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Australia’s top court bans marriage equality in nation’s capital

Australia’s High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation’s capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions. Had the nation’s top court upheld the Australian Capital Territory’s gay marriage legislation it would have opened the door…

Did Gay Marriage Provoke A Conversation About No Marriage At All?

I’ve followed with some interest in the past couple of decades the debate within gay rights circles over whether or not marriage equality should be a priority or even an issue at all. There’s a lot of points in the debate, but one argument from the opponents of prioritizing marriage…

Minneapolis arch-bishop blames Satan for marriage equality

The archbishop of Minnesota’s two biggest cities argued that the devil is to blame for the legalization of marriage equality in the state, Minnesota CityPages reported on Friday. “Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the…

Democrats want you to watch Republicans talk about marriage equality

Democrats have a new strategy to use against their Republicans opponents: Just let them speak. The Democratic National Committee’s YouTube channel “DemRapidResponse” frequently uploads short campaign-style videos. Many of the videos are mash-ups of several clips about a particular topic, while other videos show Democrats speaking out about current trends.…

Republicans’ latest abortion ban is staggeringly stupid

The white male-dominated Republican party is still living in the stone age on social issues. It just goes from bad to worse It’s a truism verging on dogma that history favors steady progress toward equal rights for gays. The last election cycle saw incredible gains for marriage equality and representation…

Minnesota on the verge of becoming 12th state to embrace marriage equality

The Minnesota House on Thursday afternoon approved legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, moving the state one step closer to embracing marriage equality. The state House voted 75-59 to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples with just two weeks left in the 2012 legislative session. The state Senate is…

George Takei stars in hilarious video mocking ‘a**hole’ foes of marriage equality

Famous Star Trek alumni George Takei warned that opponents of marriage equality threaten to destroy society in a 1950s-esque public service announcement published Monday. The satirical video profiles Dale, a sick and troubled foe of same-sex marriages. Takei notes the Dale doesn’t care whether a man and woman get married…

Helpful tips for homophobic bigots, sodomy edition

Two men in Maine who oppose same sex marriage recently decided that the real problem with getting their fellow straight Americans to oppose marriage equality is that “same sex marriage” and “gay marriage” sound too cute and cuddly. And so they launched a Super PAC and asked their supporters to…

Democratic Convention chair: Party platform should include marriage equality

The chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday announced support for including same sex marriage in the party’s official platform. During a Politico Playbook breakfast, Mike Allen asked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he thought the “Democratic national platform should have a marriage equality plank?” “I do,”…

N.J. Senate President: Gov. Christie cannot stop rising tide of equality

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday, accusing the governor of placing “his feet firmly on the wrong side of history” by vetoing a bill to legalize same sex marriage. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

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