Tag: Same Sex Marriage

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Weds, Becoming First Sitting Governor in US History To Take Part in Same-Sex Ceremony

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis continues to make LGBTQ political history. In 2008, he became the first openly gay man ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A decade later, he became the first openly gay man elected to the position of state governor. And now, with his marriage to…

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,…

What Will the GOP Stance on Same-Gender Marriage Be in 2016

By Julissa Catalan According to a Pew Research poll, 61 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Republicans are in favor of legalizing gay marriage. While younger generations of Republicans seem to be expanding their views on LGBT rights, the politicians currently in office are not. Per the 2012 Republican platform, the…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Same-Gender Wedding Business Dispute

By Julissa Catalan The Supreme Court has declined to review an appeal from Elane Photographers—a Christian couple who refused to shoot a same-gender wedding ceremony. This means the original judgment by New Mexico’s high court—which ruled that the photographers discriminated against the couple—still stands. Elaine and Jon Huguenin, the owners…