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Same-sex marriage is legal in Indiana

Yesterday, a federal court judge threw out Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the Gay marriage ban violates Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause. See the the summary judgement here [pdf]. Because there was no stay on the

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Essential Follow-up Reading on HJR-3

Indy Star — The intrigue behind the curtain cloaking the HJR-3 debate “When the Indiana Senate cast its vote Monday on the proposed same-sex marriage ban, it all seemed pretty straightforward, even predictable. The vast majority of Republicans voted for

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Zombie HJR-3: Out-of-state groups want to force HJR-3 onto 2014 ballot

According to RTV-6 News – Group may force HJR-3 on 2014 ballot: Posted: 02/19/2014 Rafael Sanchez INDIANAPOLIS – A national pro-marriage group is considering whether to take legal action to force HJR-3 on the Indiana ballot in November 2014. The

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The End of HJR-3 for 2014 (with some thoughts on HB-1153)

Because in the past, I’ve been terrible about writing down the follow-up of the Indiana Marriage Discrimination Amendment, here’s a wrap-up post in case this comes up again in two years – HJR-3 passed through the state legislature, but we

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How Marriage Equality Opponents’ Three National Strategies All Contradict Each Other

From Think Progress: How Marriage Equality Opponents’ Three National Strategies All Contradict Each Other. At the federal level, opponents currently have three proposed strategies for rolling back some of the recognition that same-sex couples now have. Particularly in the wake

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Skipping Ender’s Game

Geeks OUT wants you to Skip Ender’s Game, and they have some compelling reasons why. As I’ve noted here back in 2005, Orson Scott Card is a homophobic nut who has said some terrible and dangerous things about gay people.

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The Pope’s “new stance” on homosexuality

Let me do the TL;DR up front – it’s the same as the old stance. Several new stories have come out today about a recent interview Pope Francis did where he expanded on his comments from July on homosexuality and

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Batwoman writers leave DC Comics over ban on same-sex marriage

J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman — longtime writers of the Batwoman comic book — are leaving DC Comics over a dispute about editorial changes to their planned story lines, including being forbidden to show the main character marrying her

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Decision Day: DOMA and Prop-8 Fall

Defense of Marriage Act is Unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.. Link to the decision: UNITED STATES v. WINDSOR, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF SPYER, ET AL. From SCOTUSblog:

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Indiana House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR-6) Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Contact your state legislators to oppose HJR6, the Marriage Discrimination Amendment.

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Adorable Gay Men get marriage license

Via the Maddow Blog – Pic: Way past wonderful – The Maddow Blog, these two adorable gay men are applying for a marriage license in Washington: Randy and Larry Get Married One month after Washington State voters approved the state’s

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links for 2011-08-25

Indiana stage collapse lawsuits could challenge state's rules on gay marriage | WBEZ Attorney Kenneth Allen said his clients were recently married in Hawaii, a state that allows same sex civil unions. Beth Urschel was injured in the stage collapse.

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Real Biblical Marriage

Passed along from a friend via email If we were to create a constitutional amendment defining marriage based on the teachings of the Bible, it would look like this: A. Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union

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Prop 8 – The Musical

“Prop 8 – The Musical” starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and many more… A star-studded cast turns out for Marc Shaiman’s “Prop 8 – The Musical.”

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Keith Olbermann on Prop 8

Don’t extinguish love.

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Sad – Del Martin’s Death

Del Martin died. Thank Maude they let her and Phyllis Lyon get married.

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links for 2008-06-19

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Thanks to 9/11, she’s outraged by decolonization “I am aware of all internet traditions.” Where the meme started. (tags: meme funny) Balloon Juice “I am aware of all internet traditions” explained. (tags: funny meme) Balloon Juice

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links for 2008-06-18

Same-sex weddings start with union of elderly San Francisco couple Yay! (tags: equal marriage rights lgbt) A List Apart: Articles: Faux Absolute Positioning (tags: grid design webdesign) Mississippi Floodwaters in Iowa – The Big Picture – Boston.com (tags: photography disaster

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Just Married

Stephanie and I got married on Saturday. I would have blogged about it at the time, but for some reason, I had big bundle of gladiolas in my arms and no access to a keyboard. (How’d that happen?) I picked

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links for 2008-05-09

Denver lesbians on trial for marriage protest We are really not this brave. We’re just going to go to Canada. (tags: lgbt marriage equality rights) Americans can’t stand to read about gay penguins The Toronto papers make fun of us

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Ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus

We bought our wedding rings this evening – they are Latin Poesy Rings that are engraved with the phrase Ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus – “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” — (Song of Solomon 6:3)

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links for 2008-03-18

Video Coming To Flickr Soon. Really. Yay. I’ve been patiently waiting for this. I have a YouTube account, but having my videos in separate places has always bothered me. (tags: flickr tools video) Hepper | Modern Pet Furniture That Will

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I wanna commitment ceremony you

Stephanie and I were having talk the other day with one of our friends over terminology and what we called our selves, our wedding, and what we’ll call ourselves once we’re married. That’s not an unusual discussion, and gay people

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links for 2008-02-27

Smart ForTwo Is a Blue-State City Car, Right? Guess Again | Autopia from Wired.com (tags: smartcar) The gay marriage slump | Salon Life (tags: marriage equality lgbt rights)

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links for 2008-01-06

keybr.com – Be productive, type faster! Sure. Right. (tags: exercise tutorials fun productivity) Traverse City Record-Eagle – Religion & Marriage: Some churches take stand on gay unions They won’t marry anyone, gay or straight. (tags: lgbt equality marriage rights)

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