Postedon Jan 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Marriage equality may not be the top priority for many New Yorkers, but even queer immigrant activists agree that its passage would expand civil rights in the state and codify the fundamental dignity of LGBT individuals and their families.
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 03:00 pm
Riding the momentum from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and the State Department's adoption of more gender-neutral language on passport applications, gay rights activists are pressing for more changes to federal policies that are unfavorable for the LGBT community.
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 01:00 pm
Elected officials who are Catholic are stepping up to support marriage equality—often despite heavy-handed tactics by the Catholic hierarchy.
Political figures know that Catholics in the electorate continue to grow in their acceptance of marriage equality for LGBT people.
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 11:00 am
Based on an earlier Supreme Court ruling saying all Mexican states must recognize a marriage performed in Mexico City, a lower court ruled last week that same-sex couples may register as a couple with the national social security system.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.
We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:30 am
No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.
The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."
Postedon Dec 31, 2010 at 01:00 pm
An online debate between Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and Maggie Gallagher of The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) will take place on January 3rd 2011.
You can register for free at "The Economist" to be notified when the debate begins.
Postedon Dec 29, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Gay & lesbian tourism in Mexico's capital has soared since lawmakers legalized the freedom to marry in March.
According to the government's Officinia de Turismo Lesbico-Gay Bisexual y Transexual (LGBT), the city netted nearly half a million dollars (6 million pesos) in the second half of 2010.
Postedon Dec 29, 2010 at 10:00 am
The good news is that gay Americans can now openly fight and die for their country in the military.
The bad news is we are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to the civil marriage law.
Postedon Dec 28, 2010 at 10:00 am
Marriage advocates in Australia are calling on marriage equality supporters to make a New Year's resolution to meet their elected representatives at a time when the religious right is organizing a counter campaign to equality.