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The Quiet Crisis Among Queer Women

At a time when same-sex marriage and gay equality are on the march, a new poll of LGBT Americans shows women lagging in several disheartening respects.

Gay marriage and the limits of tradition

Should we be bound by the ways of the past? Should we be bound by the ways of the past?

Is the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Marriage Really a Slap in the Face to Gay Couples?

In case you missed the breathless news, Brad and Angelina just got hitched in a French ceremony that, rather miraculously, they managed to keep secret from the media vultures. Everyone, naturally, is celebrating this long-awaited occasion and dare-we-say happy moment for the impossibly gorgeous A-list pair. Show More Summary

Is the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Marriage Really a Slap in the Face to Gay Couples?

In case you missed the breathless news, Brad and Angelina just got hitched in a French ceremony that, rather miraculously, they managed to keep secret from the media vultures. Everyone, naturally, is celebrating this long-awaited occasion and dare-we-say happy moment for the impossibly gorgeous A-list pair. Show More Summary

Plaintiffs Challenging Utah's Gay Marriage Ban Ask Supreme Court to Weigh in on Fundamental Right to Marry

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As expected, the plaintiffs in the case challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage have filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to finally weigh in on the question of whether all citizens have a fundamental right to marry. The Salt....

California's 'Gay Birth Certificate' Bill

I have always tried to argue that there is a very serious civil outcome to redefining marriage, and it has nothing to do with religious liberty or the idea of "sacramental marriage."

Appeals Court Rejects Florida AG Pam Bondi's Request to Hold Off On Gay Marriage Rulings

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, a state appeals court rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that state courts stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. The Miami Herald reports: “Upon...

Why 'tradition' shouldn't block gay marriage

The most intriguing part of a three-judge smackdown administered to opponents of same-sex marriage Tuesday in a Chicago federal courtroom was when Judge Richard Posner mused on the value of tradition.

NOM Co-founder Questions the 'Logical Stopping Place' Between Pro-Gay and Pro-Murder Christians: AUDIO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jeremy Hooper over at Good As You points out that during a discussion on Catholic radio last week about openly gay Christian singer Vicky Beeching, National Organization for Marriage co-founder Robert George admitted he coulnd't think of any "logical stopping...

Listen to a conservative judge brutally destroy arguments against gay marriage

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

It's fun to listen to Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court slap down disingenuous arguments against gay marriage. It's also fun to listen to the opponents to gay marriage try to defend their illogical opinions, such as Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher, a real asshole. Image: Chensiyuan/Wikimedia Commons.

Fight or Flight for Recognition

I get asked quite often if married life is different than before we tied the knot. I always say no, there's just more paperwork. That applies to all marriages, but it really hits home for gay couples. When my husband and I got married,...Show More Summary

Thousands Petition NC Governor Pat McCrory to Stop Defending Gay Marriage Ban: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Wednesday, LGBT rights advocates delivered over 10,000 petitions to the offices of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory [pictured below] urging him to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage. “We are proud to deliver this important message alongside...

“Would you criminalize fornication?” Desperate new argument against same-sex marriage laughed out of court

Straight people get drunk and pregnant! Gay people don't, so they don't need marriage! That was the real argument

9th Circuit Denies NOM Request To Halt Gay Marriages In Oregon: READ

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a request from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to halt gay marriages in Oregon, The Oregonian reports: The action comes in the wake of the May 19 decision by U.S. District...

Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions. Gay and lesbian plaintiffs...Show More Summary

DOMA Lawyer Mary Bonauto Joins Fight Against Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Top civil rights lawyer for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders Mary Bonauto will be joining the legal team challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, according to BuzzFeed. Bonauto is perhaps the preeminent civil rights attorney in the United States...

7 Moments That Will Make You Want To Gay Marry Judge Richard Posner: PHOTOS

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. There was a lot of speculation as to who would be on the three judge panel that would hear the case....

10th Circuit Grants Utah Extension To File Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the state of Utah to extend its deadline for filing an appeal in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to KSL Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean...

Charlie Christ Nominated By Democrats In Florida

Charlie Christ, who served as a Republican governor of Florida, will now face incumbent Republican Rick Scott as the Democratic nominee.   Now read this:Federal Judge Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional (Aug 22, 2014) Florida Bar Patrons Beat Man Accused Of Leaving His Kids Alone In Car For Hours (Aug 21, 2014) Florida Woman Shoots [...]

Federal Judge Appointed By Ronald Reagan Shreds Indiana's Lawyer During Oral Arguments About Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You'll want to listen to Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher try to defend Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning—you'll particularly want to listen if you're a gay parent. The full recording is here. Show More Summary

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