Tag: Proposition 8

Archived: 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…

Archived: Why the Supreme Court May Not Recognize Same-Gender Marriage

Public opinion polls show Americans increasingly support same-gender marriage. But the Supreme Court justices are waffling, according to yesterday’s oral arguments on California’s Proposition 8. The 80-minute debate not only left judges in a stalemate on whether same-gender marriage was a constitutional right or a legislative decision best left up…

Archived: Pentagon to Issue Same-Gender Couple Benefits

In another victory in the rapidly escalating movement for same-gender equality, the Pentagon will give some benefits to gay and lesbian partners of military-service members, according to multiple news outlets. An official announcement is expected to come later this week from retiring Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Same-gender partners are expected…

Archived: Supreme Court to Hear Prop8, DOMA Cases

The Supreme Court will determine the scope of same-gender marriage in groundbreaking cases it will hear next year. After weeks of anxious waiting by LGBT-rights advocates, U.S. Supreme Court justices declared that they will weigh in on the growing same-gender marriage debate. The court announced on Friday afternoon that it…

Archived: Gay-Marriage Ban Struck Down: Why Your Company Should Care

By Barbara Frankel The California Appeals Court decision striking down Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, is an important legal and moral victory for marriage-equality supporters, including several corporations. The intersection of corporate values and business decisions has increased substantially in recent years at progressive companies. In California, companies…