Marriage Equality

In Minnesota, gay couples comprise one-third of marriage licenses

One in three marriage licenses issued in August were for gay couples, according to Brian Bakst and Patrick Condon of the Associated Press. They write:

“Since Minnesota became the 12th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage, at least 1,640 same-sex couples applied to be married. Counties aren't required to report such data to the state, so the AP built a database through calls to all 87 counties.

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Mary Cheney says sister is "dead wrong" on same-gender marriage | VIDEO

Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and sister of Wyoming GOP Senate candidate Liz Cheney, said her sister was "dead wrong" in her statements about same-sex marriage last week.

"For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote in a private Facebook post Friday night, according to The New York Times.

Mary Cheney married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, last year in Washington, D.C., which legalized same-sex marriage in 2009. The couple have two children together - a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Sarah.

Ginsburg becomes first Supreme Court justice to marry same-gender couple

WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided at a same-sex wedding Saturday evening at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The wedding was between Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, who is a longtime friend of hers, and John Roberts, a government economist.

Kaiser told The Associated Press he asked Ginsburg to officiate.

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(This post was originally published by SDGLN content partner GLAAD.)

Do you remember that time before marriage equality was ever a remote possibility? A time when it was a given fact that LGBT people would be alone, or create relationships that had no support from broader society? It's not that long ago, but we've come a long way since then.

Straight couple shows support for marriage equality

(This post originally appeared HERE on the HRC Blog.)

Rep. Susan Davis hosts marriage equality town hall meeting Tuesday

SAN DIEGO -- U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria will provide remarks at an event exploring recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and what they mean for marriage equality.

The forum will be Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6-7 pm at The Center in Hillcrest.

The event, hosted by the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of
ACS
and The Center, will feature a panel discussion focusing on the high court’s rulings on same-sex marriage and what future litigation will look like.

South Bay Alliance holds "My Gay Wedding" contest | VIDEO

(Editor's note: This post originally appeared HERE on SDGLN media partner Gay San Diego.)

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- In celebration of recent marriage-equality wins, South Bay Alliance, organizers of the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival, will be giving away three wedding packages in their inaugural My Gay Wedding contest.

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New Mexico woman gets dying wish to marry her partner

SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico woman got her dying wish to marry her longtime partner on Friday, not long after a federal judge ordered the Santa Fe County Clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples.

Jen Roper, 44, who is suffering from a life-threatening form of brain cancer, married Angelique Neuman in a brief ceremony in the lobby of Christus St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center, where she is hospitalized.

Marriage-equality talks heat up in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Same-gender marriage is back on the agenda in Hawaii, where the entire congressional delegation and faith leaders have come out in favor of the freedom to marry.

U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and U.S. Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard issued statements supporting marriage equality, all urging Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat who also wants same-gender marriage, and the state legislature to pass a law to approve same-gender marriage.

Pennsylvania court sets date to hear same-gender marriage case

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The state's Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments next month on the governor's request to end same-gender marriages in the Keystone State, where voters in 1996 approved a referendum to ban gay weddings.

However, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), at least two mayors and a county official have begin marrying gay and lesbian couples in open defiance of the state law.

The hearing was set for Sept. 4 in Harrisburg.