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.
Texas Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban
February 26 2014 3:46 PM ET February 28 2014 2:55 PM ET

Texas Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge today rules Texas's marriage ban unconstitutional.

Most Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality
February 26 2014 1:03 AM ET

Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality

Michael O'Loughlin

A new poll finds that religious Americans, across denominational lines, support marriage equality.

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case
February 25 2014 8:48 PM ET

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case

Trudy Ring

'We would like this to be the last trial in America where same-sex couples have to defend themselves,' says the attorney for the couple challenging Michigan's anti–marriage equality law.

WATCH: Will $1 Million Win Marriage in the South?
February 24 2014 9:06 PM ET

WATCH: Will $1 Million Win Marriage in the South?

Sunnivie Brydum

Freedom to Marry announced a new $1 million campaign to bring marriage equality to the southern U.S. today.

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage
February 24 2014 6:18 AM ET

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage

Roman Feeser

Ironic that leaders of the Mormon Church are still fighting to keep marriage equality off the books.

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.
February 23 2014 10:37 PM ET

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.

Trudy Ring

Gless joins the fight for marriage equality in Florida, where she has a home and where six couples have sued to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The groups involved in the suit will update the public and answer questions during a conference call Monday.

Judge Says Chicago Marriage Equality Can Start Immediately
February 21 2014 2:00 PM ET February 28 2014 5:34 PM ET

Judge: The Wait Is Over for Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples in Cook County, Ill., don't have to wait until June to get married, according to a federal judge's ruling today.

February 20 2014 8:51 PM ET

Marriage Equality Coming to Finland?

Finland is the only Nordic country without marriage equality, but a Parliamentary debate might be the start of change.

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban
February 20 2014 7:39 PM ET

Oregon Atty. Gen. Won't Defend Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Ellen Rosenblum joins officials in Virginia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania in refusing to defend a state prohibition on same-sex marriage.

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?
February 20 2014 3:46 PM ET

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?

Michael O'Loughlin

A writer argues that Christianity helped pave the way for marriage equality in the U.S.

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