After District Court Judge Bernard Friedman found Michigan’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriage unconstitutional on March 21, dozens of couples flocked to local Courthouses to get married. Update — March 22, 5:20 p.m. ET: A federal appeals court put weddings on hold while it reviews the state’s request to stop same-sex marriages.
Appeals court decision on “heightened scrutiny” for sexual orientation claims stands, LGBT rights group says. A decision about jury selection could prove to be the key to coming legal fights.
“You finally get to be honest about what’s going on inside of you. Because it can destroy you to just keep it all in.”
Same-sex couples in Cook County, Ill., originally had to wait until June 1 to wed. But on Friday, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that same-sex couples could marry immediately.
Cash out with pride Down Under. Bank redesigns ATMs for Sydney Mardi Gras.
The former member of the Italian parliament has been vocalizing her support for gay rights at the Sochi Olympics and claims to have been detained twice in two days.
As she said on The Daily Show, “If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.”
It’s also released an advert called Gay Mountain, which really is rather special.
The Winter Olympics are here, and we’re outing Russia.
“The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”
BrewDog targeting Sochi Winter Olympics with “Hello My Name Is Vladimir” beer.
Yesterday one of the world’s harshest bills against same-sex relationships was signed into law in Nigeria, and 38 people have already been arrested for being gay.
The Orthodox Calendar group’s 2014 calendar features “priests” in the nude so as to “pay tribute to gay marriage.” Obviously.
On CNN’s Crossfire, the conservative pundit dismissed the importance of plans to send LGBT athletes to Russia as a part of President Obama’s Olympic delegation.
“Put them behind bars, prosecute them in this country and punish them,” said Yashwant Sinha, in response to a growing scandal between India and the U.S.
The UK is alive with pride and London is a finalist to host the Gay Games in 2018! The Federation of Gay Games is voting on the winning city this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio, the host city for the 2014 Gay Games. See why the UK is GREAT for the LGBT community.
Two very different couples fighting for the same cause; the right for their marriages to be recognized legally.
DOMA’s end means tens of thousands of same-sex binational couples can finally apply for green cards. For Pablo García Gámez and Santiago Ortiz, who have feared deportation would separate them for two decades, this news is welcome, but it’s a reminder of how much they’ve sacrificed to stay together.
Warns that the church must “find a new balance” or fall.
“Today’s success is just the beginning.”
He calls for a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.
As the crackdown on the Russian LGBT community worsens, actors still head to Moscow to premiere their movies. Should they be speaking out?
It’s ugly and disturbing.
In Africa, Obama and Macky Sall argue LGBT rights the day after the DOMA ruling.
It’s been a long time coming.
Attendees wouldn’t let a court ban or anti-gay demonstrators stand in the way of making history.
Police said their rally was “unsanctioned,” but the Russian government is now considering a bill that would outlaw anything promoting the “propaganda of homosexuality.”
“I wish you hadn’t told me that.”