The day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the gay-marriage ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the appellate court today issued the Baskin mandate ordering Indiana to legalize same-sex marriage. This is a mere formality, but a necessary legal move to ensure that the red state follows the law.
The always controversial, deeply conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon take up gay-marriage cases out of Texas and Louisiana, where district judges came up with diabolically opposite rulings.
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied the same-sex marriage petitions seeking appeal of appellate court rulings that bans on gay marriage in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia were unconstitutional.
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a distinguished man of the cloth who has an international pulpit in his quest to further LGBT rights on a global scale and a pastor who is as comfortable caring for people with HIV in remote parts of Africa as hobnobbing with former President Bill Clinton, is leaving his post at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral for a new calling on the East Coast.
Gay marriage will not immediately be on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court this term after the nine justices failed to take up any of the five cases that have been appealed to the nation's high court.
In a Q&A with SDGLN, writer-director Jane Clark talks about what motivated her to tackle the horror-comedy genre and why it is important for the straight filmmaker to feature LGBT characters in her movies.