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  • New Mexico Attorney General Will Not Argue Against Marriage Equality
    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) has announced that he believes not allowing same-sex marriages in the state is unconstitutional and that he will not argue otherwise in Court. Though no law or statute in New Mexico explicitly bans same-sex marriage or limits marriage to straight couples, King does believe sufficient evidence, such as […]
        

  • Michigan Governor Denies That Same-Sex Families Are Deprived Of Any Rights
    Michigan’s governor and attorney general argue that same-sex families simply don’t exist and thus are not burdened by marriage inequality.
        

  • The Morning Pride: July 23, 2013
    Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – A new poll shows that a majority of Iowans […]
        

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  • Federal Judge Grants Temporary Order For Ohio Same-Sex Couple Challenging State Marriage Ban
    A federal judge granted an Ohio couple a temporary restraining order on Monday, blocking the state from imposing its constitutional marriage ban against same-sex unions. The couple, recently married legally in Maryland, wants Ohio to recognize their marriage as one of the husbands is in failing health with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) […]
        

  • New York Post Publishes Op-Ed From Mormon Ex-Gay Group Defending Harmful Therapy
    On Saturday, the New York Post inexplicably published an op-ed defending ex-gay therapy, written by the founder of a Mormon ex-gay and ex-trans support group. Defending Jewish ex-gay therapists currently being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for consumer fraud, Jeff Bennion of North Star International argues that “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE) helped […]
        

  • Republicans Offer ‘Grace, Love, And Respect’ By Continuing To Oppose Marriage Equality
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus has once again suggested there’s a more inviting way for the GOP to express its opposition to LGBT equality, but suggested he didn’t want to go as far as expressing “tolerance.” Speaking with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody, Priebus said he doesn’t care for the word “tolerance” and made […]
        

  • ‘The View’ Ridicules Ken Cuccinelli: ‘He Wants The Government On My Back And My Husband Off Of It!’
    The hosts of The View ridiculed Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli for his push to reinstate the state’s Crimes Against Nature law on Monday, a measure that would make felons out of consenting married couples who engage in oral or anal sex in the privacy of their own homes. The act was struck down […]
        

  • Ohio Same-Sex Couple Sues So Ailing Spouse’s Death Certificate Will Identify Him As Married
    John Arthur is dying of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), and one of his dying wishes was to marry his partner of more than 20 years, Jim Obergefell. Earlier this month they accomplished just that by raising money to fly Arthur’s hospice bed to Maryland, marrying on the tarmac before returning to Ohio. […]
        

  • Orson Scott Card Apparently Quit The Board Of The National Organization For Marriage
    Entertainment Weekly, to which Ender’s Game novelist Orson Scott Card gave his now-infamous statement that “it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance towards those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute,” has an interesting new tidbit in the evolving story over a […]
        
  • California County Clerk Sues To Reinstate Proposition 8
    The San Diego County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., has filed what is now the third lawsuit attempting to reinstate California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Apparently he will be joined by suits from 19 more of the 58 county clerks, who are asking the California Supreme Court to take a very narrow reading of […]
        

  • The Morning Pride: July 22, 2013
    Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – A number of House lawmakers spoke out for an […]
        

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  • House Republicans Abandon Defense Of DOMA
    House Republicans have been using taxpayer funding to foot the $2.3 million dollar bill to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in a number of cases. While the Supreme Court was weighing Windsor, the other cases challenging DOMA were put on hold. Now that the Court has overturned DOMA, the House is abandoning its defense […]
        

  • Illinois Equality Opponents: Homosexuality is A ‘Tyrannical, Oppressive, Poisonous Cultural Force’
    The Illinois Family Institute (IFI) is the group primarily fighting marriage equality in Illinois, and Thursday it joined other anti-gay groups in championing the “critically important” narrative of Robert Oscar Lopez. Lopez, who blames his lesbian moms for his lack of social skills and leads an ex-gay life, believes that same-sex parenting is “child abuse,” […]
        

  • POLL: Virginians Ready To Support Marriage Equality
    A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds that a solid 50 percent of Virginians support marriage equality for same-sex couples, while 43 percent remain opposed. Support is highest among Democrats (68–26) and independents (52–39), while Republicans are inversely opposed (68–26). Polls have consistently shown improving support for same-sex couples in Virginia. An April poll found […]
        

  • Bill O’Reilly: ‘I Don’t Buy… That Homosexuals Have A Constitutional Right To Marry’
    Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly stopped by CBS This Morning to talk about marriage equality, suggesting that the country should avoid fighting a civil war over the issue. Each state should get to decide how it defines marriage, he explained, because he worries that a national right for same-sex couples to marry will lead to legalized […]
        

  • The Morning Pride: July 18, 2013
    Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – A Texas man who independently filed to challenge the […]
        

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  • Anti-Equality Figurehead: Same-Sex Parenting Is A ‘Crime Against Humanity’
    Robert Oscar Lopez is the new darling among groups opposed to marriage equality because of his brazen will to deride all same-sex couples as child abusers. In a new post today, Lopez doubled down on his comments, adding that he believes allowing same-sex couples to have children through insemination or surrogacy is a “crime against […]
        

  • Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Campaigns On Effort To Restore Ban On Oral Sex
    In an unusual move, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), his party’s nominee for governor, launched a new campaign website Wednesday highlighting his efforts to reinstate Virginia’s unconstitutional Crimes Against Nature law. The rule, which makes felons out of even consenting married couples who engage in oral or anal sex in the privacy of […]
        

  • Marriage Equality Is Officially Law In The United Kingdom
    Stonewall UK has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth has granted royal assent to the marriage equality bill, concluding its process and officially making it law. This makes the UK the 16th country to pass marriage equality, and same-sex couples will be able to begin marrying in England and Wales by next summer. France, Uruguay, and New […]
        

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