Same-Sex Marriage Archives

The Green Mountain State legalizes same-sex marriage, and in historic fashion. MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature on Tuesday overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry, mustering one more vote than needed to preserve the measure. The step makes Vermont the first state to allow same-sex marriage through legislative Read More

(x-posted from US of J) In a rare bit of good news, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today in favor of marriage equality: Iowa became the first state in the Midwest to approve same-sex marriage on Friday, after the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided that a 1998 law limiting marriage to a man and a Read More

Adam at TAP: The NAACP has been walking a tightrope on gay rights. Polls show that African Americans overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage, but much of the high-level leadership of the nation’s oldest civil-rights organization opposes legal efforts to deny gays the right to marry. Last week, the national office of the NAACP leapt into the Read More

Sharpton goes in. “It amazes me,” he said, “when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being Read More

Latoya from Racialicious joins Megan at Jezebel to discuss disparities in the visual coverage of fatalities and an op-ed from Charles Blow, who generalizes his way into an interesting conclusion: Marriage can be a sore subject for black women in general. According to 2007 Census Bureau data, black women are the least likely of all Read More

TNC, in his takedown of Slate piece in which Will Saletan calls black people a ‘left-leaning’ constituency: Any writer who’s spent significant time in the suburbs of Atlanta, on the South-Side of Chicago, or here in Harlem, knows that black people aren’t “left-leaning”–they just think the GOP is racist. Surveys may show blacks leaning-left on Read More

While election night was a blow to advocates for gay rights in many states, a measure on Connecticut’s ballots asking voters whether the state should hold a constitutional convention was defeated. The innocuous-sounding question is put on the ballot at 20 year intervals, as required by law passed at one of the conventions. But advocates Read More

It’s kind of a gut punch, and what’s most disappointing is the role that Cailfornia’s black voters — who turned out in record numbers — played in its passage. Andrew: They show a narrow victory for marriage equality: 52 to 48. Every ethnic group supported marriage equality, except African-Americans, who voted overwhelmingly against extending to Read More

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