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.

A second same-sex couple has found a way to wed by using Russia's draconian antigay laws to exchange their vows in legally binding matrimony.

November 11 2014 1:47 AM

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility.

November 10 2014 7:07 PM

The 96-year-old pastor, defrocked in September, now says he could 'no longer hide the light the Lord has lit within me' to support marriage equality.

November 10 2014 7:02 PM

You never know: despite past hints, the Justices could surprise us and punt on marriage.

November 10 2014 3:14 PM

Roberta Kaplan took down the Defense of Marriage Act. Now she's turned her attention to one of the most antigay states in the nation.

November 10 2014 7:00 AM

In explaining why the Supreme Court will weigh in on marriage equality, Maddow enlightens her audience as the iconic mid-century broadcaster did his.

November 09 2014 1:24 PM

The Sixth Circuit has essentially dared the Supreme Court to take up a marriage case.

November 08 2014 7:00 AM

Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.

November 07 2014 3:30 PM

For the second time this week, Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional — this time by a federal judge.

November 07 2014 11:56 AM

A young woman recounts the day her dads tied the knot.

November 07 2014 5:00 AM