CANTON, OH (WOIO) – A same-sex couple less than a month away from getting married received an act of hate in the mail that seemingly came out of nowhere. The Canton couple sent out wedding invitations for family and people they thought were friends. But an RSVP they got back was a horrible lesson in hate. […]
Davis appears to have no regrets with her stay in jail, but could return if she continues to refuse issuing licenses to same-sex couples. (CNN) Kim Davis is a free woman now, but what will she do when she returns to work? Could she end up behind bars again? The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk, who was […]
Caitlyn Jenner spoke to Ellen DeGeneres on the latter’s talk show about her seemingly halfhearted support of gay marriage in an interview that aired Tuesday. That same Tuesday, DeGeneres spoke to Howard Stern about how she found Jenner’s stance to be confusing. Among the interview clips that Ellen released ahead of its air date, Jenner […]
(WOIO) –Politicians and organizations are voicing their opinions on the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Reaction nationwide seems to be mixed. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson: “Today, the United States Supreme Court made a key decision regarding marriage equality. This decision will help move our country forward in the right direction – guaranteeing that […]
CLEVELAND- Several couples were married Friday afternoon in Cuyahoga County Probate Court after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. Chris Richardson and Keith Garrett became the first same-sex couple to marry in Cleveland. The pair were in tears as they embraced at the end of the short ceremony, performed by […]
UPDATE: Friday, June 26, 12:30 PM EST: Following the Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states, President Obama called the historic win a “victory for America” in an emotional address to the nation. “Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal,” Obama said. “The project […]
Scientists at Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science recently announced that babies developed from the DNA of two people of the same sex…
OHIO (WOIO) – Cincinnati-based Federal Judge Timothy Black ruled on Monday that Ohio’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages from other states is unconstitutional and such marriages must be recognized under the law for all purposes. However, Judge Black temporarily stayed his decision – delaying its effect – and asked the parties to brief their arguments for […]
*This Wednesday, on “The Soul Man,” when Boyce’s (Cedric “The Entertainer”) old friend Gina (Toni Trucks) comes to visit and requests that he officiate her wedding ceremony to partner Drew (Paula Jai Parker), Boyce agrees. However, members of his congregation become split on the issue of same sex/gay marriage in the church and critical of […]
WASHINGTON — The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote. “The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, […]
SAN FRANCISCO (RNN) - The cultural war over the definition of marriage reached another milestone Tuesday, as a federal court of appeals ruled California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found Proposition 8, the voter initiative which defined marriage in California as a union between a man and a woman in 2008, to be in violation of the 14th Amendment. "Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," the ruling said. "The Constitution simply does not allow for 'laws of this sort.'"
Marriage equality advocates are hailing a federal appeals court's declaration of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional as a historic moment -- but others are offering less praise for the decision. As Towleroad is pointing out, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney offered no comment on the Prop 8 decision. “I don’t have a comment on litigation in general and in this litigation to which we are not a party," he said. "Beyond that, I can say that the President has long opposed, as you know, divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples."