Marriage Equality

New Mexico Becomes The 17th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

New Mexico Becomes The 17th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday New Mexico became the newest state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to LGBT couples. Eight of the 33 counties in New Mexico began handing out marriage licenses to same-same couples back in August, when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided […]

Baker Says He’d Rather Go To Jail Over Selling Wedding Cakes To Gays (Video)

Baker Says He’d Rather Go To Jail Over Selling Wedding Cakes To Gays (Video)

Tuesday, on FOX & Friends, during a segment called “Death of Free Enterprise,” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who recently lost a court case, with Judge Robert N. Spencer ruling that the baker must cease and desist from refusing to sell wedding cakes to LGBT couples. Phillips says he’s willing to […]

Colorado Judge Rules Against Bakery That Refused Sell A Same-Sex Wedding Cake

Colorado Judge Rules Against Bakery That Refused Sell A Same-Sex Wedding Cake

Friday, a Colorado Judge ruled that a bakery from Lakewood illegally discriminated against a gay couple when they refused to sell them a cake to celebrate their wedding. In July of 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, walked in to Masterpiece Cakeshop to purchase a cake for their upcoming wedding. They planned to marry in […]

Same-Sex Marriage License Granted Early To Dying Woman In Illinois (Video)

Same-Sex Marriage License Granted Early To Dying Woman In Illinois (Video)

With same-sex marriage being legalized in Illinois this month, gay couples can begin jumping the broom in June, when the law goes into effect, but for one Cook County couple, they don’t have that kind of time. Vernita Gray has cancer that has spread to her brain and bones and she isn’t expected to live […]

Methodist Pastor Slams His Church For Opposing Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

Methodist Pastor Slams His Church For Opposing Same-Sex Marriage (Video)

After finding out that a church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania suspended Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer for 30 days after finding him guilty of “conducting a ceremony that celebrates same-sex unions” and demanding he either repents (He says he doesn’t plan to) or be defrocked for participating in his gay son’s wedding, a pastor from Seattle, Washington […]

Stephen Colbert Tries To Defend Richard Cohen’s Racially Insensitive Op-Ed (Video)

Stephen Colbert Tries To Defend Richard Cohen’s Racially Insensitive Op-Ed (Video)

This week, Richard Cohen wrote a column for the Washington Post about New Jersey Governor Christie and the problems he would face when dealing with the Tea Party portion of the Republican party in the primaries if he chooses to run for president. In the middle of the op-ed, the conversation took a turn towards […]

Oklahoma Gay Couple Allowed To Legally Marry Despite State Law(Video)

Oklahoma Gay Couple Allowed To Legally Marry Despite State Law(Video)

According to KOCO-TV, this is the first public same-sex marriage in Oklahoma, a state that normally doesn’t recognize it. Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel, a Native American couple who have been together for eight years, already planned a trip to Iowa to get married, but after a United States Supreme Court ruling struck down […]

Cory Booker: Marriage Is Now Equal In New Jersey(Video)

Cory Booker: Marriage Is Now Equal In New Jersey(Video)

Once the clock hit midnight, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced that same-sex marriage became official in New Jersey. “It is officially past midnight. Marriage is now equal in New Jersey!”, said Booker, to the delighted audience. Friday, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a ruling that would officially recognize marriage equality on Monday. Sunday, […]

Christian Radio Host: It’s OK To Attend Same Sex Weddings If Grooms Told ‘They Shall Both Be Put To Death’ (Audio)

Christian Radio Host: It’s OK To Attend Same Sex Weddings If Grooms Told ‘They Shall Both Be Put To Death’ (Audio)

After a bakery was closed because it refused to service a same sex wedding by the “pink mafia”, Christian radio host Kevin Swanson says it only makes sense to attend “Neronic weddings” if you intend on holding up a sign with Leviticus 20:13 on it. “I have no problem attending happy weddings,” he explained. “Okay, […]

Owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa Say They Should be Able to Sell Their Cakes to Whoever They Want(Video)

Owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa Say They Should be Able to Sell Their Cakes to Whoever They Want(Video)

In an interview on FOX & Friends, during a segment titled “The Fight For Faith”, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the co-owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, said protestors were intolerant of their religious beliefs and that intolerance was a two-way street. Protests began near the beginning of the year when a lesbian couple, who wanted […]