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Federal Judge Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Florida will allow same-sex couples to marry there and will recognize same-sex marriages from other states. “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” wrote U.S District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Tallahassee. “Observers [...]

Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin have been a couple since Lyndon Johnson was president. “We’re still in love, after 48 years,” Gerber, better known as Lennie, said recently. “We still can’t begin the day without a good cuddle.” How many couples can say that? June 2, 1966, is engraved in Roman numerals on the identical [...]

The Florida pastor found out the night before that the funeral he was about to conduct was for a gay person. (h/t Crooks and Liars) Kendall Capers says he was told the service was canceled the night before he husband was to be buried. He says the pair were partners for 17 years and married last [...]

The Arkansas Republican objects to a judge’s ruling striking down the his state’s same-sex marriage ban. That, of course, means we should be more like Saudi Arabia. State Sen. Jason Rapert appeared on the Dave Elswick radio show last week, where he discussed Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s decision that overturned the state’s constitutional [...]

Pastor Robert Jeffress of Dallas’s First Baptist Church appeared on radio with me Monday night, and callers brought up the issue of gay marriage. Jeffress referred to such relationships as “counterfeit.” He said gay marriage “devalues the institution of marriage.” COLMES: “But how does it devalue the institution of marriage? Why would straights not get [...]

The Fourth Circuit Court has struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. In a 2-1 decision in Bostic v. Schaefer, a panel of the Fourth Circuit has invalidated Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The majority opinion was written by Judge Henry Floyd (an Obama nominee, but previously a George W. Bush choice for the district [...]

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. The famous freckle-faced, red-haired comic book character will reportedly meet his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on his gay friend. Archie’s death, which was first announced in April, will mark [...]

It’s about time to make it legal everywhere. This is what is going to happen, so why wait? Besides it’s odd that that two people can be married in part of the country, but not elsewhere. Colorado is the latest state to un-ban marriage equality. Judge C. Scott Crabtree pulled no punches in his 49-page [...]

To accommodate same-sex marriage, California Jerry Brown did the right thing. “Spouse” covers all possibilities; but, expect traditionalists’ heads to explode. // Now read this:Black TV Producer Arrested By Beverly Hills Cops Who Thought He Robbed A Bank (Aug 27, 2014) Hunter Accidentally Shot In The Head On Opening Day Of Deer Season (Aug 10, [...]

And that is why the legendary singer called Pope Francis “wonderful.” A top-selling pop star and one of the world’s most prominent gay celebrities, John said the leader of the Catholic Church was a sign of hope. “He’s excited me so much by his humanity and taking everything down to the humility of faith…it’s all [...]

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