Lesbian Legislator Gets Death Threats After Considering Exposing Affairs

Representative Patricia Todd of Birmingham, Alabama has recently received death threats after threatening to expose the extramarital affairs of colleagues. She singled out those who responded to the federal court ruling striking down Alabama's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage with "family values." » 1/31/15 2:45pm 1/31/15 2:45pm

Just to Be Clear: The Mormon Church Still Isn't Into the Gay Stuff

Just in case you were confused, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reiterated recently that gay marriage and gay sex will send folks right to hell. Like, directly to hell. » 4/07/14 12:40pm 4/07/14 12:40pm

More Americans Think Gays Are Humans Who Deserve The Right to Marry

Americans are starting to realize that gays and lesbians are, like, humans who deserve the constitutional right to marry. Well, about half of Americans, anyhow. These people also say that companies should not deny “serving gays for religious reasons.” Isn’t that nice? » 3/05/14 1:40pm 3/05/14 1:40pm

Utah Waffles on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Just days after a US District Judge struck down Utah's same sex marriage ban, the same judge will consider a request from the state of Utah to block (future) gay weddings this morning. Wait, what? » 12/23/13 10:25am 12/23/13 10:25am

A judge in New Jersey just ruled that the state's system of civil unions for same-sex couples is unconstitutional and that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry just like opposite-sex couples. Predictably, Chris Christie has put on his tough-talk helmet and vowed to appeal the decision. » 9/28/13 11:30am 9/28/13 11:30am

Same-Sex Couples in Shitty States Can Expect to Wait for Benefits

The slow, creaking ship that is the American bureaucratic system takes its sweet time to change its course, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act is just another example of how difficult it is for USS Our Fatass Bureaucracy to catch up with the law. » 7/09/13 5:00pm 7/09/13 5:00pm

Nervous Straights: Letting Gay People Marry Will Not Hurt You. At All.

Ouch, yet another loss for same sex marriage opponents! Just one week after a study out of Australia proved that the children of same sex couples grow up just as healthy (if not more) than the children of opposite sex couples, a new study comes along proving that same sex marriage has no negative effect on opposite… » 6/13/13 7:45pm 6/13/13 7:45pm

Lots of Same-Sex Couples Raise Kids in States with Marriage Bans

Apparently, for same-sex couples raising children, Mississippi — a state whose name was emblazoned in ignominious wanted-poster font about halfway through Django Unchained — really is like coming home, even more so than the traditionally more progressive geographical elbow-crook we call California. » 5/23/13 8:35pm 5/23/13 8:35pm

Conservative Lobbyists Realize That Marriage Equality Needs to Happen

A newish vanguard of more reasonable (or realistic) Republican donors is trying to catch up with history by funding lobbying efforts to get GOP lawmakers to support same-sex marriage. That's right, American voters — some Republicans are actually self-aware enough to realize that their party is straddling a chasm of… » 4/28/13 2:30pm 4/28/13 2:30pm

Microsoft Ad Proves That Advertisers Are Becoming Totally Cool with…

Another day, another encouraging sign that same-sex marriage has gone totally mainstream: a new ad for Microsoft Outlook features a lesbian wedding, which is paired in the many-people-who-use-Outlook pitch with a stuntman launching his exploding delivery van off of a ramp. According to AdWeek, this ad, along with an… » 3/19/13 10:35am 3/19/13 10:35am

The Supreme Court Is Being Weird About Gay Marriage

Are you one of the millions of people who watched the gay marriage victories in the recent election and felt momentarily buoyed by the thought that the rest of the country might not be a sea of frothy ultra-conservative player-haters? » 12/05/12 2:50pm 12/05/12 2:50pm

Senators Introduce Awful Legislation to Block Same-Sex Unions from…

Republican Senators Jim Inhofe (OK) and Roger Wicker (MS) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prevent marriages or even "marriage-like ceremonies" of same-sex couples from taking place on military bases because, even though the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" has had no negative impact on force readiness or… » 9/13/12 9:30am 9/13/12 9:30am

Awesome Fifth Grader Whose School Banned His Same-Sex Marriage Speech…

Remember Kameron Slade, the fifth grader who was banned from speaking about same-sex marriage at his New York public school because his principal said the topic was "inappropriate"? » 7/26/12 1:50pm 7/26/12 1:50pm

Amazing Fifth Grader Makes the Case for Why Gay Marriage Should Be…

Kameron Slade, a very impressive fifth-grader at PS 195 in New York, won a speaking competition in his class with an excellent speech he'd written on the importance of teaching kids about same-sex marriage. He was all set to deliver that same speech during a school-wide competition, until his principal stepped in… » 6/18/12 11:15pm 6/18/12 11:15pm

North Carolina Sadly Votes to Constitutionally Ban Gay Marriage

Voters in North Carolina today did as was predicted and voted in favor of Amendment 1, which bans same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state's constitution. Gay marriage is already legally forbidden in North Carolina, but this will enshrine in the constitution the following choice language, » 5/08/12 9:45pm 5/08/12 9:45pm

How Much Can We Read Into Joe Biden Saying He's Comfortable With Gay…

Everyone's favorite wacky-uncle-slash-Vice-President did something very interesting today. He went on Meet the Press and said this about gay marriage: » 5/06/12 11:55pm 5/06/12 11:55pm

Conan O'Brien Officiates Late Night's First-Ever Gay Wedding, Makes Us…

Something special happened on Conan last night. The show, normally broadcast from Los Angeles, has been spending a week in our fair city. And as long as they're here in the state of New York, why not take care of some business? Specifically, Conan announced he had been ordained and would marry Scott Cronick, the… » 11/04/11 10:30am 11/04/11 10:30am

DMV Humiliates Lesbian Couple Over Name Change

A newlywed couple went to a Florida DMV to get their names changed on their drivers' licenses. But because theirs was an out-of-state marriage from Connecticut, they say they were "humiliated" and ultimately denied. » 11/03/11 9:50am 11/03/11 9:50am

Gay Service Members Sue Government To Overturn DOMA

Last month homosexuals serving in the military won a huge battle in the fight for gay rights when Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, and now they're taking on the other major federal policy that discriminates against gay people: The Defense of Marriage Act. In a lawsuit filed today in Boston, a group of legally… » 10/27/11 10:17pm 10/27/11 10:17pm