Thursday, October 10, 2013

Marriage equality inching closer to reality in New Jersey with judge's ruling

Looks like in spite of objections from Gov. Chris Christie, marriage equality may be coming to New Jersey . . . at least for the time being.

From The Huffington Post:

A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.

The ruling Thursday from Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21. That's the day Jacobson had said in a previous ruling that the marriages had to be allowed.

But Christie's administration is expected to appeal the denial to a higher court.

The administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to reverse Jacobson's earlier ruling that the state has to allow gay couples to get married.

'Researcher complains that NOM distorted his research to attack gay families' and other Thursday midday news briefs

Researcher Slams NOM Bigot Douglas Allen - So a researcher whose work the National Organization for Marriage distorted is crying foul. Honey, when it comes to complaints about religious right distortions of legitimate research, you need to get in line. It's a long line.  

Font of unfiltered animus say it's 'hatred' to track dangerous rhetoric like his - So let me get this straight, Bryan Fischer. It's perfectly normal for you to call lgbts everything but "children of God" but it's hatred to point out the fact that you call lgbts everything but "children of God." 

STUDY: Stigma Limits Self-Disclosure Of Gay Identities And Anti-Gay Attitudes - In other words, comments like those from Bryan Fischer and other members of the religious right create a stigma against the lgbt community. And this stigma hinders those in the closet from coming out. And quite frankly, can you blame them?  

Staver: DOMA Decision Is 'Contrary To The Natural Created Order Of God Almighty' - Then you should have been able to defend DOMA much better in court, don't you think?

  The Family Leader, Right Wing Christian Organization, Slams LGBT Victories - Poor babies