Posts tagged Same Sex Marriage

Kennedy’s move on Wednesday doesn’t necessarily mean the Court has had a change of heart and decided to consider the issue. It’s possible he’s merely letting the process play out and giving Idaho and the gay couples a chance to formally have their say before the justices decide whether to hear the case.

It’s gotta be fun being the swing vote, attracting so much attention and stuff.

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