Marriage Equality

Read the latest news about marriage equality victories and the continuing fight for gays and lesbians to have the right to marry around the world. See the most recent updates on this international, national, regional, and state-by-state issue, which has been hotly contested by conservatives and far-right religious organizations. Learn about the straight allies who have been advocating for same-sex marriage in the spheres of society, entertainment, and politics, as well as the various opponents of marriage equality who seek to impede the progress of the LGBT rights movement.
'Old Redneck Hillbilly' Husband of Kim Davis Has a Warning for Nosey People
September 02 2015 12:01 AM ET

Husband #4 to Kim Davis Has a Warning for Nosey People

He may be her fourth husband but Joe Davis is the first in line to defend the antigay Kentucky Clerk. And for Davis, the number top of mind these days, is the number 2, as in the Second Amendment.

France's Version of Kentucky Clerk Faces Discrimination Charge

France's Version of Kentucky Clerk Faces Discrimination Charge

Sabrina Hout avoided marrying a same-sex couple when she was a deputy mayor of Marseille.

LISTEN: Kentucky Clerk's Marriage Equality Resistance 'American Way,' Says Rand Paul

LISTEN: Rand Paul Calls Clerk's Defiance 'American Way'

Paul stops short of agreeing with Kim Davis, but he supports her right in 'making a stand.'

WATCH: Kentucky Courthouse Showdown Between Demonstrators For and Against Antigay Clerk

WATCH: Protesters Demand Antigay Clerk 'Do Your Job!'

As marriage equality opponents rallied in support of defiant county clerk Kim Davis, protesters chanted outside the courthouse where two gay couples were turned away.

Meet the Trans Man and Pansexual Woman Married by Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Meet the Trans and Pansexual Couple Married by Kim Davis

Their goal is not to gain fame or attention, say the Colens. They just want LGBT people to see that Kim Davis has already done what she refuses to do: marry two people of the same sex.

WATCH: That Other Defiant Kentucky Clerk Named Davis Invokes 'Higher Power'
September 01 2015 5:44 PM ET

WATCH: Another Defiant Antigay Kentucky Clerk

Casey Davis isn't related to the clerk who is making headlines in another county, but like Kim Davis, he is standing firm in his defiance of Kentucky's governor and the courts.

BREAKING: KY Clerk Continues to Deny Same-Sex Couples Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling
September 01 2015 5:40 PM ET

Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court, Denies Same-Sex Couple

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has defied yesterday's Supreme Court ruling by refusing two same-sex couples marriage licenses this morning, citing 'God's authority.'

Supreme Court: Kentucky Clerk Must Issue Marriage Licenses

SCOTUS: Yes, Kentucky Must Issue Marriage Licenses

The court today turned down Kim Davis's appeal, meaning she must issue licenses to all eligible couples beginning Tuesday or face penalties.

WATCH: Antigay Kentucky Clerk Inadvertently Married This Queer Couple

WATCH: Antigay Ky. Clerk Already Married This Queer Couple

The antigay clerk saw the trans man and his pansexual wife as 'just another straight couple' when she signed their marriage license in February, say Camryn and Alexis Colen.

PHOTOS: Equality Advocates Picket Antigay Kentucky Clerk

PHOTOS: Equality Advocates Picket Antigay Ky. Clerk

An estimated 100 people turned out with rainbow flags and picket signs to protest Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’s continued refusal to issue marriage licenses to any couples in the county.

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