When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.
“So yes, gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance — but on the bright side, Americans can still kill prisoners painfully, and everyone else slowly.”
The Supreme Court’s ruling that states can no longer ban same-sex marriage has set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP’s far-out presidential wannabes.
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.
The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.
Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.
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.
Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.
“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.”
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.
In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.
Many of their congregants, sensing the shifting cultural climate on gay marriage, feel defensive and afraid to publicly state their views, wary of being cast as bigots or hate-mongers.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that could legalize same-sex marriage would provoke a sharp response from many conservative lawmakers, who predict sustained legal and political combat in 2016 and for decades to come.
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It is a mark of how much has changed in such a short time that Ireland’s vote for gay marriage last week was, in the end, the expected outcome — even if the breadth of marriage equality’s victory was breathtaking.
It’s been a reliable tactic for opponents of same-sex marriage to recast discrimination against LGBT couples as a matter of Christians’ right to freely practice their religion.
Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.