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.
Little to Encourage LGBT Americans in GOP Debates

Little to Encourage LGBT Americans in GOP Debates

The night included slams at Rosie O'Donnell, transgender troops, and a 'rogue' Supreme Court.

WATCH: Jim Obergefell Challenges Republican Candidates on Marriage Equality

Jim Obergefell Challenges Republican Candidates on Marriage Equality

Ahead of tonight's debate, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case notes the lack of support in the GOP presidential field.

Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tells justices of the peace they can likely opt out of performing marriages for gay and lesbian couples.

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

The presidential debate tonight in Ohio coincides with the GOP's summer meeting, where marriage equality came up and got swept aside.

Antigay Kentucky Clerk Sues Governor for Violating Her 'Religious Freedom'

Rogue Clerk Sues Governor, Claiming Religious Freedom

Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has sued the governor.

WATCH: Iowa Man Tries to Marry His Lawnmower

WATCH: Why This Man Tried To Marry His Mower

An Iowa man decided to test Rep. Steve King's outrageous claim that marriage equality will lead to people marrying lawnmowers.

VIDEO: When Was the First Official Same-Sex Marriage?

VIDEO: When Was the First Official Same-Sex Marriage?

Marriage licenses for LGBT couples go back further than you might think.

WATCH: Christian-Run Food Bank in Winnipeg, Canada, Bars Man Over Marriage Equality Stance

Support Marriage Equality? Food Bank Says Go Away

A Canadian food bank has apparently banned a volunteer who refused to sign a mandatory form that requires a pledge opposing same-sex marriage.

Americans for Equal Rights Is Shutting Down

Because Love Won: Group That Defeated Prop. 8 Is Done

The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the lead group that fought to overturn California's Proposition 8, has announced that it's closing down following the marriage equality victory at the Supreme Court.

Antigay Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment

Antigay Texas Atty. Gen. Surrenders After Indictment

Some are feeling a sense of schadenfreude after antigay AG Ken Paxton was indicted for fraud.

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