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.

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

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would love to see parliament move towards a "vote of conscience."

June 28 2017 1:47 AM

With today's Arkansas ruling, there have now been five pro-equality Supreme Court decisions issued on this date.

5:42 PM

Trump's first Supreme Court pick dissents from a pro-LGBT ruling and takes further right-wing stances on the travel ban and gun rights.

2:55 PM

The justices marked the two-year anniversary of their Obergefell ruling with a summary ruling that repeatedly cited it.

11:30 AM