A State Judge Just Barred Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gabrielle Bluestone · 01/07/16 01:58PM

Roy S. Moore, pictured above, is the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, the highest authority in the state’s highest court. This week, he used his considerable influence to (again) outlaw gay marriage in Alabama.

NOM's Anti-Gay March for Marriage Was Pathetic

Rich Juzwiak · 06/19/14 03:10PM

Today, a handful of people favoring the preservation of an abstract institution over the quality of actual human lives took to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the March for Marriage, which was organized by the hate group the National Organization for Marriage. Usual suspects like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee showed up to spout the usual rhetoric: ensuring that gay people can't get married is about love not hate, kids need a mother and a father, people need the religious freedom to discriminate against whomever they arbitrarily choose, and gay people are bullies for fighting back at the o.g. bullies who go out of their way to interfere with and cast judgement on their lives. There was also the repeated claim that gay marriage has never been enacted by popular vote, which is just bullshit. Shocking that the "traditional marriage" crowd would resort to lies to keep people persuaded.

Adam Weinstein · 05/20/14 01:59PM

Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice Johnson, a National Guard soldier whose wife, Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012, has learned that she will receive survivor benefits from the VA, the first same-sex spouse to be afforded that privilege.

Master Bedroom, Extra Closet: The Truth About Gay Marriage

Steven W. Thrasher · 06/19/13 02:24PM

Any day now, possibly as soon as tomorrow, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on whether or not access to civil marriage is the law of the land for any adult couple, gay or straight. If they do rule in favor of marriage equality, they can hardly be charged with being "activist judges," out of step with the average Joe. Instead, they'll be hurrying to catch up with a change in American perceptions on same-sex marriage that has been staggering.

Caity Weaver · 05/13/13 04:41PM

Minnesota’s state Senate just voted 37-30 to legalize gay marriage, making it the twelfth state (second in the Midwest) to do so. The bill will take effect August 1, which is a Thursday, so everyone keep that weekend free.

Cardinal Dolan: Gays Are 'Entitled to Friendship'

Rich Juzwiak · 04/01/13 10:25AM

Supporting an institution (such as marriage) over actual human lives isn't a very Christian thing to do, but it is a very Catholic thing to do, and so Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan upheld the Church's interest in protecting marriage from homosexual demons in an interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday on This Week. This is what a losing battle with a twist of internal conflict sounds like: