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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.

Thailand will be the first Southeast Asian country with marriage equality

The bill grants LGBTQ+ couples the same legal rights and recognition as heterosexual couples, including inheritance, adoption, and health care decision-making.

Barack Obama made history by publicly supporting same-sex marriages 12 years ago today

In the years since, the LGBTQ+ community has seen tremendous strides in the push toward equality, but much work remains to protect the rights of marginalized people.

Don Lemon marries long-time partner in fabulous Manhattan wedding

The former CNN anchor pulled out all the stops for his union to Tim Malone.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

Gay Godfather David Mixner was both pro-sex and pro-equality

Reflecting on the legacy of the man who brought LGBTQ+ liberation to the White House.

Laverne Cox is begging all queer Americans to vote Democrat in the 2024 election

The trans icon is reminding everyone what's at stake this year.

Tennessee GOP quietly overturns marriage equality by giving officials the right to refuse

Public officials in Tennessee can now refuse to grant a marriage license to anyone at their own discretion, for any reason.

Greece FINALLY legalizes same-sex marriage & the gays are having a kiki

Social media users had a lot to say about Greece welcoming marriage equality.

Tennessee Republicans pass bill allowing marriage discrimination toward same-sex couples

Despite marriage equality being the law of the land with significant support, the GOP continues to try to legislate LGBTQ+ people out of society.

Kamala Harris marks 20 years since first officiating same-sex marriages and reunites with gay couple she wed

On Valentine’s Day weekend in 2004, the vice president first performed same-sex marriages as San Francisco district attorney. The Advocate spoke exclusively to a gay couple she married.

Jared Polis on being a dad, husband — and America's first out gay governor

The Colorado leader opens up about maintaining an idyllic home life in increasingly uncertain times.

Pastor refuses to 'repent' after network drops him for giving advice on a queer wedding

And no, the pastor wasn't even supportive of the wedding.

Living long & prospering: George Takei's inspiring love story

How the gay sci-fi icon and husband Brad survived the closet, the AIDS era, and internment to find happily ever after.

A lesbian couple was unwelcomed by their wedding venue. Now, they've been gifted one for free

Ali Waggy and Jessica Robinson have been gifted a wedding venue for free after being told the venue they had didn't approve of their relationship.

Greece to legalize same-sex marriage after opposition agrees to support it

Greece is slated to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, but surrogacy will remain restricted.

This soccer star just made history by marrying her girlfriend

Just five months after appearing in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, defender Tran Thi Thu became the first women's professional football player to marry another woman in Vietnam.

Virginia Democrats move to amend state constitution to protect marriage equality

Efforts are underway to repeal the state constitution’s antiquated same-sex marriage ban, aligning state law with federal rulings and securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kentucky homophobe Kim Davis, who denied gay couples marriage licenses, must pay over $360,000

After a lengthy legal battle, Kim Davis owes more than $360,000 for violating the constitutional rights of a gay couple.

Pope Francis Approves Blessings for 'Irregular' Same-Sex Couples

While gay marriage is still considered a sin in the Catholic church, Pope Francis has approved blessings for same-sex couples.