Just weeks after the Supreme Court put marriage equality into law nationwide, another LGBT tremor shook the cultural landscape. On July 13, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ordered a six-month study aimed at lifting the regulations that ban transgender people from serving openly in the military. Star
Atlanta endured a stunning marriage of poor luck, poor play and poor footing.
Some members of Congress are rushing to enact legislation to deal with a supposed threat to religious liberty posed by the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex civil marriage. But the grandiosely titled First Amendment Defense Act is unnecessary and could allow discrimination against gays...
A new bill would stop federal agencies from discriminating against Christian people, organizations and businesses simply because they affirm marriage as the union of a man and woman. The First Amendment Defense Act has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas gave a pretty passionate defense of gay marriage in response to a viewer question about why the American people shouldn't be able to vote on it.
In a stunning and deeply personal commentary on the legalization of same-sex marriage, a Fox News host passionately defended the Supreme Court’s decision by launching into a diatribe against those who would prevent two people who love each other from being married. In video captured by Media...
Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who argued against the Defense of Marriage Act, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ongoing effort in states that are reluctant...
June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, wants to officially recognize it as "Anthony...Show More Summary
The plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act two years ago celebrated Friday at the Stonewall Inn. read more
Two years ago, San Francisco's famous pride weekend was dominated by celebrations of a key, but narrow, Supreme Court victory. Just days before, justices had overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed an appeal by backers of Proposition 8. California's Atty. Gen. Kamala...
TaxProf Blog op-ed: The Tax Implications Of Today's Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision, by David Herzig (Valparaiso): Last June, in Windsor, the Supreme Court decided that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) was unconstitutional. I wrote about that decision in an op-ed for TaxProf Blog. The Supreme...
On the anniversary of its decisions striking down laws banning “sodomy” and a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented legally-married same-sex couples from obtaining federal recognition, the Supreme Court on Friday declared a full national right to same-sex marriage. The court’s...
The Supreme Court has spoken in defense of love. In a 5-4 ruling today, they proclaimed that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal access to marriage for all, including same-sex couples. Predictably, conservatives are losing their minds over the decision.
When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling declaring that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in the landmark case that struck down the Defense of Marriage...Show More Summary
On the twelfth anniversary of its decision that laws penalizing gay sex are unconstitutional, and two years to the day after it gutted the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples nationwide have a constitutional right to marriage. The decision bucked the trend of... More »
June 26, 2015. Twelve years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down bans on sodomy in Lawrence v. Texas. Two years to the day after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Today,Show More Summary
After literally decades of shifting rationales for banning same-sex marriage, opponents of equality have made their last stand in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which the Supreme Court will decide in the next two weeks. During oral...Show More Summary
On ABC’s This Week in 1996, the Family Research Council’s Gary Bauer had blunt words for then-Rep. Barney Frank, who was questioning the Defense of Marriage Act as it loomed before Congress. “Healthy societies endorse heterosexual relationships between men and women,” Bauer told him. Show More Summary
There's been a minor Internet kerfuffle over some comments iconic actor Patrick Stewart recently made in defense of Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan on it, and who were subsequently fined. Show More Summary
The actor and LGBT ally posted a detailed defense of his support for a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to make a cake celebrating marriage equality. read more