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Marco Rubio Rips ‘Vulgar, Elitist’ Elizabeth Warren for ‘Ridiculing Americans with Traditional Values’ with Quippy Marriage Equality Clapback

Senator Marco Rubio attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren on Twitter Saturday, blasting her viral clapback from this week’s LGBTQ Equality Town Hall. Warren was asked by a man what she’d say if an “old fashioned” supporter approached her and said “Senator, I’m old fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and a woman.” Quipped Warren to roars of laughter and approval: “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that, and I’m gonna say, then just marry onewoman. … I’m cool with that. Assuming you...
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Elizabeth Warren’s Snappy Comeback to Marriage Equality Question is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons: WATCH

Elizabeth Warren’s response to a question posed at Thursday night’s Equality Town Hall is going viral. Warren was asked what she’d say if an “old fashioned” supporter approached her and said “Senator, I’m old fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and a woman.” This Elizabeth Warren answer was quite a moment at CNN #EqualityTownHall pic.twitter.com/ThpI7YSO8M— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 11, 2019 Quipped Warren to roars of laughter and approval: “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that, and I’m gonna say,...
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Utah Lawmaker Derek Kitchen, Who Fought to Overturn State’s Gay Marriage Ban, is Separating from His Husband

Utah state senator Derek Kitchen, who fought to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, is separating from his husband Moudi Sbeity, he announced in an Instagram post on Monday. The AP reports: “A former Salt Lake City councilor, the Democrat was elected in one of the state’s few left-leaning districts last November. Kitchen rose to prominence with his 2013 lawsuit, which came two years before a U.S. Supreme Court ruling extended gay couples’ right to marry nationwide.” View this post on Instagram Today I made it official! Looking forward...
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These Republicans want to ban marriage equality because ‘perverted acts’ shouldn’t be protected

Two Republican lawmakers in North Carolina want to ban marriage equality because it legitimises “perverted acts”. The draft bill – called the Marriage Reaffirmation Amendment Act – was filed earlier this year by representatives Larry Pittman and Michael Speciale, but it is already effectively dead. If passed, it would require state officials to disregard the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision on marriage equality. The bizarre draft Act claims that marriage between men and women is the only model of marriage that follows “the scientifically obvious biology of human beings”. It goes...
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Mormon Leader Reaffirms LDS Church’s Opposition to Gay Marriage, Explaining Policy Decisions in Address to BYU Students: WATCH

Russell Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, offered a devotional address to students at Brigham Young University on Tuesday and reaffirmed the Mormon church’s opposition to gay marriage. Nelson also explained why the LDS church lifted a ban on baptisms of children of gay parents. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: ‘The original policy labeled same-sex Latter-day Saint couples “apostates” and barred the children of LGBT parents from religious rituals, including baptism, without permission from the church’s top officials. Latter-day Saint leaders reasoned that “because...
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Arizona Supreme Court Rules 4-3 That Wedding Invitation Design Studio Can Deny Service to Gay Couples

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 in favor of Brush & Nib Studio, a Phoenix-based invitation design house that refused to create wedding invitations for same-sex couples. Wrote Justice Andrew Gould, for the court’s majority: “The rights of free speech and free exercise, so precious to this nation since its founding, are not limited to soft murmurings behind the doors of a person’s home or church, or private conversations with like-minded friends and family. These guarantees protect the right of every American to express their beliefs in public. This includes...
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California Winery Backtracks After Refusing Gay Couple’s Wedding: WATCH

Dezanea Reyes and her fiancée Alex Biddle. A California winery is backtracking after refusing a gay couple’s wedding and then being exposed for it on social media. Viaggio Estate and Winery in Acampo told Dezanea Reyes and her fiancée Alex Biddle that it would not host their ceremony because of “a very strong personal religious belief regarding marriage, which is for marriage to be between heterosexual couples only” and offered to host just their cocktail hour, dinner and reception. Reyes posted about it on Facebook and caught the eye of...
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Gay Maryland Couple Sues State Department for Denying Citizenship to ‘Out-of-Wedlock’ Daughter

Roee and Adiel Kiviti an their children. Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of the daughter of married U.S. citizens Roee and Adiel Kiviti, a gay couple. Lambda Legal explains: “Roee and Adiel Kiviti are a same-sex couple who married in California in 2013. They had their daughter Kessem via surrogacy in Canada in February 2019. Because only Adiel has a biological connection to Kessem, the State Department is disregarding Roee...
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Gay Maryland Couple Sues State Department for Denying Citizenship to ‘Out-of-Wedlock’ Daughter

Roee and Adiel Kiviti an their children. Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and pro bono counsel Morgan Lewis have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of the daughter of married U.S. citizens Roee and Adiel Kiviti, a gay couple. Lambda Legal explains: “Roee and Adiel Kiviti are a same-sex couple who married in California in 2013. They had their daughter Kessem via surrogacy in Canada in February 2019. Because only Adiel has a biological connection to Kessem, the State Department is disregarding Roee...
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