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Meet The Inspiring Same-Sex Couple Who Exploited a Legal Loophole to Marry Way Back in 1971

Long before the push for marriage equality truly began, before Obergefell v Hodges, before the Defense of Marriage Act, there was Jack and Michael McConnell.

Dutch Couples Mark 20th Anniversary of World’s First Same-Sex Marriages

“Almost 30 countries in the world followed the Dutch example,” one lawmaker said. AMSTERDAM – Twenty years ago, Dutch couple Gert Kasteel and Dolf Pasker made history when they tied the knot in the world’s first legally-recognized same-sex wedding in the Netherlands. They were among four gay couples — three…

Switzerland Looks Set to Be The Next Country to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage – Because Love, Always, Always Wins

Switzerland has taken a major step on the path to equality after its parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law to pass same-sex marriage. The council of states – the upper house of Switzerland’s legislature – voted by by 22 votes to 15 to approve landmark legislation to make…

70% Of Americans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage — A New High, Survey Finds

A record number of Americans now support same-sex marriage, according to a new national poll. Seventy percent of Americans favor allowing same-sex couples to marry legally, including 80% of Democrats, 76% of independents and half of Republicans, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey conducted by the Public Religion Research…

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…

Tributes Flood In For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, An Equal Rights Pioneer And Fierce LGBT+ Champion. Thank You, RBG

Celebrities, politicians and LGBT+ activists are among those paying tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the pioneering Supreme Court judge who has sadly died at the age of 87. The widely respected legal icon, affectionately known as RBG, died at her home on Friday evening (18 September) from complications of metastatic…

Watch What Marriage Equality Meant to Two Texan LGBTQ+ Families

Five years ago this month, the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision forever changed what it means to be an LGBTQ+ American and the freedoms their families can enjoy.  To look more closely at its impact, Family Equality — a nonprofit supporting LGBTQ+…

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…

Watch a Northern Ireland Bar Celebrate the Start of Marriage Equality

Jubilant cheers welcomed marriage equality as the law of the land in Northern Ireland at midnight last night, following a New Year’s-style countdown. A tweet from the Maverick bar in Belfast shows confetti and a wild celebration as a deadline to stop marriage equality passed. Drag queen Titti Von Tramp hosted…

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…

“There’s a Real Threat Right Now.” Meet The Gay Activist Fighting for Equality in The Navajo Nation

Amid the chaos of the current political process in the United States, a new call for marriage equality rises.   Alray Nelson, 32, and his boyfriend Brennen Yonnie, 33, want to get married. The problem: the two live on an Indian Reservation governed by the Navajo Nation. Despite the Supreme…

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…

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