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Gay Marriage Bans Overturned In Mississippi And Arkansas

Marriage equality continues to make gains, but these two orders are on hold as the states consider appeals. Likes several states, Arkansas and Mississippi had voter-approved constitutional amendments pass in 2004 that defined marriage between one man and one woman. In Arkansas, U.S. District Judge Kristine Bakerruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged […]

Ex Ex-Gay Marries Partner

Adding to the list of those who tried unsuccessfully to not be gay, a former member of the largest ex-gay Christian ministry has married his partner. “I realized this week that my relationship with Larry is a mirror I see in every day,” wrote Smid on Facebook. “For most of my life, the mirror I […]

Add Montana to the states that now have marriage equality, making it the 34th state to do so. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris’ order was effective immediately. “Montana no longer can deprive Plaintiffs and other same-sex couples of the chance to marry their loves. This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome,” […]

Every time animal husbandry enthusiast and Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst brayed at us that charity should take up the mission of the social safety net (so she could cut off food stamps, etc.), all I could think of was the Hobby Lobby decision and how those sincerely held religious beliefs would play out. We […]

The Supreme Court says same-sex marriages can take place in Kansas while the state fights it in court. A federal district judge last week blocked the state from enforcing its ban, saying it was in keeping with an earlier ruling by the federal appeals court that oversees Kansas that struck down bans in Oklahoma and […]

A federal appeals court upheld gay marriage bans in four states, making it likely that the Supreme Court will weigh in. Breaking ranks with other federal courts around the country, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that states have the right to set rules for marriage and that changing a definition that […]

Kansas is being blocked from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriage. The action follows last month’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand lower-court rulings that declared such prohibitions unconstitutional. In his 38-page opinion, U.S. District Court judge Daniel Crabtree ruled that the Kansas ban likewise violated the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal […]

Dolly Parton did a sit-down with Billboard magazine. Dollywood attracts lots of church groups, but it has also become a draw for the LGBT community. What does that say about you? It’s a place for entertainment, a place for all families, period. It’s for all that. But as far as the Christians, if people want […]

Idaho Republican State Senator Steve Vick says all marriage licenses should be eliminated if gays can get them. He proclaimed, “If we’re not allowed to determine the standards for a marriage license, then maybe we should just not issue them.” The senator says these are the kind of things states must consider since the will of […]

Former head of Operation Rescue and head of the current Operation Save America thinks he’s saving America by crashing gay weddings in North Carolina. The North Carolina-based pastor, who is the father of Religious Right activists David and Jason Benham, reportedly disrupted several weddings at the Mecklenburg County and Courts Office in Charlotte last week. […]

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