IM SO PROUD OF ENGLAND. LOVE ALWAYS WINS. HAPPY MARRIAGE EQUALITY! THANK YOU, ENGLAND! IM REALLY PROUD TO LIVE AT THIS MOMENT. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! CONTINUE TO CHANGE THE WORLD. LOVE WINS ALWAYS.
Ally tip: it’s not gay marriage, it’s marriage equality.
and it’s not good enough till it protects trans and intersex people along with people in same-gender partnerships.
i appreciate that he used a black, lesbian couple and their beautiful black baby to illustrate this point because i am damn tired of neil patrick harris being the face of queer struggle
Christianist Texas Republican Senator Dan Patrick accidentally praises gay marriage ruling
Calling laws against same-sex marriage the last vestige of widespread discrimination in America, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway told TIME Tuesday he refused to continue defending his state’s ban on gay marriage because he feared he’d regret it for the rest of his life. “I know where history is going on this,” he said. “I know what was in my heart.”
“From a legal standpoint I draw the line at discrimination,” Conway said in an extensive interview shortly after he announced that he would not appeal a judge’s order that Kentucky recognize same-sex marriages. “If you think about it, in the long arc of history of this country, at one time we discriminated against women, at one time we discriminated against African-Americans and people of color, we discriminated against those with disabilities.
“Where we are as a country now, this really seems to be the only minority group that a significant portion of our society thinks it’s still okay to discriminate against.”
what planet is he living on where ~the gays~ are “the only minority group that a significant portion of our society thinks it’s still okay to discriminate against”
Now, Americans say the freedom to marry should be extended to same-sex couples because the U.S. Constitution protects it.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia won’t like this at all.
A new ABC News/ Washington Post poll reveals that not only do six out of ten Americans (59 percent — the highest ever recorded) now support the right of same-sex couples to marry, but a solid 50 percent believe that right to marry is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Let’s do that again.
Fifty-percent of Americans believe the right of same-sex couples to marry is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
This is new.
Before, we saw public support for marriage equality skyrocket, but not necessarily as a constitutionally protected issue. Now, Americans say the freedom to marry should be extended to same-sex couples because the U.S. Constitution protects it.
Talking Points Memo notes also that “the poll found that a large majority of Americans — 81 percent — said businesses shouldn’t be allowed to refuse service to gays. Sixty-five percent said they believe service still shouldn’t be refused to gays even if homosexuality violates the business owners’ religious beliefs.”
A Texas federal judge handed gay rights advocates another major victory on Wednesday, this time in one of the nation’s largest and most conservative states, when he declared its prohibition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The judge prohibited the state from enforcing its 2003 law against same-sex unions and the 2005 state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. The Texas lawsuit, filed by a lesbian couple from Austin who married in Boston in 2009 and wanted it to be recognized in Texas, and two gay men from Plano who want to marry, is one of three such active lawsuits in the state.
BEST. DAY. TEXAS SOMETIMES YOU DONT SUCK.
saw this when she first posted it and rolled my eyes
but it has taken an unexpected (and pleasant) turn
being against gay marriage does in fact 100% make you homophobic sorry