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WASHINGTON - June 5 - Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed an order denying a request by proponents of Proposition 8 to refer Perry vs. Brown to a larger panel of judges. Below is a statement released by Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry: “Today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit to deny a rehearing of Perry vs. Brown brings committed same-sex couples in California one step closer to being able to marry. It's now been three-and-a-half years since the freedom to marry was stripped from from loving and committed same-sex couples.
Over the last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper finally took a stance on a hot-button issue since being sworn in as the 42nd governor of Colorado — albeit one that has nothing to do with job creation or economic recovery.
December 1, 2011 Posted in Blog , Uncategorized 17 Comments December 1, 2011, Santa Fe NM – Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced during an on-line Town Hall Thursday night that he supports civil marriage for gay Americans.
Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed same-sex marriage, becoming the highest ranking American official to back marriage for gay and lesbian people.
North Carolina polls are open for early voting in the primary election, and the rights of unmarried couples are being put to a public referendum. I voted against North Carolina’s Amendment One, which seeks to amend the state constitution “to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in th[e] state.”
Gov. Bev Perdue shares her thoughts on the gay marriage fight taking place in North Carolina on Tuesday and struggles to say whether she is for or against gay marriage itself. By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News Updated at 8:30 a.m. ET: North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday night banning gay marriage, but the measure also goes one step further by not allowing civil unions. The state becomes the last in the South to approve an anti-gay marriage amendment and joins 30 others with similar measures.
"I favor legalizing same-sex marriages," Barack Obama told a gay newspaper while seeking his first term as an Illinois state senator in 1996, "and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages." When Obama ran for re-election in 1998, he took the National Political Awareness Test, which among other things asked, "Do you believe that the Illinois government should recognize same-sex marriages?"
The GOP leadership filibustered equality last night. Help me fight back by supporting a pro-equality majority! It was an astonishing display of political desperation by the Colorado State House Republicans last night.
Posted on 09 May 2012.