Saturday, November 28, 2015
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After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits

Domestic partner benefits might be going the way of the dodo.

September 14, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Against Same-Sex Marriage: ‘I Hope They Don’t Sue Me’

“Making a difference for one couple versus another, that’s not what I’m out to do,” says the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

July 3, 2015
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Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Good News-Mageddon’ Meets ‘The Human Dissentipede’

Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.

June 30, 2015

Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015

Right Wingers Rage Against Marriage Equality

Right-wingers are variously calling for defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling — and warning that America could face the wrath of God.

June 26, 2015

Endorse This: Congratulations-In-Chief For Marriage Equality

“I’m really proud of you. And just know that not only have you been a great example for people, but you’re also going to bring about a lasting change in this country.”

June 26, 2015

Watch: Obama Speaks On SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

President Obama is set to speak any minute now from the Rose Garden, on today’s historic Supreme Court decision declaring marriage equality to be a right for LGBT couples all across the country.

June 26, 2015
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5 States That Are Trying To Thwart Gay Marriage

Some states are trying to find the least discriminatory ways to discriminate against same-sex couples.

June 15, 2015

Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015

Endorse This: GOP Won’t Say ‘I Do’ To Gay Marriage

Watch a roundup of the GOP candidates on the stump — and sometimes getting stumped — by modern-day culture.

May 5, 2015

Endorse This: The U.S. Supreme Court — In Cartoon Form

Watch this cartoon feature with audio taken straight from yesterday’s proceedings. Until such time as cameras are permitted to shoot in the most important judicial chamber in America, this is all we’ve got.

April 29, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘What A Riot’

Larry Wilmore noticed that the folks at Fox News seem to be a little too exuberant when it comes to covering violence in a minority community.

April 29, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Set For Historic Gay Marriage Case

Hundreds of activists from both sides of the debate were expected to rally in front of the Supreme Court building as the nine justices hear a case on one of the most divisive social issues in the United States.

April 28, 2015
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Gay-Rights Skeptic Roberts Urged To Make U.S. High Court History

Should the court back same-sex marriage it would cap a transformation in the rights of gays over the past dozen years, bringing weddings to the last 14 states where they are banned.

April 27, 2015
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Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.

April 25, 2015

This Week In Crazy: If You Drink Spoiled Milk, There Will Be Death Panels

Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

April 24, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Republican Progress On Gay Marriage

Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.

April 22, 2015

Bringing It: Hillary’s Populist Message To A Diverse America

Hillary’s campaign will be an exercise in persuading Americans, so often discouraged and disillusioned, that she really wants to bring about change — and knows how.

April 12, 2015

Calling All Hoosiers

Surely, somebody had to know that passing a bill that would defend a religion in no need of defending while empowering bigots was going to end badly.

April 2, 2015
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory in December, 2014 (NCDOTCommunications via Flickr)

Don’t Wreck Religious Liberty’s Brand

How marriage equality opponents finally overstepped their bounds — and wrecked what was left of their credibility.

April 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Ted Cruz, Small Children, And Metaphors

It turns out that small children aren’t very good with metaphors — and neither is Senator Ted Cruz.

March 17, 2015
MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY at the US Supreme Court on First Street between Maryland Avenue and East Capitol Street, NE, Washington DC on Tuesday morning, 26 March 2013 (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

A Flurry Of Briefs As Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Case Looms

Both sides are gearing up for the April 28 oral argument.

March 6, 2015
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Does The Supreme Court Care That Americans Support Gay Marriage?

Marriage equality in America looks more and more inevitable.

February 26, 2015
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