SCOTUS and marriage equality — will it punt today on taking the Prop 8 case? (w/UPDATE – No action.)

By: Friday November 30, 2012 10:49 am

UPDATE: No action today, via SCOTUSblog: #scotus did not act today on #ssm petitions. Could issue orders Mon, but Dec 7 more likely. 2 other grants, including gene patents.” Today the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to hear the Proposition 8 Case (Hollingsworth v. Perry [formerly Perry v. Brown]).  When Prop 8 passed in California [...]

Black support for marriage equality continues to grow…the NOM wedge is no longer working

By: Monday November 19, 2012 7:25 am

It’s now flushing money down the crapper for the National Organization for Marriage. Despite a documented plan to drive a wedge between the religious black community and the LGBT community to pass discriminatory measures at the ballot box, it looks like its last big win was in my state of NC, and they had to [...]

HUGE – pro-Proposition 8 witness comes out against NC’s Amendment One in N&O op-ed

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 8:44 am

David Blankenhorn and Elizabeth Marquardt, both Southerners, are not marriage equality advocates, mind you, but they draw the stark distinction between “protecting marriage” and Amendment One’s purposeful, hateful denial of any legal recognition of the relationships of same-sex couples. They draw a line in the sand in a News & Observer op-ed. As I have [...]

Watch the star-studded, sold-out West Coast Premiere Reading of ’8′: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality

By: Sunday March 4, 2012 7:54 am

In case you missed it, you can catch the replay of ”8″: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality, produced by the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact that was live streamed last night. From AFER’s follow up press release: “8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. [...]

Tuesday: Ninth Circuit ruling on Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8

By: Monday February 6, 2012 9:28 pm

Big news – and a lot to digest, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a ruling on the Perry v. Brown case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8. tomorrow, Feb. 7 by 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. ET. For a great primer on the case — its background and what has legally [...]

5:30 PM ET: Listen to Proposition 8 Hearing, 9th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 4:52 pm

Here is the basic 4-1-1: Today, plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, the landmark federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, will go before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to present oral arguments explaining why the videotapes of the Proposition 8 trial should be publicly accessible and why Proponents’ motion to vacate judgment [...]

Prop 8: California Supreme Court says amendment proponents do have standing to appeal

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Via Prop 8 Trial Tracker — This morning, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the proponents of Prop 8 do have standing under state law to appeal the decision in Perry v. Brown: …In response to the question submitted by the Ninth Circuit, we conclude, for the reasons discussed above, that when the public officials who [...]

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 [...]

Prop 8: Federal judge orders trial tapes released

By: Monday September 19, 2011 12:24 pm

That’s the good news. The bad news is that this order has been stayed until September 30 in order for the anti-gays to appeal. And you know they will. The fraudulent, pathetic reasons for opposing marriage equality as presented on those tapes will deal a devastating blow to anti-equality efforts. [U.S. District Judge James] Ware [...]

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 [...]

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