(Washington, D.C., June 26, 2013) – The US Supreme Court’s rulings on June 26, 2013, in two cases – United States v. Windsor and Hollinghurst v. Perry – have invalidated two of the most egregious anti-LGBT initiatives in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. >>>
Last December, the Supreme Court granted certiorari on two same sex marriage cases. Those cases include Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California’s controversial Proposition 8 measure, and a case out of New York, U.S. v Windsor, which considers the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). >>>
The fact that President Obama is supporting efforts to overturn Prop 8 is a major deal, but the ASA denunciation of the Regnerus study is also a huge victory for the LGBT community. When religious right groups find a piece of information to use against the LGBT community, they tend to use it continuously. Thanks to the ASA, whenever they cite the Regnerus study, the LGBT community now have a huge caveat we can make use of.
A three-judge federal appeals panel ruled 2-1 today against banning same-sex marriage in California. The decision upheld a lower court that found the ban, known as Proposition 8, violates the Constitution's equal protection clause. >>>
This morning, the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today 2-1 that Proposition 8, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.
It's a historic ruling--the first time in the nation's history that a federal appeals court has struck down a statewide ban on marriage for same-sex couples. >>>
Prop. 8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules.
A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year
The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, violated the U.S. Constitution. The architects of Prop. 8 have vowed to appeal. The ruling was narrow and likely to be limited to California. >>>
Significant events are crowding the calendar for 2012, and each promises considerable drama and suspense for the LGBT community. Below is a list of the ten most important stories to keep an eye on. >>>
Adversaries in the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California clashed Monday over the release of courtroom videos, with gay-rights groups arguing for the public's right to watch last year's trial and their opponents saying the judge promised to keep the footage sealed. >>>
Findings by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board show that the National Organization for Marriage spent $709,000 on radio and television ads during the gubernatorial campaign in 2010. Those ads targeted DFLer Mark Dayton and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner for their support for marriage equality and lent support for the campaign of Republican Tom Emmer who supported a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage. >>>