Not surprisingly, most of the decline in high school suicides was found to be concentrated among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents.
The ruling is rooted in the understanding that societies evolve and their understanding of marriage and of homosexuality do as well.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage, a day after a different judge ruled likewise in Oregon. That makes eight US judges in six months whose decisions went the same way, versus none who upheld a state ban.
Ann DeGroot and Rhonda Lundquist were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Ramsey County. They wed Aug. 4, after Rhonda had entered hospice care.
The Minneapolis mayor has visited Midwest cities promoting the idea of couples coming to Minnesota to marry – and to settle down in a place where all are treated equally.
The IRS will recognize any couple whose union is legal in the place where it was solemnized, even if they live in one of the 37 states that don’t currently recognize LGBT marriages.
During the 2012 State Fair I was a first-time competitor, and I was part of the campaign to defeat the marriage amendment. Both experiences helped me learn more about Minnesota.
The clinic has given partner benefits to same-sex couples since 2000, but now those partners will have to marry by 2014 to remain eligible.
Minnesotans for Marriage says they’ll work to restore a “pro-marriage” majority in the Legislature. The National Organization for Marriage will spend $500,000 in Minnesota.
As weddings take place, the mayor is not slowing down, and he’s not forgetting to underscore the emphatic “finally” before each “power vested in me.”
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Last year General Mills took a strong public stance against a proposed constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
The couple’s commitment ceremony took place Aug. 2, 2003. The legal renewing of their vows will turn their 10th anniversary trip into a honeymoon.
So far, and it’s early in the 2014 election cycle, the four Republican House members who supported same-sex marriage are facing no primary opponents.
“We’re opening our doors to anyone,” Andy Holmaas, left, said during a recent walk-through of the evening’s choreography. “That’s so reflective of Minneapolis.”
A federal judge gave a same-sex couple married in Maryland but living in Ohio, which has banned gay marriage, the right to some marriage benefits. Similar lawsuits are expected to follow.
The first couple the mayor will wed are Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles, who will marry the second the clock strikes midnight in the City Hall rotunda.
The Supreme Court essentially let stand a lower court ruling against California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Given shifting public attitudes, Prop. 8 seems unlikely to have another political life.
The Supreme Court ruling against DOMA ‘helps ensure that all men and women who serve this country can be treated fairly and equally,’ Defense Secretary Hagel says.
The change will give the state’s employers a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining talent.