All eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning as his eight colleagues appeared about evenly divided on the fate of Proposition 8, the California ballot referendum passed in November 2008 that banned same-sex marriage, reversing by popular vote the state Supreme Court's decision just months earlier to recognize marriage equality.
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Supreme Court Proposition 8 Case Arguments Cast Doubt On Gay Marriage Ban (HuffingtonPost)
Minnesota College Republicans chairman announces gay marriage support (MNDaily)
Minnesota College Republicans Chairman Ryan Lyk announced his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage Wednesday.
The two-term chairman said it's time for the Republican party to get past the issue.
Senator says nominee would be “political poison” for Board of Regents (RadioIowa)
Democrats in the Iowa Senate suggest one of Republican Governor Branstad’s picks for the board that governs the state universities may be too much of a “lightning rod” for controversy. Board of Regents nominee Robert Cramer — a construction company executive — is also chairman of the board for The Family Leader, an organization that seeks to ban same-sex marriage.
Iowa Planner Beau Fodor Expands Planning and Event Services and Offerings
Panache offerings move beyond weddings to all events and occasions
Iowa event planner and entrepreneur Beau Fodor has expanded his service and occasion offerings with the launch of Panache. Fodor, who is best know for his wedding planning business through iowasgayweddingplanner.com, found his business evolving into the broader entertaining and hosting world, both in Iowa and across the country.
The Boy Scouts of America's exclusions: the gay and the godless (Guardian)
The BSA's new members' survey reveals that its bias lies as much in privileging religious conviction as in anti-gay sentiment
Sometimes, a moment serves as a marker of both how far we've come as a society and how far we have yet to go. The questionnaire concerning its anti-gay policy that the Boy Scouts of America sent out to its 1.1m members days ago is one such moment.
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