An order Brownback issued today likely means that service providers such as adoption agencies and homeless shelters could discriminate against same-sex couples and still receive state contracts. read more
'If you have the right to consensual sexual activity... then it opens the door to a variety of different things,' says the right-wing presidential hopeful. read more
Casey Davis won't grant licenses for same-sex marriages because such unions go against God and nature, he says. read more
A South Carolina legislator is very angry about marriage equality.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State launched an initiative Tuesday to fight back against attempts by social conservatives to use the notion of religious freedom to deny services to people, especially to same-sex couples. Image:...Show More Summary
Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday issued an executive order protecting the religious freedom of clergy and organizations that oppose same-sex marriage as his state moved to implement the law and recognize same-sex healthcare benefits. The order prohibits Kansas from discriminating...
On Friday, June 26 history was made—the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. While you watched your Facebook newsfeed turn rainbow, many LGBT parents celebrated the legalization of their love and acceptance by the country they call home. Show More Summary
The right-wing politician and the pundit traded doomsday fantasies now that the freedom to marry has gone nationwide. read more
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has reached Level: Hellfire in his grief process following the marriage equality ruling by the Supreme Court. The very conservative politician, who is best known for wanting to keep a monumentShow More Summary
Ryan Reynolds is thrilled that America's same-sex marriage laws have finally caught up with those of his native Canada. The actor, whose sci-fi thriller "Self/less" hits theaters July 10, told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski on Monday...Show More Summary
Today, I'm celebrating the birthday of an American hero and one of my personal role models: Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court case on marriage equality. I filmed a video with Jim days before the Supreme Court released their decision to discuss his story. Show More Summary
Here's a slippery slope argument for you: Gay marriage is now legal across the country... which means Christians will eventually be forbidden from holding public office.If that makes sense to you, then you must be Bryan Fischer:
According to Catholic Voice, some people are afraid to “come out” as being against marriage equality. It really is hard out there for people who don’t believe in equal rights. L.A.-based sketch comedy group Lemonade Stand has responded...Show More Summary
In an open letter to fellow Muslims, religious scholar Reza Aslan defended the Supreme Court’s ruling approving same sex marriage, saying the discrimination against gays is no different than bigotry expressed against their own faith. Written with Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show, the two men...
Australia's Agriculture Minister says marriage equality could harm trade relations with Asian counties. read more
Two-time presidential candidate and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum is perhaps best-known for two things – an unfortunate Internet neologism that made his name synonymous with a byproduct of anal sex and his bizarre comments about “man on dog” relationships. Santorum, who’s running again for the...
Here’s one excellent tactic in the fight for Australian marriage equality — enlighten the national pastime with a history of homophobia on the issue, then stand back and let them be the perfect ally. The most convincing arguments come from the places you’d least expect, so when the National Rugby League decided to join 400 organizations […]
Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, LGBT Americans lack explicit protections in federal law that prohibit discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
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I’ve kind of laughed at the analysis percolating around that, oh, surprise, the Supreme Court is a liberal bastion…or not so conservative. Well, it was a great day when marriage equality became the law of the land. But, while everyone can now marry, the Supreme Court has a very clear five-vote conservative bloc when it […]