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Edith Windsor, Marriage Equality Activist and LGBTQ Rights Pioneer, Dies at 88 Edith Windsor, Marriage Equality Activist and LGBTQ Rights Pioneer, Dies at 88

Edith Windsor, an activist whose landmark Supreme Court case is largely responsible for dismantling 1996's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and making gay marriage legal in America, died on Tuesday at the age of 88.

Alabama Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges for Telling Judges Not to Follow Gay Marriage Ruling Alabama Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges for Telling Judges Not to Follow Gay Marriage Ruling

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Court: Mississippi Clerks Can't Use Religion to Deny Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Court: Mississippi Clerks Can't Use Religion to Deny Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

A federal judge has ruled against a Mississippi law that would have allowed court clerks to cite their religious beliefs to refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples. The “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” was widely cited as one of the…

W. Virginia Clerk Humiliates Lesbian Couple Seeking Marriage License, Calls Them an 'Abomination' W. Virginia Clerk Humiliates Lesbian Couple Seeking Marriage License, Calls Them an 'Abomination'

Unable to deny a lesbian couple a marriage license, a West Virginia deputy county clerk settled for telling the women that their relationship was wrong and would be judged by God. The women also say the clerk called them “an abomination.” The clerk denies that part, but merrily told a local reporter that yes, God told…

"Why Do You Want to Put Me Back in the Closet?" Gay Man Asks Marco Rubio "Why Do You Want to Put Me Back in the Closet?" Gay Man Asks Marco Rubio

On Monday, February 8, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Timothy Kierstead, who identifies as gay, confronted GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio with one, pointed question: “Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”

Chill Pope Not Always Chill, Successfully Urges Slovenian Voters to Overturn Gay Marriage  Chill Pope Not Always Chill, Successfully Urges Slovenian Voters to Overturn Gay Marriage 

Slovenia has voted to overturn a law that would have given same-sex couples the ability to marry and adopt children. That’s after none other than Our Problematic Fave Pope Francis weighed in, telling Slovenian pilgrims days before the vote that the country had to “to support the family, a structural reference point…

The First Gay Marriages in Ireland Have Now Officially Been Performed The First Gay Marriages in Ireland Have Now Officially Been Performed

Hot on the heels of this morning’s announcement that same-sex marriage is now legal in Ireland, the first gay couple to be lawfully wed has come forward to make their long-term relationship legal. Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling have been together for 12 years and couldn’t be happier that their partnership is…

Ireland's Marriage Act Of 2015 Is Now Officially in Effect Ireland's Marriage Act Of 2015 Is Now Officially in Effect

Same-sex marriage is legal in the Republic of Ireland as of November 16, 2015.

Mormon Church Threatens to Excommunicate Same-Sex Couples, Excludes Their Children From Baptism Mormon Church Threatens to Excommunicate Same-Sex Couples, Excludes Their Children From Baptism

On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new guidelines to its church policy outlining the treatment of same-sex couples and their children. According to the Washington Post, the Mormon Church will no longer baptize children living in same-sex households and will now consider those in…

George H.W. Bush Mellows on Marriage Stance: 'People Have a Right to Be Happy' George H.W. Bush Mellows on Marriage Stance: 'People Have a Right to Be Happy'

With age, 91-year-old President George H.W. Bush’s attitude toward same-sex marriage has softened, according to a new biography by Jon Meacham.

Kim Davis's Emails Show Most Kentucky Clerks Want Different Marriage Licenses for LGBT Couples Kim Davis's Emails Show Most Kentucky Clerks Want Different Marriage Licenses for LGBT Couples

The investigative site MuckRock, which focuses on filing Freedom of Information Act requests, has gotten Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with some difficulty, to release 482 of her recent emails. Among other things, they show that the majority of the county clerks in Kentucky want to issue marriage licenses to whoever…

Kim Davis: Pope Endorsed My Struggle! Pope: Nah  Kim Davis: Pope Endorsed My Struggle! Pope: Nah 

Kim Davis, a famously ineffective Kentucky county clerk, has been strutting all over the fucking media, being like “I am a true Christian because I took a meeting with the Pope.” It turns out that meeting was really more like a late-night text conversation, in which Davis wrote, “Hey babe, wanna cum over?” and the…

Texas Pastor Pleads Guilty to Yelling Anti-Gay Nonsense at Supreme Court  Texas Pastor Pleads Guilty to Yelling Anti-Gay Nonsense at Supreme Court 

A self-described pastor who tried to drown out President Obama’s second inauguration with shouting has pleaded guilty to trying to drown out the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling with shouting. He faces up to one year in prison. That will probably not deter him from future shouting.

I Got Drunk And Looked At Kim Davis I Got Drunk And Looked At Kim Davis

Kim Davis, a newly registered member of the Republican party and lazy clerk, was given the Family Research Council’s Cost of Discipleship Award on Friday evening. I drank four wines and then I went to watch it happen.

Kim Davis Wannabe Will Not Grant Licenses 'to Engage in Sodomy' Kim Davis Wannabe Will Not Grant Licenses 'to Engage in Sodomy'

On Wednesday, Alabama Probate Judge Nick Williams came out as an active member of the Kim Davis Party For Christian Religious Freedom when he asked the state’s Supreme Court for an order that would allow him to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kentucky Woman Announces Continued Plans to Not Do Her Job  Kentucky Woman Announces Continued Plans to Not Do Her Job 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis returned to work Monday morning after six days in county jail for contempt of court and a long weekend just because. She told a gaggle of reporters that she will still refuse to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but “won’t interefere” if her deputy clerks do grant them.

Unclear on How Jail Works, Huckabee Offers to Go in Kim Davis's Place Unclear on How Jail Works, Huckabee Offers to Go in Kim Davis's Place

Kim Davis was released from jail Tuesday morning, with instructions not to interfere with her office handing out marriage licenses to legally eligible couples. Unwilling to let his opportunity for publicity-friendly faux martyrdom slip away that easily, Mike Huckabee offered this afternoon to go to jail “in her place.”

Kim Davis Released From Prison, Status Reports Required Every 14 Days Kim Davis Released From Prison, Status Reports Required Every 14 Days

As of September 8, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been released from Carter County Detention Center on the strict condition that she not “interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples. However, so long as Davis remains…

Mike Huckabee: Kim Davis Only Has to Uphold the Law 'If It's Right' Mike Huckabee: Kim Davis Only Has to Uphold the Law 'If It's Right'

In his continuing bid to demonstrate his weak grasp on the American branches of government and generally how we do things around here, Mike Huckabee is defending anti-gay, marriage license-denying county clerk Kim Davis, saying she only needs to uphold the law “if it’s right” and saying she’s “fighting judicial…

Here's Kim Davis's Mugshot Here's Kim Davis's Mugshot

Kim Davis, the Kentucky Clerk who was jailed Thursday, now has a mugshot. The image shows Davis to be about 5’5” tall (including her hair), which is apparently an ideal height for standing behind counters and telling same-sex couples they should go somewhere else to receive the marriage certificates they are allowed…

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