Marriage Equality Advocates Rally in Illinois and Look to Next Legislative Session
January 07 2013 3:24 PM ET

Marriage Equality Advocates Rally in Illinois, Look to Next Legislative Session

Trudy Ring

Even though a marriage equality bill stalled in the legislature last week, advocates are optimistic about its chances in the new session, which begins Wednesday.

Supreme Court Sets Dates for DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases
January 07 2013 1:26 PM ET

Supreme Court Sets Dates for DOMA, Prop. 8 Cases

Neal Broverman

We're less than three months away from the Supreme Court weighing in on the legality of marriage equality and the Defense of Marriage Act: the high court scheduled oral arguments on March 26 for th

Italian Premier Cagey on Marriage Equality
January 06 2013 7:04 PM ET

Italian Premier Cagey on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Marriage equality is the domain of the parliament, Italian premier Mario Monti told a television network on Sunday.

WATCH Jesse Tyler Ferguson Say Marriage Equality Is Defining Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
January 04 2013 4:11 PM ET

WATCH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says Marriage Equality Is Defining Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Sunnivie Brydum

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson isn't just a fashionable s

WATCH Jared Polis Decries Spending Taxpayer Dollars to Defend DOMA
January 04 2013 2:40 PM ET

WATCH: Jared Polis Decries Spending on Defending DOMA

Sunnivie Brydum

Polis had some harsh words on the first day of the 113th Congress for House Republicans who continue to spend taxpayer money protecting the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Clock Runs Out on Illinois Marriage Equality Bill
January 04 2013 2:14 PM ET

Clock Runs Out on Illinois Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a Senate committee vote in favor (8-5) of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on Thursday, advocates in Illinois will not push for marriage equality legislation in the final days of this session.

READ The Last Syndicated Column of Maggie Gallagher
January 03 2013 6:46 PM ET

READ: Maggie Gallagher's Last Syndicated Column

Neal Broverman

The founder of the antigay National Organization for Marriage wrote her last syndicated advice column on Wednesday and announced she was giving up optimism.

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality
January 03 2013 2:35 PM ET

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Missippi this week and, as expected, were denied. But they hope the protest will make a difference.

Republicans Pledge More Money to Continue Defending DOMA
January 03 2013 1:39 PM ET

Republicans Pledge to Continue Defending DOMA

Michelle Garcia

As Congress begins its 113th session, House Republicans have pledged to continue funding a legal effort to defend the federal law that prevents the government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

PHOTOS: Portland Couples Have One Word for Their Marriages
January 03 2013 11:55 AM ET

PHOTOS: Mainers Have One Word for Their Marriages

Advocate.com Editors

The first same-sex couples to get married in Portland, Maine were asked to capture their partners in one word.

Illinois GOP Chair Urges Party Members to Support Marriage Equality
January 02 2013 6:10 PM ET January 02 2013 7:57 PM ET

GOP Chair in Illinois Urges Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Republican Party chairman Pat Brady says it's time to support the cause.

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