Articles Tagged 'Gay Marriage'
Hong Kong’s Top Court Issues Landmark Ruling for LGBT Rights
The top appeals court in Hong Kong issued a landmark ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple, the latest rebuke to Chief Executive… READ MORE
Bermuda same-sex marriage: Government will not block bill
On Wednesday the British overseas territory became the first country in the world to pass, and then revoke, the law, replacing gay marriage with domestic… READ MORE
Texas court hearing case to limit gay marriage legalization
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a Houston case that top conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the… READ MORE
GOP lawmakers bring lawsuit to block gay marriage licenses in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. â€” A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week.
The lawsuit targets one southern New Mexico county â€” Dona Ana â€” but could provide another route for the dispute to reach New… READ MORE
Pope says future of mankind at stake over gay marriage
“In the fight for the family, the very notion of being â€“ of what being human really means â€“ is being called into question,” the… READ MORE
Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage
By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON â€” After two decades in which gay rights moved from the margin to capture the support of most Americans, the Supreme Court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
For justices, … READ MORE
Emboldened gay-marriage supporters now want more
By Cheryl Wetzstein-The Washington Times
Bolstered by their recent wins at the ballot box, gay-marriage activists say they are looking to build on their newfound momentum at the ballot box and in the courtroom.
Having broken a long losing string at the polls Nov. 6, gay marriage backers already have targeted several states for statewide voting drives, even as they… READ MORE
Gay marriage foes in Washington state concede defeat
(Reuters) – Gay marriage opponents conceded defeat on Thursday in their bid to block passage of a referendum legalizing same-sex matrimony in Washington state, two days after Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve similar measures at the ballot box.
Although votes were still trickling in from Washington’s mail-in-only election, approval of same-sex marriage was firmly in the… READ MORE
Josh Mandel Loses Ohio Senate Bid
By Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Jewish Daily Forward
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican Jew, lost his Senate bid tonight to Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown, NBC is reporting.
Mandel was never a favorite, but Republican strategists saw the contest as winnable, and poured millions into the effort. A victory would have made him the only Republican Jew in the U.S. Senate.… READ MORE
Green Bay bishop urges parishioners to vote against candidates who support abortion, gay marriage
From Green Bay Press Gazette
Bishop David Ricken, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, noted in a recent letter to parishioners that voting for candidates who support what he calls â€œintrinsically evilâ€ positions, such as abortion and gay marriage, could â€œput your own soul in jeopardy.â€
Rickenâ€™s letter, dated Oct. 24, notes that the church has a… READ MORE