Justin Anderson, a self-described 22-year-old Mormon and LGBT ally, told BuzzFeed News he has no regrets and will speak out for LGBT rights in Utah again. “If I don’t stand up for someone’s rights, then who am I to ask someone to stand up for me when I need it?”
The justices could — and would have good reasons to — ask for the administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer to weigh in on the same-sex marriage cases.
Though same-sex couples cannot legally marry there, some Wisconsin judges believe that adoption, in the meantime, shouldn’t be a hurdle for LGBT families.
All hail the reigning queen of New York Fashion Week.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation that has marriage equality for same-sex couples, but lacks basic LGBT nondiscrimination protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations. And advocates say that likely won’t change any time soon.
The justices will be considering seven different petitions to hear marriage appeals at their first conference of the year.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the fifth federal appeals court to hear arguments on same-sex couples’ marriage rights this year.
Because two brides are better than one.
Sam Mraovich’s 2002 movie Ben & Arthur was panned by critics and audiences alike, but more than a decade later, the filmmaker explains why he deems it a success.
In a 2006 interview, Pitt stated, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” Same-sex marriage is currently illegal in 31 states.
“She is the love of my life, and I will die with her.” Judges at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear their case, and others from Indiana and Wisconsin, on Tuesday morning.
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
Cases challenging bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee likely will come down to Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s vote. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, on which Sutton sits, heard the cases Wednesday.
“Every win in court brings us closer than we’ve ever been to the freedom to marry in Florida,” said Nadine Smith of Equality Florida in a statement after the ruling, which applies to the state’s Broward County.
“I have always wanted to become a wife to the woman whom I truly and desperately love, and a mommy to our children.”
BuzzFeed LGBT editor Saeed Jones joins journalists Steven Thrasher and Dave Tuller to discuss sex, gay men, and what we are (and aren’t) doing. “Marriage and wedding registries are much easier to talk about than fucking.”
VOZ, a Portland nonprofit, lost $75,000 in funding because it is allied with NCLR, a national Latino organization that supports marriage equality.
The ruling only applies to Florida’s Monroe County, and orders the clerk there to begin issuing licenses no sooner than July 22.
The judge issued a stay on his ruling, so marriages will not be able to take place under the ruling immediately.
An unusual move in the marriage equality legal fight.
After he played Emmett on the iconic gay series Queer as Folk, Peter Paige co-created The Fosters, about a family with two moms. Now behind the camera, he reflects on how much things have changed.
The fact that Vatican City is just a walk across the bridge from Italy’s Parliament goes a long way to explain why Italy is still the only nation in Western Europe with no partnership rights for same-sex couples — but that may be about to change.
“As things currently stand, nobody can be happy.” The state’s attorney general is locked in a fight against a county clerk.
“These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such,” the judge said in his opinion.
Even on a federal level, legal difficulties remain for couples living in states that don’t recognize same-sex couples’ marriages. One year after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, Obama administration readies push to tie up loose ends.
“Republicans ought to treat people as they are…”
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on Aug. 6.
Ruling comes after a week of marriages — and confusion.
“Don’t our opinions matter to you?”
The judge held off on issuing an injunction stopping enforcement of the ban until at least June 16. [Update: Some counties are marrying couples immediately, but the state’s attorney general is trying to stop that and the judge will consider that request in a hearing Monday afternoon.]