There's a high profile case underway at the United States Supreme Court right now, with a baker arguing that punishing him for refusing to make cake for same-sex weddings would violate his rights to free speech and religious freedom. Despite seemingly contentious oral arguments so far, reasonable people realize that it's an absurd and dangerous argument for several reasons, and a state court in Oregon that recently ruled on a similar case seems to agree.Read More
“There’s No Point Pretending That This Isn’t Deeply Personal”: Lawmaker Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate
" If I could go back and tell that scared 18-year-old kid he'd be speaking here—surrounded by Trevor Evans and Trent Zimmerman, and also representing the party of his values with his partner, Ryan, in the gallery—on this bill he wouldn't have believed me," says MP Tim Wilson.Read More
The results of the non-binding Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey are in, and 61.6% of respondents voted for same-sex marriage. Parliament has accordingly introduced a newly-worded Marriage Act bill.Read More
India's Supreme Court has unanimously declared that citizens have a right to privacy - and that sexual orientation is one of the fundamental privacy rights. But does this mean that section 377, the law which criminalizes same-sex relationships, will be amended?Read More
You shouldn't have. Really. Really.
In case you thought the issue of marriage equality was settled—like Donald Trump did—let this be a reminder that the fight is ongoing, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. In a true feat of mental gymnastics, the Texas Supreme Court has just unanimously ruled that same-sex spouses of government employees should not receive the same spousal benefits as opposite-sex married couples.Read More
Germany has for many years been out of step with other EU nations in not recognizing the legal right of same-sex couples to marry. Love wins once again, however, and Friday's parliamentary vote made same-sex marriage the law of the land.Read More
Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Unfair Restrictions on Ice Cream to Fight Unfair Restrictions on Same-Sex Marriage
"We are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come – make marriage equality legal! Love comes in all flavours!"Read More
Equality is slowly making its way around the world. Earlier today, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.Read More
ABC's Black-ish has never been shy about social commentary. In this week's episode, they took on LGBTQIA discrimination.Read More
"Where's Jyn" will definitely not become a hashtag campaign following the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.Read More
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Orders Probate Judges to Break Federal Law, Re-Bans Same-Sex Marriage
We have to go over this again?
Displaying a complete and utter lack of understanding about the era in which we live, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order effectively re-barring same-sex couples from marriage.Read More
The first gay marriages have just officially been performed in Ireland!Read More
We all desperately need some good news today, and so here we are: same-sex marriage is now officially legal in Ireland after the nation became the first to legalize marriage equality by popular vote in May.Read More
Caitlyn Jenner and Ellen DeGeneres Highlight Discrepancy in How Letters in L-G-B-T-Q+ Relate to Each Other
No one ever gets it completely right when it comes to how best to advocate for marginalized groups—even those in marginalized groups themselves, because they sometimes operate under the misguided notion that they're qualified to use their experiences to talk about the experiences of other groups. While there are certainly areas in which the oppression of different groups overlap or have things in common, every group still has its own areas of privilege and their own blind spots.Read More
"The Constitution isn't the star in Super Mario Bros. It doesn't make you invincible."
John Oliver explains the obvious: marriage equality doesn't mean that America isn't still full of bigoted douche canoes.Read More
Love just keeps on winning.
The Supreme Court's ruling that marriage equality is the law of the land in all 50 states not only means that same-sex couples can now get married in any state, but also that any married couples living in a state where same-sex marriages were formerly illegal can now receive federal marriage benefits. Well, now that the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has put the ruling into action, it does.Read More
Today in Love Wins.
I can't think of anything more emblematic of the two sides of the marriage equality fight than a small child holding out a symbol of unrestricted love unyieldingly while someone yells in her face about how much better their own version of "love" is.Read More
Meanwhile, mocking them never seems to get old.
If you were stranded on a remote desert island last week, let Jon Stewart run down the Supreme Court's banner week for you—complete with the predictable reactions from those who aren't happy that marriage equality is finally a thing in all fifty of these United States. Yes, the same tired, nonsensical reactions to the idea that all love is equal that we always get, but as tiresome as they've become, it never gets old watching The Daily Show shoot them down.Read More
Come on, who doesn't like dancing? We'll be over here galumphing in the corner.Read More
"Today's lucky numbers? 5 to 4."
It really looks like Stephen Colbert is missing his old show.Read More