Next year, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, 30 years will have passed since a young Harvard Law student, at the forefront of that civil rights movement today, wrote a thesis arguing the constitutional, legal and social reasons for recognizing gay marriages.
Proponents of same-sex marriage had good reason to celebrate last week; the Supreme Court announced that it could restore the freedom to marry in California and end federal discrimination against the marriages celebrated by same-sex couples in the nine states (along with the District of Columbia) that have the freedom to marry.
How activists rewrote the political playbook, reversed decades of defeat, and finally won over voters.
American marriage equality leader to address Sydney audience
When he talks privately to other corporate executives, John Taft says he's noticed two things.
The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that gay marriage would officially become part of the party's platform for the first time.
The Democratic Party is moving toward adding gay marriage to its 2012 campaign platform, and New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is all for it.
This has already been a monumental year regarding the question of same-sex marriage on both sides of the fence and things may just be heating up politically.
In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage.
Democrats meeting in Minneapolis this weekend approved draft language supportive of same-sex marriage as a plank in their party's platform, two Democratic sources confirmed Monday.
The Democratic Party took action this weekend to include marriage equality as a formal part of the party's platform — a statement of governing principles that, while not binding, is a strong sign of where the leadership of the party stands on issues great and small.
Continuing its leadership in urging Democrats to take a stand on the freedom to marry in its party platform this election, Freedom to Marry National Director Marc Solomon will testify before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee July 27-28 in Minneapolis, along with Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, and her wife, Karen.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.
A lesbian National Guardsman and her wife will testify this weekend before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, urging Democrats to take an official stand on same-sex marriage in the party platform this election.
On Friday, the world will be watching as its best athletes come together in London to compete for the Olympic gold. It's an old tradition at the junction of friendly rivalry, hard work, and patriotism -- and when Americans win, the audience over here cheers.
A group of wealthy pro-Republican hedge fund managers is backing efforts to legalise same-sex marriage in four US states that will vote on the issue in November, as the party’s more socially liberal donors try to regain ground ceded to social conservatives.
New York City reaped $259 million of economic benefits from same-sex marriages in the first year of the law allowing the practice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn said.
In 2009, Pittsfield Republican state Rep. Stacey Fitts voted with the majority of his caucus against a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Maine. Fitts later stayed out of the fight that overturned the law after the Legislature had passed it.
When the 7-year-old daughter of Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos, of Chicago, had to explain to her grade-school classmates, as part of a presentation on student families, that her parents were joined in a civil union, she found the task difficult, to say, the least; not withstanding that many adults don’t understand exactly what they are either.
Here's a sobering and important video from Freedom to Marry and SLDN for their Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign against DOMA featuring Charlie Morgan and her wife Karen.