Posts tagged "same sex marriage"

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The New Yorker Memorializes DOMA With Controversial Bert And Ernie Cover

This week, the Supreme Court made the historic ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 are both unconstitutional.  It’s an enormous victory for gays and lesbians, their families,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The Long Road To Marriage Equality in America & What This Week’s Rulings May Mean

After three months of deliberation, the Supreme Court of the United States is due to give rulings on the cases of Windsor v. United States and Hollingsworth v. Perry this…

Mary Odell | June 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

Lesbian Parents In Texas May Be Forced To Move Apart Because They Can’t Legally Marry

Page Price and Carolyn Compton are a pair of moms living in Texas. They have been together for three years and are raising two children that Compton had with her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann Urges “Spiritual Warfare” Against Marriage Equality, Reproductive Rights

Rep. Michele Bachmann is urging Christians to engage in “spiritual warfare” to put their religious values in government, like banning marriage equality and criminalizing abortion. Scary, scary stuff. [Raw

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Hey, Conservatives: Even Nancy Reagan Supports Marriage Equality

Former First Lady Nancy Reagen supports marriage equality, according to a new Sirius interview with her daughter Patti Davis. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Religious Right!

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm

New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Law, Breaks Into Song

Today New Zealand became the 14th country (counting France, which will make it official with a final vote next week) to legalize same-sex marriage, and they rang in equality in…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 17, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Yeah, What Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said

“Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a state using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Hitched: The Future Bride Onesie Is Coming For Your Children

Yesterday in Austin, Texas, a city I’m very proud to call home, 250 people gathered on the south steps of the state capitol for a nice round of bigoted back-patting,…

Andrea Grimes | March 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch This: The Golden Girls Explain Same-Sex Marriage

As the fight for marriage equality reaches the Supreme Court this week, this video is a reminder that “The Golden Girls” were able to sum up the case for gay marriage…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 26, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Starbucks CEO Shuts Down Marriage Equality Complainer

At a recent shareholders meeting, a shareholder complained to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz that sales dipped after the company publicly announced support for marriage equality. “You can sell your…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

As if you needed another reason to love former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

Clinton just released a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in which she comes…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Tokyo Disney Hosts Its First Same-Sex Wedding

“My partner Hiroko and I just held a gay wedding at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Even Mickey and Minnie are here to celebrate with us!”
Koyuki Higashi shared the above…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 11, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Laura Bush Wants Out Of Pro-Gay Marriage PSA

Former First Lady Laura Bush wants out of a pro-gay marriage PSA which shows clips of Republicans, including Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, voicing their support for marriage equality. But…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Ad Depicting Lesbian Couple Rejected, Then Welcomed, By Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Oh, hurray!  A story with a not-horrible ending!

Here goes: photographer Anne Almasy purchased a print advertisement for a magazine called Weddings Unveiled. It was the first-ever print…

Jessica Wakeman | February 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The AP Is Weird About When Gay Couples Can Be Called “Husband” Or “Wife”

The Associated Press has clarified their journalistic standards on reporting about same-sex couples and they have some weird rules about when to refer to a partner as a “husband or…

Sarah Gray | February 17, 2013 - 9:00 am

UK’s House Of Commons Approves Legalizing Gay Marriage

Britain’s House Of Commons has passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, which is expected to be signed into law by Prime Minister David Cameron. (UPDATE: Commenter @aonline has noted…

Jessica Wakeman | February 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Lena Dunham Won’t Marry Until Gays Can Do It, Too

Lena Dunham has officially joined the Waiting To Get Married Until Everyone Can Do It club. Last night at the Golden Globes, The “Girls” star said that her sparkling ring…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Lesbian Couple Of 35 Years Finally Obtains Washington State Marriage License

A lesbian couple who’s been together for 35 years got the first-ever marriage license for a same-sex union as soon as it became legal in Washington state at midnight…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 5:40 pm