Marriage Equality

O’Malley blasts Christie’s veto of same-sex marriage bill in fundraising effort

(Editor's note: Both governors are considered potential presidential candidates in 2016.)

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) inserted himself into the New Jersey governor’s race on Monday, knocking Republican incumbent Chris Christie for vetoing legislation last year that would have allowed same-sex marriages in the Garden State.

Municipal judge poised to marry first gay couple in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia – A Municipal Court judge has agreed to marry two men identified only as Diego and Juan on July 24 in Bogota, which would become the first same-gender couple to wed in Colombia.

The ruling is generating quite a bit of publicity in Colombia, since lawmakers failed to meet a June 20 deadline imposed by the Colombian Constitutional Court to create an equivalency of marriage for same-gender couples.

Pennsylvania AG won't defend state's ban on same-gender marriage

According to the Daily News, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has said that she will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit that was filed this week challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage.

ACLU marriage-equality cases target Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia

Today, the ACLU launched three new federal marriage cases – in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia (this last as co-counsel with Lambda Legal). These cases are step two of our two-pronged, post-DOMA, post-Prop 8 plan for winning the freedom to marry nationwide.

Did Costa Rica accidentally approve marriage equality? | UPDATED

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Lawmakers this week may have accidentally approved a change in the law that could pave the way for marriage equality in Costa Rica.

The change to Costa Rica's Family Code that has caused an uproar states:

“The right to recognition without discrimination contrary to human dignity, social and economic effects of domestic partnerships that constitute publicly, notoriously unique and stable, with legal capacity for marriage for more than three years.”

Gay couples sue to repeal Arkansas ban on same-gender marriage | VIDEO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Several Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples have taken a stand against Arkansas Amendment 83, saying that the amendment denies them the benefits and privileges given to married heterosexual couples.

The lawsuit filed against the state of Arkansas declares that while the US Supreme Court recognized marriage as one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' the Arkansas Constitution prevents gay marriage from being recognized. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit said the amendment is unconstitutional and violates their fundamental rights.

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Chris Christie's dance to keep up with New Jersey push for marriage equality

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last week, no politician found himself with a harder job navigating the gay marriage waters than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The quiet revolution for marriage equality: Hennepin, 1970

Nearly every LGBT person knows about “Stonewall,” the spontaneous resistance to police intimidation of LGBT patrons at the Stonewall bar in New York City in June 1969.

Relatively few know about Hennepin in May 1970.

Events in both places became powerful catalysts for change in the way mainstream society treats LGBT people.

Rachel Maddow spars with anti-gay leaders on "Meet The Press" | VIDEO

Conservatives don’t have a leg to stand on in the fight against gay marriage or abortion rights, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow argued Sunday on "Meet The Press."

Maddow faced off against conservative stalwarts Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, and former Senator Jim DeMint — who left office to head the Heritage Foundation — over the conservative game plan after the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Gay Republicans on Supreme Court marriage rulings: 'We're not done yet'

WASHINGTON -- Wednesday's “ruling is a victory of conservative principles and admonishment of government overreach,” says Gregory T. Angelo, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest Republican organization for gay conservatives and their allies, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s concurrent rulings on the Federal Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.