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.
WATCH: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Man-Animal Love Affairs, Says Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson Thinks Marriage Equality = Bestiality

The televangelist trots out his shopworn and outlandish arguments that marriage equality will lead to legalization of bestiality, polygamy, and pedophilia.

PHOTOS: Nick and Justin, Instagram's Favorite Couple

PHOTOS: Nick and Justin, Instagram's Favorite Couple

Gay Men Featured in Hillary Clinton Campaign Video Get Married

Gay Couple From Clinton Campaign Video Tie the Knot

The two were wed in Chicago at Montrose Harbor in an afternoon ceremony.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Misrepresents Iowa Discrimination Case 'In Defense of Religious Liberty'

Ted Cruz's Antigay Spin 'In Defense of Religious Liberty' Will Give You Whiplash

Cruz laments that a wedding venue's owners were 'forced' to close down, when in fact they are doing so voluntarily rather than comply with antidiscrimination law.

European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

European Court Rules Italy's Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

While not binding, the decision adds to mounting pressure on the peninsula. 

WATCH: Gay Pastry Chef Defends Antigay Bakers, Calls Protesters 'Nazis'

Gay Pastry Chef Asks Bakery Protesters 'Are You Stupid?'

One pastry chef denounces 'my fellow gay and lesbian community' for 'bullying' Christian bakers who refuse orders for same-sex wedding cakes.

WATCH: Rather Than Marry Same-Sex Couples, This Georgia Judge Won't Marry Anybody

WATCH: Antigay Judge Says This Wedding Is His Last

In a video of his last courthouse wedding ceremony, Judge Lonnie T. Parkerson of Georgia quotes the Bible to defend his criticism of the marriage equality ruling.

WATCH: The Lying Texans Who Say Marriage Equality Means Kindergarten Sodomy Lessons

No, Marriage Equality ≠ Mandatory Sodomy Lessons

With the advent of marriage equality, a newly formed right-wing group warns Texans their churches, schools, and businesses will be forced to accept and celebrate 'anal sex.'

Kentucky Bill Would Allow Clerks to Deny Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Kentucky Lawmakers Aim to Give Clerks Right to Discriminate

The proposed legislation aims to 'protect religious freedoms' of state government officials.

Antigay Bakers Set Crowdfunding Record

Antigay Bakers Set Crowdfunding Record

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, ordered to pay damages for denying service to a lesbian couple, have raised a record amount online.

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