California, USA: Ninth Circuit Court Filing Due in Prop 8 Case Tuesday (Gay USA)
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is expected to issue a filing in Perry v. Brown tomorrow, June 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The Ninth Circuit may address a request from anti-marriage forces to reconsider its landmark ruling in the Perry case that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
Massachusetts, USA: Maggie Gallagher Goes Soft on Gay Rights? (Good as You)
MassResistance’s chief problem is that this was a speech by the “nicer,” more pragmatic college crowd Maggie. For instance, she gave some lip service to the idea that gay couples can adopt and expressed support for finding mutual understand with her opposition, both non-starters for MR.
Michigan, USA: New Poll Says Three Quarters Approve of Marriage Equality or Civil Unions (WHTC)
A new Public Policy Poll shows opinions changing on the issue of gay marriage and civil unions.
Minnesota, USA: Grandparents Speak Out for Marriage Equality in New Video (Towleroad.com)
You may remember activist Jake Reitan’s great video featuring his grandparents speaking out for marriage equality. Now, the entire Reitan family has recorded a spot for Minnesotans for All Families, the campaign to defeat the anti-gay marriage amendment there.
Washington, USA: Marriage Equality Opponents Say They Have 200K Signatures (Seattle PI)
The opponents of Washington’s new same-sex marriage law claim to have collected more than 200,000 signatures, far greater than the 120,577 valid voter signatures needed to force the issue to a vote this November.
USA: Did President Obama’s Marriage Equality Announcement Change the Game? (TPM)
President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is resonating on multiple local levels. In states where same-sex marriage has been at the forefront of public debate, the president’s position may have caused some black voters to reconsider their stance on gay marriage, recent polls indicate. And it’s making a difference in Minnesota, too, where voters in November will go to the polls to decide on a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.
USA: What’s Next for Prop 8 Case (AFER)
Here’s a quick update (and great visual) on where we are in the Prop. 8 case.
USA: Prop 8 Play Recording to be Broadcast on Radio Stations Nationwide (The Washington Post)
The star-studded West Coast performance of the gay marriage play “8” led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be heard again this month — on radio and online.
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