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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.

The bill would allow businesses, individuals, and even state employees to discriminate based on beliefs that marriage is for opposite-sex couples only or that gender is fixed at birth.

February 18 2016 7:45 PM

State Rep. Dick Jones says the Supreme Court has decided gay people are a "third sex."

February 18 2016 4:33 PM

The legislation, which combines two bills seeking to protect those opposed to same-sex marriage, now advances to the Senate floor. 

February 17 2016 6:25 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich might just be the only GOP candidate who is not in favor of overturning the marriage equality decision, but he won't say much about LGBT rights beyond that.

February 17 2016 4:03 PM

Marriage equality may be the law of the land in all 50 states, including Florida, but the Republican-controlled legislature appears in no rush to remove a nullified ban on same-sex marriage.

February 17 2016 8:02 AM

They say a deputy county clerk called them an 'abomination' and said they'd face God's judgment.

February 16 2016 6:53 PM

After Spc. Shane Adriano wed Pfc. Tristian Resz in Springfield, Mo., they embraced and shared their first kiss, which has since gone viral. 

February 16 2016 11:02 AM
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