same-sex marriage

President Barack Obama, in an ABC News interview:

I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.

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Kentucky Won’t Recognize New York Same-Sex Marriages

by Gabe Bullard July 24, 2011

Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York, and couples from across the country have made plans to travel to the state for what are commonly called “destination weddings.” But those weddings will not be recognized by many other states, including Kentucky, which has a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. But Fairness Campaign director Chris […]

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CEO Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Indiana Would Be “Detrimental” to Business

by Gabe Bullard April 1, 2011

Citing concerns that it would hurt employee recruitment, Eli Lilly appealed to state lawmakers not to pass the constitutional amendment during this year’s legislative session. CEO John Lechleiter says he can’t say whether the state’s current same-sex marriage ban has deterred anyone from applying to work at the Indianapolis-based company, but he thinks the amendment definitely would.

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Fairness Campaign Director Says Advocacy Should Continue in Cities and States, Despite Federal Advances

by Gabe Bullard March 31, 2011

Despite any progress on the federal level, Hartman says advocates should continue to support fairness laws on the city and state levels. The Fairness Campaign supports a repeal of Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign is also working with city lawmakers in Berea and Richmond to pass fairness ordinances akin to Louisville’s.

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Indiana Equality Considering Options to Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Gabe Bullard March 30, 2011

“We have to survey our members and see what they want to do and plot our strategy politically,” says Rick Sutton. “But it could include individual action against individual members and it must include a public education campaign. We have to do that.”

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Hundreds Rally in Indiana Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Gabe Bullard March 14, 2011

A Senate committee will take up the issue later this week. The House has already approved the proposal, and the Senate is expected to pass it as well.

The protesters say the amendment would write discrimination into the state constitution.

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Prop 8 Interactivity

by Gabe Bullard May 26, 2009

Wondering how the California Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold a ban on gay marriage will play out in Louisville? Here are a few links to follow:

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Protest Tuesday Against Prop 8 Decision

by Gabe Bullard May 26, 2009

The Fairness Campaign will hold a rally Tuesday night to protest the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the controversial Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban.

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