Today the house and senate committee of conference in the New Hampshire legislature voted in favor of a compromise bill that will advance the freedom to marry while ensuring religious liberties. Read more
The Oregon State Senate today strongly endorsed a proposal to strengthen Oregon’s anti-bullying law. In a 26 to 2 vote, the Senate approved the bill and sent it to the Governor’s desk. Read more
The majority ruling concluded that “Proposition 8 constitutes a permissible constitutional amendment (rather than an impermissible constitutional revision), does not violate the separation of powers doctrine, and is not invalid under the “inalienable rights” theory proffered by the Attorney General.”
On the flip side, there was dissent from Justice Moreno. Below is an excerpt from the dissent. Read more
Turn anger into action. With the California Supreme Court’s decision hours ago upholding that state’s anti-gay Proposition 8, activists in at least 108 cities have vowed to react with angry protests tonight to denounce they see as the brazen taking away of their equal rights. Read more
The California Supreme Court upheld Prop. 8 by a 6-1 vote but ruled that the same sex marriages performed last year can stand.
More to come.
So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe issues an apology for homophobic comments made during the show last week. Read more
Confidential sources close to San Francisco City Hall told Towleroad’s Corey Johnson that the California Supreme Court was prepared to release its opinion on Proposition 8 tomorrow, but decided to delay the ruling after a call from Mayor Gavin Newsom. Read more
Rumblings that the California Supreme Court may announce thier decision on the California’s Proposition 8 on Thursday of this week are beginning to surface. Read more
The California State Senate passed the Harvey Milk Day Bill, SB 572, today in a 24-14 vote with bipartisan support. Read more
Yesterday, the Florida Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower court ruling and held that Florida must give full faith and credit to adoptions granted to same-sex couples by other states Read more