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A Judge Rules That Florida’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Woot!!!

A circuit judge in Florida has just ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is in direct violation of the US constitution and, as such, has been struck down. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County issued his ruling just a short time ago, making Florida the latest state to have it’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down as unconstitutional (you may recall that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down earlier this month and Indiana and Wisconsin‘s bans on same-sex marriage were struck down last month alone). Pending appeal, no doubt, Florida is poised to become the 20th state in the US to enjoy marriage equality — BUT only in one county! Yeah, it’s complicated … read on to learn more More »

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A Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage As Unconstitutional

BUT, a stay has been issued on the ruling

Another day, another US state’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down as unconstitutional by the courts. A federal judge has ruled today that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage runs afoul of the US Constitution and is, therefore, illegal. But, a stay has been issued on the ruling which means that marriage equality cannot be enjoyed in the Bluegrass State until the case is heard on appeal. Even still, today is another great day for the advancement of same-sex marriage here in the US as another state’s ban on the practice has been ruled unconstitutional. More »

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A Judge Rules That Indiana’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

An appeals court upholds same-sex marriage in Utah

The push for marriage equality here in the United States of America was advanced a bit more with the ruling in Indiana that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the same-sex couples of Indiana have a constitutional right to marry and did NOT issue a stay of his ruling pending any possible appeals. As a result, same-sex couples in the Hoosier state have already begun to get legally married. Woot!! More »

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A Judge Rules That Wisconsin’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Happy Pride Weekend!

Just last month alone, same-sex marriage bans were struck down in the states of Arkansas, Idaho, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Today we learn that a federal judge has struck down the same-sex marriage ban in the state of Wisconsin as unconstitutional. This ruling comes at a very fitting time as this weekend is Gay Pride Weekend here in the city of Los Angeles. All month long, Gay Pride celebrations will be taking place all around the country and the world and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the joyous celebrating than with the death of another state’s same-sex marriage ban :D More »

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A Judge Rules That Pennsylvania’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Another homophobic law bites the dust

Just yesterday a federal judge struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional and just a short time ago, another federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage is also unconstitutional. Citing the violation of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s right to due process and the Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. For the second time in just 2 days, the court has ruled that state laws banning same-sex marriage exist in violation of the highest law in the land. Today is another great day for the advancement of marriage equality in the United States of America. More »

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A Judge Rules That Oregon’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Couples can begin to marry immediately

A judge had just struck down the state of Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional and because the state has decided NOT to appeal the decision, same-sex couples in the state will be able to apply for marriage licenses and begin to marry almost immediately. As you may recall, Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage was also struck down as unconstitutional last week but that decision has been appealed by that state’s government … which means that true marriage equality is on hold there. It’s a much different story in Oregon today! A much happier and historic story, indeed. More »

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A Judge Rules That Idaho’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Marriage Equality is Sweeping the Nation

Last weekend we learned the very happy news that a judge ruled that Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, which allowed same-sex couples to get married in the state. Today we learn that another judge ruled yesterday that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional … bringing marriage equality to that state as week. Idaho’s Republican governor Butch Otter (yes, that is his real name) has vowed to fight the ruling but if no appeal is granted, same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Idaho starting this Friday! Woot!! More »

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A Judge Rules That Arkansas’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Woot!!!

Happy news coming out of the Natural State today … a circuit court judge has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional! Because a stay was not issued along with this ruling, same-sex couples have been getting marriage licenses all morning long today. The state’s attorney general has announced that he plans to appeal the ruling but, for now, marriage equality has come to the state of Arkansas. Wow. More »

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WWE Wrestling Legend ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Comes Out In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

“If it’s the same-sex, more power to them."

Stone Cold Steve Austin, one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history, has gone on the record to emphatically lend his support for same-sex marriage not only here in the US but anywhere in the “g**damn world”. Austin‘s colorful support for marriage equality was recorded on a podcast discussion that is just now making the rounds online. As you might imagine, Stone Cold used a lot of NSFW language while discussing the matter in this podcast because, obviously, he is very passionate about his beliefs … which, I must admit, I find surprising but totally welcome. Click below to hear Steve Austin‘s comments on same-sex marriage in this newly surfaced podcast. More »

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Tom Ford Marries His Partner Of 27 Years

"We are now married"

Fashion designer Tom Ford appeared at an in-store event at the Regent Street Apple Store in England last night and he broke the happy news that he and his longtime partner of 27 years, Richard Buckley, went and got themselves married! Altho he didn’t go into great detail about his nuptials, Ford did reveal that the couple were married recently in New York City. Click below to learn more about Tom and Richard‘s happy, happy news. More »

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