Republicans Quietly Tap Lobbyists for Shift on Marriage Equality

While no progressive could be blamed for thinking that the Grand Old Party is far from changing its tune on gay rights issues, apparently it's happening. While marriage equality has gained traction amongst the majority of Americans, Republicans are quietly turning to K Street lobbying firms to help them shift their… » 7/31/14 11:04pm 7/31/14 11:04pm

The Face of Marriage Equality Is Unexpected and Heartwarming

It's an old trick of anti marriage equality advocates to paint gay marriage as an issue that offends the core family values of America's heartland (whatever that means), but the obvious truth of the matter — as this sweet ad by Freedom to Marry points out — is that gay people are a present force in traditionally red… » 5/06/14 3:45pm 5/06/14 3:45pm

Veteran Offers Up Burial Plot So Lesbian Couple Can Be Buried Together

Today in news that made me cry quietly at my desk, the Idaho State Veterans cemetery has refused to allow a Navy veteran to be buried beside the love of her life because of the state's ban on same-sex marriage — which is sad and stupid and endlessly infuriating. In response, a fellow veteran has offered up his plot so… » 5/01/14 4:10pm 5/01/14 4:10pm

Marriage Equality Comes To England, Wales But Not N. Ireland

Starting one minute after midnight, March 29th GMT, same-sex couples in England and Wales will be able to have their unions recognised as marriages. Previously same-sex couples could only enter into a civil union which conferred the same rights as marriage but was viewed as the government marking out which unions were… » 3/29/14 1:49pm 3/29/14 1:49pm

Awesome High School Students Stage Sit-In to Support Gay Vice Principal

When students at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA found out that their vice principal was being fired for marrying his same-sex partner, they rallied. Students walked out of class yesterday in protest, and today administrators cancelled school because of "snow." LOL, okay. » 12/20/13 7:45pm 12/20/13 7:45pm

In Memoriam: A Look Back at the Most Elegant Celebrity NOH8 Portraits

It was something of a bittersweet victory when the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and Prop 8 on Wednesday, because while it's wonderful that married same-sex couples will receive the same federal benefits of marriage as heterosexual couples, it's also presumably the end of the NOH8 campaign. Now reality stars will… » 6/26/13 4:15pm 6/26/13 4:15pm