Mapping support for gay marriage, one equals sign at a time.
If you logged on Facebook at all this spring, you probably saw many friends change their profile pictures to a red equals sign as a signal of support for gay marriage. The social media effort, started by the Human Rights Campaign, saw 2.77 million Facebook users join in. Show More Summary
Although the campaign is rooted in humor, the A.C.L.U. said its intent is to draw attention to a serious issue, marriage equality for gay couples.
Israel's President Shimon Peres came out for same-sex marriage today, Ynet reports: In an interview with Ynet on Sunday while in Mexico's Guadalajara, Peres said that "even a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has.....
On Friday in a meeting with foreign correspondants in Taipei, Taiwan's president Ma Ying-jeou expressed his support for gay marriage in his country. Ying-jeou noted that when he was mayor of Taipei 15 years ago it was one of the...
Online talk show personality and award-winning social justice activist Jeff 4 Justice spoke with "Weird Al" Yankovic about the legendary singer-satirist's decision to donate proceeds from sales of "Perform This Way," his Lady Gaga parody,...Show More Summary
For officiating at his son's same-sex wedding, and openly supporting marriage equality Reverend Frank Schaefer may be defrocked by the United Methodist Church.
On Sunday, Liz Cheney, who’s running for the Republican Senate nomination in Wyoming, told Fox News that she doesn’t support gay marriage. This was understandably hurtful to her sister Mary Cheney, and to Mary’s wife, Heather Poe: Nothing like having your sister delegitimize your relationship on national television to really... More »
(SPRING CITY, Pa.) — Supporters held signs and sang hymns on Monday outside of a church trial in southeastern Pennsylvania for a United Methodist pastor who could be defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank...Show More Summary
AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma Supporters of same-sex marriage outside Camp Innnabah, the Methodist retreat center where Rev. Frank Schaeffer is facing trial for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. A ny other day, Reverend Frank Schaeffer...Show More Summary
Governor Neil Abercrombie says he’s looking forward to signing it. Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally supported gay marriage, said in a statement he will sign the measure. It will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii and even more tourists to marry in the state […]
Over the weekend, Rev. Frank Schaefer joined with his supporters at Coleman Chapel in Lebanon, Pennsylvania for a candlelight vigil. No one had died: the vigil was for Schaefer himself, who is facing a church trial for officiating his gay...
SPRINGFIELD — As the emotional debate unfolded Tuesday on the Illinois gay marriage bill, one lawmaker from Urbana rushed in and out of the Capitol to vote in favor as supporters worried whether they would have enough vote to pass the landmark legislation.
Illinois is now poised to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The House was the bill's biggest hurdle, because the state's Democratic governor and the senate support the measure.
Shortly after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in May 2012, the online version of the Guardian came out with an interactive graph depicting gay rights in the US on a state by state basis.
Nebraska State Senator and candidate for Governor Annette Dubas has come out as a proponent of gay marriage, The Lincoln Journal Star reports. The Democratic hopeful from Fullerton, Nebraska shared that it was her brother’s coming out 26 years ago...
Retired pastor Gilbert Rossing has two gay sons — he officiated a marriage ceremony for one and would like to do so for the other, if only the state of Oregon would legalize same-sex marriage. read more
Approximately 300 people came out to the center of Hanoi to show support for same-sex marriage on Sunday, Voice of America reports. The supporters also witnessed a “staged” wedding ceremony for two couples (one gay, one lesbian) who, dressed as...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Week Ahead Monday The Hawaii legislature takes up the issue of full marriage rights for gay couples. Among the supporters: civil rights groups and wedding caterers. Among the detractors: mean people,...Show More Summary
Tens of thousands marched in an LGBT Pride celebration in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday pushing for equal rights, Reuters reports: Taiwan's legislature on Friday began a review of a gay marriage bill, which has the support of 53 percent of...