2337 posts categorized "Families"

May 25, 2016

Desmond Tutu’s daughter married a woman, and was forced out of the South African clergy

May 19, 2016

HRC taps Ted Olson in fight against NC anti-LGBT law

The Human Rights Campaign goes the celebrity route again. HRC President Chad Griffin, then leader of American Foundation for Equal Rights, previously brought Olson in, along with Democratic attorney David Boies, for the court fight against California Proposition 8, known as Hollingsworth v. Perry. Olson and Boies ran up more than $6 million in legal fees in that case, despite the fact that other attorneys working in marriage equality cases often worked pro bono. So how much is HRC going to pay Olson?

It should be noted, by the way, that the Perry case did NOT win the nation marriage equality. It was sent back to a lower court by SCOTUS in 2013 for lack of standing. The 2013 SCOTUS overturn of the discriminatory federal definition of marriage in DOMA was in another case, United States v. Windsor, where Edith Windsor's attorney Roberta Kaplan argued before the high court. The ruling that granted civil marriage equality throughout the country came with Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. The plaintiffs in that case were represented at oral argument by civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto and Washington, D.C. lawyer Douglas Hallward-Driemeier.

GOP congresswoman stands up for LGBT rights alongside her transgender son

The Lehtinens were at the Trans Equality fundraiser Wednesday evening at The Hamilton, where Rodrigo gave his mother an Ally Award. Another member of Congress honored was Rep. Mike Honda.

May 18, 2016

Mexican president proposes legalizing same-sex marriage

May 13, 2016

Mr Gay Syria stands defiant against extremists who beheaded his boyfriend

Italian civil unions bill receives final approval

May 08, 2016

Same-sex couples finally being given right to adopt in Ireland

Gay US diplomat found true love in Shanghai, marries Chinese boyfriend

Meet My Child: Parents of Transgender Kids Speak Out

A lovely video from Trans United Fund.

April 29, 2016

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

April 27, 2016

Gay dads win custody battle against homophobic Thai surrogate mother

A reminder that one must be careful in surrogacy agreements.

Gay vulture couple adopts egg after mother rejected it

April 26, 2016

Colorado Supreme Court denies appeal from anti-gay baker who refused to make wedding cake

April 24, 2016

Obama credits daughters, gay friends with marriage evolution

Former US Senator Writes of His Love for His Wife of 48 Years, and His Upcoming Marriage to a Man

Good for Harris Wofford. He has been in the relationship for 15 years.

April 19, 2016

Christian Attorney Trying To Marry His MacBook

Personally, to avoid provoking jealousy, I close the MacBook on my desk before taking my iPad to bed.

April 14, 2016

China judge rejects country's first same-sex marriage case

It is a long struggle to win equality. Here is wishing our Chinese counterparts strength and endurance.

Gay dads Caleb and Kordale back together, are expecting fifth child

Social Security lifts penalty on same-sex couples

April 08, 2016

Inside Pope Francis’ statement on the family

Our friend Peter Tatchell writes from London:

Pope Francis has failed LGBT people
Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality

"The Pope promised reform but has reconfirmed traditional Catholic doctrine on same-sex relationships. He has ignored submissions and appeals by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics. Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality. Joy of Love offers a change of tone, not of substance,” said LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

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April 07, 2016

Tony Perkins: Stop Mocking Our PayPal Button

Appeals Court Rules Puerto Rico Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

This should have been obvious after Obergefell, but the diehards don't quit.

April 05, 2016

Honey Maid features gay couple in its ‘This is Wholesome’ advert

March 30, 2016

Republican Senate candidate with lesbian daughter continues to oppose same-sex marriage

He opposes our marriage rights, but somehow we're the intolerant ones. And America's Founders were intolerant of King George.

March 19, 2016

French doctors admit to illegally helping gay couples conceive to protest discriminatory law

March 08, 2016

Ricky Martin speaks in support of same-sex marriage in Chile

He's a good guy, and he's easy on the eyes.

Queen Elizabeth II 'does not approve of same-sex marriage'

Well I don't approve of the royalists, so we're even.

It's unanimous: US Supreme Court reverses ruling in Alabama lesbian adoption case

Log Cabin Republicans use Trump's own words to confront him on gay marriage

Good for them.

March 03, 2016

#TBT - Six years ago today, marriage equality became law in DC.

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(Photo from NYT, 3/3/2010: Jonathan Howard, left, and Gregory Jones applied for a marriage license on Wednesday in Washington. Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Here's an item for Throwback Thursday: Six years ago today, marriage equality became law in DC. Here's something I posted that day here at GLAA Forum:

The beautiful sight outside Room 4485

February 29, 2016

Italian Senate approves civil unions bill

Step by step.

Switzerland narrowly rejects initiative blocking same-sex marriage

February 24, 2016

In a Royal Canadian Navy first, ceremonial first kiss shared by two men - see video

Dan Savage slams 'moronic' complaints Hillary Clinton isn't an LGBT ally

I could not agree more with Dan Savage. Politicians have little incentive to come over to our way of thinking if we are just going to rebuke them for not doing it sooner.

February 21, 2016

Meeting a hero

(Click on the Instagram link to view the photo.)

February 17, 2016

Potential Supreme Court pick had role in overturning DOMA

February 15, 2016

Marco Rubio Doubles Down With New Plan To Take Away LGBT Rights

If this man is indeed a closeted, overcompensating homosexual, as rumored, will someone please get the goods on him sooner rather than later?

Peru police break up peaceful gay kiss protest with water cannons

A suspiciously phallic response by police.

February 05, 2016

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband

January 30, 2016

Since Mormon church enacted anti-gay policy, 32 young LGBTI people have killed themselves