NOM loses another attempt to hide donor identities

By: Friday October 21, 2011 7:29 am

The National Organization for Marriage and other organizations who came together in 2008 to defeat marriage equality in California  was just handed a stunning loss by a federal court: Supporters of the 2008 ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California have lost a lawsuit that sought to block their past and future campaign finance [...]

Judge rules: NOM-backed Protect Marriage Washington is not allowed to legislate in secret

By: Tuesday October 18, 2011 9:23 am

Over two years of litigation stemming from the 2009 Referendum 71 campaign to repeal Washington’s domestic partnership law came to an end Monday, and the good guys have won. Federal District Judge Benjamin Settle, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in the case Doe v. Reed that Protect Marriage Washington (PMW), an affiliate of the [...]

Justice Monica Marquez becomes first Latina and first openly gay justice on Colorado Supreme Court

By: Monday December 13, 2010 3:20 pm

Justice Monica Marquez was sworn in last week as Colorado’s newest Supreme Court justice.  Although Gov. Ritter appointed this former assistant attorney general because of her ability to be an excellent justice, there is no denying that her confirmation to the state’s highest court also represents an important breakthrough for Latinas and for gays, and [...]

Resources for Prop 8 court case today. Join liveblog at 12:30 PM ET

By: Sunday December 5, 2010 4:06 pm

NOTE FROM PAM: Bumping up Lurleen’s prep post from yesterday. New Blend content is below. Photo: Keen News Service via Twitpic. At 12:30 PM ET The Blend will feature live discussion and analysis on the front page  courtesy of Americablog, hosted by Joe Sudbay and featuring commentary by contributor and California lawyer/activist Liz Newcomb and [...]

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court calls anti-equality referendum unconstitutional

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 8:28 pm

More amazing news today from Latin America by way of Andrés Duque: OMG. What IS going on in Latin America! Just a couple of hours ago, the Supreme Court in Costa Rica ruled that a referendum scheduled for December 1st which would have banned marriage rights for same-sex couples was unconstitutional. The article does not [...]

Supreme Court of Mexico rules that Mexico City marriages are valid nationwide

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 6:16 pm

Last week the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that Mexico City’s marriage equality law was constitutional. Today the Court ruled by a 9-2 vote that those marriages are valid nationally.  This means that even if other Mexican states don’t have marriage equality laws, they have to treat LGBT couples married in Mexico City the same as [...]

Washington Supreme Court bans Gary Randall’s judicial pick from the bench

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 11:00 am

It is Primary season in Washington state, which means the retired homophobic televangelist “of questionable ethics” Gary Randall is again endorsing judicial candidates for his neighboring state of Washington.  No surprise he’s endorsed the two-fer pack of homophobes for the Supreme Court; he has a habit of identifying the dregs and foisting them on too-trusting [...]

Let’s put two more fair-minded justices on Washington’s Supreme Court

By: Friday July 9, 2010 11:00 am

If we needed a reminder, this week’s rulings striking down Section 3 of DOMA demonstrate the importance of having fair minded justices on the bench. By a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled in 2006 in Andersen v. King County that the state’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was constitutional. [...]

Judicial Commission censures Gary Randall’s Pierce County judicial pick

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 4:05 pm

Just as anti-gay Oregonian Gary Randall is gearing up for another round of meddling in Washington politics, the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct is giving the most severe censure possible to one of Randall’s recent judicial recommendations to Washington voters, Michael Hecht (emphasis mine). Gary Randall’s judicial recommendation: Convicted felon Michael Hecht Saying Michael [...]

The Hungarian Constitutional Court affirms the constitutionality of Registered Partnerships

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 12:00 am

The Hungarian Constitutional Court affirmed on Wednesday the constitutionality of the country’s Registered Partnerships Act.  The law went into effect on July 1, 2009, giving same-sex couples the same legal status as married different-sex couples with the exception that a same-sex spouse can’t take on their spouse’s surname, and couples can’t adopt or use assisted [...]

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