Although Mark and I are not planning a wedding anytime soon, it is important that our government support and recognize that our love is as powerful and valuable as that of any heterosexual couple, just as it was for Mr. and Mrs. Loving despite their races.
What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.
With no word from the Supreme Court on Prop 8 today, we now know that the ruling will come sometime next week. And then that's it: the final word, once and for all, on the constitutionality of California's marriage ban.
Just as those who came before our daughter Sadie fought to make the world a better place for her, our pledge to Sadie is that we will teach her, through our words and our deeds, that she too has a responsibility to those who come after her.
It was California Proposition 8 that pushed us to make -- perhaps angered us to make -- The Out List in the first place. It airs on HBO, June 27th, the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
When we promote and permit intolerance through bans on same-sex marriage, we enable and encourage feelings of marginalization, depression, and isolation among gay people. As a result, things like substance use, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk taking increase.
Opponents of marriage equality claim that there are "negative consequences" to letting gay and lesbian couples marry. Marriage will deteriorate, they claim; fewer straight people will want to be a part of the institution. Well, that's a fine thing to claim, but the evidence just isn't there.
The LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice movements are so closely aligned in values but too frequently siloed off as unrelated. Reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality are not only rooted in the same principles, but many of our core issues overlap.
How did we get here? It's been a long, winding road, starting with the passage of Prop 8 in 2008, and then the stunning announcement that David Boies and Ted Olson were teaming up to fight it, and then one victory after another, but still no resumption of marriage.
As we enter Pride month, the impact of the Supreme Court hearings on Jason Collins reminds us yet again of the importance of the literally millions of LGBTIQ people who have come out and spoken the truth of their lives to their friends and family and to our nation.
Like a strong majority of Americans, I believe we are all equal under the law -- now I hope the Supreme Court agrees: any day now we will learn the fates of our voting rights and marriage rights.
Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.
Even in this time when some pundits claim gays have arrived, our supposed friends are still throwing us overboard, subjecting us to ongoing discrimination. Here's hoping that, even if John Roberts isn't among them, five justices of the Supreme Court get that.
Spencer Perry, son of the Hollingsworth v. Perry plaintiffs, has proven himself to be a member of the next generation of young civil rights activists. Though he was only in eighth grade when California passed Prop 8, he sought to play whatever role he could in the fight for marriage equality.
In both the Proposition 8 case and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, many are hoping for sweeping rulings that put the subject to rest for all time. Personally, I don't think that's what's going to happen.
The Supreme Court has identified just three remaining days when they might issue their ruling. The deadline for the end of their term is at the end of June, so one way or another, we'll have that decision in a matter of days. And then what? Well, there are a variety of ways the court could rule.