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.
Tea Party Senators Introduce Bill to Invalidate Same-Sex Marriages
February 14 2014 2:52 PM ET

Ted Cruz Wants to Unmarry You

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican U.S. senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have introduced a bill that would nullify same-sex marriages when a legally married couple enters a state without marriage equality.

BREAKING: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
February 14 2014 12:30 AM ET

Ruling Is In: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

The ruling was accompanied by a stay, meaning same-sex couples can not yet begin marrying in Virginia.

Marriage Recognition Suit Filed in Alabama
February 13 2014 8:34 PM ET

Marriage Recognition Suit Filed in Alabama

Trudy Ring

A suit filed in federal court on behalf of a gay widower seeks to overturn the state's statutory and constitutional bans on recognition of same-sex marriages.

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships
February 13 2014 5:11 PM ET

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships

Michael O'Loughlin

Lay Catholics from Florida to Germany ask the church to change on same-sex relationships.

Indiana Marriage Ban Won't Be on 2014 Ballot
February 13 2014 4:37 PM ET

Indiana Marriage Ban Won't Be on 2014 Ballot

Sunnivie Brydum

The State Senate passed an amended version of the proposed constitutional amendment today, which ends the measure's chances to appear on this year's ballot.

In Her Own Words: Roberta Kaplan Remembers How DOMA Fell
February 12 2014 7:41 PM ET

In Her Own Words: Roberta Kaplan Recalls DOMA's Fall

Lucas Grindley

The civil rights attorney was honored at the Makers conference this weekend.

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in Louisiana, Missouri
February 12 2014 7:22 PM ET

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in La., Mo.

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations are taking aim at discriminatory marriage laws in two traditionally conservative states.

Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet
February 12 2014 5:50 PM ET

Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet

Trudy Ring

The couples challenging the ban want it suspended while they await a trial in the case.

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
February 12 2014 2:42 PM ET

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge declared that Kentucky's refusal to recognize legal out-of-state same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, but stopped short of establishing marriage equality in the state.

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback
February 11 2014 8:49 PM ET

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

Trudy Ring

A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution
February 11 2014 7:45 PM ET

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution

Trudy Ring

Roy Moore, who once gained fame but lost his judicial position over a Ten Commandments monument, wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — an idea that's gone nowhere before.

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church
February 11 2014 3:07 PM ET

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin laments cultural homophobia ahead of a 2015 referendum on marriage equality in Ireland.

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