Legislation that would protect those who discriminate against LGBT people based on religious beliefs either failed or faced major setbacks in South Dakota, Kansas, Idaho, and Tennessee. LGBT advocates say the failures are an “important repudiation” of the latest anti-LGBT tactics. Update: The Arizona Senate, however, approved a similar bill Wednesday.
Evan Wolfson talks with BuzzFeed about “setting the stage for a successful return to the Supreme Court.” He and his group, Freedom to Marry, are focused on making sure the justices and other decision-makers across the country know the debate is over.
Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan have been arguing since the 1980s that marriage equality is the key step to advancing gay rights in society. This week, the Supreme Court could make their early writings — and lives’ work — a reality.
Originally formed to repeal DOMA in Congress, a coalition of LGBT rights organizations, unions and other civil rights groups is going to be fighting to “secur[e] the freedom to marry nationwide.”
Edith Windsor never meant to be the face of a decades-long political, legal and civil-rights battle. But it’s a role that suits her well.
LGBT advocates praised President Obama in May for his announcement that he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. With the Supreme Court hearing the appeal of California’s Proposition 8, however, Obama faces another test on the issue.
Marriage equality–related campaigns won in four states this month. The victories, in part, came after a yearlong, behind-the-scenes national research effort.
After decades of fits and starts, Tuesday’s election results were unambiguous: The LGBT rights movement is winning.
The president and Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson are honorees at Barnard College’s commencement Monday, May 14. Wolfson tells BuzzFeed he will “encourage him to complete that journey and join the national majority for Americans.”