Tag: LGBT rights

Alabama hasn’t been happy this week

U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, the judge that declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, issued an order today directing all Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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What a difference a week makes

Last week, we reported Bridget Hanson applied for her Texas driver’s license in Rockwall and was turned down when she showed her marriage license as her proof of name change. When Rockwall wouldn’t issue her license in her legal name, she tried another office in Garland.

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Articles written by out of state pundits mostly show they have no idea how Texas politics works

Here’s an example of a New York writer who has no clue what’s going on behind the scenes this week in the Texas Capitol.

“Any of the more than 20 anti-LGBT bills that get out of committee in either legislative chamber — and a few have — will easily pass in the Republican-dominated conservative legislature and be signed into law by GOP Gov. Greg Abbott,” Michangelo Signorile wrote in Huffington Post yesterday. That story was the bold banner headline in the Gay Voices section.

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God is suing you

Process servers in Nebraska will be working overtime serving every gay and lesbian. Plaintiff Sylvia Ann Driskell Ambassador for Plaintiff’s God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ filed the lawsuit. She listed as the defendant in her suit: “Homosexuals, Their Given Name Homosexuals, Their, Alis Gay.”

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Phariss and Holmes get Capitol flag

How cool is this. Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, the Texas marriage equality plaintiffs from Plano, met with Tyler Moran, an aide to Sen. Harry Reid. Phariss asked Moran if they could get the flag that would fly over the Capitol today, the day of the SCOTUS hearing.

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Boulder won’t back down, Florida case in court and more

Florida’s attorney general told a trial court the state’s marriage ban should end. Colorado’s attorney general told a county clerk to stop issuing licenses until he has a final ruling even though he favors an end to the ban. The ACLU wants to make sure licenses issued in Wisconsin are considered valid.

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This week in marriage equality

Wisconsin Republican Congressional candidate Karen Mueller said on the campaign trail same-sex marriage will lead to “the legalization of marriage between siblings.”

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UPDATE: Judge rules Pennsylvania ban unconstitutional

This week is heating up as an active marriage-equality week. Yesterday’s decision in Oregon legalizing marriage was expected. Also expected was an Arkansas state Supreme Court stay that stopped marriage equality in that state after about 500 couples married.

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