Postedon Jul 22, 2010 at 09:00 am
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, who led the state's highest court as it reshaped the Western legal world with its historic ruling approving the freedom to marry in Massachusetts, announced Wednesday morning that she would retire.
Postedon Jul 19, 2010 at 10:26 am
Marriage equality has seen more ups and downs than a soccer game, because America's right wing keeps changing the goalposts.
Postedon Jul 15, 2010 at 02:00 pm
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Kerry: "Congress made a horrible mistake passing DOMA in 1996, and we’ve lived with the destruction and pain it has caused for the last 14 years. Now it’s time—long past time—to make DOMA history once and for all."
Postedon Jul 15, 2010 at 10:30 am
Joshua Green writes about several Republican appointed judges who have had roles in advancing marriage equality: "This makes the Republican pedigrees of the judges moving the freedom to marry toward legality all the more striking, particularly in how it contrasts with conservative outcries about judicial activism."
Postedon Jul 14, 2010 at 02:39 pm
Andrew Koppelman discusses how the recent Massachusetts federal court finding that DOMA violates the Constitution's equal protection clause could be accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Postedon Jul 14, 2010 at 07:30 am
If you believe the courts offer the best route for getting rid of bans on the freedom to marry, then you should be saying “I-told-you-so.” In Boston last Thursday, a district court judge overturned part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declaring unconstitutional its ban on federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples that are legal at the state level.
Postedon Jul 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Gayle King is editor-at-large for "O, The Oprah Magazine" and is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey. She has previously worked as a television news anchor and talk show host. King was also instrumental in the planning and creation of the Legends Weekend. In September 2006, King began to host "The Gayle King Show" on XM Satellite Radio.
On her radio show on Friday, July 9, 2010, King expressed her support for marriage equality and the previous day's marriage ruling in Massachusetts.
Postedon Jul 13, 2010 at 10:40 am
The New York Times editorial Board applauds last week's marriage ruling in Massachusetts.
"For 14 years, as states, courts and many Americans have begun to change their minds on the subject, the federal government has clung to its official definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman. On Thursday, a federal judge in Massachusetts finally stood up and said there was never a rational basis for that definition."