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KY County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Kim Davis Is Jailed

Jaime Fuller NY Mag
The Rowan County, KY, clerk's office issued a marriage license to Will Smith and James Yates this morning. Five of the six deputy clerks in the office say they will comply with the court order to give out licenses while county clerk Kim Davis is in jail. Kim Davis' husband Joe, meanwhile, remains defiant. “Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law," he said.

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Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Rights, and the Legacy of Massive Resistance

Abigail Perkiss National Constitution Center
The Oklahoma legislature may consider a bill to end government licensing of marriage entirely. The bill, which is part of a broader strategy to avoid same-sex unions throughout the state, calls to mind efforts by lawmakers in the 1950s to undermine federally-mandated desegregation by shutting down public schools in the American South.

Tidbits - July 4, 2013

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Marriage Equality and Beyond

Christine R. Riddiough Democratic Socialists of America
It is true that marriage equality is a real step forward for LGBT folks and is a real change in American and global perceptions of non-heterosexual sexualities. This is no small thing. However, another problem is that there seems to be a failure to understand marriage equality as part of a strategy for expanding our understanding of family and community. What exactly are the next steps in redefining those terms to be more inclusive?

For Marriage Equality, It Took a Movement

Randy Shaw Beyond Chron
A tribute to a movement whose message of inclusiveness and diversity was mirrored in its strategic approach, and which will grow until marriage equality is the rule in all states.
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