most important case the Court will hear this term. Over at SCOTUSBlog, Lyle Denniston […]

Majority Of Americans Oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

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A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Louisiana Set To Become The Next ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Battleground

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A bill pending in Louisiana seems likely to become the next national focus in the debate between marriage equality and claims of ‘religious freedom.’

Will The GOP Drop Its Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

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Some Republicans are trying to move their party in the right direction on marriage equality, but it’s unclear if they will succeed in the short term.

Kentucky’s Defense Of Its Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Absurd

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Kentucky has offered the Supreme Court a defense of its ban on same-sex marriage that seems laughable.

Indiana Governor Calls For Changes To State’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

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The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

Alabama, Where The Constitution Apparently Doesn’t Apply

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Roy Moore and six of his fellow Judges on the Alabama Supreme Court have a rather bizarre view of Constitutional Law.

Republican Support For Same-Sex Marriage On The Rise

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A new poll of 2016 primary voters shows that even Republicans are coming to accept that gays and lesbians should have the right to get married.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans Are Ready For Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage

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Justice Ginsburg acknowledges the fact that, over the past nineteen years, same-sex marriage has gone from something that most Americans oppose to something that most Americans are willing to accept.

The Supreme Court Sends More Signals That It’s Ready To Strike Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans

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By refusing to stay the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Supreme Court has sent the strongest signal yet that it is ready to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

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