The Supreme Court in the summer ruled that no state could keep same-sex couples from marrying - but there are still some places in the United States that can ignore that decision. Thanks to laws protecting their sovereignty, Native American tribes may still define marriage as between a man and...
In a decision issued Friday, Bermuda’s Supreme Court ruled that individuals in same-sex partnerships with Bermudian citizens are guaranteed the same rights to reside and seek employment in Bermuda as their spouses. The Royal Gazette reports: T… Read The post Bermuda’s Supreme Court Expands Rights for Binational Same-Sex Couples appeared first on Towleroad.
A Native American woman has filed a lawsuit against Arizona’s Ak-Chin Indian Community to force the tribe to recognize her same-sex marriage. Cleo Pablo’s Phoenix marriage to Tara Roy-Pablo is void because Native American communities can ignore feder… Read The post Native American Woman Sues Tribe To Recognize Her Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on Towleroad.
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Republican presidential wannabe Marco Rubio has said he aims to “fix” the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage “because we think it’s wrong.” Despite previously announcing the decision to be the law of the land, he is now committed to… Read The post Marco Rubio Will ‘Fix’ SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage Because ‘God Always Wins’ appeared first on Towleroad.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has left voters confused after saying citizens must obey civil authorities but that "God's rules always win," leaving some Christian conservatives unsure whether he believes laws concerning issues such as same-sex marriage should be ignored or upheld. "We are clearly called in the Bible to adhere to our civil authorities. […]
Marco Rubio continued his charm offensive with social conservative homophobes Wednesday when he told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and abortion are "not settled law" and that we are "called" to try to change them. Show More Summary
With barely an original bone in his body, anti-gay end-times Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has once again suggested that the recent terrorist attacks in Paris are the result of support for same-sex marriage. Speaking to televangelist Jim Bakker...Show More Summary
An Arkansas judge Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples seeking to have both their names listed on their children’s birth certificates. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox made his ruling from the bench in a case brought by three...Show More Summary
More gays and lesbians are referring to their significant other as “husband” or “wife” instead of “partner” or “spouse” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage… Read The post More Gays, Lesbians Referring To Spouses As ‘Husband,’ ‘Wife’ Instead Of ‘Partner’ appeared first on Towleroad.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Owners of a wedding venue who were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law argued Monday that they should be legally allowed to follow their Christian faith. The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their religious beliefs. Show More Summary
A Cook Islands lesbian couple has been banned from renewing their vows in front of family and friends. With a population of around 15,000 spread over 15 islands, the South Pacific country’s ban on gay sex can result in up to five years in prison. Rar… Read The post Cook Islands Blocks Local Same-Sex Couple from Renewing Their Vows appeared first on Towleroad.
Remember how religious conservatives insisted that allowing same-sex couples to marry would destroy the institution of marriage? Yeah, no: The CDC says more Americans married in the last year and fewer married couples got divorced. The...Show More Summary
15 plaintiffs from the Obergefell Supreme Court same-sex marriage case are calling for a PBS and guest performer boycott of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert over the LDS Church’s anti-gay policies. Those petitioned by the...Show More Summary
A Chilean homosexual activist group has filed suit on the couple's behalf, arguing that 'business are not churches.'
An Arkansas judge has ruled that three same-sex couples can now amend the birth certificates of their children to name both parents. Following the June Supreme Court ruling striking down same-sex marriage bans nationwide, the three female couples cha… Read The post Arkansas Judge Rules Against Ban on Gay Parents Being Named on Birth Certificates appeared first on Towleroad.
Killer Mike is equal parts rapper and activist who has been vocal about the prison system, police brutality and same-sex marriage. The rapper once said it’s his responsibility “to be politically active, and I have to be a credit to my race.”
When American politicians get angry about an issue, whether it's bailing out the banks or same-sex marriage, they like to say that we're heading down the road that led to fall of Rome. However much those assertions rankle historians, we can't, as the illuminating classicist Mary Beard likes to...
The law amends a portion of the nation's marriage equality law that expressly forbade same-sex couples from adopting. read more
This post was written by Ernesto Zelayandia, HRC Global Fellow. Last week in a historic 6-2 vote, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled to lift a ban that previously prevented same-sex couples from adopting children. Colombia now joins Argentina and Uruguay on the list of Latin American countries that allow same-sex adoption. Show More Summary