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Prop 8 sponsors ask for injunction

Layers for the sponsors of California’s Proposition 8, who have been ruled by the Supreme Court of the United States as having standing in the case, have filed a emergency motion to the Supreme Court asking that the appeals courts lifting of the ban be over turned and reinstated. Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys said … Continue reading

Perry weds Stier as same gender weddings return to California

California started issuing marriage licenses to same gender couples as soon as the 9th District Court of Appeals lifted the 4 and a half year ban on same gender marriage in the golden state shortly after 3pm this afternoon (June 28). Kamala Harris, the state attorney general had ask the court to immediately lift the … Continue reading

Modern Day Gay Rights Movement started June 28, 1969

It is hard to believe that it has been 44 years since the Stonewall Inn riots that created the modern day gay civil rights movement have come and gone. Today, many things have gotten better, but the GLBTQ community is still discriminated against and persecuted. In 37 states there is a ban by statute or … Continue reading

SCOTUS sends Sevcik vs Sandoval appeal to 9th Circuit

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rejected the certiorari before judgment petition from the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage seeking to bypass the appeals process in the 9th US District Court of Appeals. The Court issued its ruling on June 27, the day after it declared DOMA a violation of equal protection. SCOTUS rarely … Continue reading

Reno sees 225 at Decision Day Rally

In just under 24 hours, seven GLBTA groups and organizations came together in unity and support of the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) historic decisions on gay marriage. The event held at Reno City Plaza, the Biggest Little City’s free speech and rally zone, drew 225 people (top photo) to celebrate, be with … Continue reading

SCOTUS decisions change nothing in Nevada

While GLBT Americans celebrated the Supreme Court’s overturning of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and the dismissal on standing of California’s Proposition 8, nothing changes in Nevada as strategies are being planned to move forward to legalize same gender marriage in the Silver State, although that battle is still uphill and will last at least … Continue reading

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