Tag: Marriage Equality

Grammys Feature Same-Gender Weddings

By Albert Lin One of the highlights of Sunday’s Grammy Awards was a mass wedding of 33 couples, many of whom are same-gender partners. The ceremony took place between performances of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ pro-gay-marriage hit “Same Love” and Madonna’s “Open Your Heart.” The couples reportedly were found using…

Candidate: Autism, Dementia, Disasters Are Punishment for Gay Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Disease and disaster are God’s punishment for same-gender marriage and abortion, according to a Congressional candidate in Illinois. Susanne Atanus is running in the Republican primary for the state’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Chicago and neighboring communities and which has been represented by Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

Same-Gender Marriage Closer in Va. After New AG Stops Defending Ban

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Anti-gay-marriage activists can no longer count on Virginia. Legal challenges of the state’s same-gender-marriage ban will no longer be defended by the state, and Attorney General Mark Herring will instead join those trying to strike the ban, his office announced Thursday. “After a thorough…

As Same-Gender Marriages Begin in NJ, Governor Withdraws Appeal

By Albert Lin Reuters/Eduardo Munoz Midnight on Sunday night is hardly the typical time for a wedding, but for scores of couples across New Jersey, the setting could not have been more perfect. After the State Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by Governor Chris Christie’s administration to delay…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Gender Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock The Supreme Court has overturned the federal government’s ban on the recognition of same-gender marriage written into the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and issued a ruling that allows same-gender marriages to resume in California. The 5-to-4 ruling on DOMA, authored by Justice Anthony…

'Separate But Equal' Same-Gender Marriage Parallels Racist Jim Crow Laws

The Supreme Court appears much closer to ending the federal Defense of Marriage Act than overturning California’s Proposition 8 and interfering with state’s rights. What’s the difference and how are parallels to racism and Jim Crow influencing the case Separate But Equal ‘Full & Skim-Milk Marriages’ The Supreme Court’s stance…

Red for Equality: What Are the 10 Most Powerful Memes for Same-Gender Marriage

The Supreme Court’s oral arguments for same-gender marriagemay have concluded, but advocacy for LGBT-rights across social-media platforms continues to go viral. Thousands of users from networks including Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Tumblr and more turned their profiles redincluding DiversityIncand shared dozens of pro-LGBT memes this week in an effort to promote…