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We love this guy and the awesome bow tie he designed, but so did all of our customers because it’s almost SOLD OUT! We want to make sure you get yours before it’s too late so head over to The Tie Bar right now to pick one up before they’re gone!
Judge in Ohio Tells the State to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriage
A federal judge in Ohio ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages that were performed out of state, and immediately people started looking towards the next step of how to make same-sex marriages legal within the state of Ohio.
Judge Timothy Black’s ruling was a partial but significant victory for gay rights supporters, who called it a stepping stone for full marriage equality in Ohio.
The state plans to appeal Black’s ruling, arguing that Ohio has a sovereign right to ban gay marriage, which voters did overwhelmingly in 2004.
It could be quite a while before more marriages are considered legal or until same-sex marriages can be performed in the state of Ohio, but this is small yet significant step in moving forward.
Forcing The Spring
Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality is a behind the scenes account about AFER’s case against Proposition 8.
Written by New York TimesPulitzer-Prize-winning investigative journalist Jo Becker, the exclusive book follows all the players in the historic victory including President Barack Obama, and AFER Co-Founding Board Members Chad Griffin, Rob Reiner and Dustin Lance Black, among others.
The book will be released on April 22nd and can be ordered through Amazon. We can’t wait to read it!
Prop 8 Defender Now Planning Daughter’s Gay Wedding
Charles J. Cooper was a conservative lawyer who once defended California’s ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court, but is now busy planning his daughter’s same-sex wedding.
Cooper has said, “What I will say only is that my views evolve on issues of this kind the same way as other people’s do, and how I view this down the road may not be the way I view it now, or how I viewed it 10 years ago”.
“My family is typical of families all across America. We love each other; we stand up for each other; and we pray for, and rejoice in, each other’s happiness. My daughter Ashley’s path in life has led her to happiness with a lovely young woman named Casey, and our family and Casey’s family are looking forward to celebrating their marriage in just a few weeks”, states Cooper.
From now until May 13th, all proceeds from Tie The Knot will go towards supporting the American Foundation for Equal Rights! Head over to The Tie Bar now to grab your own bow tie and support equality. A new bow tie and marriage equality? A perfect combination if you ask us.