A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that "wicked" people who advocate for laws protecting the religious freedom of conservative Christians to act in accordance with their views on marriage and sexuality need to be "punished. But now that same-sex marriage has been legalized nationally by the Supreme Court's ruling, Gill, has continued to push forward in his effort to ensure that LGBT people are not discriminated against, even if that means opposing political efforts in states to grant religious exemptions to business owners or government employees who feel it violates their faith to participate in a same-sex wedding. According to Rolling Stone, Gill and his allies have set their eyes on the "new front of the movement," calling it a campaign that "pits LGBTQ advocates against a religious right that responded to marriage equality by redoubling its efforts.
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Jump to navigation. In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the cake. At its core, the case that goes before the U.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Vocal opponents of gay rights are pressing a Dallas federal judge to end same-sex marriage, arguing that to do otherwise would open the door to allowing Texans to marry multiple partners and inanimate objects. The lawsuit, rejected as frivolous by gay-marriage advocates and Texas officials, is among at least 15 similar petitions filed nationwide by the activists, including Chris Sevier, a former Austin resident now living in Dallas who has been bounced out of several courts for trying to marry his laptop -- a computer that led him to sue Apple Inc. Sevier purports to be a "machinist" who is attracted to his laptop, and his lawsuit was joined by three others who claim to be polygamists in search of a triple marriage, including one who described herself as an ex-lesbian and another who said she formerly lived as a transgender man. They argue that their unconventional marriage choices should be allowed under precedent set by the U.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Critics of gay marriage often base their arguments on the certainty of their religious convictions. But societies without doubt are dangerous places, argues Adam Gopnik.
There is also disagreement about the conduct of demonstrators and the police operation to contain them. Six people are now in police custody, after 98 were arrested last night, following angry clashes, during which police used teargas. Amid claims that right-wing extremists infiltrated the march or that children in pushchairs were affected by teargas, tempers are running high.
A motion was filed Monday in the Chancery Court in Williamson County asking the court to set aside its earlier judgment dismissing the claims of five Williamson County residents who say Tennessee should not issue marriage licenses until a new statute is passed. Former State Sen. At least three of the plaintiffs are ministers at Middle Tennessee churches who say that Obergefell means Tennessee should not issue marriage licenses until a new statute is passed, according to Courthouse News Service.
Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for another push in the Illinois Legislature. Supporters are planning a march and rally in Springfield on Tuesday, the first day of the Legislature's fall session. Pat Quinn and other lawmakers who support legislation legalizing same-sex marriage are expected to participate.