Gay Marriage

Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

SCOTUS agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate. Court politics must be guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays. Congress can still act in ways that encourage responsible judicial behavior, if it wishes. 

SCOTUS Won't Hear LA Same-Sex Marriage Case

Manuel Torres, The Times-Picayune

The decision means the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, can continue to consider an appeal from seven gay couples challenging the state's 2004 ban on gay marriage.

Judge: SD Must Allow Gay Marriage

Mark Walker, Argus Leader

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier declared S. Dakota same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely appeals court battle. She ruled in favor of the 6 couples who filed a suit last year in Sioux Falls, but stayed a decision pending appeal.

What You Should Know To Take On Gay Lobby

Robert Oscar Lopez, The Federalist

In a reasonable world, one could discuss the effects of policies the gay lobby favors without fearing a totalitarian smear campaign. But who said the world is reasonable?

FL Judge Clears Way for Gay Marriage

Arian Campos-Flores, Wall Street Journal

A federal judge cleared the way for same-sex couples in Florida to begin marrying Tues., a victory for gay-marriage supporters in the nation’s third-most-populous state.

Gay Marriage Issue Now Linked to Portman

Dan Sewell, Associated Press

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.

Farmers Fined $13,000 for Refusing to Host Lesbian Wedding

Andrea Peyser, New York Post

The NY state government has fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford, the owners of Liberty Ridge Farm, $13,000 because they refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony on their property.

Huckabee Threatens To Quit GOP

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee said he’ll quit the GOP if it surrenders on gay marriage. “I'm utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue,” he said.

Our Judicial Dictatorship

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

How, in little more than half a century, did the American people fall under the rule of a judicial dictatorship where judges and justices twist phrases in the Constitution to impose their alien ideology on this once-free people?

Cruz to Propose New Marriage Amend.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Ted Cruz will soon propose a Constitutional amendment that would prevent the fed. gov't or courts from nullifying state marriage laws. Cruz said it's needed after the SCOTUS chose not to hear cases regarding 5 states that aimed to appeal lower court rulings that invalidated their gay marriage bans.

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

Associated Press Staff

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in ID and NV. The order came minutes after Idaho on Weds. filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. 

Cruz Slams SCOTUS on Gay Marriage

Steven T. Dennis, Roll Call

While most Repubs. shied away from commenting Mon. on the Supreme Court’s historic decision to let stand a slew of lower court rulings legalizing gay marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz torched the court’s decision.

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Florida’s Pam Bondi: One AG Who Stands For The Law

Despite the angry protests and venom spewed at her from her detractors — Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has been true to her oath and right on the issues; that’s why we endorse Pam Bondi for reelection as Florida’s Attorney General.

Court: Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Reuters Staff

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Mon. that VA's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a district court judge's ruling in Feb. striking down VA's prohibition on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

Repubs. Hold Line on Same-Sex Marriage

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Since a Supreme Court ruling one year ago, gay marriage backers have won a spate of court cases and six more states have recognized gay marriage. One place the issue hasn't changed much: The GOP caucus on Capitol Hill.

Ruling Edges Same-Sex Marriage Closer to SCOTUS

Associated Press Staff

The first ruling by a fed. appeals court that states cannot prevent gay couples from marrying makes it more likely the SCOTUS will ultimately have to make a decision it has so far avoided: do states have the ability to prohibit same-sex marriage?

'Gay' Marriage Will Destroy the GOP

Bryan Fischer, OneNewsNow.com

The only hope America has is for the GOP to find its moral compass, summon the moral strength that animated its battle against slavery, and unapologetically and unambiguously endorse natural marriage with no concessions and no capitulations. If it doesn't, the GOP will seal its own fate and that of America with it.

Petition Supporting Phil Robertson's Freedom of Speech

To: A&E Television Networks LLC CEO Nancy Dubuc, 
Steven R. Swartz, president and chief operating officer of Hearst Corporation, and 
Robert A. "Bob" Iger Chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company

We Support Phil Robertson!

Judge Strikes Down Oreg. Gay Marriage Ban

Jonathan J. Cooper, Washington Times

A federal judge has struck down Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional. US Dist. Judge Michael McShane threw out the voter-approved ban Mon. State officials said they’d be prepared to carry out same-sex marriages immediately.