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SCOTUS Peep

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Marriage Equality: Surrender to the Inevitable

By deciding not to decide, the Supreme Court may have decided: If history is a guide, same-sex marriage will soon be the law of the land.

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How 11 States Got Marriage Equality in 1 Day

By refusing to hear appeals from lower courts Monday, the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in five states, plus six more that hadn’t even filed suit.

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Federal Judge Martin Feldman Says Gay Marriage Is the Gateway Drug to Incest and Polygamy

A U.S. district judge in New Orleans on Wednesday decided to buck the trend and stick it to same-sex couples.

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People Just Love John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a Couple

The new independent film “Love Is Strange” by director Ira Sachs is getting rave reviews.

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If There’s An Argument Against Gay Marriage, Kentucky Didn’t Make It

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II all but laughed the commonwealth’s case against same-sex marriage out of court. “These arguments are not those of serious people,” he wrote.

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Holder Promises to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. attorney general announced Saturday that he would aggressively defend a slew of rights granted to same-sex spouses.

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Binational Gay Matrimony Recognized by U.S. Immigration

Tom Knutson and Phan Datthuyawat were married in Sacramento five years ago; now, thanks to the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage on a federal level, Datthuyawat can finally visit his family in Thailand without worrying about being unable to return to America to live with his husband.

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England, Wales OK Gay Marriage

Parliament has cleared the way for same-sex unions to begin in half of the United Kingdom.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Monumental Movement on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights and Immigration

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex couples and against minority voters, the Senate’s immigration overhaul bill, President Obama’s stated goals on climate change, and Texas Sen. Wendy David and former South African President Nelson Mandela—two politicians who stand for something.

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A Most Political and Activist Court

The week’s judicial work leads to the question of which way the Supreme Court is looking and how the nine justices are using their enormous power, some of it unchecked even by public needs and wishes.

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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

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Gay Rights: The Bigger Picture

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Marriage equality isn’t the big issue, Congress struggles to pass immigration reform, Brazil’s World Cup protests, and what the hell is the matter with Texas?

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The Supreme Court Makes History: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The U.S. Supreme Court announced three historic 5-4 decisions this week. In the first, a core component of the Voting Rights Act was gutted, enabling Southern states to enact regressive voting laws that will likely disenfranchise the ever-growing number of voters of color.

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Minnesota Marriage Equality

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Coming to the Ocean State

Rhode Island joined the march of progress Thursday when it became the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The decision marks the culmination of a 16-year effort to expand marriage rights in the heavily Roman Catholic state.

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Gay Marriage and Pot for Fun Now Legal in Washington

The Evergreen State began granting same-sex marriage licenses Thursday morning while crowds lit joints at a celebration beneath the Space Needle in Seattle.

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The Top 10 Hits of Election 2012

This playlist sums up the winners and losers from the biggest political bash in the last four years.

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Memo to Mitt Romney: Lesbians Make Great Parents

It should come as no surprise to the non-bigoted crowd that the results of a new study show that lesbians make wonderful parents. But it bears repeating because the Republican presidential nominee seems to think otherwise.

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Second Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act

A federal appeals court in Manhattan became the second court to find that the Defense of Marriage Act—the law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman—is unconstitutional.

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Obama the ‘Clear Favorite,’ Clinton Aide Goes Rogue, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including one state increasing access to birth control, Rick Perry’s poor debate performances explained and a funny “Saturday Night Live” parody of undecided voters.

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Anti-Gay Legislator Injures Kids in Boat Crash

Don H. Dwyer, a tea party Republican and member of the Maryland House of Delegates who has said that same-sex marriage poses a threat to children, has injured four children in a drunken boating accident.

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Boston Mayor to Chick-fil-A: Take a Hike!

Tom Menino is choosing civil rights over fast food. Boston’s mayor is aiming to block Chick-fil-A’s attempt to expand to his city because the restaurant chain’s CEO opposes same-sex marriage.

