Marriage Equality
Read the latest news about marriage equality and the fight for gays and lesbians to obtain the right to marry. 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.
Conservatives Upset With Target for Selling Shirts to Benefit LGBT Group in Marriage Fight
June 01 2012 5:30 PM ET

Pro-Equality T-Shirts Put Target in Right Wing's Sights

Trudy Ring

Backers of an anti-marriage equality ballot measure in Minnesota are unhappy that Target is selling T-shirts for a group on the other side.

Michelle Obama Says Marriage Equality Support Due to Basic Values of Fairness
June 01 2012 2:06 PM ET

WATCH: First Lady Explains Her Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The first lady says fairness and equality are values she and the president are trying to teach their daughters.

Appeals Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
May 31 2012 11:47 AM ET

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional; Next Stop Supreme Court?

Julie Bolcer

A federal appeals court ruled DOMA unconstitutional for the first time, moving the challenge to the 1996 law closer to the Supreme Court.

Gay Uncle Inspires British Politician to Support Marriage Equality
May 29 2012 10:17 AM ET

Gay Uncle Inspires British Politician to Support Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, made a video for the Out4Marriage campaign inspired by his late gay uncle.

Maryland Marriage Equality Opponents Face Ballot Signature Deadline
May 29 2012 9:19 AM ET

Maryland: Deadline Looms for Marriage Opponents


Marriage equality opponents in Maryland face a Tuesday deadline to submit at least one third of the signatures necessary to put the issue on the ballot in November.

WATCH Gay Advocate Says Dinner With Her Family Might Soften Antigay Leader Tony Perkins
May 28 2012 5:03 PM ET

WATCH: Activist Says Family Dinner Might Soften Antigay Leader's Attitude

Trudy Ring

Jennifer Chrisler tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin that she asked Tony Perkins to dinner in hopes of softening his heart.

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Blasts NAACP to Constituents
May 25 2012 3:53 PM ET

Is N.Y. Senator Ruben Diaz Fixated on Gay People?

Neal Broverman

New York state senator Ruben Diaz Sr., a vociferous voice against LGBT rights, is at it again, this time forwarding an incendiary article from the Catholic News Agency to his constituents and follo

CNN Interviewer Challenges Tony Perkins to Justify Antigay Views
May 25 2012 2:03 PM ET

CNN Interviewer Challenges Tony Perkins on Antigay Views

Trudy Ring

“Why do homosexuals bother you so much?” CNN's Brooke Baldwin asked antigay leader Tony Perkins.

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