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Meet LGBT History Month icon Evan Wolfson

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

Be ready to rally on decision day

With a decision expected in the historic marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges any day now, LGBT advocates and allies are planning for decision day across the country.

'19 Kids And Counting' star Josh Duggar has some awful thoughts about marriage

Josh Duggar thinks everyone deserves equal treatment under the law -- but that marriage should still be defined between one man and one woman.

"Natural marriage is something that has been clearly defined over the years," he said at a National Organization for Marriage event on Sunday. "What's really at stake here is the American family. Marriage is essential to the American family and every single child deserves a mother and a father."

Read about what was said inside the SCOTUS courtroom today

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed to be debating how -- not if -- same-sex marriage should become legal in every state in the country.

During oral arguments, the nine justices weighed whether now is the right time to force states to let same-sex couples marry, pointing to how quickly public opinion has shifted on the issue. Thirty-seven states and Washington, D.C., currently recognize same-sex marriage.

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It’s done! The Supreme Court has heard all arguments and will make their decision by the end of June

The arguments to Supreme Court for marriage equality have ended.

Brian Silva, executive director of Marriage Equality USA, was present at the proceedings and says in a statement to SDGLN that he was, “awed by the skill, preparation and expertise that went into the arguments made by our legal teams.”

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Memes that end the marriage equality debate for good

As the marriage equality debate is now before the Supreme Court, there are many who still believe that change is bad.

Sad and Useless has put together some sarcastically funny Memes on why gay marriage is bad, and how it would affect society.

Click HERE to get a good laugh on this historic day.

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Today a new page in American history gets turned

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear arguments from both sides of the marriage equality debate. One side proclaiming that it is against civil liberties to refuse gay couples to marry, or be recognized as married, while the other side charges that marriage should only be between one man and one woman, and it should be up to the individual states to decide how to recognize marriage.

Thousands of people stood before the courthouse this morning, some were eagerly swinging gay pride flags, while others held tightly to their anti-marriage equality signs.

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Meet the people trying to seize the 'last, best opportunity' to stop gay marriage

WASHINGTON -- When asked why they’d come to the National Mall on a recent overcast Saturday, four days before the Supreme Court would hold its latest hearing on same-sex marriage, nearly all of the dozens of people I talked to opened with the same statement, pretty much word for word: “I believe that God’s marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Several added, as an afterthought, “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” -- looking at me frankly, as if that settled everything.

The two main questions being argued

The Court is hearing consolidated cases from four states, under the official name Obergefell v. Hodges. There are two overall questions being argued:

Question 1: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?

Question 2: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?

A son's pilgrimage toward freedom for his dads

Meet Tevin Johnson-Campion, a son caught in the cross fire over marriage equality. His two dads were married in California, but live in Kentucky, a state that doesn't recognize their union as valid.

Tevin, is in Washington D.C. to support his two dads, plaintiffs in the case, who are fighting for their right to have their marriage recognized. Their journey has taken them miles away from their home and into a crowd of thousands in both support of and against marriage equality.