Postedon Nov 24, 2010 at 11:00 am
In a letter sent by an aide on behalf of Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Governor-elect's longtime position on the freedom to marry was clearly restated: "The governor elect feels that the issue should be addressed as soon as possible by the General Assembly, and does not believe that the question should be decided by a ballot referendum.”
Postedon Nov 23, 2010 at 01:59 pm
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities.
These groups’ influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the “facts” they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations.
Postedon Nov 19, 2010 at 09:30 am
Citing the importance of stable, committed relationships and the benefits of the institution of marriage, the American Psychiatric Association has joined several other mental health organizations in submitting an amicus curie brief in the Prop 8 appeals case challenging California's ban on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Nov 18, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Mark Reed and Dante Walkup tied the knot last month in Dallas because they found a loophole that makes it OK.
While their boots were planted at the W Hotel in Dallas, an officiate in the District of Columbia legalized their union through Skype.
Postedon Nov 18, 2010 at 09:00 am
A federal appeals court Wednesday authorized the televising of a Dec. 6 hearing on whether Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, should be struck down.
Postedon Nov 16, 2010 at 02:00 pm
David Hyde Pierce on getting married in California in 2008: "We'd been together 26 years when we were legally allowed to get married in California. We went and did it, and we both agree it had a power, an importance to us in our lives that we can't really put into words, but that is totally palpable and intrinsic to who we are."
Postedon Nov 16, 2010 at 09:30 am
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals announced Monday how it wants opposing sides to lay out their cases during a critical Dec. 6 hearing on California's freedom to marry ban.
Postedon Nov 11, 2010 at 09:30 am
Following the recent gubernatorial election of self-proclaimed gay-rights champion Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, the 2011 political stage is finally set for the passage of a freedom to marry bill in Rhode Island.