State Roadblocks Could Complicate Marriage Equality Momentum: If the Supreme Court doesn’t end bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in all 50 states this June, then the constitutional bans in most of the states across the country could prove a stumbling block to the current momentum in the years to come.
“As the highest court in the land deliberates your case, [Edith] Windsor v. United States, you, our beloved graduate, are a moving testament to the power and tenacity of this nation’s evolving search for justice and equality,” New York University President John Sexton said at the school’s commencement Wednesday, presenting her with the school’s presidential medal. Watch the whole speech at BuzzFeed.
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Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, addressing the crowd at a reception in appreciation of the LGBT community.
The scene in the Judiciary Committee meeting room was one of unbridled joy after the committee sent the bill to the floor. Photos all around. Quite a scene.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering amendments to the immigration bill today, and I am here watching since Chairman Leahy told me to do so.
Obama Went Off Script To Address Gay Grads Directly At Morehouse College: A slight change in the language, but a significant change in meaning. Instead of a veiled reference to same-sex couples, Obama made the language direct.
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BREAKING: Minnesota Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will Become Law. The vote was 37-30. Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law Tuesday. Minnesota will be the 12th state, plus DC, to recognize marriage equality.