LGBT Rights
Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled late yesterday that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages violates the US constitution.
US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will recognize the approximately 1,300 marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah in the past few weeks. The legal battle over same-sex marriage has been progressing quickly in Utah after US District Judge Robert Shelby ruled on December 20 that Utah’s ban on...
Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Same Sex Marriages in Utah

The Supreme Court issued a temporary order today blocking new same-sex marriages in Utah in order to allow more time for a federal appeals court to consider the issue.
Protests Follow India Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

Protests Follow India Supreme Court’s Reinstatement of Gay Sex Ban

"To say in this day and age that LGBT rights should not be recognized is extremely regressive and extremely disappointing," said Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Inequality, lack of workplace protections, and violence and discrimination in schools all contribute to high rates of poverty and unemployment for many LGBT workers of color.
Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Bill

"We have moved into a new era of Aloha for same-sex couples, who can now share in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Senate Passes  ENDA After 19 Years

Senate Passes ENDA After 19 Years

Twenty-one states have laws that protect against sexual orientation discrimination in workplaces, and 17 states protect against gender identity discrimination. This still leaves 33 states where a person can be fired for no other reason than being who they are.
New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

New Mexico Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Marriage Equality

Although the Court has not expressed when it will make its decision, it will allow same-sex marriages to continue pending the outcome.
Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

"I know some political leaders think it's too soon. But civil rights always come too soon for those in a position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

DOMA Speaks, States React: The Marriage Equality Movement Goes to Pennsylvania and Beyond

Different states have had different reactions to the recent SCOTUS decision. Some state policies remain relatively similar to what they were before the decision and some states are taking action to pass same-sex marriage laws. Here's the latest on the new frontier of marriage equality: a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay partnerships.
From the Other Side: Prop 8 Through The Eyes of an Ex-Mormon

From the Other Side: Prop 8 Through The Eyes of an Ex-Mormon

In 2008, I was a Mormon sitting on the receiving end of congregational announcements about Prop 8.
Remembering The 40th Anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge Massacre

Remembering The 40th Anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge Massacre

The movement for LGBT equality is about more than marriage. It's about the ability to exist in the world without being burned alive.
Gay Marriage and the Journey to Justice: Updates from the Supreme Court

Gay Marriage and the Journey to Justice: Updates from the Supreme Court

Today is the big day—our lovely U.S. Supreme Court stood with LGBT people on the right side of history.
Gay Marriage is About to Have Its Golden Moment, But What About the Rest of Us?

Gay Marriage is About to Have Its Golden Moment, But What About the Rest of Us?

As we await the SCOTUS ruling on Proposition 8, I can't help but be bothered that there are many more urgent, pressing issues facing the LGBTQ community.
Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

Exit poll data revealed a massive and decisive gender gap in voting on the marriage equality ballot measures that just might put to rest once and for all some old gender adages. Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average,...
Marriage at the Supreme Court

Marriage at the Supreme Court

Are you or someone you love in a committed same-sex relationship, hoping to get married? The national debate over marriage equality is about to enter a new phase, as multiple cases make their way to the United States Supreme Court. SCOTUS begins a new session next Monday, and today, in private conference, the Court will...
It's about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

It’s about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

The District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights launched a Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign last week with the aim of  “promoting respect for the District’s transgender and gender non-conforming communities.” This is the first government funded campaign of its kind. The campaign includes a series of print PSAs featuring transgender and gender-non-conforming Washingtonians.  Each...
Obama Evolves!

Obama Evolves!

by Audrey Bilger It’s official. After a week of speculation about whether the White House was going to take a strong stand on marriage equality, President Obama has gone on record in support of same-sex marriage rights. After explaining how his views have changed over the years, the President said the words that many of...
Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

David Kato, a gay rights activist in Uganda, was beaten and killed in his home yesterday. Kato worked for Sexual Minorities Uganda and was a vocal critic of the Anti-Homosexuality bill, which would impose life sentences or the death penalty for gay people. In October, Kato was included in a list of Uganda’s “top homosexuals”...