Tag: Gay Marriage

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

House and Senate Republicans are calling on President Donald Trump to sign a “religious freedom” executive order that was leaked last month but has not yet been put into effect. The proposed order, “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering…

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

Still reeling on the backlash from its discriminatory “bathroom bill,” North Carolina is back with yet another attack on the LGBT community. Reps. Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, and Carl Ford, all Republicans, on Tuesday filed House Bill 780, or the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” that would not only ban gay…

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion

The Republican Party has decided to continue ignoring passionate pleas from some of its own members to move in a more inclusive direction. The GOP’s platform committee met in Cleveland this week to finalize the party’s official platform in advance of its convention next week. The final draft of that…

Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Is Legal Nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning ruled that same-gender marriage is legal nationwide, giving a huge victory for gay rights advocates. In its historic 5-4 decision the Court ruled that that gay couples are allowed to marry no matter in which state they live, and that all states must…

Ala. Becomes 37th State to Legalize Same-Gender Marriage

By Julissa Catalan On Monday, Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to stay a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-gender-marriage ban. Alabama becomes the 37th state to legalize same-gender marriage. “Absent further action by the U.S. Supreme Court,…