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Native American tribe legalizes same sex marriage

LOS ANGELES — A Native American tribe in the northwestern state of Washington has legalized gay marriage, becoming the second US tribe to do so, legal representatives said Wednesday. The law — proposed by a young lesbian member of the Suquamish tribe around two years ago — was unanimously approved…

FCKH8 ruffle feathers of Minnesota Family Council with profanity-laced video

The Minnesota Family Council lashed out at FCKH8, a California-based group, for producing a brightly-colored video that irreverently attacks supporters of a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriages in the state, according to The Minnesota Independent. “Just after the New York legislature forced same-sex marriage on New Yorkers without…

Lawsuit filed against New York same sex marriage law

NEW YORK — A group of religious leaders filed a lawsuit Monday against a newly approved gay marriage law in New York state and hundreds of same-sex unions celebrated over the weekend. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms filed the lawsuit in state court in Livingston County where one of the…

Music Fridays: Ladies Getting Gay Married Edition

Update: Nona Willis Aronowitz came to the same conclusion as me.  Great minds, you know the drill.  She has even more statistics, some showing again that men's attachment to marriage is, if anything, stronger than women's.  Which makes sense, since at least with straight marriage, men get more out of…

White House spokesman: Obama is ‘the most progressive president ever’ on gay rights

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told a liberal crowd Friday that Barack Obama has been “the most progressive president” America has ever had on the issue of gay rights. “This president has been the most progressive president on these issues we’ve ever had,” Pfeiffer said during a panel discussion…

Federal court upholds gay judge’s ruling on Proposition 8

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld retired Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruling on California’s Proposition 8, after supporters of the measure accused Walker of being prejudiced in the case. Sponsors of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same sex marriage, argued that Walker should have been disqualified…

Majority supports same sex marriage for first time: Gallup poll

WASHINGTON – A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of American want to legalize same sex marriage for the first time, the latest of many recent surveys reflecting a sea change in public opinion on the divisive issue. Fifty-three percent said they believe marriages between same sex couples should…

Anti-marriage equality rally overwhelmed by student counter-protest

A rally in opposition to same sex marriage was out-flanked by hundreds of students Wednesday after marching onto the campus of Brown University in Rhode Island. About 15 members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property held a rally at the campus. They wore black…

Newt Gingrich gave $350,000 to oust Iowa justices that legalized same sex marriage

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich last year donated at least $350,000 to a social conservative campaign that successfully ousted three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of same sex marriage in the state. After the Iowa high court unanimously voted in April 2009 to legalize same-sex marriage in…

Hawaii governor vetoes same-sex civil unions, calling it ‘marriage by another name’

Hawaii’s governor on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have permitted same-sex civil unions, ending months of speculation on how she would weigh in on the contentious, emotional debate. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle’s action came on the final day she had to either sign or veto the bill, which the Hawaii…

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