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  Senate marriage equality bill advances with 62-37 bipartisan vote

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators voted 62-37 for cloture—the end of debate—for the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), signaling passage in the near future for the measure that enshrines marriage equality into federal law. The ...


 
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  Rights advocates: Nov. 16 Senate vote a 'backstop' against SCOTUS overreach

Representatives from HRC and GLAD met with media virtually the morning of Nov. 16 to discuss the implications of the Respect of Marriage Act. That legislation, scheduled for a Senate vote the same day, codifies marriage ...


 
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  WORLD Indian judge, marriage items, LGBTQ+-friendly countries

A judge who could pave the way to legalizing marriage equality in India took charge as chief justice, Bloomberg reported. As a judge on the top court, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud was a member of the five-member ...


 
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  Actress Rebel Wilson gets engaged, announces birth of first child [UPDATE]

Actress Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) is engaged to girlfriend Ramona Agruma after dating for seven months, according to Page Six. ...


 
Last-Mexican-state-approves-marriage-equality

  Last Mexican state approves marriage equality

On Oct. 27, Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas voted to recognize same-sex marriage, making it legal in every district in the country, Reuters reported. In its official Twitter account, the congress of Tamaulipas approved the ...


 
Calif-judge-rules-for-anti-LGBTQ-baker-in-wedding-cake-case

  Calif. judge rules for anti-LGBTQ+ baker in wedding-cake case

In California, a judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs, according to a U.S. News & World Report ...


 
Singapore-moves-to-legalize-male-same-sex-relations-protect-definition-of-marriage

  Singapore moves to legalize male same-sex relations, protect definition of marriage

On Oct. 20, Singapore's government filed bills in parliament seeking to decriminalize sex between men, and to amend the constitution to prevent court challenges to laws and policies concerning marriage, Reuters reported. The proposed legislation in ...


 
Slovenia-legalizes-marriage-equality-adoption-

  Slovenia legalizes marriage equality, adoption

Slovenia has become the first Eastern European country to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption. The historic moment has come about after a six-to-three Constitutional Court decision in July said that same-sex marriage and adoption are constitutional ...


 
Cuba-legalizes-same-sex-marriage-

  Cuba legalizes same-sex marriage

Cuba has legalized marriage equality after Cubans voted in favor of a family code that increased protections for minorities on the island, CNN reported. With 94% of the votes counted as of 8 a.m. CT on ...


 
Family-Equality-discussion-at-Center-on-Halsted-on-Sept-9

  Family Equality discussion at Center on Halsted on Sept. 9

On Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Center on Halsted will host a special Family Equality educational panel discussion about issues facing LGBTQ+ people and families. According to Family Equality, at least 11.3 million U.S. adults identify ...


 
Singapore-to-decriminalize-same-sex-relations-but-will-ban-marriage-equality-

  Singapore to decriminalize same-sex relations, but will ban marriage equality

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men by repealing a colonial-era statute but will amend the constitution to ensure same-sex marriage is not allowed, ABC News reported. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he believed repealing the ...


 
Senate-vote-on-marriage-bill-pushed-back-to-September

  Senate vote on marriage bill pushed back to September

Hope for a quick vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. Senate this week has faded, but U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin said over the weekend that she has 10 Republican senators willing to ...


 
Andorra-passes-civil-marriage-for-same-sex-couples

  Andorra passes civil marriage for same-sex couples

On July 21, lawmakers in the tiny European country of Andorra voted unanimously to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples, The Los Angeles Blade reported. Andorra is a small country known for its ski areas ...


 
US-House-passes-Respect-for-Marriage-Act

  U.S. House passes Respect for Marriage Act

On July 19, almost 50 House Republicans joined Democrats to pass legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enshrine marriage equality into federal law, Axios reported. The legislation, approved 267-157, is part of ...


 
Ted-Cruz-wants-marriage-equality-revoked

  Ted Cruz wants marriage equality revoked

To the surprise of few, a leading Republican figure would like marriage equality overturned. On July 16, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the U.S. Supreme Court was "clearly wrong" and "overreaching" when it legalized same-sex ...


 
Supreme-Court-justice-says-marriage-equality-ruling-should-be-reconsidered-

  Supreme Court justice says marriage-equality ruling should be reconsidered

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a concurring opinion regarding the revocation of the constitutional right to abortion that the U.S. Supreme Court "should reconsider" its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access, same-sex ...


 
Clela-Rorex-first-County-Clerk-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licences-has-died

  Clela Rorex, first County Clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences, has died

-- From a press release

BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County and the family of Clela Rorex are saddened to announce the death of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pioneering ally, Clela Rorex. On March 27,1975 Clela issued the first ...


