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Obama: ‘Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage’

| Monday, October 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure.

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Ginsburg: ‘No crying need’ for the Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

| Monday, October 20, 2014
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NEW YORK -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said there was "no need" for the high court to intervene on the issue of same-sex marriage. In an interview with NPR's Nina Totenburg at the famed 92nd Street Y in New York City, Ginsburg said the court declined to hear seven appeals challenging the marriage bans ...

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Arizona governor Jan Brewer: Same-sex marriage ruling ‘deeply troubling’

| Friday, October 17, 2014
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PHOENIX -- Arizona governor Jan Brewer on Friday said in a statement that federal courts have thwarted the will of voters and eroded the state’s power to regulate laws. Same-sex marriage become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for ...

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College to pay Dustin Lance Black $26,000 for rescinded invite

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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PASADENA, Calif. -- A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.

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LGBT groups cautiously cheer Catholic Church shift in tone toward gays

| Friday, October 10, 2014
Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi as he arrives for an afternoon session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
VATICAN CITY -- LGBT rights advocates are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward gays, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week. There is no discussion that church doctrine on homosexuality will change ...

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Christie says states should decide whether to allow same-sex marriage

| Thursday, October 9, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a rally for Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett who is seeking a second term, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie says it shouldn't be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether states allow same-sex marriage. The Republican governor weighed in Thursday on the court's decision this week not to hear appeals from a handful of states, paving the way for a significant expansion across the country.

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Methodist clergy escape sanctions over blessing of same-sex wedding

| Tuesday, October 7, 2014
In this June 14, 2014 photo, Frank Schaefer, speaks to parishioners after receiving an Open Door Award for his public advocacy during a ceremony marking 10 years of legal gay marriage in Massachusetts, at Old South Church, in Boston on June 14, 2014.
Dozens of United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in Philadelphia will face no discipline for breaking church law, but acknowledge they could be punished if they do it again, according to a settlement announced by the denomination. A total of 36 Methodist clergy blessed the Nov. 9 ceremony at ...

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Ted Cruz is furious, wants federal ban to undo all same-sex marriages

| Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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WASHINGTON – Lost in Monday's dramatic progress for marriage equality was an equally dramatic rage spasm by Texas Senator and conservative heavy-hitter Ted Cruz, reports the Human Rights Campaign. After the Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not hear any of the pending marriage equality cases...

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Gordon Klingenschmitt: Supreme Court is letting gays ‘recruit your kids’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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Anti-LGBT activist and Colorado Republican state legislative candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt reacted today to the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of lower court marriage equality rulings by asserting that “sodomy is still banned by God in all 50 states” and “God will have the last word.”

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Peter LaBarbera vows ‘massive civil disobedience’ to block same-sex marriages

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is not exactly pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on several marriage equality cases, warning in a statement today that as a result of the court’s non-decision “we live not in freedom but under tyranny.”

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