marriage

  1. Polydectes

    Federal court makes call in same sex marriage

    And this is a big win. It was the 10th district court of appeals and they have basically stated that it is unconstitutional for a state to ban same sex marriage.Federal appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage | syracuse.com
  2. arcturus88

    Poly and Aufgey debate gay marriage here...

    Have at it boys!...
  3. myp

    SCOTUS takes up gay marriage

    As prop 8 of California comes into question: Justices take up gay marriage for the first time | Reuters
  4. Arzosah

    David Cameron's support for gay marriage.

    I find Cameron's support for gay marriage very confusing. On the one hand, its not a typical Tory Party policy, and its angered and even offended a lot of Tory supporters. There hasn't been a huge campaign for it from the LGBT community, not at this precise moment, not as far as I'm aware...
  5. clax

    Marriage and equality.

    I almost hijacked another thread with this issue but I decided I will start another thread for it. Equal status of same sex couples tends to be a nasty debate. It really seems to be about weather or not heterosexual couples are equal to homosexual couples. I see no reason to promote the...
  6. myp

    An economic case for gay marriage?

    An interesting take on things: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-14/the-economic-case-for-same-sex-marriage.html
  7. myp

    Obama supports same-sex marriage

    The President broke news today when he said that he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. The move will probably be polarizing as expected. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-usa-campaign-obama-gaymarriage-idUSBRE84818Y20120509 I am with the President on this one.
  8. Cerise

    Church 'does not own marriage'

    The Church does not "own" marriage nor have the exclusive right to say who can marry, a government minister has said. Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone said the government was entitled to introduce same-sex marriages, which she says would be a "change for the better"...
  9. myp

    NJ Assembly passes gay marriage bill- goes to Christie

    The New Jersey Assembly voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the state, sending the bill to Governor Christie now. The Governor has previously promised he would veto and likely will. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/17/us-usa-gaymarriage-idUSTRE81F01520120217
  10. Comet

    Washington Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage

    I could not be more happy for Washington. Good job. Assuming this passes the House, which it should, that will be seven down and forty-three to go. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/01/washington-senate-approves-bill-to-legalize-gay-marriage/#ixzz1lD3c5jo1
  11. myp

    Marianne Gingrich says Newt asked for an open marriage

    And interview with Newt's ex-wife Marianne is going to air on ABC news today in which she apparently says that he asked for an open marriage so he could see Callista (his current wife) too. Marianne refused and they got divorced. Of course Newt later married Callista. This can't be good for...
  12. obtuseobserver

    MN Judge Dismisses Same Sex Marriage Law Suit

    A Hennepin County, MN judge, Mary Dufresne, dismissed a suit seeking to establish a right to same sex marriage in Minnesota. The problem for the plaintiffs is a 1971 Minnesota case that was eventually appealed to the Supeme Court. Baker v Nelson stands for the proposition that prohibitting...
  13. R

    Elderly Gay Couple Forcibly Separated, Abused, Robbed By County Officials

    Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place?wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical...
  14. myp

    Massachusetts fights Federal marriage law

    Massachusetts Atorney General Martha Coakley has said that she believes a federal law which defines marriage as a union between a man and woman is unconstitutional and steps over its boundaries into states' rights. She also spoke about discriminative treatment between heterosexual marriages and...
  15. ArghMonkey

    McCain's Wife, Daughter Back Gay Marriage Movement

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122789660
  16. LiberalDemocraticTom

    Better term for gay marriage.

    [FONT="Palatino Linotype"]The thread as seen here inspires this thread. I said that marriage is the action of being united with the opposite sex. Therefore, gay marriage shouldn't be gay marriage because they're not marrying the opposite sex. What could be a better term?
  17. myp

    Washington D.C. approves gay marriage

    The city council of Washington D.C. approved gay marriage with a 11-2 vote today. The bill will go to Congress, who has to approve the city legislation, after which it will go to the mayor who has pledged to sign it. It is a big victory for supporters in light of recent setbacks. ref...
  18. O

    Gay marriage, civil unions and the sanctity of marriage

    Are the above mentioned issues really something that states should be deciding individually? Or are they a matter of rights that should be addressed by the government? IMO, it's an issue of rights and needs a governmental rule. Marriage can't be accepted in one state and not in another...
  19. C

    Same sex marriage - has the time come?

    I've read a few articles in news magazines lately pointing out how rapidly the attitude toward same-sex marriage has changed, and how little outcry there has been over recent laws and court rulings. (I say same-sex because, given the ending of Boston Legal, obviously homosexuality is not...
  20. O

    Saudia Cleric approves child marriage

    Disgusting and sick, Saudia Arabia's top cleric has approved child marriage. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/01/17/saudi.child.marriage/index.html This green lights sexual relations far under the age of 18 (hell, before puberty even)