Tag Archives: House

Indiana House clears marriage ban; headed for senate

The Indiana House on Tuesday approved a proposal to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The vote on House Joint Resolution 3 was 57-40. The bill now

Speed Read: Indiana vote too close to call

The first critical vote on the Indiana House floor is expected today and one newspaper's head count shows a tie. Nevada AG concedes defense of ban will be difficult before Ninth Circuit. Sochi's mayor says there are no gays living

Speed Read: Another one bites the dust

Another ban bites the dust: a federal judge in Oklahoma says the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. But he delays implementation of his decision until the Tenth Circuit can address appeals. A Virginia senate committee tables an attempt

Hawaii House panel advances bill

A Hawaii House panel voted Tuesday evening to recommend passage of a marriage equality bill with three amendments. The vote was not announced and could not be clearly discerned from the roll call.

Speed Read: Friday 1 November 2013

The Senate will vote Monday evening on whether to debate and vote on ENDA. Senator John McCain says he's leaning against ENDA and expects some amendments to address "religious oriented" concerns. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is cracking down on the

Speed Read: Wednesday 16 October 2013

Clerks in 10 Michigan counties are ready to start issuing marriage licenses this week if a federal judge rules today that the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. Three of six openly LGBT members of the U.S. House

House passes inclusive bill for victims of domestic abuse

In a major victory for Democrats, the U.S. House voted Thursday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

House GOP writes DOMA support into rules

The Republican leaders in the U.S. House started off the 2013-14 session giving unusual prominence to their legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As part of

BLAG appeals DOMA to Supreme Court

It’s not a surprise, but it is news: House Speaker John Boehner and his colleagues in the Republican leadership have given the go-ahead for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preserving the Defense of Marriage Act

White House threatens veto as House omits LGBTs in two bills

Despite a warning that President Obama may exercise his veto power, the U.S. House Wednesday (May 16) approved a version of the Violence Against Women Act that omits provisions, approved in the Senate, to help LGBT victims of domestic violence.