Marriage equality supporters urge California Supreme Court to reject federal appeals court request

An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.

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9th Circuit punts key Prop 8 question to California Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Tuesday it would not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 until it gets a ruling from the California Supreme Court as to whether Yes on 8 proponents of the initiative have an “authoritative” entitlement to represent the voters who passed the initiative in the appeal in federal court.

Evan Wolfson: "Further delay in restoring the freedom to marry in California is a lamentable hardship on couples, but I am confident that we will regain the freedom to marry in California soon."

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9th Circuit Wants Help With Prop. 8

The ninth circuit court of appeals is asking the California supreme court to advise on whether antigay groups have standing to appeal a federal judge's decision that struck down Proposition 8.

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Voice for Equality: Gov. John Lynch of NH

John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.

Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.

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Michael Steele: If Prop 8 struck down, GOP will form ‘strong front line’ to stop marriage equality

Andy Towle reports on an interview RNC Chair Michael Steele gave to The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in which he shares his personal anti-freedom to marry philosophies and the republican party's strategy for fighting marriage equality over the next two years.

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LA Times: Enough agonizing, Mr. President

The LA Times editorial board lays out the case for why it's time President Obama supports marriage equality.

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Stephen Colbert v. David Boies

It was Stephen Colbert versus David Boies on the subject of the freedom to marry last night on the Colbert Report in what was a very funny interview.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Marriage Equality: The cure for unemployment (worries)

On Monday, impoverished Imperial County, California, a largely agricultural desert county east of San Diego, appeared as the only governmental entity in the state of California to seek standing to defend Proposition 8.

With recent polling showing that a majority of Latino Catholics now support marriage equality, one wonders whether the working-class (and deeply unemployed) Latino majority of Imperial County is setting the moral agenda or being played by a highly motivated set of outsiders

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9th Circuit Perry v. Schwarzenegger hearing: analysis and discussion

Adam Bink gives a summary of reactions from across the political spectrum to yesterday's Prop 8 Oral Arguments.

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