Monday, March 25, 2013

A Big Week Ahead for Marriage Equality in the U.S.

Related Off-site Links:
Big Moment Nears in the Struggle for Marriage Equality – Mark Sherman (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, March 25, 2013).
DOMA and Proposition 8 Go On Trial – Chris McGreal (The Guardian, March 25, 2013).
The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: A Primer – Erica Ryan (GPB News, March 25, 2013).
Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court: What Are the Pivot Points? – Warren Richey (Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News, March 24, 2013).
Wide Range of Potential Outcomes on Gay Marriage – Mark Sherman (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, March 23, 2013).
Meet Edith Windsor, the 83-Year-Old Taking on the U.S. Over Same-Sex Marriage – Nina Totenberg (National Public Radio, March 21, 2013).
Meet Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, the Lesbian Couple at the Center of the Prop 8 Dispute Before the Supreme Court – Mark Sherman (Associated Press via HuffPost Gay Voices, March 24, 2013).
Edith Windsor’s Case Against DOMA is About More than an Inheritance – Joshua Gardner (, March 21, 2013).
Edith Windsor's Pioneering Life, From Portofino to the Supreme Court – Molly Langmuir (New York Magazine, March 17, 2013).
Will the Supreme Court Recognize Edith Windsor? – Amy Davidson (The New Yorker, March 21, 2013).
Reveling in Her Supreme Court Moment – Peter Applebome (New York Times, December 10, 2012).
Married Same-Sex Couple Awaits Epic High Court Appeal – Bill Mears (CNN, March 22, 2013).
Double Jeopardy: Two Gay Marriage Cases Reach The Supreme Court – Wayne Besen (Truth Wins Out, March 24, 2013).
Why Gay Marriage is More than Legalities; It's Validation – Jacob Z. Flores (Yahoo! News, March 22, 2013).
Rhode Island Sixth Grader, Gives Gay Marriage Speech At HearingThe Huffington Post (March 22, 2013).
Silent or Supportive, Conservatives Give Gay Marriage Momentum – Peter Henderson (Reuters via Yahoo! News, March 25, 2013).
Nation’s Most Influential Pediatricians Group Supports Marriage Equality – Lindsey Tanner (Associated Press via LGBTQ Nation, March 21, 2013).
The Sexual Fetish of Gay Marriage Opponents – Mark Joseph Stern (Slate, March 22, 2013).
Before the Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage, An American Change of Heart – Lila Shapiro (HuffPost Gay Voices, March 24, 2013).
Military's Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn of DOMA – Lisa Leff (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, March 25, 2013).
On Gay Marriage, Public Leads Elected Leaders – Rick Klein (ABC OTUS News via Yahoo! News, March 24, 2013).
As Gay Marriage Heads to Court, A Look Back at the Bumpy Ride – Ari Shariro (National Public Radio, March 21, 2013).
In Less Than 50 Years, a Sea Change on Gay Rights – John Harwood (New York Times, March 2013).
Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality Will Involve Catholics On All Sides – Bob Shine (Bondings 2.0, March 26, 2013).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
At the Minnesota State Capitol, Two Big Steps Forward for Marriage Equality
"It'll Be Legal August 1st"
Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"
Jonathan Capehart: "Catholics Lead the Way on Same-Sex Marriage"
A Catholic Statement of Support for Marriage Equality
The Minneapolis (and Online) Premiere of Catholics for Marriage Equality
Both 'Marriage Amendment' AND 'Voter Photo ID Amendment' Rejected by Minnesota Voters
Something to Celebrate
Acknowledging, Celebrating, and Learning from Marriage Equality's 'Triumphs of Faith'
Lisa Cressman's Concise, Reasonable Answers to Marriage Equality Questions
Steve Chapman: "Time is On the Side of Gay Marriage"
Stephanie Coontz on the Changing Face of "Traditional Marriage"
John Corvino on the "Always and Everywhere" Argument Against Marriage Equality
Patrick Ryan on the "Defense of Traditional Marriage" Argument
Nathanial Frank on the "Natural Law" Argument
Quote of the Day – January 21, 2013
Quote of the Day – November 19, 2012

Image: Human Rights Campaign.

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

Oh wow.... LOTS of fantastic links!

What an exciting week. I know the decision won't come down until like June, but still... This could be the difference between 2 more years and 10 more years of fighting.

My guess? The Supremes will cut the baby in half. If there's a way to do it, they'll do it that way. Leave Prop 8 but kill DOMA maybe.

Interesting times... Thanks for the links!