Marriage Equality

If this anti-gay pundit gets his way, you'll start using the word 'Garriage'

Deeming the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality "highway robbery," a "pro-family" pundit wants the U.S. to adopt new language for same-sex marriages. 

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Conservative Christians are still fighting gay marriage, but it's an uphill battle against the courts

For more than 20 years, conservative Christians have been building the case that laws protecting gay people and legalizing same-sex marriage place an unconstitutional burden on the rights of religious people who believe homosexuality is a sin. Over the last decade, as same-sex marriage first crept, then swept, across the nation, the issue has become more pointed: Must Christian wedding vendors, photographers, bakers, florists and county clerks offer their services to same-sex couples in spite of their religious objections?

The Center to host marriage equality celebration in event of favorable Supreme Court decision

SAN DIEGO, California -- As the community anxiously awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Obergefell v. Hodges cases, the LGBT community and allies all hope for a favorable outcome.

Should the ruling land on the side of equality - allowing for marriage equality nationwide – the San Diego LGBT community will celebrate.

Whenever the day the ruling comes down, and in the event of a positive outcome, The San Diego LGBT Community Center will open its doors to the community at 6:30 pm for a celebration.

The ruling is expected before the end of June.

Irish kids encourage citizens to vote 'Yes' on marriage equality referendum

Straight from the mouths of babes, these kids are here to teach you a thing or two about marriage equality.

Meet the couples fighting to make marriage equality the law of the land

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subject their families to public scrutiny in order to become the faces of a movement.

Guam officials at odds over gay marriage

The tiny U.S. Pacific territory of Guam moved a step closer to recognizing gay marriage on Wednesday as its attorney general directed the island's public health officials to begin accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples.

But the acting director of Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services, Leo Casil, balked at the order, telling Reuters his agency would not be accepting marriage applications from gay and lesbian couples at this time.

Same-sex attracted men, 'ex-gay' group urge Supreme Court to rule against marriage equality

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearings to determine whether or not same-sex marriage is a constitutional right April 28, and as anticipated, some opponents are making headlines.

The CEO who took on Indiana's anti-LGBT law - and won

For Marc Benioff, the fight against Indiana's widely criticized "religious freedom" law was personal.

The Salesforce CEO was a leading voice in the national outcry against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed last month. Critics argued that the original version of the RFRA would have permitted businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.

Benioff said his advocacy was an effort to help his employees and customers whom the law might have affected, something he describes as being key to his personal philosophy.

More than 60 briefs urge Supreme Court to keep gay marriage bans

WASHINGTON DC — Republican officials including Senators Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz and religious organizations dominate a growing list of more than 60 groups urging the Supreme Court to uphold state bans against same-sex marriage.

The flood of "friend of the court" briefs arriving at the court by Friday's deadline easily made the upcoming case the most heavily lobbied in the court's recent history. Earlier this month, more than 70 briefs were filed by proponents of gay marriage, including one signed by more than 200,000 people.

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What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.

The issue has become a topic for heated debate after critics of Indiana's recently adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act charged that the law was intended to permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.