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October 8, 2014

Marriage licenses may soon be issued in Nevada but not Idaho pending further action by US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order Wednesday (8 October) afternoon clarifying that there is no stay on same-sex marriages in Nevada.

Kennedy had earlier in the day issued a stay, at the request of officials in Idaho, on a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that overturned gay marriage bans in that state as well as Nevada.

The stay was initially thought to also include Nevada where state officials are not requesting a stay.

October 8, 2014

Marriage licenses may soon be issued in Nevada but not Idaho pending further action by US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order Wednesday (8 October) afternoon clarifying that there is no stay on same-sex marriages in Nevada.

Kennedy had earlier in the day issued a stay, at the request of officials in Idaho, on a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that overturned gay marriage bans in that state as well as Nevada.

The stay was initially thought to also include Nevada where state officials are not requesting a stay.

June 4, 2014

Request by National Organization for Marriage is rejected in terse one-sentence order

United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy had just one sentence for anti-marriage equality organization National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Wednesday.

NOM had asked the high court to put a halt to same-sex marriage ceremonies in Oregon which began last month after a judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage.

Kennedy, who had voted last year to gut key provisions of the Defense if Marriage Act, simply stated: 'The application for stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied.'

August 1, 2013

American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios was certain that thousands of ex-gays would flock to a press conference about the hardships former gays face

To hear American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios and Christopher Doyle tell it, they are at the forefront of a mighty movement.

Doyle is the organizer of 'Ex-Gay Pride Month 2013' (the 'planned' events were canceled).

July 6, 2013

Ex-gay advocate is certain the 'radical homosexual lobby' intends to destroy the church in the US

Greg Quinlan, an advocate in the ex-gay movement, doesn't know much, but he's certain of the following: President Barack Obama and US Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Elana Kagan are under cover gay.

On 3 July, Quinlan was a guest on Sons of Liberty Radio. As reported by Right Wing Watch, the no longer gay claimed he worked for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights organization, in the 1990s.

July 6, 2013

Ex-gay advocate is certain the 'radical homosexual lobby' intends to destroy the church in the US

Greg Quinlan, an advocate in the ex-gay movement, doesn't know much, but he's certain of the following: President Barack Obama and US Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Elana Kagan are under cover gay.

On 3 July, Quinlan was a guest on Sons of Liberty Radio. As reported by Right Wing Watch, the no longer gay claimed he worked for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights organization, in the 1990s.

June 27, 2013

Michele Bachmann, Pat Robertson, Chris Christie and Chick-fil-A chairman among those speaking out

As LGBT people and their allies celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, several socially conservative public figures are slamming the ruling.

Over the past two days, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman, televangelist Pat Robertson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy have made their displeasure known.

June 27, 2013

Michele Bachmann, Pat Robertson, Chris Christie and Chick-fil-A chairman among those speaking out

As LGBT people and their allies celebrate the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, several socially conservative public figures are slamming the ruling.

Over the past two days, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman, televangelist Pat Robertson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy have made their displeasure known.

March 31, 2013

When the Supreme Court heard reviewed gay marriage in the US with the Propositon 8 and DOMA cases, one of the justices was thinking of the kids in gay families

A few months ago, I wrote a blog piece in anticipation of the US Supreme Court review of marriage equality and the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases. In that piece, an open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy, I invited the jurist to dinner so that he could meet my family. While thousands of people read the article, I have no information to indicate that he did.

March 26, 2013

It is unlikely a decision will be reached on marriage equality, with eight judges evenly split and deciding vote Justice Kennedy in favor of throwing out the case

The Supreme Court of the United Status is unlikely to rule in favor or against same-sex marriage.

With the eight judges evenly split on marriage equality, experts are predicting they are unlikely to make a decision at all on California’s Proposition 8.

Chief Justice Roberts is reportedly raising doubts about the case, saying it may not reach the central issue of the right to same-sex marriage.

March 26, 2013

Antonin Scalia: 'When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?'

United States Supreme Court justices asked tough questions today of both sides during oral arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8.

Among the chief questions was whether supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in the state, even have the legal standing to defend the law in court.

'Here these individuals are not elected by the people or appointed by the people,' Justice Sonia Sotomayor remarked at one point.

February 10, 2013

Justice Anthony Kennedy holds a crucial vote for marriage equality. Gay dad Rob Watson encourages him to 'be a rock star. Do the right thing'.

Rob Watson, LGBT activist and father of two, wants a Supreme Court judge over for dinner.

Watson has written an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to invite him to dinner, to meet his two sons and partner Jim, and to talk marriage equality.

In his letter Watson says: 'If you come, you will meet my 10-year-old sons, who will likely impress you, given how personable, articulate, polite and bright they are. If you were to come to dinner with my family, you would also meet Jim. He is the man in my life.'

February 10, 2013

Justice Anthony Kennedy holds a crucial vote for marriage equality. Gay dad Rob Watson encourages him to 'be a rock star. Do the right thing'.

Rob Watson, LGBT activist and father of two, wants a Supreme Court judge over for dinner.

Watson has written an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to invite him to dinner, to meet his two sons and partner Jim, and to talk marriage equality.

In his letter Watson says: 'If you come, you will meet my 10-year-old sons, who will likely impress you, given how personable, articulate, polite and bright they are. If you were to come to dinner with my family, you would also meet Jim. He is the man in my life.'