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.

Thirteen-year-old Emma Meents recently met with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to shoot the breeze about her gay dads, marriage equality, and Pride parades.

May 29 2015 4:00 AM

The Republican governor of North Carolina says he will not sign a partisan bill to give magistrates and clerks the right to refuse to perform same sex marriages or issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians.

May 28 2015 5:06 PM

The state jurist, who advised officials to ignore a federal court ruling on marriage equality, wants the federal justice to be impeached for officiating a same-sex wedding.

May 28 2015 3:48 PM

A bill is headed to Gov. McCrory's desk that would allow judges and public officials to recuse themselves from providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — or any couple at all.

May 28 2015 2:05 PM

Same-sex marriages already are prohibited by the Texas Constitution. But senators say they wanted to make a point by voting to ban gay marriage. Again.

May 28 2015 11:53 AM

Even if marriage equality becomes a nationwide reality this summer, LGBT Americans will still be subject to many inequities, the Movement Advancement Project points out.

May 28 2015 1:11 AM
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