During a House Appropriations Legislative Branch subcommittee hearing on the fiscal 2013 budget request for several government agencies, a battle between Democrats and Republicans on DOMA started.
Perhaps you already heard about Senator Ed Murray on Lezbelib because it is thanks to him that marriage equality was approved in the state of Washington.
Today, he wishes "to put his marker down."
"I’d like to be mayor, I’d like to run for mayor, and so need to leave my options open," he added.
As we heard yesterday, a federal judge decided Monday to block the law prohibiting "ex-gay" therapies for minor in the state of California. Today, another federal judge has made another decision since she decided to deny a request to change the start date of the law which is on January 1st, 2013.
A few days ago, I told you that apparently Mallory Owens had not been victim of a hate crime while specifying that, despite everything, her family persisted in the hate crime idea, which seemed a little bit strange. I had concluded by writing that we were going to know the truth on December 10th when Travis Hawkins will go to court for his arraignment.
We don't have to wait anymore, Mallory has finally released a statement today. She confides that her life is still in danger, that it was not the first time that Travis attacked her and that he just has one idea: to finish what he began, in other words, to kill her.
Whereas Oregon could become the next state to legalize marriage equality and that the things also advance in Michigan, in Indiana, on the contrary, a constitutional amendment against marriage equality could be voted by the legislators the next year.
A study called into question the capacity of gay and lesbian couples to raise children. The American Psychological Association is opposed to this study and says that of course gay and lesbian couples are as good as straight parents to raise children.
Following two lawsuits against the Cook County Clerk David Orr claiming that not issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the Illinois Constitution, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said that the state's ban of gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Brad Hoylman, openly gay, is officially candidate to succeed Tom Duane as New York state senator.
HRC has published the 2012 Jewish Organization Equality Index (JOEI).
We expected an answer of the Supreme Court of United States in order to know if it was going to decide to hear the cases challenging DOMA and prohibitions of marriage equality. Friday, the Supreme Court has thus decided that it will hear the oral arguments in the challenge to the defense of marriage act in New York (see our article: DOMA Is Unconstitutional For Boston and New York Courts) as well as the prohibition for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.