It’s five years since Obama publicly came out in favor of equal marriage. This is what Americans made of his announcement at the time and the legacy of the statement.
Among the best reasons to have had old laws, driven by nothing but religious bigotry, struck down is the thought that this LGBT generation and the next, and the next will never have to misname their marriages ever again, let alone justify them.
It's been a weird couple of days. My 17 year old self would be so happy right now. After crying in a counselling office when Bush was re-elected and all of my Southern Californian classmates rejoiced, I would have lauded this day.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across America. This ruling will bring joy to families, and final victory to the decades-long marriage movement. Here are some of the lessons learned over the years that could apply to other progressive social movements.
The four marriage cases before the Supreme Court this spring are provoking a complacent response from some in our community who should know better. Once again, their response is not only mistaken, it's dangerous to our rights.
This morning in Charlotte, NC, the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. This suit argues that the current law in NC, as it pertains to marriage, violates religious freedom by prohibiting UCC ministers, and other clergy, from officiating at same-sex marriages.
But it turns out that wasn't quite enough. It wasn't enough that we could find satisfaction in the boardroom and bedroom
Civil rights groups welcomed the Irish government's decision to call for a referendum on equal marriage for 2015. In another positive move, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny finally came out -- so to speak -- in favor of gay marriage, ending his years of ambiguity on the issue.
Some have questioned whether non-gay non-Democrats can run an equal marriage campaign. My response is who better to manage a campaign to persuade undecided voters than a GOP consultant who has won on the other side of this issue and then changed his mind?
As is the case for many gay couples, equal marriage is merely a pipe dream in the Deep South state where Charles and Drew reside. Alabama is not known for its progressive stance on most issues. But they decided that they were not going to let that stop them.
"Equal partnership in marriage means understanding things may not always be 50/50." - Beverly, 46, of Chicago "My partner
“I wanted to take part in the Equality Network video campaign because as a Scot, I feel our country should be aware of the
For a long time I had no interest in and was opposed to getting married. I believed that we didn't need the state to validate our relationship. I already knew its value and our commitment to each other. And then a funny thing happened: I lost my job and needed health insurance.
Here is how a clergyperson stops a wedding from occurring in their church: they say "no".
The American people have "moved on" into the unknown of what it will be like for LGBT people to be equal under the law. We see that the world will not end and that our society will not crash and burn. We shouldn't have to drag our Congress, our clergy and our courts with us.
If they "break" with the master plan of the most conservative factions in their party, they lose. If they don't vote for true equality and justice for all of their constituents, they lose. They have to decide where they want to stand.
Was Tory MP David Davies wrong in stating that no parent wants a gay child? As a "gay child," hearing the statement repeatedly on the news is not a very nice feeling. Do I think my mother would wish I weren't gay? I don't think so.
The topic of equal marriage is a hot one in the UK. Earlier this year there was a government consultation designed to hear the public's views on how equal marriage could be introduced. There was a huge response to the consultation, but not just from the people who took part in it.
I think every parent has those discussions they don't want to have with their children. But now that my oldest son, at 7 years old, identifies as gay, I find myself facing a whole new set of things I just don't want to say to him.
Five months from today, I will say, "I do." Words forged in the soul despite the words of the world. I can't wait to say them. I can't wait to live a life of the everyday holy with the woman I love.