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Recall Elections, Proposition 8 Moves Closer to Supreme Court and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Wisconsin recall election, the next step in the battle to legalize same-sex marriage in California and Bill O’Reilly’s election prediction.

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Poll: Same-Sex Marriage Likely to Be Upheld in Maryland

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that a referendum to keep Maryland’s law allowing same-sex marriage, which is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, is likely to pass.

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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Putting Gays and Lesbians in Electrified Pen

In a disturbing rant posted to YouTube, a North Carolina pastor is seen calling for gays and lesbians to be killed by fencing them off in an electrified pen. The pastor, identified as Charles L. Worley, is reported to have made the homophobic remarks May 13 after President Obama came out in support of legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Bill Maher on ‘Conan’: Obama Not First Gay President

When Newsweek published a cover this week that declared Obama America’s “first gay president” after he came out in favor of same-sex marriage, it raised some eyebrows. On Tuesday, comedian Bill Maher addressed the controversial cover during an interview with Conan O’Brien.

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Tony Kushner on Marriage Equality, Sendak and Lincoln

Award-winning playwright and gay rights activist Tony Kushner speaks with “Democracy Now!” about Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriage, the life of children’s author Maurice Sendak, and his regard for Abraham Lincoln, about whom he wrote a screenplay for an upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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North Carolina Voters Expected to Ban Gay Marriage

A measure that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions is expected to pass Tuesday in North Carolina, according to the latest poll of likely voters there.

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Gay Marriage Is Legal in Washington State

Washington became the seventh state to enter into the distinguished company of those that recognize the right of gays and lesbians to marry when the House passed Gov. Chris Gregoire’s same-sex marriage bill with a 55-43 vote Wednesday. Gregoire is expected to sign the bill into law within the next five days.

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What Does the Bible Say About Marriage?

Following the legalization of gay marriage in New York last month, people using religion to justify their bigotry have cried loud and hard about the chaos that’s sure to descend upon the U.S. for the defilement of what they call one of Christianity’s most sacred institutions. Fortunately, some of the Bible’s more intellectually honest students are speaking up. (more)

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Disappointment in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples suffered a bitter legislative defeat in Rhode Island on Wednesday night when a bill allowing only civil unions—but not marriage—passed the state Senate, less than one week after New York granted gays and lesbians the right to marry. (more)

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N.Y. Religious Groups Exempt From Gay Rights Legislation

Language protecting New York churches, synagogues and other religious institutions from lawsuit and penalty upon refusal to perform same-sex marriages was one of the key amendments that won Republican support for Friday’s historic gay rights legislation. (more)

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Gay Jurist’s Legitimacy in Prop. 8 Decision Is Upheld

Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. Shortly afterward, opponents of same-sex marriage called the ruling invalid, arguing that Walker’s homosexuality made him unfit to adjudicate the case. On Tuesday, another federal judge threw that argument out.

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Biden: Gay Marriage Inevitable in America

President Obama is still grappling with the notion of same-sex marriage, and it looks like his second in command is taking the issue a step further by declaring the “inevitability” of gay marriage in the future.

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Federal Judge Says Gays Have a Right to Marry

Federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Wednesday found California’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. In his decision, the George H.W. Bush appointee wrote: “Proposition 8 both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.” (continued)

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Portugal’s Gay Marriage Proposal

Portugal is likely to become the sixth European nation—after Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands—to legalize gay marriage. The Portuguese government has proposed to change the country’s official definition of marriage to include same-sex unions.

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Washington’s Black Community Grapples with Gay Marriage Issue

Tuesday’s vote in favor of same-sex marriage at the District council in Washington, D.C., brought up some tensions among members of the local African-American community. Some have less trouble viewing the issue as a civil rights struggle than others, and generational differences appear to have something to do with it.

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June Is Gay Pride Month

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, the Obama administration has proclaimed June to be national LGBT Pride Month. Now how about gays in the military?

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Utah Shows Big Love for Porn

Where in this great nation would you think the per capita consumption of pornography would be at its highest? Perhaps a decadent coastal blue state such as California or New York? Guess again, people—the answer is Utah.

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