Just two weeks after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer struck down the horrendous “License to Discriminate” bill, Senator Gallardo came out as gay.
A victory for love in KENTUCKY, where a judge just ruled that the state must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
And by “service refusal” they mean discrimination
The North Carolina Democratic Party’s statewide leadership advanced a new transgender-inclusive measure over the weekend, with unanimous support from both the party’s executive council and larger statewide executive committee. The move will bring the state party in line with non-discrimination and inclusive standards set by the national Democratic Party.
The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal matters, including in U.S. courts, bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
The expansion of such federal recognition will include 34 states where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, but the new federal benefits being extended to those states will apply only where the U.S. government has jurisdiction, Holder said.
For example, a same-sex couple legally married in Massachusetts can now have their federal bankruptcy proceeding recognized in Alabama, even though it doesn’t allow same-sex marriages. In the past, the U.S. government could challenge the couple’s joint bankruptcy because Alabama doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.
— President Barack Obama | State of the Union Address January 28, 2014.
The decision by Attorney General Mark R. Herring is an abrupt shift from positions taken by Virginia’s socially conservative elected officials.
FUN FACT: The New Mexico Federation of College Republicans unanimously voted to join College Democrats in supporting marriage for all in the state.