Marriage Equality

Black LGB+ Census. Civil ceremony between two Black women.

'Black Census' Finds That Low Wages Are the Top Issue For LGB+ Respondents

More than 5,400 gay, lesbian, bisexual or “other” people surveyed said that making ends meet is more important than marriage equality.

A People’s History of Antonin Scalia, Conservative Warrior

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has received hosannas from all directions. Here, Victor Goode considers his right-wing cred, his “originalist” read of the Constitution, and his hypocrisy on the bench.

SCOTUS Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States

The Supreme Court’s issued a landmark decision today that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states.  

LGBT Immigrants Could Face Hard Road Applying for Marriage Visas

Immigration lawyers are gearing up to fight for their LGBT clients applying for marriage-based immigration visas. They say fears about being outed could stop some from applying.

What the DOMA Ruling Means for LGBT Families of Color

The high court’s decision will mean LGBT couples of color will have access to more than 1,000 legal benefits through marriage.

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

In striking down the DOMA, the Supreme Court also settles a hotly debated issue immigration reform: should LGBT US citizens be allowed to sponsor their partners for green cards.

Yes, the court says.

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

The high court’s decisions will affect the future of affirmative action, voting rights, tribal sovereignty, and marriage equality.

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.

A New LGBT Politics Seeks To Marry Issues, Not Just People

Decades into the debate over sexuality, equal rights have become the dominant theme. But in cities across the South and Midwest, necessity has forced leaders to think more broadly about their communities, their politics and their tactics.

5th Grader to Give Previously Banned Speech on Marriage Equality

Kameron Slade spoke out for equality, but his school principal wasn’t too thrilled.

The Real Lesson of North Carolina's Amendment 1

Pundits are obsessing over what black voters think about same-sex marriage. It’s the wrong question. Strong, new coalitions are growing around a far broader social justice fight for all the relationships and families the right fears and demonizes.