 
Church-of-Scotland-votes-to-allow-same-sex-marriages

  Church of Scotland votes to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of Scotland has voted to allow same-sex marriages after recent warnings that its historical opposition had increased the church's decline toward irrelevance, The Guardian reported. The church's general assembly voted 274-136 to allow it ...


 
Same-sex-couple-have-historic-wedding-in-Antarctica

  Same-sex couple have historic wedding in Antarctica

RRS Sir David Attenborough crew members Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter are now the first same-sex couple ever married in the British Antarctic Territory on April 24, The Maritime Executive noted. The Maritime Executive noted that ...


 
Judge-Former-clerk-Kim-Davis-violated-same-sex-couples-rights

  Judge: Former clerk Kim Davis violated same-sex couples' rights

A federal judge found that Kim Davis—the former Kentucky clerk whose refusal to sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples made national headlines in 2015—violated their constitutional rights, NPR reported. Now it has to be determined if ...


 
Top-UK-court-upholds-Cayman-Islands-marriage-equality-ban

  Top UK court upholds Cayman Islands marriage-equality ban

On March 14, the UK Privy Council ruled that the Cayman Islands Constitution does not provide a right for same-sex marriage and ruled in favor of the Cayman Islands government by dismissing the case of lesbian ...


 
Skydeck-Chicago-announces-Valentines-Day-Love-on-The-Ledge-contest

  Skydeck Chicago announces Valentine's Day 'Love on The Ledge' contest

Skydeck Chicago has announced its annual "Love on The Ledge" social media contest. The event at the Willis Tower observation deck gives adventurous couples of all backgrounds the chance to tie the knot or renew their ...


 
Israel-allows-surrogacy-for-same-sex-couples-trans-people-and-single-men

  Israel allows surrogacy for same-sex couples, trans people and single men

Israel Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced that, starting next week, same-sex couples, single men and transgender people will be able to parent children through surrogacy, an option that was previously banned for them in the country, ...


 
New-Jersey-legislature-votes-to-codify-marriage-equality-

  New Jersey legislature votes to codify marriage equality

On Dec. 20, New Jersey lawmakers took steps to protect marriage equality, with both houses of the state legislature voting to enshrine the right to same-sex marriage into state law, PhillyVoice.com reported. Sponsors of the legislation ...


 
WORLD-Chiles-marriage-law-Tokyos-move-Iran-arrest-Mr-Gay-World-resigns

  WORLD Chile's marriage law, Tokyo's move, Iran arrest, Mr. Gay World resigns

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed a historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage into law, days after the measure was approved by Congress, Al-Jazeera reported. The law "puts all love relationships between two people on an equal footing," ...


 
Chiles-political-houses-approve-marriage-equality-by-landslide-margin

  Chile's political houses approve marriage equality by landslide margin

Chile approved marriage-equality legislation in a landslide vote on Dec. 7, NPR reported. Both houses of Chile's Congress authorized the measure with overwhelming majorities, making it the eighth Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage, as ...


 
Thailand-Switzerland-go-in-opposite-directions-regarding-marriage-equality

  Thailand, Switzerland go in opposite directions regarding marriage equality

Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled a law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country is constitutional, The Washington Blade reported. The Foundation for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights and Justice, ...


 
Same-sex-partners-can-now-access-Social-Security-survivors-benefits

  Same-sex partners can now access Social Security survivor's benefits

--From a press release

[New York, NY] This week, Lambda Legal has announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has withdrawn its appeals in two cases on behalf of surviving same-sex partners and spouses whom SSA had previously denied from ...


 
Departments-dismiss-appeals-of-same-sex-Social-Security-survivor-case

  Departments dismiss appeals of same-sex Social Security survivor case

On Nov. 1, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Social Security Administration (SSA) dismissed their Ninth Circuit appeals of two nationwide class-action suits that Lambda Legal won. The original ruling was in favor of surviving ...


 
Nearly-two-thirds-of-Swiss-residents-vote-for-marriage-equality

  Nearly two-thirds of Swiss residents vote for marriage equality

Almost two-thirds of Switzerland's voters backed the government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sept. 26, with campaigners calling it a historic day for gay rights in Switzerland, Yahoo! News reported, citing AFP. ...


 
WORLD-Marches-world-leaders-Swiss-marriage-soccer-match

  WORLD Marches, world leaders, Swiss marriage, soccer match

Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in an annual Pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters ...


