I read an article this morning, regarding the three judge federal appeals panel, for the 6th Circuit, which heard arguments yesterday, in six same-sex marriage cases from four states. At first glance, my immediate thought was no big deal, for the last year since the decision on DOMA, we hear and see this frequently any more in the media as well as the weekly reports we can get from Matt Baume over at AFER, which for the most part are pretty uplifting with good news.
We have the latest from Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Marriage in New Jersey is looking like it will start next Monday, the lawsuit in Pennsylvania is moving forward, and lawmakers in Illinois may consider a same-sex marriage bill next week.
Matt Baume of AFER brings us the latest updates on the fight for marriage equality across the US. The Governor of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit to stop marriages, the Tennessee Equality Project will sue the state for the right to marry, and the National Organization for Marriage is being investigated yet again for not disclosing donors. Good riddance!
We have a new video from Matt Baume of Americans For Equal Rights talking about increased support for marriage equality in the UK and France, polling in Pennsylvania and anti-gay amendment in Indiana pushes the vote back to 2014.
Matt Baume updates us on Rhode Island and Colorado, and describes the setbacks we just hit in Virginia. But don’t get too down, the polling is on our side!
Matt Baume of the American Foundation for Equal Rights keeps us updated in the new year, a close vote on marriage in Illinois, two new marriage bills introduced in Rhode Island, and the Respect for Marriage Act from Congress gains the support of two Republicans.
Needless to say, 2012 has been a wonderful year for equality. Obama is in office again, two states voted to pass same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court decided they would hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, and the polls are on our side. Support for equality is growing, and will only continue growing. With all that was going on, it’s good to have a review and for that we have Matt Baume from the Americans For Equal Rights.
It looks like the anti-gay amendment that will come to a vote in 2013 or 2014 will be voted down, polls show if put to a vote in New Jersey, the people will pass same-sex marriage, and support for marriage equality is on the rise in Oregon.
The National Organization for Marriage released yet another video making all kids of crazy, groundless, claims about the LGBT community and same-sex marriage. They use the same arguments they used in the Prop 8 trail, which have all been debunked quite thoroughly.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, NOM knows all of what they’re claiming is a load of bull. However, they know yelling it loud enough, and often enough, will make it true in their minds and others.
You’re not crazy, it’s not actually September first yet, I’m assuming the video was released early because it’s Labor Day Weekend. So calm down, have some tea, and be sure not to wear white on Tuesday!