Despite the fact that Iowa’s defense of marriage act was passed with the help of Democrats, Republicans throughout the state are connecting the dots between the recent court opinion legalizing same-sex marriage and elections in 2010.
Last week, the New Mexico Senate voted 25-17 to oppose conferring many of the same rights enjoyed by married couples to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples in a committed relationship.
Colombian LGBT organizations recognized some legal advancement regarding equal rights, but noted that the progress was due to legal demands made by individuals, not a consequence of a public policy or a legislative action.
The Mormons, Knights of Columbus, and others who donated in favor of Proposition 8 now want to see their “right to privacy” protected and stay anonymous. Hypocrisy, anyone?
After a dramatic vote in New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee, domestic partnership legislation moved toward consideration by the full Senate.
Iowa’s next turn in the national spotlight begins today, when the state Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage.
Focus on the Family announced major layoffs to its Colorado Springs-based ministry yesterday. The cutbacks come just weeks after the group pumped more than half a million dollars into the successful effort to pass a gay-marriage ban in California.
Reproductive rights are about nothing less than the ability to make decisions about love, sex, and family without government interference or discrimination. That means marriage equality is a cornerstone of reproductive justice.
On a night in which this country took a giant step forward on racial issues and reproductive rights, we also took a devastating step backwards when it comes to the rights of gay and lesbian individuals.
Same-sex couples might be able to teach straight couples a thing or two about egalitarian relationships. And that’s the precise threat to traditional marriage social conservatives are afraid of.