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.
Indiana Clerk, Fired for Refusing Same-Sex Marriage License, Claims Biblical Defense

Fired Antigay Clerk Sues for 'Religious Discrimination'

Linda Summers, who was terminated last December for refusing to do her job, is now suing in federal court claiming 'religious discrimination.'

Methodist Pastors Face Church Trial Over Support for Ex-Pastor's Marriage

Methodist Pastors Face Sanctions Over Same-Sex Wedding

The Michigan ministers officiated the same-sex wedding of a fellow pastor forced to resign last week because he is gay.

WATCH: FCKH8 Asks ‘What’s Our Year’ for Full LGBT Equality?

FCKH8 Asks 'What's Our Year' for Full LGBT Equality?

FCKH8's newest video shows us that there is still a long fight before LGBT Americans have full and equal rights.

WATCH: Rick Santorum Regrets 'Man on Dog' Remark — Sort Of

Rick Santorum Regrets 'Man on Dog' Remark — Sort Of 

It was a 'flippant comment' that he's sorry he made, Santorum tells Rachel Maddow, but he stands by the point he was attempting to make.

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. 

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