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Happy Thanksgiving! – open thread

Open thread for all the things.

Continue 91 Comments November 27, 2014

Equality news round-up: Mississippi, Arkansas marriage news

A round-up of reactions to the Arkansas and Mississippi marriage decisions.

Continue 64 Comments November 26, 2014

BREAKING: Mississippi same-sex marriage ban struck down

Add Mississippi to the list.

Continue 51 Comments November 25, 2014

Arkansas same-sex marriage ban struck down

Arkansas marriage ban struck down.

Continue 25 Comments November 25, 2014

READ IT HERE: Michigan officials support Supreme Court review of marriage case

It's time for marriage equality. Attribution: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
It’s time for marriage equality. Attribution: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Officials in Michigan have filed their response to the petition for review in the Supreme Court in DeBoer v. Snyder. The case challenges Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban – the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban. The state doesn’t oppose review by the Supreme Court:

Given the importance of the issue—who decides important issues in our constitutional democracy— and the split among the circuits that allows the citizens of some States, but not others, to vote on the definition of marriage, Michigan does not oppose review by this Court. Instead, it asks this Court to affirm.

The brief can be read here:

14-571 Michigan Response in support of Cert Petition by Equality Case Files

Thanks to Equality Case Files for these filings

85 Comments November 25, 2014

Plaintiffs challenging Texas’ same-sex marriage ban ask federal court to lift stay

A stay has been in place since the judge issued a preliminary injunction against the ban back in February.

Continue 42 Comments November 24, 2014

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