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.

Germany struggled for years to enact marriage equality, and Australia is similarily dragging its feet. 

July 18 2017 5:04 AM

Barronelle Stutzman says state court rulings that she violated antidiscrimination law fail to recognize her freedom of speech and religion.

July 16 2017 4:25 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Richard Neal have proposed letting married same-sex couples file amended returns back to the year of their marriage.

July 13 2017 4:30 PM

Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K. that has yet to legalize same-sex marriage.  

July 05 2017 7:05 PM

With the vote on Friday, Germany becomes the 23rd country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage. 

June 30 2017 6:58 PM

In a unanimous ruling, the high court decided it is unclear whether same-sex marriages are guaranteed the same rights as other marriages.

June 30 2017 12:46 PM Updated

History will remember this vote and that Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against marriage equality.

June 30 2017 11:48 AM
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