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Marriage News Watch: Santorum Stands in the Way

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Matt BaumeWith the Supreme Court due to rule on marriage any day now, Presidential ‘candidate’ Rick Santorum says he would fight back against a pro-equality ruling.

He says that states allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry is a violation of his religious freedom, which is an argument a lot people made about interracial marriage in the 60s.

So do couples need to worry about the possibility that Rick Santorum could stop them?

Authored By Matt Baume – See the Full Story at AFER

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Marriage News Watch: Alabama Could End Marriage Licenses for Everyone

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Matt BaumeAn NBC station in Tennessee is refusing to broadcast footage of a gay soldier who wants to get married.

The governor of North Carolina vetoed a bill that would let state officials turn gay couples away from marriage counters — but the bill’s not dead yet.

And Alabama is actually going through with a threat to stop issuing marriage licenses state-wide — but that might not have the effect they want.

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Marriage News Watch: Alabama’s Lesbian Marriage Penalty

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Alabama has sent a minister to jail for 30 days for defying a local judge and marrying a lesbian couple.

Irish voters support marriage equality in a landslide, but marriage could still start in America before they start in Ireland.

And one more study shows support for equality on the rise.

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Matt Baume’s Marriage News Watch – That’s Not How Laws Work

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Matt BaumeTexas is setting itself up for a showdown with the Supreme Court.

A bill to defy the court’s rulings died in the House last week, but anti-gay politicians could find a sneaky way to revive it.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General of Texas refuses to say if he’ll obey the Supreme Court’s ruling in June.

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Marriage News Watch – NOM Clueless Before US Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Matt BaumeWe have more details about the Supreme Court arguments at the end of the month.

The National Organization for Marriage has fumbled yet another brief.

And two public officials are suing for the right to discriminate.

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The Four Worst Supreme Court Arguments on Marriage

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Matt BaumeMichigan says that they don’t want to let gay people get married because that would be demeaning to gay people.

Kentucky says that their marriage ban isn’t discriminatory, since LGBTs are free to get straight-married.

Ohio wants to maintain its marriage ban out of concern for the people who voted for it. And Tennessee is just fixated on sex.

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Matt Baume: Texas Still Using DOMA to Attack Gay Couples

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Matt BaumeTexas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave.

The state’s also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state’s ban.

And Alabama officials says that maybe gays and lesbians don’t want to get married after all.

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Is Discrimination Hiding in This Burrito of Bullshit?

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Marriage News Watch’s Matt Baume is back to help break down the anti-LGBT “religious freedom” argument that has popped up across various states and why “license to discriminate” bills are bad news for everyone – not just gay folks.

Explains Baume:

“Freedom protects minorities from majorities so that nobody ever has to worry that they’ll be on the wrong end of a discriminatory law. But these so called religious freedom bills actually erase freedoms. And they’re hoping people will swallow their little trick without noticing – like a burrito packed tight with bulls–t.”

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Marriage News Watch: Texas AG Wants to Stop Gays from Caring for Families

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Matt BaumeHow’s this for villainy: Texas AG Ken Paxton has sued the Obama administration to prevent gays and lesbians from taking time off to care for their spouses.

A new rule taking effect this week would require Texas to permit family and medical leave for LGBTs.

But Paxton is determined to fight those couples in court rather than let them take care of each other. Nice.

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Laws to Stop Marriage Equality Grow Increasingly Weird

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Matt BaumeTexas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court.

There’s just one problem: they can’t actually do that.

Alabama judges have decided that they don’t have to obey federal courts either, except that in reality, they do.

And Oklahoma politician wants to switch from marriage licenses to marriage certificates, which would accomplish … not very much.

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