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Student attacked for writing pro-marriage equality opinion piece

Students at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts have organized a rally for a young woman who was attacked for writing an opinion piece in support of marriage equality for same sex couples, according to the Boston Herald. “There was never an ounce of equality or respect in mind when the…

Santorum: LGBT equality ‘waters down marriage’

Less than an hour after same sex marriage became legal in Washington on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was meeting with opponents of the law. Speaking at Calvary Chapel in Olympia, the former Pennsylvania senator promised about 100 pastors and so-called “values voters” that he would work to repeal…

Home-schooled girl to lawmakers: Vote down same sex marriage for my birthday

A 14-year-old girl named “Sarah” asked lawmakers in Maryland on Tuesday to vote against marriage equality for her birthday. Testifying before Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Sarah said it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage.” “I really feel bad for the…

Cain flip flops to support anti-marriage equality amendment

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has returned to supporting a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage, after promising not to seek such an amendment earlier this month. “I wouldn’t seek a constitutional ban on same sex marriage, but I am pro-traditional marriage,” Cain told NBC’s David Gregory just over…

Santorum: ‘I’ll die’ to stop same sex marriages

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is deadly serious about stopping gays from getting married. Earlier this week, the former Pennsylvania senator told Caffeinated Thoughts that he would be willing to “die” in the fight against marriage equality. “The battle we’re engaged in right now is same sex marriage, ultimately that…

Poll shows dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage

A new poll (PDF) from the AngusReid Public Opinion group has found a dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage since last year, with nearly half (46 percent) of respondents now saying it should be made legal. An additional 22 percent of survey respondents said they didn’t think full…

Hundreds of same sex couples to marry in New York

NEW YORK — Wedding ceremonies for hundreds of gay and lesbian couples were being held across New York State Sunday, with advocates hailing the day as a milestone toward the eventual legalization of gay marriage nationwide. Sunday marked the first day when a law allowing same sex marriage goes into…

Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand join campaign supporting same sex marriage

New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer have become the latest notable figures to call for equal marriage rights for same sex couples. Both appeared in ads Wednesday created by the Human Rights Capaign (HRC). “Some say politicians have a hard time getting to the point,” said Schumer in…

Kaufman at Huff Post: misguided race-based rant on LGBT rights — and ‘Homo-Toms’

“The signing of this bill marks a watershed moment for human rights in the District of Columbia,” said Rev. Hardies. “No longer will gay and lesbian couples be denied the fundamental right to marriage in our nation’s capital. I and the nearly 200 DC clergy who supported this bill look…

Rep. Steve King: marriage equality ‘is a purely socialist concept’

Sometimes my head just hurts from reading TEH STUPID. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) opened his trap and revealed that his grasp of reality is tenuous at best. Using logic that only someone like Rick Santorum can understand, King went on WingNutDaily radio to discuss the impact marriage equality has been…

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