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How Safe is Gay Marriage? Advocates Fear Increasingly Conservative Court

The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and fresh criticism of the 2015 gay marriage ruling by two justices has renewed advocates’ concerns. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month ignited fears of…

Same-Sex Couples Share Their Pandemic-Era Weddings

Almost every country has implemented social distancing measures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures have thrown many large-scale family gatherings into disarray – especially weddings. Queerty caught up with four same-sex couples who all wed in the last few weeks to find out how the virus had made them change their…

Same-Sex Marriage Improved The Mental Health of LGBT+ Americans

LGBT+ US citizens became happier and more satisfied with their lives after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal. That’s according to new research from the Williams Institute. It comes as the US prepares to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges on 26 June 2015.…

Same-Sex Marriages Have Contributed $3.8 billion to The US Economy

45,000 jobs were supported by same-sex unions and they generated an additional $244 million in state and local taxes. From wedding rings to receptions, weddings aren’t cheap and there’s an entire industry just waiting to help lovebirds spend money. But how much have LGBTQ couples contributed to the spending? Same-sex…

Justice Clarence Thomas Hints Supreme Court Could Overturn Marriage Equality Ruling

Conservatives have set their sights on overturning legal precedent like gay marriage. Republican lawmakers have been trying to get the marriage equality ruling back in front of the Supreme Court, and now they’ve been given a clear signal from a justice that there is some internal support of their efforts. Justice…

Mr. Ratburn Came Out & Got Married on The Children’s Cartoon ‘Arthur’

In yesterday’s episode, “Mr. Ratburn’s Special Someone,” the children learn that their third-grade teacher is getting married, but they don’t know to whom Arthur, the beloved 22-year-old series on PBS Kids, has just introduced its first queer character, Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, who got married on yesterday’s season premiere. Watch…

‘World’s Strongest Gay’ Married His Boyfriend Over The Weekend

The self-described “world’s strongest gay” has married his partner. In a touching post on Instagram, Rob Kearney, one of the world’s strongest men, announced that he had married fellow strongman Joey Aleixo on a beach in Australia over the weekend (17 March). “To call this man my husband is a…

Thinking About Having A Gay Wedding? Challenges Of Planning For That Special Day In A Conservative State.

Planning our gay wedding in Arizona gave my fiancé, Nick and I a big dose of nervousness. It is not a shocker or a big surprise that the beautiful, 48th state leans more on the conservative side of politics. Much of our hesitation was focused on how we were going…

Couple Denied Marriage Licence After County Clerk Refused Them Due to Her Religious Beliefs

Thomas Hurd and Dylan Toften are planning to pursue their complaint   A couple were denied a marriage licence by the county clerk whose religious beliefs played a role in the refusal. Thomas Hurd and Dylan Toften, from New York, went to their local county courthouse hoping to leave with…

This Woman Wants To Be A Stand-In Mom For LGBTQ Couples Who Face Family Rejection

Oklahoma’s Sara Cunningham wants to provide hope for LGBTQ people on their wedding days.   An Oklahoma woman has become a viral sensation after offering to be a stand-in mom at same-sex weddings. Sara Cunningham ― who is the author of the 2014 book, How We Sleep At Night: A Mother’s…

Episcopal Church Passes Resolution To Allow All Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Their Home Churches

The Episcopal Church passed a resolution with overwhelming support on Friday that removed restrictions on same-sex marriage in Middle Tennessee and seven other U.S. dioceses that had not permitted religious wedding ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples in their regions of the church. The General Convention, which concluded its triennial…

Couple Opens Up About Nearly Giving Up on Having Child After Three Failed Surrogacy Attempts

Johnny Lee and Sebastian Barleben knew they both wanted a child early on in their relationship   A couple have spoken out about almost giving up their dream to have a biological child when they had three failed surrogacy attempts. Johnny Lee, 37, and Sebastian Barleben, 40, were ready to…

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