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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.

Did the Respect for Marriage Act Displace the Equality Act?

A longtime LGBTQ+ activist contemplates whether perfection really is the enemy of progress.

19 Arrested at Same-Sex Wedding in Nigeria

Marriage equality and same-sex sexual relations are illegal in the country.

January 6 Panel Seeks Criminal Charges Against Homophobe John Eastman

The U.S. House committee investigating the Capitol riot recommends that Eastman face charges for encouraging Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Vermont's First Trans State Lawmaker Gets Engaged at White House

Taylor Small got a proposal at the signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act.

President Biden Gifts Marriage Equality Pen to Vice President Harris

The president thanked Vice President Kamala Harris for her support of the LGBTQ+ community by gifting her the pen with which he signed the landmark Respect for Marriage Act into law.

Rights Groups, Elected Officials Applaud Respect for Marriage Act

Many are thrilled with Biden's signing of the marriage equality bill, but they note that more work remains to protect the LGBTQ+ community.

Marriage Equality Is Now Federal Law After President Biden Signs Act

The legislation will keep marriage equality the law of the land no matter what the Supreme Court does.

Karine Jean-Pierre Reflects on Historic Marriage Act Signing

The White House Press Secretary reflected on the significance of the day as the first out LGBTQ+ person to hold the position.

Marriage Bill a Win, But Work Not Done: HRC President Says

The Respect for Marriage Act passed because we changed hearts and minds, but anti-LGBTQ+ attacks will continue, says HRC's Kelley Robinson.

President Joe Biden to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law

It comes 10 years after Biden first voiced support for same-sex marriages on Meet the Press.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler's Out Nephew on His Aunt's Antigay Weeping

After his spot-on reply to his aunt crying on the House floor, Andrew Hartzler expounds on his relative's dangerous words.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler's Gay Nephew to His Aunt: You Have to Coexist

Andrew Hartzler calls out his aunt Vicky Hartzler, the anti-LGBTQ+ congresswoman who cried as she begged her colleagues to vote against marriage equality.

GOP Congresswoman Tears Up While Urging Vote Against Marriage Equality

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri implored her colleagues not to pass the "dangerous" Respect for Marriage Act, but they did anyway.

Respect for Marriage Act Heads to Biden’s Desk After House Vote

More than 30 Republicans voted in favor of the marriage equality bill.

Glenn Beck Shamelessly Shoots Off on Breeding

The D-list conservative commentator reemerges to say that marriage equality stymies procreation but, more sinisterly, lunges another dangerous dagger of hate at our community.

Glenn Beck Says Marriage Equality Bill Will Hurt 'Procreation'

Glen Beck's guest said that LGBTQ+ people "can't procreate or won't procreate," adding, "That ain't natural and that ain't good." 

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Watch Colorado Sen. Honor Club Q Victims in Marriage Equality Speech

Sen. Michael Bennet invoked the names of the victims and heroes of the tragedy during a floor speech before the Senate voted on the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday.

How Tammy Baldwin Guided Marriage Equality Through a Divided Senate

Baldwin, who represents Wisconsin, is the first out LGBTQ+ member of the Senate.

Singapore Repeals Gay Sex Ban, But Dampens Marriage Equality Hopes

Any decisions about marriage, at least for the time being, will be left to the country's executives and legislature