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.
“I have accepted th[e] position so that I can fulfill what I have come to see as a religious and family duty: defending the constitutionality of traditional marriage in the state where my church is headquartered and where most of my family resides,” Gene Schaerr wrote.
A candidate for New York’s 19th congressional district, Eldridge worked for Freedom to Marry and is married to Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and owner of The New Republic. Eldridge’s marriage equality work and his marriage, however, are not featured in the nearly three-minute ad — and his husband isn’t mentioned in his campaign bio, either.
William Campbell and John Hilton were never able to be legally married, but that didn’t stop them from a dedicated life to one another for over 54 years. Freedom To Marry released their full story in a short video.
Here are nine gay and lesbian couples on how the upcoming Supreme Court decisions regarding DOMA and Proposition 8 could impact their lives.
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.
“Truly disheartening,” says LGBT rights advocate. But Boehner’s office says it’s just defending “checks and balances.”
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.