August 31, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
- A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush is encouraging a lesbian couple in Michigan who is currently challenging the state’s same-sex adoption ban to amend their lawsuit to challenge the states anti-gay marriage amendment. We will be watching this case closely to see if the plaintiffs go forward with the challenge.
- David Koch has endorsed marriage equality.
- In Washington, the anti-gay campaign was told churches can’t collect funds for their campaign:
Lori Anderson, a spokeswoman for the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), said Thursday that she wasn’t aware of Preserve Marriage Washington’s notice on its website but would look into it.
She noted that no organization, like a church, can be an intermediary for a contribution. While the church can make a call for a special collection and hand out envelopes to parishioners, either a member of Preserve Marriage has to be on hand to collect them, or parishioners must send them in individually, she said.
- California passed its ban on gay “conversion therapy.” Now it goes to the Governor.
- CNBC takes on the complicated tax situation caused by DOMA.
- In his speech last night accepting the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney said vaguely that he will “honor the institution of marriage.”