Tag: Marriage Equality

The New Ideology of the Young Republican

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Andrew Aliferis Time is running out on the Republicans’ attempts to block the legalization of same-gender marriage (and pass laws legalizing LGBT discrimination) if the plan is to do it along party lines. In a sign of changing ideological views, 61 percent of young Republicans…

Activist: Gay People 'Don't Get Extra Rights' Like Marriage

By Chris Hoenig The LGBT community has the same rights as straight people, according to conservative activist Dr. Ben Carson, just not “extra rights” like the right to marry. Carson’s comments, on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington, D.C., came as he accused the media of…

Grammys Feature Same-Gender Weddings

By Albert Lin One of the highlights of Sunday’s Grammy Awards was a mass wedding of 33 couples, many of whom are same-gender partners. The ceremony took place between performances of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ pro-gay-marriage hit “Same Love” and Madonna’s “Open Your Heart.” The couples reportedly were found using…

Candidate: Autism, Dementia, Disasters Are Punishment for Gay Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Disease and disaster are God’s punishment for same-gender marriage and abortion, according to a Congressional candidate in Illinois. Susanne Atanus is running in the Republican primary for the state’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Chicago and neighboring communities and which has been represented by Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

Same-Gender Marriage Closer in Va. After New AG Stops Defending Ban

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Anti-gay-marriage activists can no longer count on Virginia. Legal challenges of the state’s same-gender-marriage ban will no longer be defended by the state, and Attorney General Mark Herring will instead join those trying to strike the ban, his office announced Thursday. “After a thorough…

As Same-Gender Marriages Begin in NJ, Governor Withdraws Appeal

By Albert Lin Reuters/Eduardo Munoz Midnight on Sunday night is hardly the typical time for a wedding, but for scores of couples across New Jersey, the setting could not have been more perfect. After the State Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by Governor Chris Christie’s administration to delay…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…