Marriage Equality timeline

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:15am

  1972:  Minnesota U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Baker v Nelson, the first court case in which same-sex couples sued for the right to legally marry. 1973: Maryland becomes the first state to pass a statute banning same-sex marriages. 1975: Colorado. In Boulder, a county clerk issues marriage licenses to six same-sex marriages couples, and one [...]

Perfect Pride parade

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:10am

In its first year downtown, the Houston parade couldn’t have been better timed, drawing record crowds DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer This could be nicest piece ever written about Houston by someone from Dallas. I was in the Houston Pride parade and they did everything right. OK, there were a few things that made [...]

Pet of the week • 07-03-15

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:05am

  I’m Cory. They say I’m the life of the party and I don’t deny it. I’m fun and easy to please. House, apartment — either is fine with me as long as you are up for a nice walk from time to time. My coat is easy care; an occasional brushing and seasonal grooming [...]

The Gay Agenda

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 8:00am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JULY • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Steve Rudner, president of the board for Equality Texas Foundation; United Black Ellument hosts [...]

Counting the counties

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:15am

Following Obergefell, some Texas counties stepped up while others dithered   JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer On Friday, June 26, all but one of Texas’ largest counties were ready to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, legalizing marriage equality nationwide. Clerks in Bexar, Dallas, [...]

Analysis: Marriage equality ruling focuses on ‘liberty,’ dissenters contradict their earlier decisions

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:00am

Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision, in Obergefell v Hodges, striking down state bans on same-sex marriage has been touted as “probably the strongest manifesto in favor of marriage.” And it has been pilloried as “a threat to American democracy.” It has energized celebrations at LGBT Pride [...]

Religious objections vs legal duties

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

Some county clerks across Texas relied on AG’s opinion to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Most changed their minds when the lawsuits started   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges, upholding marriage equality nationwide, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued [...]

Hood County Clerk backpedals on marriage license decision

Posted on 01 Jul 2015 at 11:03am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor   Hood County Clerk Katie Lang Tuesday night, June 30 that while she, personally, would not issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples because doing so would violate her religious beliefs, there will be someone in her office to issues those licenses. Lang announced that she was reversing [...]

D DAY: Events planned for marriage equality Decision Day

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 11:25am

You can get married! But now where do you go? Here’s a bunch of listings across Texas and elsewhere.

Getting a marriage license, and married, in Texas

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 8:10am

James Russell  |  Staff Writer For same-sex couples, getting married is, unfortunately, easier said than done — at least in Texas, where uncertainty looms among the officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses. So far, county clerks in both Dallas and Tarrant counties have said they would issue licenses to same-sex couples if the Supreme Court [...]