Tag Archives: marriage equality

Same-sex marriage in Taiwan

While my heart sank this week reading about two men in Indonesia being publicly beaten, I was pleasantly surprised to read the news yesterday that not too far away on another Pacific island, Taiwan’s highest court ruled that same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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The benefits of marriage

For those of you out there wondering what the LGBT community has been fighting for – here’s a snapshot of just a few of the over 1100 rights and benefits provided by the federal government. And to those of you … Continue reading

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The march of marriage equality.

It’s still hard to believe that I witnessed the first moments of marriage equality the very night I graduated from college at Boston University.  That historic evening in 2004, the first same-sex marriages were performed across the river in Cambridge, … Continue reading

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#marriageequality #lovewaitsnomore

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in … Continue reading

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Regarding the impending decision by the US Supreme Court on marriage equality: A scan of news sites online provide a humorous overview of the divine consequences touted by too many in the religious community. Catastrophic meteor strikes, earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Meets Guam

It feels strange to be blogging about marriage equality given the pending Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell v Hodges case, but history was made once again just yesterday.  Guam became the first US territory to recognize marriage equality when US … Continue reading

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Ireland goes all in on marriage equality

Congratulations Ireland, and well done by the Irish people for choosing the side of equality!

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Marriage Equality in Ireland

If I knew how to say marriage equality in Gaelic, I would have titled this post differently, but today is already shaping up to be a historic day across the pond in Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are … Continue reading

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the fight continues…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed an increasing number of stories in the media about LGBT rights in one vein or another.  Whether it’s the looming US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, the backlash in … Continue reading

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Our job is not to make it easy for politicians or judges to do what they want. It’s to make it easier for politicians and judges to do what we want – to do justice. We should not dumb down … Continue reading

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The choice is not between the Court and the State, but instead whether the individual can decide who to marry, or whether the government will decide for him. ~Mary Bonauto

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Marriage Equality in Nebraska

Earlier today, federal Judge Joseph F. Bataillon in Nebraska struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling in favor of marriage equality.  In striking down the marriage ban, Judge Bataillon’s ruling requires all state officials to treat same-sex couples equally … Continue reading

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Alabama gets hitched!

So I’m a little behind on this post… and if you are too then let me catch you up to speed. On January 27th, U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. Granade struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama, … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality hits the Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court today announced that it plans to take up cases regarding bans on marriage for same-sex couples, ultimately meaning that the Court will decide  whether the U.S. Constitution allows for states to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples … Continue reading

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Marriage equality meets South Dakota

Moments ago, United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in South Dakota, declaring the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples unconstitutional.  Judge Schreier’s decision was a summary judgment, meaning she … Continue reading

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Marriage equality marches into the Deep South

Marriage equality moved into the heart of Dixie late yesterday with a ruling in Mississippi.  US District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves’s ruling struck down Mississippi’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex mariage, saing that the amendment denying the freedom to marry … Continue reading

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Montana Marriage Equality

It seems like every time I come up with a good health policy post, marriage equality momentum moves forward as well.  That said, I’m not complaining. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris struck down the ban on marriage between same-sex … Continue reading

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Another day… more marriage equality wins

Two federal judges made history today by ruling for marriage equality – one in Kansas and one in South Carolina. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued a ruling in South Carolina, declaring that state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Judge … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality in Missouri, but…

After the country sobered up following the midterm elections, the courts decided to add fuel back to the fire and decide on some critical marriage equality cases. The day after the election, a state judge in Missouri overtunred the state’s … Continue reading

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Another marriage equality win – in Wyoming

U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled today against Wyoming’s law banning marriage equality for same-sex couples.  Judge Skavdahl granted a temporary stay and the ruling will not go into effect until October 23 or until state government officials say … Continue reading

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