Tag: same-sex

Philippine elections body urged to stop Pacquiao fight

  MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s April 9 bout with Timothy Bradley came under a cloud Monday when the Philippine elections commission was asked to stop the Las Vegas match because it would give the Filipino slugger and senatorial candidate massive publicity. Former Rep. Walden Bello, also a senatorial candidate in the May 9 elections, said in his petition to the Commission on Elections that allowing the welterweight fight to proceed during the campaign period would violate a law giving candidates equal access to media publicity and a ban on TV and radio programs favoring...

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First Same-Sex Divorce finalized in Hidalgo County

Four months after the historic Supreme Court ruling, a same sex couple is making headlines, as they finalize their divorce in Edinburg this morning. Breaking their vows and setting a precedent, they become the first same sex divorcees in Hidalgo County. “We got married then I came back and I just ran out the door.” 19-year-old Ashley Madrigal ran out the door and into the courtroom this morning to call it quits after six months of marriage with 31-year-old Glenda Garza, who was absent during the hearing. A relationship that began three years ago in México and eventually got...

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Valley Church Leaders Refuse to Marry Same-Sex Couples

Church leaders around the valley come together to sign a petition, refusing to marry same-sex couples. Although the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage back in June, twenty valley churches agreed today to ban same-sex marriages. “Any sexual law if we are saw homosexual couples demands we married them we refuse and pay the price.” Church leaders say even though they’ve made this decision, they continue to welcome anyone wanting to attend...

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Texas Attorney General: County Employees have Right to Refuse Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage; a decision met with mixed reactions. In fact, Texas’ Attorney General seeks to defy the court; saying county employees have a right to refuse same-sex marriage licenses. Same sex marriage is now the law of the land, but that hasn’t stopped Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from encouraging county employees and judges across the state to seek protection under the first amendment. In a statement to FOX 2, Paxton says: “same-sex marriage can and should peaceably coexist with longstanding constitutional and statutory rights, including the rights to...

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Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in all 50 U.S. States

By a five-to-four vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all fifty U.S. states. A historic day indeed, as same-sex couples across the country lined up to receive much awaited marriage licenses. For Dani Moreno, her path to self acceptance as a homosexual woman was much like the fight for same sex marriage: long and arduous. Today marks a memorable day for the LGBT community as the supreme court voted that the constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. Treasured by some, others are not in favor of the ruling. Moreno...

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