DOMA and Prop 8 Decision Day Events

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:02 pm

The US Supreme Court is due to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 by the end of June.  Decision Day events are being planned across the country so folks can learn about the rulings and celebrate (or commiserate?) together.  Check out the website to see if an event [...]

Illinois Legislature Demonstrates How Politically Not-Powerful Gays Are

By: Friday May 31, 2013 8:16 pm

This evening the Illinois state House ended the year’s legislative session without calling the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (SB 10) to a vote.  The next time that the marriage equality bill could be considered is this November. The Senate passed the bill on Valentines Day on a vote of 34 to 21. The [...]

NOM’s Attack On Iowa Supreme Court Hasn’t Thwarted Justice

By: Friday May 3, 2013 3:45 pm

After the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous 2009 ruling that the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, National Organization for Marriage began a campaign to oust all seven justices.  In 2010, the three justices up for retention votes that year fell victim to NOM’s retribution.  (Voters retained the justice up for re-election in 2012). NOM seemed [...]

Federal Appeals Court to Family Policy Institute of Washington: Obey the Donor Disclosure Laws

By: Friday December 30, 2011 11:31 am

They want to lurk in the shadows and attack LGBT families in secret, but the Constitution penned by our Founding Fathers and the laws passed under its authority mandate sunshine. For the third time in two years a federal court has told Family Policy Institute of Washington that they can’t hide the identity of donors [...]

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block R-71 petitions

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 10:42 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Protect Marriage Washington that the state be blocked from releasing further copies of Referendum 71 petitions while PMW appeals an earlier Federal District Court decision that ordered their release. The request had been made to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who apparently referred it to [...]

Ninth Circuit to Protect Marriage Washington: your R-71 case is moot (updated)

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 12:18 pm

Moot is the word that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used to describe Protect Marriage Washington‘s too-late effort to prevent the Washington Secretary of State from releasing more copies of the Referendum 71 petitions to the public. In October, Federal District Court Judge Benjamin Settle, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in their case [...]

The deep NOM roots of Herman Cain’s legal team

By: Friday November 4, 2011 5:27 pm

Herman Cain (above); NOM’s Brian Brown (below) What do anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Herman Cain have in common? Cain’s legal team consists of Sarah Troupis, Scott Bieniek and Joseph LaRue, three attorneys who until very recently worked for NOM’s bigshot GOP lawyer James Bopp, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s Legal Blog. [...]

Protect Marriage Washington provides a good belly laugh

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 10:03 pm

I’m about to bust a gut laughing over Protect Marriage Washington’s latest Doe v. Reed court filing. In trying to get Federal District Court Judge Benjamin Settle to enjoin his own order that the Washington Secretary of State must release copies of the Referendum 71 petitions to the public as per the state’s Public Records [...]

The Seattle Weekly posts file of Referendum 71 petition images

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:20 pm

Under the headline “Download Full List of Anti-Gay-Marriage Ref. 71 Signers Here–Court Order Too Late to Stop You” the Seattle Weekly has published a link to a file containing images of the 2009 Referendum 71 petitions. Referendum 71 was an effort by anti-gay Protect Marriage Washington to roll back Washington’s domestic partnership law at the [...]

Why is Protect Marriage Washington filing an emergency motion for secrecy after they’ve divulged their own identities?

By: Sunday October 23, 2011 4:32 pm

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse is bolted and you’ve torched the barn. Protect Marriage Washington filed an emergency motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, asking the court to stay the October 17th order issued by Federal District Judge Benjamin Settle that as per the state’s Public Records [...]

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