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.
BREAKING: Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 04 2014 2:23 PM ET

Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages but won't mandate that Ohio begin performing such unions.

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'
April 04 2014 1:57 PM ET

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'

Trudy Ring

That's one of several ultraconservative stances held by fringe candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty.

Nebraska Same-Sex Couple Seeking Divorce
April 01 2014 7:56 PM ET

Nebraska Same-Sex Couple Seeking Divorce

Trudy Ring

The problem, though, is that the state doesn't recognize their marriage, performed in Iowa in 2009.

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana
April 01 2014 1:56 PM ET

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana

Trudy Ring

Niki Quasney, who has stage IV cancer, and wife Amy Sandler want the state to immediately recognize their marriage.

Nearly 65K Demand Mozilla CEO Come Out for Marriage Equality
March 31 2014 3:19 PM ET

Nearly 65K Demand Mozilla CEO Come Out for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Although the company supports marriage equality, some activists still want to know where Mozilla's new CEO stands on the issue.

Virginia Attorney Files Brief Saying Courts Didn't Have Right to Allow Same-Sex Unions
March 30 2014 12:38 PM ET

Virginia Attorney Files Brief Saying Courts Didn't Have Right to Allow Same-Sex Unions

Diane Anderson-Minshall

In the first brief filed after a Virginia judge ruled the state's same-sex marriage ban, one attorney argues that'll lead to marriages between close relatives.

PHOTOS: UK's First Same-sex Weddings Began at Midnight
March 29 2014 1:18 PM ET

PHOTOS: UK's First Same-sex Weddings Began at Midnight

Advocate.com Editors

Share the evident joy of these first same-sex couples as they get married shortly after midnight in Islington.

March 29 2014 7:49 AM ET

First Same-Sex Marriages Take Place in UK Today

Gay couples in England and Wales now have the right to wed, giving them all the same legal benefits as straight unions

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages
March 28 2014 11:56 AM ET

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages

Michelle Garcia

The federal government announced it would recognize the marriages of those in Michigan who ran to get married after a district court ruling.

Lawsuit Seeks Halt to Joint Tax Filings by Mo. Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 6:58 PM ET

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Joint Taxes by Mo. Same-Sex Couples

Trudy Ring

The Missouri Baptist Convention and other marriage equality opponents want to keep same-sex couples from filing joint tax returns.

Puerto Rican Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition
March 27 2014 4:49 PM ET

Puerto Rican Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition

Sunnivie Brydum

A lesbian attorney and her partner of 14 years are taking aim at Puerto Rico's refusal to recognize the couple's 2004 Massachusetts marriage.

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Married Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Gay Married Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Michigan governor Rick Snyder confirmed that the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in the hours when they were allowed are legal, but the couples won't have access to benefits.

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