Can we just get on with this already?
Many outcomes are possible in the challenges to California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act that are due to be decided by the justices in the coming weeks. A complex path got the cases — and the country — to a moment of waiting.
“The direction the country and the party is moving is uni-directional on this issue,” Margaret Hoover says.
With a record number of out LGBT lawmakers, the caucus is aiming to change the Hill — and the country.
“This year, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month at a moment of
great hope and progress, recognizing that more needs to be done,” Obama says in a proclamation. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in her own statement, says the Supreme Court “soon” will “discard the defenseless Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8.”
“As the highest court in the land deliberates your case … you, our beloved graduate, are a moving testament to the power and tenacity of this nation’s evolving search for justice and equality,” New York University President John Sexton said at the school’s commencement Wednesday. Windsor received the school’s presidential medal.
The marriage equality bandwagon had only one member Tuesday, after Democrats abandoned their push to include gay and lesbian couples in immigration legislation. “Shameful,” says an activist.
“The repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was a monumental achievement for our military and for our country; however, it did not finish the entire job of ensuring that our gay and lesbian service members and their families are treated equally under the law,” the New Hampshire senator says.
From Washington state to Washington, DC, and from the Rhode Island statehouse to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country is very different from just last May.
If the court strikes down DOMA, the fight over including same-sex couples in immigration reform will change dramatically overnight.
Here are nine gay and lesbian couples on how the upcoming Supreme Court decisions regarding DOMA and Proposition 8 could impact their lives.
After transgender and immigrant rights activists criticized exclusion from this past week’s Supreme Court rally, the Human Rights Campaign apologizes. “We failed to live up to the high standard to which we hold ourselves accountable and we will strive to do better in the future,” HRC’s vice president says.
All of the following photos were taken outside of the Supreme Court over the past two days during the DOMA and Prop 8 arguments. Basically, here’s what everyone outside of the Supreme Court was fighting for.
At least four Supreme Court justices appear to think not, signaling they would strike down DOMA’s marriage definition for being unequal treatment. Justice Anthony Kennedy also criticized the law, but focused on whether Congress had the authority to pass it.
It’s all about skim milk.
Frat houses across the country just screamed out in confused anger.
Queer filmmaker Brynn Gelbard founded the DeVote Campaign to help shine a light on the plight of same-sex binational couples whose relationships are not recognized under DOMA.
You probably already know that Edith Windsor is the history making plaintiff in today’s Supreme Court case, but how much do you know about the whirlwind romance that started it all? Grab a box of tissues.
NOM (National Organization For Marriage) held their own rally against gay marriage at the Supreme Court yesterday. Here’s everything that I learned.
I asked young, pro-gay marriage people outside of the Supreme Court to write a message to other young people that don’t. Here’s what they wrote.
“Blanche, will you marry me?”
I asked 20 young people at the Nation For Marriage rally to write on a pad of paper why they were supporting traditional marriage. Here’s what they wrote.
*Applauds* All y’all are really good at making signs. I haven’t seen signs this good in a LONG time.
There were a lot of demonstrators outside the Supreme Court Building Tuesday when the court heard arguments for Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop 8 case. Including this guy.
Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, on which the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments, could change more than 1,000 laws affecting 9 million Americans.
People who couldn’t make it to the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 and DOMA arguments this week held their own rallies.
“[M]y views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone,” he writes.
Opinion polling now favors same-sex marriage, but the Supreme Court has flouted public opinion in major decisions in the past.
Across the city, New York residents came together to show support for marriage equality. The demonstrations took place just days before the U.S. Supreme court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and the DOMA.