Post Tagged with: "SCOTUS"

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The Vulnerability of Marriage Equality

These days, there seems to be an overabundance of cynicism, misinformation, and apathy when it comes to American politics. I often hear people—gays and gay allies included—claim that there’s no difference between the Democrats and Republicans, and I frequently see Facebook posts or comments suggesting the same. And they make […]

Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?
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Where Were You When You Heard the SCOTUS News?

VillageQ contributors share where they were when they heard about the historic SCOTUS decision. Where were you?

Titanic as Marriage Equality Metaphor
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Titanic as Marriage Equality Metaphor

If I were a political cartoonist, the metaphor I would use to illustrate the current status of the epic same-sex marriage battle would be the sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic representing outright opposition to marriage equality; The iceberg breaching the Titanic’s hull represents SCOTUS’s 2013 Windsor decision declaring pivotal portions […]

Same-Sex Marriage Update:  6th Circuit Upholds Marriage Bans
Legal / News & Politics

Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Upholds Marriage Bans

The United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to rule that refusing same-sex couples the freedom to marry is not unconstitutional

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Community / News from the community

Living in Marriage Equality Limbo

I feel sad that while this is happening in some states, there are people all across the country who have no idea when their rights will be validated.

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News & Politics

Marriage equality ruling in Michigan ushers in early spring

At the end of the day Friday, a federal judge in Michigan struck down that state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, making it the 18th state (plus D.C.) to recognize same-sex marriage:  “Many Michigan residents have religious convictions whose principles govern the conduct of their daily lives and inform their […]

The View from Here: San Francisco City Hall, June 26, 2013
Family / News & Politics / Parenting

The View from Here: San Francisco City Hall, June 26, 2013

Regular contributor Cheryl Dumesnil files this report as one of our penultimate regularly scheduled posts in the “Lawfully Wedded Life” series here. It is fitting: what the SCOTUS Day of Decision looked like from her family’s eyewitness point of view. A bit of backstory: Cheryl has been following this issue for […]

Civil Rights Whiplash: This Week at the Supreme Court
Family / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

Civil Rights Whiplash: This Week at the Supreme Court

I laughed…I cried…I made a puzzled face and clicked over to FindLaw to download the text of this week’s Supreme Court decisions in the U. S. And the conclusion I came to was that I feel…some kind of way about the court deciding we no longer need perhaps the most […]

The DOMA Ruling and Children
Family / News & Politics

The DOMA Ruling and Children

While many of the Lesbian Family crew (along with many of you) are variously freaking out and celebrating and trying to find a moment to write down what all the rulings mean to them and their families, here’s a germane snippet of something from Carlos Ball, whom I always love […]

DOMA Down, Prop8 With It
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DOMA Down, Prop8 With It

[We’ll update with Prop8 opinion as it comes in. Just did.] Okay folks: The Defense of Marriage Act has been found unconstitutional, says the Supreme Court in a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Kennedy and joined by Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Kennedy, writing in the majority: The federal statute […]