Texas Just Had Its First Legal Gay Wedding, State Still Throwing Tantrum

A legal shot across the bow or a crack in the dam, no matter how you want to describe it in metaphor, the legal marriage of two women in Austin, Texas continues to show that state same-sex marriage bans are just as likely to be ended in "death by a thousand cuts" as they are by one major Supreme Court ruling. » 2/19/15 10:50pm 2/19/15 10:50pm

Your Supreme Bestie Justice Ginsburg Says America Ready For Gay Marriage

Although she declined to speak about the specifics of any cases coming up on the Supreme Court's docket, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (or Notorious RBG, as she is known in these parts) made it clear she believes America is ready to accept a ruling from SCOTUS asserting same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. » 2/12/15 11:21pm 2/12/15 11:21pm

Tokyo Municipality Plans Vote On Recognition Of Same-Sex Couples

Tokyo's Shibuya ward, a municipality which is part of the larger Tokyo metropolis, is best known for its shopping and having the busiest crosswalk in the world. It is now taking steps to become even more notable: the ward government proposes to issue certificates to same-sex couples which it calls "equivalent to… » 2/12/15 4:00pm 2/12/15 4:00pm

Lindsey Graham Just Asked Loretta Lynch If Gay Marriage Is Like Polygamy

Because of course, Republican senator Lindsey Graham from the great state of South Carolina, decided he would ask the current United States Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch if same-sex marriage and polygamy were the same, you know, constitutionally speaking. » 2/02/15 9:26pm 2/02/15 9:26pm

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Texas, So Texas Throws A Temper Tantrum

It looks very likely that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down the same-sex marriage bans in its jurisdiction. This isn't surprising. Yet, Texas has decided it will throw a temper tantrum. House Bill 623 would take away the salary of any clerk attempting to comply with court rulings striking down the… » 1/10/15 4:43pm 1/10/15 4:43pm

Vatican Report Asks If Church Can 'Accept And Value' Lesbians and Gays

A new report from the Roman Catholic Church's two-week long Synod on the Family has left LGBT+ groups cheering and conservative Catholic commentators upset. The Church recognises the "gifts and qualities" of gay people, and asks if the Church can "accept and value" the orientation of lesbians and gays. » 10/13/14 9:57pm 10/13/14 9:57pm

Greg Abbott: Your Gay Marriage Will Cause Immoral Straight Baby Making

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has proven once again that GOP politicians do not understand how the whole same-sex vs different-sex thing works: by seriously arguing that same-sex marriage bans somehow decrease "out of wedlock" births and that legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would… » 10/12/14 5:01pm 10/12/14 5:01pm

Florida Ridiculously Just Won't Give Up On Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Florida's Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has expressed that the apparatus of the state will continue to exhaust all potential avenues in the fight to uphold its same-sex marriage ban. » 10/07/14 10:00pm 10/07/14 10:00pm

You Can Now Marry Your Same-Sex Partner In 30 States

LGBT+ activists sighed heavily when the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear any of the many same-sex marriage cases it could have potentially decided. It's upsetting, but we just got a hell of consolation prize: same-sex marriage should be legal in a total of 30 states. » 10/06/14 9:55pm 10/06/14 9:55pm

Yes Missouri Recognises Same-Sex Marriage, No You Can't Marry There

A judge in Missouri struck down the state's ban on recognising same-sex marriages performed outside the state, but did not strike down the ban on same-sex marriages performed within the state. » 10/05/14 10:04pm 10/05/14 10:04pm

Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Crist points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. » 9/01/14 1:01pm 9/01/14 1:01pm

Hilarious Marriage Equality PSA from Ireland Mocks 'Armagayddon'

The Irish group LGBT Noise has released this hilarious public service announcement. In the PSA, a straight couple fears that with the passage of marriage equality in Ireland, it is only a matter of time until the country collapses into chaos. Of course, there's a very obvious twist at the end for anyone who isn't a… » 8/21/14 11:33pm 8/21/14 11:33pm

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

No, Florida, You Can't Have a Same-Sex Marriage Ban Either

Surprising absolutely no one, yet another judge has ruled that a state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This time in the sunny state of Florida. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County said the state's ban denied due process and equal protection, and because she's a badass, also "basic human… » 7/26/14 5:35pm 7/26/14 5:35pm

Connecticut Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage Rights Are Retroactive

Connecticut's highest court just made a stunning decision: it recognised that some rights only now formally granted through same-sex marriage and/or civil unions predate the recognition of relationships by the government. » 7/16/14 11:42pm 7/16/14 11:42pm

Justice Dept. Urges SCOTUS to Rule Gay Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

In new remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder, the United States Justice Department will urge the Supreme Court to rule state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional after Utah state officers stated that they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the… » 7/14/14 9:00pm 7/14/14 9:00pm

Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Sexual Misconduct With Men

It looks like the anti-same-sex marriage crusader Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate sexual conduct with seminarians, priests, and other men. Most interestingly, the investigation is coming at the Archbishop's own request. » 7/04/14 4:01pm 7/04/14 4:01pm

Elton John Believes Jesus is For Same-Sex Marriage

The ever colorful Sir Elton John thinks Pope Francis is "wonderful," Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is "doing a good job," Vladimir Putin just needs to meet some gay people to soften up, and oh yeah, Jesus? Totally cool with same-sex marriage. » 6/29/14 10:00pm 6/29/14 10:00pm

Hardly Anyone Bothered to Show Up to the Anti-Gay 'March 4 Marriage'

Look at this picture, isn't it sweet? Wouldn't you say our victory's complete? Wouldn't you think we're the cause... the cause which has... everything? ...Ahem, sorry, been singing a bit too much Little Mermaid with my students. Point here is that the "March 4 Marriage" orchestrated by the "National Organisation for… » 6/19/14 11:33pm 6/19/14 11:33pm

Costa Rica to Recognise Same-Sex Couples for Healthcare Matters

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will now have access to the same rights as heterosexual couples in public healthcare matters. » 5/25/14 5:30pm 5/25/14 5:30pm