 
Pope-again-refuses-to-bless-same-sex-marriages

  Pope again refuses to bless same-sex marriages

Pope Francis told reporters recently on a return flight from Hungary that the Catholic Church is unable to bless same-sex marriages because marriage is a divine sacrament between a man and a woman, per The Advocate. ...


 
Polis-marriage-marks-first-same-sex-wedding-of-sitting-governor

  Polis marriage marks first same-sex wedding of sitting governor

On Sept. 15, Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed longtime partner Marlon Reis marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting U.S. governor, NPR reported. Polis keeps making history. In 2018, Polis became the first openly gay ...


 
LGBTQ-advocates-celebrate-two-Illinois-marriage-certificate-modernization-bills

  LGBTQ advocates celebrate two Illinois marriage certificate modernization bills

--From a press release

Trans and non-binary people who were married in Illinois will now be able to obtain marriage certificates that reflect their authentic selves thanks to legislation signed today by Governor JB Pritzker, according to Equality Illinois and ...


 
LGBTQ-advocates-celebrate-passage-of-Illinois-marriage-certificate-name-change-legislation

  LGBTQ advocates celebrate passage of Illinois marriage certificate name change legislation

--From a press release

LGBTQ advocates are celebrating passage of state legislation that will provide certainty for individuals requesting that their Illinois marriage certificates reflect a legal name change. HB 2590 is an initiative of Equality Illinois and Chicago House ...


 
Simmons-family-advocates-argue-for-600-per-child-state-tax-credit-before-Senate-committee

  Simmons, family advocates argue for $600-per-child state tax credit before Senate committee

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD Speaking alongside other advocates for Illinois children and families, Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) argued the necessity of his plan to institute a $600-per-child income tax credit at the state level before the ...


 
Starting-May-3-ceremonies-in-Cook-Countys-downtown-Marriage-Court-can-be-performed-by-Zoom

  Starting May 3, ceremonies in Cook County's downtown Marriage Court can be performed by Zoom

CHICAGO (April 30) Marriage and civil union ceremonies at Cook County's downtown Marriage and Civil Union Court (Marriage Court) may be performed via Zoom videoconference, as well as in person, starting next week, according to ...


 
Illinois-Senate-passes-proposal-removing-gendered-language-from-marriage-certificates-

  Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates

--From a press release

On April 21, on its third reading, the Illinois Senate passed (by a bipartisan vote of 44-13) a proposal that amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to allow the removal of gendered language ...


 
Russian-leader-Putin-officially-bans-same-sex-marriage-

  Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of constitutional amendments that, among other things, formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country, The Washington Blade reported. ...


 
Michigan-Court-recognizes-same-sex-parents-have-parental-rights

  Michigan Court recognizes same-sex parents have parental rights

--From a NCLR press release

DETROIT, MI Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals recognized two unmarried women as parents where one parent is a genetic parent and the other parent gave birth. LaNesha Matthews and Kyresha LeFever were a same-sex ...


 
Global-momentum-for-marriage-equality-surgesFreedom-to-Marry-Global-website-created

  Global momentum for marriage equality surges,"Freedom to Marry Global" website created

--From a freedomtomarry.org press release

April 1st marks twenty years since the Netherlands ended the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, becoming the first of so far 30 countries worldwide to affirm the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Now, two ...


 
LETTER-The-Vaticans-words-and-actions-do-not-echo-love-

  LETTER The Vatican's words and actions do not echo love

The LGBTQA community is responding with shock, anger and frustration at the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith statement concerning same-sex unions. Many in our community can't understand why Pope Francis would allow such a ...


 
DignityUSA-Vatican-denying-same-sex-blessings-Exacerbates-pain-and-anger-

  DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger"

--From a press release

March 15, 2021. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI people in the church and society, is deeply disappointed by the Vatican's statement unequivocally denying blessings to same-sex coupl ...


 
Vatican-wont-bless-same-sex-unions-

  Vatican won't bless same-sex unions

The Catholic Church said it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, according to an NBC News item. The Congregation for the Doctrine ...


 
Commission-Jamaica-should-repeal-same-sex-ban-

  Commission: Jamaica should repeal same-sex ban

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the top rights body of the Americas, said in a symbolic landmark ruling on Feb. 17 that Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, Reuters reported. Two Jamaicans ...


 
Leading-groups-submit-amicus-briefs-against-discrimination-against-LGBT-surviving-spouses

  Leading groups submit amicus briefs against discrimination against LGBT surviving spouses

--From a press release

WASHINGTON D.C. AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and the American Society on Aging (ASA) filed amicus briefs today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit arguing that the ...


