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THE EVER CHANGING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MAP

same-sex-marriageFor months now, we’ve read and heard, and for some, have been  a part of the ever changing and realization of same-sex marriage.  And at times, it’s hard to remember, at least by name, all the states that now have those marriages, or for that matter, don’t (yet).  So, I thought I would call your attention, because I like visuals, to the most recent map I could locate, (something that Nate has done in the past ), which shows  improvements, more than just getting us past the tipping point, after the jump….

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SOUTH CAROLINA’S STATE CONSTITUTIONAL BAN “INVALID AS A MATTER OF LAW”

Colleen Condon (L) and her partner Nichols Bleckley (R) Photo AP/Bruce Smith File
Colleen Condon (L) and her partner Nichols Bleckley (R) Photo AP/Bruce Smith File

So was the ruling today by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in the case of a couple (pictured above) from Charleston suing to be married, found South Carolina’s state constitutional ban “invalid as a matter of law.”

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ON THE WATCH | GAY MARRIAGE IN KANSAS

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

About a week ago, I had posted an update as to the status of a ruling by Judge Crabtree in the state of Kansas, that the states ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Well, currently, the ACLU is drafting a response to an order from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor that blocks gay marriage in Kansas.

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6th Circuit Upholds Same Sex Marriage Bans

Judge Jeffery Sutton 6th Circuit
Judge Jeffery Sutton 6th Circuit

In the back of my mind, I’ve always had the feeling, that this might happen.  On Thursday, Bush appointee Judge  Jeffery Sutton cast the deciding vote, upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  Attorneys for the plaintiffs said they will ask the Supreme Court to hear their arguments and the split created by federal appeals courts, which makes it more likely that they will take up the case this time.

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EGYPT JAILS EIGHT MEN OVER GAY MARRIAGE VIDEO

Photo by AFP-Getty Images
Photo by AFP-Getty Images

Oh when does it end, the gay bashing, the criminalizing, prison terms, stoning and executions, so much in the middle east and elsewhere on the globe?  It’s a sad story that I read today, that eight men were sentenced Saturday, in Egypt, for be in a video of what appears to be a gay wedding on a riverboat on the Nile.

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Wyoming’s Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Judge Who Sounds Like A Spoiled Sport

wyomingThis last Friday, U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl officially struck down Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban, more as following judicial procedure, since the state is part of the 10th Circuit, where Marriage Equality is now the law. Continue reading