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Marriage Equality

2013 was the year of marriage equality in the U.S.

A comprehensive state-by-state report details LGBT-related legislation in 2013, a year marked by huge victories for the LGBT community from statehouses across the nation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pope Francis: Civil unions may be acceptable to Vatican

Pope Francis has signaled that he could see the Catholic church tolerating some forms of same-sex civil unions -- though not marriage -- when it comes to situations such as medical care and property for gay couples.

ASA brief supports efforts to overturn gay-marriage bans

“As the same-sex marriage debate continues in courtrooms across the country, the ASA will continue to emphasize the clear social science research consensus that children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by heterosexual parents.”

Marvin Burrows remembered: Why equality matters

Family, friends and strangers will gather this weekend to celebrate the life of Marvin Burrows, a longtime gay activist who became an important symbol about the harmful consequences of inequality dealt to many LGBT Americans.

Why does the National Organization For Marriage think it has any clout?

It's been a busy month over at the National Organization for Marriage's D.C. office, thanks to some developments that are major victories to those of us who value freedom and crushing blows to a pro-discrimination outfit like NOM.

NCLR joins Utah marriage-equality case

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is joining the law firm of Magleby & Greenwood as counsel for the plaintiff couples in Kitchen v. Herbert, the lawsuit in which a federal judge recently struck down Utah’s ban on marriage by same–gender couples.

A Christmas engagement, New Year wedding for Filipino-American gay couple

Jay Mercado opens the door, picks up packages on the doorstep and cheerily calls out to her partner Shirley Tan, “Look, hon, we have presents!” By a lavishly decorated, rotating Christmas tree, their son Jashley Mercado, 17, is planted on the living room couch, watching television, while Shirley putters in the kitchen.