The first same-sex inmates to ever marry each other in a British prison are both serving life imprisonment for hate crime murders against gay men.
Nine is the second TV station to pull an Australian Marriage Forum ad.
They said it would lead to floods, incest and the destruction of the family. Instead, same-sex marriage just brought more happiness. One year on, three of the very first couples in England to get legally married share their memories of that historic day with BuzzFeed News.
After two decades together, Jim Obergefell and John Arthur married in 2013, as Arthur was dying from ALS. Ohio doesn’t recognize their marriage. Next month, the Supreme Court will decide if it must.
While state officials have announced who will be presenting the defense of same-sex marriage bans to the justices, lawyers for the plaintiffs have proposed splitting the arguments among the four legal teams. The marriage equality side also has not named who will be arguing on April 28.
In its sixth and final season, the Fox series is queerer than it’s ever been, proving the one constant throughout the show has been celebrating difference.
The designers condemned “non-traditional” families.
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and Justice in Aging filed suit against the Social Security Administration Tuesday on behalf of same-sex spouses being told to repay SSA’s overpayments.
“There is no adequate justification for such a discriminatory and injurious exercise of state power,” the Obama administration urges the Supreme Court. More than 200 congressional Democrats also weigh in to support marriage equality.
Trial court ruling striking down Nebraska’s marriage ban is on hold during the state’s appeal.
The ruling goes into effect on March 9. Nebraska officials have filed notice that they will be appealing the decision. [Update: State officials have asked the 8th Circuit to issue a stay, which would stop marriages from starting on March 9.]
For the second time, Ken Mehlman is leading a Supreme Court brief in support of marriage equality. The signatories include a number of officials from Romney’s 2012 campaign.
The president’s former political strategist made the claim in his new book.
If there was any doubt left, Justice Clarence Thomas ended it on Monday morning.
Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would have granted the stay denied by the Supreme Court on Monday morning. [Update: Multiple counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will not take any action to stop them from doing so.]
Fewer than 50-percent of voters cast ballots in Saturday’s vote, which means the proposal cannot become law under the country’s voting rules.
“[W]e will follow the law and extend state marriage benefits to those couples,” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says. The move doesn’t change the state’s defense of the state’s marriage ban at the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court refused to issue a stay in the Alabama same-sex marriage cases, meaning couples should be able to marry there Feb. 9. [Update: Alabama’s attorney general is asking the Supreme Court to intervene.]
The decision striking down Alabama’s 2006 ban on same-sex couples’ marriages goes into effect immediately. [Update: Alabama’s attorney general has asked the trial court judge to put his ruling on hold while the Supreme Court considers the same-sex marriage issue in other cases this spring.]
“I’ve seen something like gay marriage go from a wedge issue used to drive us apart to a story of freedom across our country, a civil right now legal in states that 7 in 10 Americans call home,” the president said.
A decision in the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee cases, expected by late June, could lead to the end of such bans across the country. [Update: The Obama administration will “urge the Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans.”]
The ruling is on holding pending any appeal from the state.
The justices turned down Louisiana same-sex couples’ request to skip over the appeals court and take their case directly, but they had no word on the cases out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. [Update: Justices will consider again on Friday whether to hear Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and/or Tennessee marriage cases.]
After oral arguments about Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas’ bans on marriages for same-sex couples, the 5th Circuit of Appeals looks likely to strike the laws down.
Two decades ago, Jeb Bush wrote there should be no special rights for LGBT people. “This opinion editorial from 20 years ago does not reflect Gov. Bush’s views now, nor would he use this terminology today,” a spokeswoman said.
The rest of the state gets marriage equality on Jan. 6, but, following a state judge’s ruling on Monday, same-sex couples are marrying in Miami-Dade County.
Judge puts clerks on notice that if they don’t start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week he is prepared to order them to do so.
“The [Tennessee case plaintiffs’] petition will be considered at the Court’s January 9 conference, along with … petitions filed by the plaintiffs in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Louisiana,” an advocate tells BuzzFeed News.
A late Friday order from the Supreme Court means same-sex couples are expected to be able to marry beginning Jan. 6.
Science published the results of a study Thursday that finds gay people coming out while advocating for same-sex marriage dramatically increases lasting support.