Following Supreme Court Announcement Proposition Love Jewelry Adds Five New Rings to “Countdown Collection”

Following Supreme Court Announcement Proposition Love Jewelry Adds

Five New Rings to “Countdown Collection”

 

NEW YORK – 10/6/14 –  Following this week’s Supreme Court announcement, Proposition Love Jewelry, a fine jewelry company that specializes in creating wedding rings designed for same-sex couples, is preparing “Countdown Collection” commemorative rings honoring the five newest states enjoying Marriage Equality:  Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In addition, Proposition Love Jewelry will be doubling the amount of its charitable proceeds from those five states marriage bands, from ten to twenty percent.

‘In light of this week’s Supreme Court decision, we are working at warp speed to design and manufacture the latest additions to our Countdown Collection,” said co-founder Jonathan Tack.

“We are proud to be giving twenty percent of the proceeds from sales of these newest Countdown Collection rings to a variety of fine organizations that have been working so hard so that every state can enjoy Marriage Equality,” said co-founder Sam Street.

Proposition Love Jewelry was founded in 2011 by jewelry industry veterans Sam Street and Jonathan Tack, a legally married couple.  Jewelry from Proposition Love is a symbol of LOVE and COMMITMENT to one another and a pledge to support the RIGHTS of ALL.  Proposition Love Jewelry proudly donates 10 percent of profits to organizations that support Marriage Equality, Gay Rights, LGBT Youth and Anti Bullying, and HIV / AIDS activism.    Learn more about the entire line of Proposition Love Jewelry at:  www.propostionlove.com.

 

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NOTE TO EDITORS:  High Res Ring images available at: www.presskit.propositionlove.com

 

Pink News – Michael Sam signs 4-year contract with St Louis Rams

Michael Sam has signed a four-year contract with the Rams
Michael Sam has signed a four-year contract with the Rams

Openly gay NFL player Michael Sam has signed a four-year contract with the St Louis Rams.

Sam, who came out in February this yearwhile playing for the University of Missouri, made history when he was drafted to the St Louis Rams in the seventh draft last month, becoming the first openly gay NFL player.

This week, Sam has officially signed onto a contract with the Rams, which Fox Sports reports is worth $2.65 million over four years, with $46,000 guaranteed.

Sam tweeted today: “Grateful, humbled, and motivated after officially signing with all my Rams rookie brothers. Let’s do this!! #RamUp”

Los Angeles Times – Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

By David G. Savage
June 26, 2013, 7:06 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples.

The decision is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. It voids a section of the law known as DOMA, which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.

At that time, no state permitted gays and lesbians to marry. Now, 12 states and the District of Columbia authorize same-sex marriages.

FULL COVERAGE: Prop. 8 and DOMA

Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said DOMA was unconstitutional because it violated the right to liberty and to equal protection for gay couples.

“By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute” violates the Constitution, he said

Dissenting were Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

The ruling means that more than 100,000 gay and lesbian couples who are legally married will be able to take advantage of tax breaks, pension rights and other benefits that are available to other married couples.

Four years ago, several gay couples who were married in Massachusetts launched a lawsuit to challenge DOMA, arguing it denied them equal protection of the laws. They won before a federal judge in Boston and before the federal appeals court there.

DOCUMENTS: Supreme Court decisions on DOMA, Prop. 8

Their win prompted the Obama administration to switch course and join with the challengers, who said the law was discriminatory. House Republicans voted to take up the legal defense of the law.

When the issue reached the Supreme Court, the justices voted to decide a case brought by Edith Windsor, a New York widow who was sent a $363,000 estate tax bill by the Internal Revenue Service after her wife died in 2009.

The decision leaves in place another provision in the law that says no state is required to recognize gay marriages performed in any other state. That provision was not under challenge.