The idea that gays and lesbians should be included really isn't all that new. It's been there in the Constitution this whole time. The Constitution's just been waiting for us to catch up to it.
We have reached this point, as we often do in the American civil rights tradition, thanks first to individuals who took great personal risks, facing down hostility and daring to demand fair treatment and basic rights.
Regardless where conservatives and other critics stand on the decision, it passed the Supreme Court's muster. The predictable backlash actually sets the stage for a GOP that might actually be relieved by the Supreme Court decision for at least a couple of reasons.
On your way to the wedding chapel, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.
Access to health care is a right and not a privilege. Now, the Supreme Court stands on the side of the 4.2 million Latino families who won't have to choose between going bankrupt and going to the doctor.
Today when you're celebrating, I ask you do the same. Reflect on the times you've caught your own ignorance, remember what you've learned from those moments, and laud the progress that we've made for the sake of the future.
Today, June 26, 2015, a day that will live in infamy, the Supreme Court has just destroyed the great battleship of marriage. Sent a kamizake pilot right through its bridge. Blown it to smithereens.
In honor of the Supreme Court's ruling on Marriage Equality, I am sharing my story as it relates to me (a heterosexual female) and my sister (a homosexual female) and our journey over the past 17 years!
The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, a composite of four lower-court cases involving four states--Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky--has ramifications for employers and employees in all states.
Just a few hours ago, I was standing on the steps of the Supreme Court as the ruling on marriage equality was announced. The weight of the moment was almost too much to bear.
While those of us who support marriage equality are right to rejoice, there remains one thing missing from Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion: he refused (once again) to say that all laws that discriminate against LGBT people are subject to heightened judicial scrutiny.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across America. This ruling will bring joy to families, and final victory to the decades-long marriage movement. Here are some of the lessons learned over the years that could apply to other progressive social movements.
Our fight for civil and human rights for the LGBT community goes on. Marriage equality is only one rung in the ladder to victory. Bigger battles are yet to be fought and won. We cannot accept that you can marry today and, in 29 states, lose your job tomorrow.
Love is meeting her for the first time and feeling like you've known her forever. Love is laughing at something only you both understand.
In my 32 years serving the people of California in Congress, I have never written to Supreme Court Justices. But your ruling in the King v. Burwell case was so momentous and so important for America's families, I felt compelled to write and share my gratitude for this decision.