Tag: Marriage Equality

Stonewall Inn Becomes First National Monument to Honor Gay Rights

Gay Pride parades across the country this weekend took on additional meaning this year following the Orlando massacre, the designation of the first national monument to gay rights and the one-year anniversary of marriage equality. Sunday was exactly two weeks since the Pulse nightclub shooting where 49 people lost their…

EEOC Files First-Ever Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

In a historic move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed its first two lawsuits for discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. In most states, it is still legal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; according to the Human Rights Campaign…

You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay In Most States

The nation erupted in celebrations this weekend after the Supreme Court’s announcement that same gender marriage is now legal in all 50 states, prompting the trending topic #LoveWins to explode all over social media. But despite this monumental victory for the LGBT community and allies alike, a lot of work…

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute,religiously affiliated people strongly support same-sex marriage differs greatly from public perception. While those who classify themselves as religiously unaffiliated have the highest number of supporters (79 percent), white mainline Protestants are not far behind: 60 percent said they support…

32 Worst States for Transgender Equality

(Update: 10:54 a.m. 6/5/2015) Correction: Map and report were released by the Movement Advancement Project. Changes reflected in the text. By Michael Nam Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com High profile transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox have shown a great deal of progress in terms of attitudes towards gender…

Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

By Michael Nam Antimarriage-equality conservatives don’t have a monopoly on God, or so the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would tell everyone. In a recent vote to amend the definition of marriage in its Book of Order, the church changed language to read, “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally…

Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Gender Marriage

By Sheryl Estrada The decision on whether all 50 states are obligated to allow same-gender marriage is up to the Supreme Court. On Friday, the court agreed to consider four cases, from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, in which lower courts upheld state bans on same-gender marriage. The court will…

The New Ideology of the Young Republican

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Andrew Aliferis Time is running out on the Republicans’ attempts to block the legalization of same-gender marriage (and pass laws legalizing LGBT discrimination) if the plan is to do it along party lines. In a sign of changing ideological views, 61 percent of young Republicans…

Activist: Gay People 'Don't Get Extra Rights' Like Marriage

By Chris Hoenig The LGBT community has the same rights as straight people, according to conservative activist Dr. Ben Carson, just not “extra rights” like the right to marry. Carson’s comments, on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington, D.C., came as he accused the media of…