BREAKING: Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban is history!

And here I thought we’d have to wait until Monday.  Nope!  We get a two-fer today!  Hot on the heels of Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban going the way of the dodo, the 32nd state to allow same-sex marriage is Wyoming! Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ruled that Wyoming’s statutory law banning same-sex [Read More...]

Magistrates not performing same-sex marriages in North Carolina will be suspended/fired.

On Monday a magistrate in North Carolina made news by refusing to marry a gay couple: A magistrate turned them away. “He said, ‘I won’t be performing your marriage because of my religious beliefs,’ ” Locklear said. A federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban late Friday. Monday was the first full business [Read More...]

BREAKING: Arizona’s gay marriage ban struck down!

Look out Arizona!  Sometime in the future, not at any specific time, and not in any specific way (but you can trust it’ll be something that happens naturally and that happened before this decision, like a tornado or disease), god is going to get you!  Some rogue judge (who is ruling in accordance with 30+ decisions [Read More...]

Rebecca Hamilton is nowhere near accurate in her description of “atheist bullying.”

Rebecca Hamilton over at the Catholic channel of Patheos is outraged.  Did you know that atheists are bullying Christians?  Apparently we are (how the minority bullies the majority, I’ll never know).  I read her piece and, as it turns out, the problem isn’t so much atheists bullying anybody as it is Rebecca Hamilton not being [Read More...]

Alaska Attorney General has gay rights advocates right where he wants them.

I was so happy over my honeymoon to see that Alaska’s gay marriage ban had fallen.  What better time than celebrating my own marriage to hear the news that others get to share in this type of happiness (which, in no way, undercuts my marriage)? On Sunday, a federal judge overturned the 16-year ban, saying [Read More...]

North Carolina pastor loses it over gay marriage.

So good to be reading the news again.  It’s like shadenfreude forces my brain to release endorphins, which is why I love articles like this: A Baptist pastor is warning that God will escalate the Ebola crisis when North Carolina begins performing same-sex marriages. Would you believe that much of West Africa is largely Christian? [Read More...]

XKCD: same-sex marriage like interracial in the 60s? More like the 90s.

Due to my sleepiness today, rather than a full break down of anything you get this happy, happy image courtesy of XKCD: [Read more...]

Kansas, say hello to gay marriage – emphasis on the HELL.

Tomorrow when I step outside in the morning I’ll take a deep breath in to taste the freedom and the rage of people who’d forbid love in the name of a supposedly loving god.  Because as of this evening, same-sex marriage has come to Kansas: A Kansas state judge has ordered the Johnson County Clerk [Read More...]

Same-sex marriage licenses issued in South Carolina despite same-sex marriage ban.

I started seeing reports earlier today about clerks and courts (there was little consistency to the articles) dispensing same-sex marriage licenses despite an active ban in the state:  A South Carolina court has issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple despite the state’s constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general’s pledge to [Read More...]

Temporary stay in Idaho decision is nothing to worry about.

Admittedly, I was a bit worried when Justice Kennedy issued a stay on the Idaho decision.  But then I contacted a friend who knows a thing or two about this stuff and this is the response I got back: It’s absolutely routine when one side in a case says they’re going to appeal it. People [Read More...]