Posts Tagged ‘Referenda on gay marriage’

Marriage @ the Supreme Court: What happened in the Prop 8 argument?

March 26, 2013

The Supreme Court Justices hearing the Prop 8 case this morning were all over the place.  I have posted at an elaboration of why the best word to describe the argument is fractured. To see if you agree with me, you can read the transcript for yourself, and listen to the argument as well.  […]

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Marriage @ the Supreme Court: Prep for the Prop 8 argument

March 25, 2013

The first gay marriage case to be argued (ever) in the Supreme Court is set for tomorrow at 10 am, in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to Prop 8. Here are some important points to listen for: At the logical threshold of the case lies a question that has nothing to do with gay marriage: standing, a technical legal […]

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Greenhouse: Election results and the Supreme Court

November 15, 2012

  America’s top legal journalist, Linda Greenhouse, in her NY Times online blog, argues that the marriage election results this year will bolster the DoMA challenges, even if the Supreme Court puts the challenge to the Prop 8 election result from 2008 on ice until next summer: The most likely scenario to emerge from the […]

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What happened (and will happen) in the states

November 10, 2012

  Progressives are celebrating the string of four successes in marriage ballots last Tuesday, but if you dig deeper, the news is even better. In several key state governments, the level where many LGBT and women’s rights issues are determined, the sky got significantly bluer and/or conservative initiatives flopped. Drill down into all the analysis […]

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The gay marriage sweep: This is what a tipping point looks like

November 7, 2012

Supporters of gay marriage won all four ballot question contests, in a display that drives home the extent to which popular opinion on this issue has shifted in an historically short period of time. As of January 1, 2013, there will be 10 jurisdictions in the United States where same-sex couples can marry. According to […]

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Election night storm watch

November 4, 2012

It’s been less than a week since Sandy (and the nightmare continues for many), but Tuesday night could be another wild ride. With the presidential election still close, and control of the Senate hanging in the balance, it’s going to be a bumpy night until all the results are in. For LGBT folks and allies, […]

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