The December ASR has a number of articles by IU related folks, including Brea Perry, who just joined us. Notable is an article by three IU BGS called “Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment.” From Long Doan, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa R. Miller: Attitudes toward gay rights […]
The former director of an "ex-gay" ministry that endorsed "straight boot camps" has married his same-sex partner.
John Smid once claimed that his group Love in Action could help steer gay people away from their same-sex preferences, but now six years after leaving the group Smid himself is ready to embrace his own sexuality and has announced plans to marry his same-sex partner. Show More Summary
Among other important items of note, Jill and Doc became the first same-sex couple to be married in Montana!
The former director of an ex-gay ministry that endorsed aggressive “conversion therapy” announced last week that he married to his same-sex partner in a ceremony performed in Oklahoma, Gawker reports. John Smid was the director of Love in Action, a Memphis-based group about which he...
Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in that state last month after a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Much of the youthfulness that gay men seem to possess probably stems from the fact that many of us had to postpone our adolescence due to a world that wasn’t hospitable to same-sex love. Today Josh Sabarra talks about his new book Porn Again: A Memoir where he gives us the brutal reality of his life as a closeted gay man working in Hollywood.
A Galveston County, Texas, commissioner says offering retirement benefits to the same-sex spouses of employees could lead to "the decline of the empire." Republican County Commissioner Gary Clark (above) made the comments during a meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council...
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Last week Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed that court's first same-sex marriage appeal. Show More Summary
By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high […]
Via the Associated Press: The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. In 2013, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. Show More Summary
"We have to resolve that we will stand for marriage and fight for however long it takes - it might be 20 years, it might be 50 years, it might be 100 years - to rebuild the marriage culture and to restore in law, where it has been displaced, a sound understanding of marriage. Show More Summary
Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules. read more
As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality. read more
The annual holiday special will include a family with same-sex parents for the first time. read more
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has signed a bill that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. The law targets those with a previous conviction for homosexuality, those living with HIV, and same-sex partners of people with disabilities - all of whom could be imprisoned for life. Show More Summary
Yesterday unofficially became country music’s coming out day when we heard from not one but two twangtastic artists about their same-sex secret lives. And while in full disclosure we hadn’t ever heard of either Billy Gilman or Ty Herdon before, the news was still good. Kudos to YouTube channel Heck Bender for putting out an intelligent […]
Via the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Now, gay and lesbian couples will continue...Show More Summary
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The ACLU of Kansas is poised to amend its lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Yesterday, we reported that despite marriage equality having commenced in many...