Last night the Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, handed out a special ruling forbidding probate judges in Alabama from issuing same-sex marriage licenses: The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a special ruling Tuesday, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges. The order addresses the confusion over same-sex [Read More...]
Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon (federal judge, so Roy Moore is unimpressed) has ruled that Nebraska’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. I’m reading his ruling now and boy, does it have some lovely bits. Like this: Nebraska’s “Defense of Marriage” Constitutional Amendment, Section 29, is an unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of [Read More...]
The city of Warren, MI has allowed a prayer station in the atrium of their City Hall since 2009. Recently a local resident applied to host a reason station in the same space but was denied: For six years, the city has permitted volunteers at the “prayer station” to distribute religious pamphlets, offer to pray [Read More...]
I visited Colorado in January and ate legal pot. It was pretty awesome. I can honestly think of no reason this drug should remain illegal and plenty of reasons why indulging in pot should be allowed. One of those reasons is that Colorado is literally making so much money they have to give some back [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Some Alabama probate judges still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis was sued for refusing to abide by the federal court ruling eliminating Alabama’s gay marriage ban. After a hearing in front of Callie Granade, the same federal judge who struck down the ban, Davis got the message and immediately started issuing licenses to same-sex couples. However, even though Granade [Read More...]
I love this man. [Read more...]
GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Texas Supreme Court issues order prohibiting judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
In response to the ruling in Travis County, the Texas Supreme Court has just issued an order prohibiting county clerks and judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses: The Texas Supreme Court stepped in this afternoon and blocked all state judges and county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The emergency action comes following [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Texas probate judge strikes down gay marriage ban, but didn’t a federal judge already do that?
Ok, so a few days ago a probate judge in Travis County, Texas ruled in a case about dispersing an estate that the Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. For myself and others this seemed like a weird thing to get excited about since last year a federal judge ruled the state’s ban unconstitutional but [Read More...]
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock (wasn’t he the bad guy in Rambo 2?) is displeased that gay people get equal rights in Alabama, and he’s so bent on keeping them from getting married he’s considering trying to wipe out marriage for everybody: Justice Murdock’s opinion is attached to a brief order from the state [Read More...]
Roy Moore talks a big game about loving the rule of law. How will that work out for him if the SCOTUS says gays have a right to equality? Roy Moore, the conservative chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, said Sunday that if the U.S. Supreme Court decides that same-sex couples have a constitutional right [Read More...]