Blogs by Brian Teets, Legal Intern
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The Washington Blade recently published a series of articles detailing the quality of life of Southern LGBT individuals. The authors spent a week in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi chronicling accounts of those who have experienced poverty, discrimination, Hurricane Katrina, and other hardships not uncommon to residents of the South.
A federal judge ruled that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The decision has been stayed.
Susan Collins, senior U.S. Senator from Maine, announced her support for marriage equality yesterday.
The Social Security Administration has been working towards incorporating marriage equality into Social Security benefits. States that do not recognize same-sex marriage will continue to bar access to many Social Security benefits in some cases.