The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue the law violates both the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment, and affects any union a magistrate may claim a religious objection to, such as LGBTQ, interracial, or interfaith pairings.
The study released last week by the Williams Institute also says that wedding spending generated an estimated $52 million in tax revenue.
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.
A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying children in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes, despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.
A state law passed in 1961 makes the issuance of marriage licenses optional rather than mandatory.
The Kentucky clerk protesting marriage equality by refusing to issue marriage licenses pledged to continue to ignore court orders and block marriage licenses in the county.
In a one-sentence order issued Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who had sought relief from the high court to protect her from having to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County.
From abortion clinics being required to give medically inaccurate information to poorly conducted studies on the efficacy of same-sex parenting, conservative evangelicals seem to have no problem bending the truth to push a right-wing, anti-gay, anti-woman agenda.
The first round of legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling happened in Kentucky Monday.
Kansas’ Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued an executive order allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages of same-sex couples and permitting the continued discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation.