Posts tagged Same Sex Marriage

Susan Collins, welcome to 2014! You’ve done a damn good job at making Hillary Clinton seem like a trailblazer.

Susan Collins, welcome to 2014! You’ve done a damn good job at making Hillary Clinton seem like a trailblazer.

Court: Gay marriages in Utah can continue | TheHill

This is a fitting Christmas present for all of the assholes in Utah who funded Proposition 8 in my state.

(via ACLU Weddings - Contest)

We at the ACLU are chipping in to help 5 same-sex couples have a Big, Gay, (Il)legal Wedding to highlight the unfair patchwork of state marriage laws and why it’s so important for everyone to have the freedom to marry. We’re giving $5,000 to couples with the best ideas for how they’ll cross state lines to tie the knot. Do you and your special someone have a great idea? Enter for your chance to win or vote for your favorite couple!

zherr delikat schadenfreude

zherr delikat schadenfreude

Sisters Mary and Liz Cheney have entered into an ugly public feud over the legalization of gay marriage. On Sunday, Liz appeared on Fox News to clarify her stance on gay marriage, saying “I do believe it’s an issue that’s got to be left up to states. I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.” Mary’s spouse Heather Poe responded to Liz on Facebook, and Mary shared Poe’s status with the comment “Liz - this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree - you’re just wrong - and on the wrong side of history.” She might as well have added, “For f*ck’s sake, even dad supports gay marriage now.”

Sisters Mary and Liz Cheney have entered into an ugly public feud over the legalization of gay marriage. On Sunday, Liz appeared on Fox News to clarify her stance on gay marriage, saying “I do believe it’s an issue that’s got to be left up to states. I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.” Mary’s spouse Heather Poe responded to Liz on Facebook, and Mary shared Poe’s status with the comment “Liz - this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree - you’re just wrong - and on the wrong side of history.” She might as well have added, “For f*ck’s sake, even dad supports gay marriage now.”

gaywrites:

I love this. 

I’m happy that you’re happy with whoever you chose to be happy with.

gaywrites:

I love this. 

I’m happy that you’re happy with whoever you chose to be happy with.

gaywrites:

Yeah she did.

…and she did it at a very expedient and convenient point in her political career. After Joe Biden forced Barack Obama to publicly support same sex marriage. What would have taken guts would have been stopping her husband from signing DOMA, but that was 13 years ago.
It makes me yawn each time I see someone praising Clinton for this….partisans suck, y’all.

gaywrites:

Yeah she did.

…and she did it at a very expedient and convenient point in her political career. After Joe Biden forced Barack Obama to publicly support same sex marriage. What would have taken guts would have been stopping her husband from signing DOMA, but that was 13 years ago.

It makes me yawn each time I see someone praising Clinton for this….partisans suck, y’all.

I am absolutely against a ban on same-sex marriages because [bans] are simply unconstitutional. And it is one thing to read the polls, which we have discussed which show again that a majority of Americans are in favor of same sex marriage, but it is more important to read the Constitution. And the Constitution of the United States dictates, I believe, under every court precedent that we have discussed in terms of describing marriage as a fundamental right that the same-sex couples that are before the United states supreme court — Mrs. Windsor, Miss Perry — be allowed to have equal protection under the laws as any Americans when it comes to their ability to join themselves with their loving partners in marriage and raise their children. And 61% of Californians are in favor of same-sex marriage.

Marriage, not to be confused with Holy Matrimony, is a legal contract requiring a license issued by the state. As such, it is inherently unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to enter into such a contract that is afforded every other consenting couple of legal age.
A great explanation of why marriage is a civil contract, not necessarily a religious union from WATCH: The Most Compelling Case For Marriage Equality In Under A Minute | ThinkProgress
City Attorney Geno Zamora says in a three-page opinion that New Mexico’s statutory definition of marriage is gender-neutral and doesn’t define marriage as between a man and a woman. The law instead emphasizes the consent of the two people who want to wed, saying that marriage is “contemplated by the law as a civil contract, for which the consent of the contracting parties, capable in law of contracting, is essential,” Zamora noted.

Zamora also notes that New Mexico already recognizes marriages from other states, “without regard to the sex of the parties,” and that the state Constitution requires equal treatment regardless of gender. And while New Mexico’s statutory marriage application form is “described in terms of male and female applicants,” the form is trumped by the Constitution’s Equal Rights Amendment and the specific language of the marriage statute, “which does not require that the applicants be of the opposite sex,” Zamora’s opinion says.

The opinion says same-sex couples who have a marriage application denied should petition in district court for a writ directing a county clerk to issue a license “because the gender of the applicants is not a statutory ground for denial.