Author Retracts Study on Same-Sex Marriage over Faked Data

MEDIAITE A study purporting to show that even brief contact with gay individuals could change voters’ minds on same-sex marriage has been retracted after one of the authors acknowledged the use of phony data. The study, by Columbia University professor Donald Green and then-UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour, was widely covered upon its publication inScience… More Author Retracts Study on Same-Sex Marriage over Faked Data

James Dobson: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Civil War

Probably not, Mr. Dobson…  Right Wing Watch James Dobson, the founder of the Religious Right behemoth Focus on the Family, warned in a recent conference call with fellow anti-gay activists that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality could lead to a full-blown civil war. After Janet Porter, the creator of a new… More James Dobson: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Civil War

Here Are All the Athletes, Celebrities, and CEOs Joining the Indiana Backlash

Mother Jones The state is reeling from a PR crisis since Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Miley Cyrus, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and former NBA star Charles Barkley are just a few of the high-profile figures condemning a law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday, which critics say will… More Here Are All the Athletes, Celebrities, and CEOs Joining the Indiana Backlash

Vatican Signals More Tolerance Toward Gays and Remarriage

Just a note about my very pro-active stance on gay marriage:  IMHO everyone should have the right to be with the person they love.  Government interference on the basis of religious belief has no place in a true democracy. It’s a human right not a legislative decision.  Thank you Supreme Court for getting this one right…… More Vatican Signals More Tolerance Toward Gays and Remarriage

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit For SCOTUS’ Next Move On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states’ gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday. Ginsburg said cases pending before the circuit covering Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee would probably… More Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit For SCOTUS’ Next Move On Gay Marriage

Wisconsin Attorney General Threatens Clerks Who Approve Gay Marriage

Liberaland Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen is warning clerks that they can be prosecuted for issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, even though a federal judge has declared the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Van Hollen, a Republican, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper that gay couples who have married since U.S. District Judge… More Wisconsin Attorney General Threatens Clerks Who Approve Gay Marriage

Texas ban on marriage equality ruled unconstitutional, Rick Perry upset

Salon A federal judge on Wednesday declared Texas’ ban on equal marriage unconstitutional; the judge also ruled that the state’s refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples married in other states to be unconstitutional. As the San Antonio Express News notes, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia stayed the decision pending the state’s appeal, meaning that the state ban… More Texas ban on marriage equality ruled unconstitutional, Rick Perry upset

Supreme Court has declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

Great news! NBC News In a landmark ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages. The decision was 5-4, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. “DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including… More Supreme Court has declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

BREAKING: NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

“The times, they are a changing…” Bob Dylan – 1964 Think Progress The board of the NAACP, the “nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization,” endorsed marriage equality at a meeting this afternoon. The move comes 10 days after President Obamaannounced his support of same-sex marriage. The NAACP’s move comes as attitudes about gays and… More BREAKING: NAACP Endorses Marriage Equality

Jay-Z’s gay marriage endorsement: More influential than Obama’s?

It’s no secret that the male-dominated Hip Hop community is notoriously homophobic.  I’m curious to see and hear the comments that will emerge  following Jay-Z’s endorsement of gay marriage… The Week The rap mogul with a history of anti-gay lyrics does a 180 — a turnaround that may prove more meaningful to black voters than… More Jay-Z’s gay marriage endorsement: More influential than Obama’s?