It may be true that same-sex marriage has not been legal anywhere for much longer than cell phones have been around, the reality is that gay male couples and lesbian cupels, as well as numerous single queer parents have been raising children for a very, very, long time.
Archive for March, 2013
I simply want to highlight the shift in Far Right efforts to protect beliefs rather than protecting the exercise of religion, and the ramifications it can have towards creating the ability to legally segregate and discriminate.
Our senior US Senator Bob Casey is now one of only 10 Democrats in the U.S. Senate to still oppose marriage equality. Make a plan to call his office TODAY and politely tell him that you are a member of Equality PA and that he is on the wrong side of history.
I agree with the question- why did the Court agree to hear this case? And I have one other question- what will it mean to the validity of the decision if it is an extremely close divided decision? SCOTUSblog elaborates on the possible options. It is a good read.
Freedom to Marry is live blogging today from the US Supreme Court. You can bookmark this link to be able to tune in throughout the day for updates.
This is the first of a six part series looking at Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court, and will look at how the upcoming SCOTUS cases for Prop 8 and DOMA may impact Pennsylvania.
We will not achieve Marriage Equality in PA by the SCOTUS decision to be handed down later this year. We will end this discrimination in our state by continuing to build a coalition of individuals who demand that everyone is treated equally.
On Monday 26th, the evening before the US Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in the two same-sex marriage cases, Pittsburgh communities of Faith will join together to pray in support of marriage equality. While the issue before the court is about civil rights, the main opponents against marriage equality claim religion as their basis. So, it is important that people of Faith who support marriage equality are visible and vocal.
In the end, two court cases will address two sets of more narrow questions, but through the process, broader, more foundational questions will arise and be given worth.The outcomes will not only impact what is connected to these two specific cases, but many decisions surrounding gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and queer rights as well.
The episodes will fall into three sections: before the court hears oral arguments; after the court has heard oral arguments; and lastly, after the Supreme Court issues their decisions later this year. My guests will be LGBT activists, as well as legal experts who will help us separate fact from assumption and better understand what this important step in the struggle for marriage equality can mean for Pennsylvania.