After a long wait, gays and lesbians in Australia have achieved marriage equality.
After a long wait, gays and lesbians in Australia have achieved marriage equality.
An overwhelming majority of Australians voted in favor of marriage equality in a non-binding referendum. The ball is now in the court of the nation’s legislature to move forward.
Edith Windsor, the Plaintiff whose lawsuit led to the first of two landmark Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, has died at the age of 88: Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to a host of […]
The German Parliament has approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the country, a somewhat surprising move ahead of Federal elections in this fall: BERLIN — When Sarah Kermer proposed to her girlfriend in March, she knew she was in love, but she did not know when, if ever, Germany would allow them to marry. The […]
The Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a Colorado baker in a case that will determine if claims of religious liberty and free expression outweigh the application of generally applicable laws against discrimination.
Two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the idea of legal marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans.
Australia’s Prime Minister is proposing a national vote on the issue of same-sex marriage: SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s divisive debate over same-sex marriage returned to Parliament on Wednesday when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull implored lawmakers to support a bill that would ask Australians to vote yes or no on gay marriage. “If ever there is […]
Once again, the GOP platform is turning into a surrender to social conservatives on issues such as same-sex marriage and transgender rights.
Mississippi tried to provide special protection to opponents of same-sex marriage and transgender rights. A Federal District Court Judge, properly, finds the law to be unconstitutional.
Nearly one year after the Supreme Court’s historic decision, public support for same-sex marriage continues to rise even among groups that were previously strongly opposed to it.
For most Americans, the debate over same-sex marriage is over and marriage equality has won. This would not, however, include the social conservatives who continue to have a much too vocal role in the Republican Party.
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore tells Probate Judges they should not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in clear defiance of the law and his duties as an officer of the Court.
Marco Rubio is telling conservative Christians in Iowa and elsewhere what they want to hear on same-sex marriage. It just happens to be complete and utter nonsense.
Kentucky Governor-Elect is backing a change in state law that would eliminate the problems created when Kim David refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.
Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says she won’t interfere in the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose Kim Davis’s refusal to follow the law, even while some Republican candidates rally behind her.
Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is being released from jail, but it may end up being a very short reprieve.
A trial court Judge in Oregon is the latest public official to refuse to do his job.
Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.
Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kimberly Davis was found in contempt of court and jailed for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
The Supreme Court has denied a Kentucky Clerk’s request to stay a ruling requiring her to comply with the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
A new polls seems to show that Republicans are still clinging to their opposition to marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.
A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.
He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.
A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.
A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.
The Attorney General of Texas is responding to the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling by telling Clerk’s who issue marriage license that they are free to ignore the law.
With little sense that he appreciated the irony, Donald Trump told Jake Tapper this morning that he supports “traditional marriage”: GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he opposes gay marriage, and defended his own history of having been divorced twice. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper […]
The reaction of many of the GOP candidates to the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is about what you’d expect, but there are a few interesting surprises.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling whose roots can be found in case law going back half a century.
Thanks largely to a series of court decisions, same-sex marriage is effectively legal in all of Mexico.
A new North Carolina law allows government employees to decline to perform their jobs by claiming it violates their “religious liberty.”
He hasn’t declared yet, but Scott Walker is running for President, and he’s pandering to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party.
In the wake of Ireland’s referendum approving same-sex marriage, and the likely legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide in the United States next month, Australia’s conservative Prime Minister is signaling that it’s time for his country to get on board: It’s said that it takes a conservative to bring about radical social reform, and they don’t […]
Marco Rubio seems to be in lockstep with the extreme social conservatives when it comes to same-sex marriage.
Voters in Ireland have overwhelmingly approved a referendum legalizing same-sex marriage.
A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.
Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.
In just over a week, Ireland seems set to become the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage via referendum: DUBLIN — In less than two weeks, the Republic of Ireland could become the first country in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry thanks to a popular vote, boosting the marriage-equality […]
Two Republican candidates for President say that Republican elected officials should simply ignore the Supreme Court if it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage.
A sharply divided Court heard argument today on an issue that has sharply divided the nation.
Tomorrow promises to be an historic day at the Supreme Court, but it’s been a long legal, political, and social battle.
Another poll shows that Republicans are largely out of step with public opinion on the question of whether businesses should be free to refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.
As oral argument in the Supreme Court gets closer, a new poll finds public support for same-sex marriage at it’s highest level yet.
On April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the four cases challenging state law bans on same-sex marriage. As we get closer to that date, there are likely to be many preview pieces about what is obviously the most important case the Court will hear this term. Over at SCOTUSBlog, Lyle Denniston […]
A new poll suggests that the American public does not support laws that give religious exemptions to businesses that want to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
A bill pending in Louisiana seems likely to become the next national focus in the debate between marriage equality and claims of ‘religious freedom.’
Some Republicans are trying to move their party in the right direction on marriage equality, but it’s unclear if they will succeed in the short term.
Kentucky has offered the Supreme Court a defense of its ban on same-sex marriage that seems laughable.
The devil is in the details of what the legislature passes, but Indiana’s Governor has essentially conceded defeat in the battle over his state’s controversial new “religious freedom” law.