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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.

It Turns Out Alaska Has Purposely Discriminated Against Gay, Married Couples For Years

The United States’ northernmost state has come under fire after leaked documents show Alaskan state officials purposely denied same-sex married couples legal benefits for years, even after same-sex marriage became legal nationwide. A new report by the Associated Press reveals that the aforementioned leaked documents reveal a pattern of discrimination against same-sex couples in…

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…

Nevada Voters Turn Same-Sex Marriage Ban Into Legal Protections For Gay Couples

Nevada voters removed the state’s constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriages to require the state to recognize and perform them. The ban was moot following the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that brought marriage equality to the nation. While the state’s inability to declare a winner in the presidential race is causing…

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…

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.…

Gay Widower Wins Landmark Legal Battle for The Social Security Benefits of The Man He Loved For 43 Years

A US federal court has ruled that a gay widower is entitled to claim spousal benefits of his husband, who tragically died just six months after their wedding. Michael Ely and James A. Taylor had been in a relationship since 1971, when they were when 18 and 20 years old.…

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…

TV Preacher Pat Robertson Links COVID-19 Pandemic To ‘Wicked’ Same-Sex Marriage

Anti-LGBT Televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson linked the deadly COVID-19 pandemic to same-sex marriage on Monday. Robertson, who turned 90 last month, was responding to a viewer’s question asking him how God could “heal our land and forgive the sins when abortion and same-sex marriage are laws.”…

United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over LGBT Rights

The United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States, has announced a plan to split over LGBT+ rights. At the United Methodist Church general conference in February 2019, about 53 percent of delegates to the conference voted in favour of what members call the “Traditional Plan”. The anti-LGBT…

How LGBTQ Wedding Planners Make Big Gay Wedding Dreams Come True

Same-sex marriage in the US has been legal for years now, but queer couples still face wedding hurdles. Meet the planners who want to change that. By the time I turned 25, I had been a member of the bridal party in three weddings — one each year, for three years…

Former Cowboys Linebacker Comes Out as Gay, Announces Wedding

Jeff Rohrer, who played in the NFL from 1982 to 1987, will marry Joshua Ross this weekend.   Jeff Rohrer, a former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, came out as gay Wednesday in an interview in The New York Times. “I’ve given at least five people heart attacks with this news,” he told…

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