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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN Brendan Eich is no longer the CEO of Mozilla. His tenure was short. But if you believe the media swarm surrounding his quick departure, you would think he left in a blaze of burned bridges and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN On Friday, District Judge Bernard Friedman, a Reagan appointee to the bench, declared Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (read the opinion here). As I have argued several times during this unprecedented string of marriage equality... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Towleroad
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BY RICHARD VAUGHN and ARI EZRA WALDMAN Earlier this month, in a ruling that rocked the worlds of same-sex couples and attorneys alike, a Brooklyn court denied the non-biological mother of a child born to a married lesbian couple the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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@mark: thank you for your question. the whole point of the argument was that Windsor changed everything. it need not be bound by high tech gays because, the panel said, windsor used heightened scrutiny. but yes, each three judge panel is different.
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BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Gays and lesbians have been free to marry in Utah -- yes, Utah -- for two weeks. Judge Richard Shelby, who was appointed by President Obama at the behest of Utah's arch-conservative Republican senators, cited the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN It's appropriate that today is #tbt (Throw-back Thursday) because this week, marriage equality came to Hawai'i, the state where it all began, where the this long (and increasingly successful) fight for the freedom to marry we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect millions of Americans from being fired from their jobs simply because of their sexuality, will likely pass the United States Senate soon. A small handful of Republicans (Sens.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN There are two federal marriage equality cases going on in Virginia. They look a lot alike: Both revolve around same-sex Virginia couples who want to marry; both challenge Virginia's explicit constitutional ban on such unions; both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN Last week, Andy reported on a disturbing development from Republicans in Congress who should be worrying about keeping the government running rather than discriminating against gays. Idaho Republican Representative Paul Labrador, a leading arch-conservative, introduced a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN Christine Quinn lost in dramatic fashion in yesterday's New York City Democratic primary. She is an out lesbian, with a record of accomplishment. By virtue of her position as City Council Speaker, sometimes those accomplishments involveed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Towleroad
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@chrisgable: not different. the lack of marriage prevented him from having no legal right to the body. the family was then able to exclude him from the hospital.
@chrisgable: as for just passing through, if god forbid something happens, then a state that doesnt recognize a marriage can deny the deceaseds partner the right to claim the body from a state-run morgue or hospital. and if the deceaseds parents or next of kin didnt like the fact that he was gay, the partner is SOL. thats what happened to Shane Crone, as we know from the documentary Bridegroom
@chrisgable. thank you for your question. weve seen several cases where states tried (and some have succeeded) in changing birth/death certificates, especially when it comes to marriage and gender transition.
@chuckles: read the end of the piece. i mention that. i am merely describing the current state of the law, which doesnt treat marriages licenses the same as divorce orders.
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By BRIAN CHELCUN and ARI EZRA WALDMAN I am pleased to welcome guest columnist, Brian Chelcun, a graduate of N.Y.U. Law School and a friend, who both conceived of and principally drafted today's installment of "What's Next." Towleroad is honored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The "What's Next" series takes an in depth look at marriage and gay rights, in general, after the Supreme Court's momentous rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. Today's column looks at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The "What's Next" series takes an in depth look at marriage and gay rights, in general, after the Supreme Court's momentous rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. Today's column looks at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The "What's Next" series takes an in depth look at marriage and gay rights, in general, after the Supreme Court's momentous rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. Today's column looks at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The upcoming Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 will not be the last word on marriage, in particular, or gay rights, in general. As we look forward to those words, however, let's take a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Towleroad
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BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Today, 2,755 cyclists began the 20th annual AIDS/LifeCycle ride, a 545-mile, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) and the HIV/AIDS-related services of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN Yesterday, Jason Collins walked out of the closet, beaming and proud. All smiles in his cover photo on Sports Illustrated and alternating between jocular and serious during his interview with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Towleroad
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By ARI EZRA WALDMAN In both the run up to and in the wake of historic Supreme Court arguments on gay equality (which you can read about here, here, here, here, and here), several political leaders from both parties have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Towleroad
@antr: thank you for your question. no, if DOMA sec 3 is struck down. DOMA sec 2 remains. but DOMA sec 2 is just a restatement of current law.
@tcw: mentioned ms Kaplan twice. Email by Ari, Typos by iPhone.
@jay: thanks! but dont steal. borrow… and cite! :)