Heather and Melissa Gartner were legally married in Iowa and had a daughter together, yet the state refuses to list them both as parents on their daughter’s birth certificate
On Friday this week, the US Supreme Court judges are expected to announce which, if any, cases related to gay rights they will review. At stake are not only the right to marry and federal recognition of marriage-related financial benefits for same-sex couples who are already married.
For those of us living in the United States, this is a time of year for giving thanks. It is in that spirit that I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pieces of U.S. news on overcoming discrimination over the past couple of months.
On election night, it was steak and cable news stations for the “family values” groups.
The progressive-leaning state refuses to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution.
A conservative judge issued a stunning rebuke of the Defense of Marriage Act, teeing the law up for Supreme Court review.
Europe may not be the best place for same-sex couples, who want to have kids. Courts, culture, and governments continue to put up roadblocks.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the National Organization for Marriage challenging Maine’s campaign finance laws.
Minnesota could be the first state to defeat a ballot amendment declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman. And a punter shall lead them.
Progressive religious and human rights groups today called on the Democratic National Committee to “stand up for people of faith and [of] no faith and not allow conservative politicians and religious leaders to redefine the meaning of religious liberty.”