The Pride Festival & Parade was long ago planned for this weekend, and although same-sex marriage was already legal in California, Friday’s court ruling declaring that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry brought added jubilation and gratitude.
The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.
Congressional Democrats plan to put forward legislation that would outlaw LGBT discrimination not only in employment but also in education, credit, federal programs, housing, and jury service.
In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.
In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.
Critics of the bills have derided the legislation as state-sanctioned discrimination against same-sex and unmarried couples — especially because many of the faith-based agencies receive public funding from the state.
Larry Wilmore highlights the news from high school graduations — from black parents charged with cheering on their kids, to a young man forbidden to come out in his valedictorian speech.
Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.
Gay rights lawyers went to the Supreme Court hoping to find a majority of justices ready to support a historic ruling that would declare same-sex couples have an equal right to marry nationwide.
The scene in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday was a melange of carnival, protest, and political rally, as the justices inside heard arguments on whether there’s a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which links together four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in states that do not recognize the right of gay couples to marry.
The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions.
Should the court back same-sex marriage it would cap a transformation in the rights of gays over the past dozen years, bringing weddings to the last 14 states where they are banned.
Just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill in committee that would bar state or local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks.
This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.
“Conversion therapy can be called many things — we used to call things like this ‘brainwashing’ or ‘reprogramming,'” says Obama administration official Amanda Simpson.
Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.
This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?
Obama derides conversion therapy, the unfounded method of reconditioning gay men back to ‘traditional masculine gender roles,’ and calls for a national ban.
“The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.”