 
Switzerlands-parliament-okays-marriage-equality-residents-to-have-final-say

  Switzerland's parliament okays marriage equality, residents to have final say

On Dec. 18, the Swiss parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the nation in line with much of Europe on LGBTQ rights, TheLocal.ch reported. However, the Swiss residents themselves will have ...


 
WORLD-Canada-museum-gay-NZ-leader-marriage-items-Drag-Race

  WORLD Canada museum, gay NZ leader, marriage items, 'Drag Race'

The embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) said it's planning sweeping changes to rebuild the organization more than four months after staff came forward with shocking allegations of racism and LGBT censorship, CBC.ca reported. The ...


 
Jennifer-N-Pritzker-Erin-E-Solaro-wed

  Jennifer N. Pritzker, Erin E. Solaro wed

--From a press release

Jennifer N. Pritzker and Erin E. Solaro were married in a private ceremony in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2020. Ms. Pritzker is President & CEO of TAWANI Enterprises Inc., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Retired, and Founder ...


 
WORLD-Taiwan-marriages-Nigeria-court-protests-GQ-Awards

  WORLD Taiwan marriages, Nigeria court, protests, GQ Awards

Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan—marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, CNN.com reported. The island's defense ministry called it an ...


 
LGBTQ-Equality-Caucus-co-chairs-bring-resolution-affirming-courts-marriage-ruling-

  LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus co-chairs bring resolution affirming court's marriage ruling

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Co-Chairs, Chris Pappas (NH-01), David Cicilline (RI-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Sharice L. Davids (KS-03), Sean Patrick Maloney ...


 
LGBT-HISTORY-The-Intersection-Of-LGBTQ-History-And-Disability

  LGBT HISTORY: The Intersection Of LGBTQ History And Disability

Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most ...


 
NATIONAL-Marriage-support-GLSEN-LGBTQ-voting-campaigns-

  NATIONAL Marriage support, GLSEN, LGBTQ voting campaigns

Seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the 11th annual American Values Survey—the highest percentage recorded by a major national poll, NBC News reported. The results found just 28 percent of respondents oppose the ...


 
Pope-calls-for-same-sex-civil-unions-in-documentary-UPDATED

  Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary (UPDATED)

In a departure from the position held by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome, NBC News noted. "Homosexuals ...


 
Threat-to-marriage-equality-looms-at-Supreme-Court-Lambda-Legal-responds

  Threat to marriage equality looms at Supreme Court, Lambda Legal responds

--From a press release

(Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020) — Today, in a statement in Davis v. Ermold, authored by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by Justice Samuel Alito, the Justices indicated a desire to overturn Obergefell v. ...


 
WORLD-Vancouver-protest-dating-apps-Budapest-Pride-N-Ireland-marriages

  WORLD Vancouver protest, dating apps, Budapest Pride, N. Ireland marriages

In Canada, protesters held a beach dance party in Vancouver's West End night in a bid to disrupt an event by a Toronto preacher who has been accused of anti-LGBTQ hate speech, CBC.ca reported. David Lynn, ...


 
NATIONAL-Bakery-situation-tribal-marriage-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-Penn-lawmakers

  NATIONAL Bakery situation, tribal marriage, anti-LGBTQ crimes, Penn. lawmakers

Extreme right-wing organization the Church Militant requested that Detroit bakery Good Cakes and Bakes co-owner April Anderson (who's LGBTQ) put on a cake, "Homosexual acts are gravely evil. (Catholic Catechism ...


 
Ken-Ilio-one-of-the-first-gay-men-to-marry-in-Illinois-dies-at-63

  Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63

Keneth Yerro Ilio—who became one of the first gay men to wed in Illinois when he married Ron Dorfman in December 2013—has died in Chicago. He was 63. Windy City Times reported that on Dec. 16, ...


 
Chicago-church-that-hosted-historic-same-sex-event-demolished

  Chicago church that hosted historic same-sex event demolished

Following an extended effort to save the building, Misericordia Homes recently demolished the former Chicago Town and Tennis Club/Unity Church building at 1925 W. Thome Ave., in the West Ridge area of the city. Originally designed ...


 
Consulates-holding-Pride-talk-June-30-

  Consulates holding Pride talk June 30

On Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m., the Australian and Irish consulates of Chicago will hold a Pride virtual panel. Participants will celebrate the marriage equality campaigns of both countries and discuss the ongoing work to ...


 
NCLR-celebrates-five-year-anniversary-of-Supreme-Court-ruling-on-marriage-equality-

  NCLR celebrates five-year anniversary of Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today joins with millions of LGBTQ people and allies in celebrating the five-year anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling establishing marriage equality in all ...


