Can You Wear White to a Gay Wedding if There’s No Bride?

More states are legalizing same-sex marriage, which means more Americans are attending their first gay weddings. It goes without saying that the etiquette is almost totally the same—it's just another wedding, after all. But there's one rule that might give attendees some pause: If there's no bride, can you wear white? » 4/21/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

Vietnam May Get Domestic Partnerships, Still Repressive Elsewise

LGBT rights are coming to Vietnam much more quickly than other parts of Southeast Asia. The Communist Party of Vietnam has not interfered with gay rights activists nor prohibited pride parades (pictured above). The National Assembly is even finishing up debate on same-sex marriage or civil unions. However, critics warn … » 4/20/14 10:58pm Sunday 10:58pm

Will The Anglican Communion Tear Itself Apart Over LGBT Issues?

I grew up Roman Catholic. Yet, two years ago, I left communion with Rome after Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage the most significant threat to Western civilisation in the world today. I turned to the Episcopal Church, part of the Anglican Communion, as my new spiritual home. But I fear that home will fall,… » 4/15/14 9:55pm 4/15/14 9:55pm

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

Hawaii Says Aloha (Hello!) to Same-Sex Marriage

The Hawaii Senate gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Um, are we all having our destination weddings in Hawaii now? Because we're gonna all be all luaus, flower leis, sunning by the pool side, bikinis, sand in crotch, Blue Hawaiians in our hands now, we… » 11/13/13 12:30am 11/13/13 12:30am

NJ High School Sweethearts Finally Get Marriage License After 40 Years

Look, it’s not always easy to be proud of New Jersey. Until Monday, the state had two undisputedly awesome things, really: blueberries and saltwater taffy (and saltwater taffy isn’t really that awesome). Maybe Bruce Springsteen, depending on your tolerance for another generation’s music icon. Thanks to Superior Court… » 10/25/13 10:00am 10/25/13 10:00am

Batwoman Can't Marry, Says DC Pub, Because Heroes Can't Be Happy

Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why the publisher refused to allow characters Kate Kane (Batwoman) and her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, to marry each other. You ready? (I mean, it’s so… » 9/08/13 1:30pm 9/08/13 1:30pm

Court Rules Bigot Jagoffs Can't Refuse to Photograph Gay Weddings

First, apologies for the double negative in the headline about this positive development: the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a photography business can't refuse to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds that the photographers find same sex marriage so, so, so gross. To paraphrase the ruling: the… » 8/23/13 2:40pm 8/23/13 2:40pm