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They Aren't Gay Rights, They Are Human Rights

In the fight for equality, why is there a distinction when it comes to Equality for Everyone?
  I've wondered this for quite sometime.  I hate when people say "Lord they are petitioning for Gay Rights."
  No baby, we are wanted basic human rights that are owed to us!!! We want the right to marry the man or woman that we love, regardless of if it is the Same Gender or a different gender. If we are two consenting adults, why can't we have the same right to marry whom we love.
  We also want the right to live and not be killed or told we can't be served because of our sexual orientation. Really, why is whom we choose to have sex with important to you?
  Of course people use the guise of religion to discriminate.  What if we began discriminating against people who are overweight, because we are taught that gluttony is a sin? What if we  refused someone service, because they ate shellfish and we don't eat shellfish because it is unclean? What if we refused se…

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Appeals Court Denies Stay in Ban Against Same-Sex Marriage in SC

Well Gay Marriage Is Hitting South Carolina. According to WYFF4.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and denied his request for an emergency stay on a court ruling last week that ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

The appeals court ruling means same-sex marriages in South Carolina can proceed beginning on Thursday at noon, the deadline set by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel last week when he tossed out the state's ban.

Here is Wilson's Rebuttal:

Wilson released a statement after the ruling saying the issue has not been resolved nationally.

"It is still likely the U.S. Supreme Court will address conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal. Therefore, today's ruling by the Fourth Circuit does not end the constitutional obligation of this Office to defend South Carolina law. We continue to believe the doctrine of federalism and the Tenth Amendment should…

Missouri State Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

BREAKING: State judge strikes down #Missouri's same-sex marriage ban! via #NOH8 #LGBT #MarriageEquality #Equality
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Nevada State Senator and Partner Marry

Congrats to Nevada State Senator Kelvin Atkinson and his partner of six years, Sherwood Howard. They became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Las Vegas history.
   History is being made. Congrats to the newly weds.

Gay Marriage is Happening in South Carolina

This is Great News for South Carolina!!!! A South Carolina court has issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple despite the state's (un)constitutional ban against Same Sex Marriages and the Butthole Attorney General's pledge to uphold it.  On Wednesday, Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon issued the license to Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley.  Earlier in the week the SCOTUS decided not to hear appeals of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina. Condon states that as a result his court is required to accept and issue marriage licenses.  State AG Alan Wilson vowed to keep fighting against the case in wich a same-sex couple married in another state asking South Carolina to recognize their union. On Monday morning, a Wilson spokesperson stated that the AG was reviewing the matter.  I feel that South Carolina is taking a step towards progression...let's fight for our r…

Indiana's Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down

The US is on the move with Marriage Equality. On today A Federal judge has struck down the ban on Gay Marriage in the state of Indiana. According to Huffingpost "U.S. District Judge Richard Young said the state's ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause in a mixed ruling involving lawsuits from several gay couples." Young did not immediately issue a stay on the ruling, allowing couples to marry immediately. the Indiana attorney general's office plans to appeal the decision. The ruling could be stayed under appeal. WAY TO GO. MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE USA!!!

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Grammy Awards 2014, Weddings, and Musique

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards made history.  With over 30 weddings including Same-Sex couples, a statement was made: "Love is Love." I didn't watch the whole entire award show, however I did catch the musical tributes and Taylor Swifts reaction to not winning.
  What made me watch was the mass wedding ceremony that took place during Macklemore's "Same Love," performance that also featured Madonna, Ryan Lewis with Queen Latifah as the officiant.  While many anti-Gay bigots are stating that this would cause others to be Gay, I say that this is a statement that no matter who you love, you deserve to be able to marry whomever you love (just as long as its another human being and you all are consenting adults).
  My mind goes back to a time in this world in which interracial dating was illegal and now it is legal.  Why not make marriage legal for all?
 Do not get me started on the Oklahoma lawmaker that wants to ban marriage for all people just so that LGBT…

Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional

The Defense of Marriage Act has been ruled been ruled unconstitutional by the second appeals court.
  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals joins the 1st Circuit court in Boston, which handed down its ruling in May, rejecting a key part of the law. However, the 2nd Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that DOMA unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.
   The Constitutionality of Same-Sex marriage could be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court which could take up the issue in its current term.