Just one more thing to add to their list of great achievements!!
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the U.S., declaring that refusing to do so would violate the Constitution. Shortly after the high court’s landmark decision, the Obama administration celebrated by lighting the White House in rainbow colors.
Now, more than three years after that historic Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, former first lady Michelle Obama revealed that she and her daughter Malia, then 16, snuck out of the White House that night to join in on the fun happening outside their residence.
Okay maybe I’m missing something here. Didn’t the people of New Jersey vote on and approve gay marriage? If so, it is clear to me that the People have spoken and that should be that. Of course, like anything in this country, the losers can’t just let things lie. They have to keep trying and trying to get things to go their way. *sigh*
If I’m missing something, please correct me.
TRENTON, N.J. — TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.
The ruling Thursday from Judge Mary Jacobson moves the state a step closer to start recognizing same-sex nuptials on Oct. 21. That’s the day Jacobson had said in a previous ruling that the marriages had to be allowed.
But Christie’s administration is expected to appeal the denial to a higher court.
The administration has already asked the state Supreme Court to reverse Jacobson’s earlier ruling that the state has to allow gay couples to get married.
This seems to have been way more of a struggle than it was down under (maybe being “upside down” clears the head of all of the bullshit?) but despite the hurdles, France has joined New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium and other countries legalizing gay marriage.
PARIS — France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate and protests that flooded the streets of Paris. Legions of officers and water cannon stood ready near France’s National Assembly ahead of the final vote, bracing for possible violence on an issue that galvanized the country’s faltering conservative movement.
The measure passed easily in the Socialist-majority Assembly, 331-225, just minutes after the president of the legislative body expelled a disruptive protester in pink, the color adopted by French opponents of gay marriage.