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.
Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage
March 25 2014 4:33 PM ET

Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The couple's registration of their New York marriage license doesn't mean Mississippi will recognize their union, but it's part of a push for marriage equality in Southern states.

Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married
March 25 2014 4:32 PM ET

Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married

Michael O'Loughlin

World Vision USA is updating its code of conduct to reflect changing marriage norms.

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage
March 25 2014 2:04 PM ET

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Though there are several marriages in limbo in Michigan after a federal court issued a stay on marriage licenses, the governor's office has been quietly avoiding the matter.

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours
March 24 2014 3:32 PM ET

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours

Michelle Garcia

Couples from across the state flocked to obtain marriage licenses before a temporary stay could be issued the following day.

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan
March 22 2014 11:25 AM ET March 22 2014 6:16 PM ET

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan

Lucas Grindley

After a long line of couples were married Saturday morning in Michigan, a federal appeals court stepped in and brought it to a halt.

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 7:23 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

See the moment April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse learned that the state of Michigan must recognize their marriage and subsequently, their family.

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 5:22 PM ET March 21 2014 7:50 PM ET

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

BREAKING: The argument that same-sex couples make bad parents took a blow as Michigan's marriage ban was struck down by a federal judge.

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