 
Study-says-LGBT-emotional-well-being-improved-post-marriage-equality-ruling

  Study says LGBT emotional well-being improved post marriage equality ruling

A new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended marriage equality nationwide in June 2015, had a positive impact on ...


 
Report-Same-sex-weddings-boost-state-economies-38-B-since-marriage-equality-ruling

  Report: Same-sex weddings boost state economies $3.8 B since marriage equality ruling

More than half of all married same-sex couples in the United States married after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended marriage equality nationwide in June 2015. Wedding spending by these 293,000 ...


 
-Costa-Rica-celebrates-marriage-equality-

  Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality

As of midnight on May 26, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America (and the 28th United Nations member state) to legalize same-sex marriage after a groundbreaking court ruling came into effect. Reuters reported ...


 
WORLD-Mass-wedding-100-year-old-gay-actor-Kenyan-archive-Russian-activist

  WORLD Mass wedding, 100-year-old gay actor, Kenyan archive, Russian activist

Earlier this month, more than 140 LGBTQ couples tied the knot in a collective wedding organized by Rainbow Caravan, a Mexico City government campaign aimed at eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ people, NBC News reported. On the ...


 
Yarbrough-officiates-special-Valentines-Day-wedding-

  Yarbrough officiates special Valentine's Day wedding

On Valentine's Day, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough officiated the wedding of Bronzeville couple Ivan Bujan, 34, and Charles Long, 40, in the Cook County Clerk's Vital Records Bureau office downtown. Their marriage date fells on ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-in-Mexico-European-report-arrests-in-journalists-murder

  WORLD Marriage in Mexico, European report, arrests in journalist's murder

The Congress in the Mexican state of Sonora is now getting pressure from federal legislators to approve a measure allowing for same-sex marriages, Fronteras reported. More than six months have passed since that measure was introduced ...


 
Talks-on-Feb-16-March-1-about-issues-in-The-Cake

  Talks on Feb. 16, March 1 about issues in 'The Cake'

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents The Cake, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Steve Scott, now through Sunday, March 1, in the Playhouse Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The ...


 
WORLD-Swiss-vote-Northern-Ireland-wedding-Tanzania-report-bishops-convene

  WORLD Swiss vote, Northern Ireland wedding, Tanzania report, bishops convene

In Switzerland, voters backed a referendum to extending anti-racism legislation to cover sexual orientation—defying critics who had claimed such a move would be an infringement of free speech, The Guardian reported. Unlike many of its western ...


 
Judge-rules-for-same-sex-partners-in-Social-Security-case

  Judge rules for same-sex partners in Social Security case

On Jan. 31, federal magistrate judge recommended striking down as unconstitutional the U.S. Social Security Administration's (SSA's) denial of survivor's benefits to surviving same-sex partners who were barred from marrying ...


 
Federal-court-ruling-benefits-same-sex-couples

  Federal court ruling benefits same-sex couples

A federal appeals panel of Republican appointees ruled Jan. 17 that the state of Indiana must treat same-sex married couples the same as male-female married couples when determining who to list on a child's birth certificate. ...


 
Indiana-same-sex-parents-can-list-both-names-on-childrens-birth-certificates

  Indiana same-sex parents can list both names on children's birth certificates

On Jan. 17—after more than two and a half years—the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that married same-sex couples in Indiana can list both parents on their children's birth certificates, CNN.com reported. In so ...


 
2019-global-roundup-from-Toronto-to-Taiwan

  2019 global roundup, from Toronto to Taiwan

There was no shortage of the good, the bad and ugly regarding global LGBTQ developments. Below are just a few of media reports (highlights and lowlights): —Bus attack: In London in late May, a group of ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-LGBTQ-crimes-Richard-Grenell-two-spirit-marriage-Adam-Rippon

  NATIONAL Anti-LGBTQ crimes, Richard Grenell, two-spirit marriage, Adam Rippon

A transgender man driving a taxi in McAlester, Oklahoma, was fatally shot early New Year's Day, Advocate.com reported. Dustin Parker, 25, leaves a wife, Regina, and four children, was a founding member of the McAlester chapter ...


 
UMC-may-split-over-same-sex-marriage-inclusion

  UMC may split over same-sex marriage, inclusion

A schism is expected within the United Methodist Church (UMC) over same-sex marriage and LGBTQ inclusion, media outlets reported. UMC leaders signed a proposal that outlines the separation, and this could be approved at a general ...


 






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