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A Second Marriage Equality Ruling in Alabama

A Second Marriage Equality Ruling in Alabama

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The federal judge who last week struck down Alabama’s same-sex marriage ban in the case of a lesbian couple seeking to have their California marriage recognized by their home state has issued a second marriage equality ruling in a case brought by two gay men wishing to marry. Ruling in a suit brought […]

Federal Judge Stays Her Alabama Marriage Order for 14 Days

Federal Judge Stays Her Alabama Marriage Order for 14 Days

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The federal judge who issued a marriage equality ruling in Alabama on January 23 has now stayed her ruling for 14 days to allow the state the opportunity to seek a longer stay from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as it wages an appeal on the merits to that court. In […]

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Marriage Ban, Provides No Stay

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Marriage Ban, Provides No Stay

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A federal judge in Alabama has struck down that state’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples and its prohibition on recognition of such marriages from out-of-state. In a January 23 ruling, Judge Callie V.S. Granade, appointed to the Southern District of Alabama bench by President George W. Bush, found that the state […]

No Mention of Ending AIDS in Cuomo State of the State 

No Mention of Ending AIDS in Cuomo State of the State 

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Governor Andrew Cuomo made no mention of the Plan to End AIDS in his State of the State address and his description of his proposed state budget suggested his administration is not committing any new dollars to implement that plan. “I’m disappointed that the governor didn’t mention it,” said Charles King, chief […]

Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Marriage Cases Heralds Likely End Game

Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Marriage Cases Heralds Likely End Game

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In the opening act of what could well be the end game, the US Supreme Court announced on January 16 that it was granting review of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that rejected the claim that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and to have such […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court to Take Up Marriage Cases from Four States

BREAKING: Supreme Court to Take Up Marriage Cases from Four States

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Setting up what could be the final showdown on the question of marriage equality in the United States, the Supreme Court, on January 16, announced it would hear appeals from same-sex plaintiff couples in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky. On November 6, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed gay marriage […]

Cuomo Names Alphonso David, Former Lambda Legal Attorney, Counsel to the Governor

Cuomo Names Alphonso David, Former Lambda Legal Attorney, Counsel to the Governor

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Alphonso David, who has been the top legal advisor on civil rights matters to Andrew Cuomo dating back to the governor’s tenure as state attorney general and who earlier served as a staff attorney at Lambda Legal, has been named to the post of counsel to the governor. David, who is […]

Cuomo End AIDS Task Force Forwards Recommendations to Governor

Cuomo End AIDS Task Force Forwards Recommendations to Governor

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The task force charged with creating the plan for ending the AIDS epidemic in New York delivered its recommendations to the Cuomo administration on January 13, even as initiatives that are part of that plan continue to be launched. “Things are being rolled out even before our recommendations are published,” said […]

As Marriages Begin in Florida, Flurry of Legal Developments Elsewhere

As Marriages Begin in Florida, Flurry of Legal Developments Elsewhere

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Florida, the nation’s third largest state, became the 36th marriage equality state after the stay on a pro-gay federal district court order expired on January 6, but that was just the first in a week of significant developments in the marriage fight nationwide. Close observers of the issue focused their […]

A Dyke In Defense of Offense: Yes, Je Suis Charlie

A Dyke In Defense of Offense: Yes, Je Suis Charlie

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I guess you know by now that the key staff at Charlie Hebdo in Paris were slaughtered by Islamist extremists outraged at, well, almost everything, but especially how the satirical magazine attacked Islamist extremists. But before their bodies were even cold, the glorious automatons of the American left were eviscerating the […]

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