Op-Ed: World’s Best Persons: Texas AG Candidate, Barbara Ann Radnofski

MSNBC: Countdown with Keith Olbermann
November 19, 2009
Keith Olbermann commends Texas attorney general candidate Barbara Ann Radnofski for bringing to light a clause in the Texas amendment banning marriage equality which Radnofski believes could outlaw all marriages in Texas. [Link]

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Texans: Are you really married? Maybe not.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
November 18, 2009
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for Texas attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state. [Link]

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Texas doing the divorce fandango

The Janesville Gazette
October 8, 2009

I suppose there is something charming about watching conservative politicians in Texas trying so ardently to preserve a gay couple's marriage.

How else can you explain their passionate opposition to a court ruling last week that would allow a couple legally wed in Massachusetts to be divorced in their state? (Link)

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Dallas Judge Paves Way for Gay Couple to Get Divorce

The Dallas Morning News
October 2, 2009
In a first for Texas, a judge ruled Thursday that two men married in another state can divorce here and that the state's ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Dallas state District Judge Tena Callahan's ruling says the state prohibition of the freedom to marry violates the federal constitutional right to equal protection. [Link]

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Marriage Equality Strong Component at Dallas’ Gay Pride Parade

Dallas Morning News
September 20, 2009
With a strong message of equality dominating the 26th annual Dallas Pride parade on Sunday, marchers took a stand in support of the freedom to marry, with signs proclaiming “A civil marriage is a civil right” and “Marriage is about love not gender. [Link]

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Gay couples forced to flee US over immigration law

The Associated Press
June 10, 2009
The mayor of San Angelo, Texas offered a stunning explanation when he suddenly resigned: He was in love with a man who was an illegal immigrant and had gone to Mexico. His local prominence and his run for the border on the day he was supposed to be sworn in for a fourth term caused jaws to drop, but it also became a high-profile example of the thousands of Americans who face a similar choice — separate or move abroad — because they can't secure green cards for their partners like heterosexual spouses can. [Link]

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Dallas divorce case for same-sex couple a first for Texas

Dallas Morning News
January 23, 3009
A Dallas man has filed for divorce from his husband and longtime partner. The men married in Cambridge, Mass., in 2006 and later returned to Dallas. But on Wednesday one of the pair, citing "discord or conflict of personalities," asked a state district court in Dallas to void the union in what is believed to be the first such action in Texas. (Link)

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Texas same-sex couples heading to California to wed

Dallas Morning News
June 1, 2008
Dr. Love, a former Dallas pastor who now heads Metropolitan Community Churches in Abilene, discusses the importance of California honoring the freedom to marry: "It's just really important to us to have that moment, that acknowledgment and that piece of paper all our straight friends have." [Link]

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Native American Church Removes Ban on Gay and Lesbian Marriages

April 20, 2007

"First Nation Church, its members and ministers believe that marriage is a covenant between two adults and their God, based upon their love for one another. We believe that love for each other, for nature and for all things created by God materializes from the heart, not from legislative bodies. This basic tenet was so important that the founding fathers established it as the cornerstone of the United States Constitution, guaranteed by the Bill of Rights: that 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'" [Link]

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Couples gather for gay rights

The Daily Texan
February 19, 2007
It was unusually warm at the end of a week that charted record low temperatures only days before. More than 100 people welcomed a resurgence of sunshine Saturday at the City Hall plaza for the culmination of national Freedom to Marry Week. [link]

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