A routine House Judiciary Committee report backing the Defense of Marriage Act helped sway Congress in its favor 17 years ago. But on Wednesday, that same report drew gasps when Justice Elena Kagan read key excerpts.
This is what I will remember about the atmosphere at the Supreme Court during the same-sex marriage cases: that it wasn’t terribly memorable. The place was relaxed. The Justices were attentive but unemotional. The audience was cheerful.
An Arizona House panel late Wednesday approved a measure targeting transgendered people who want to use bathrooms of the gender they identify with, voting along party lines to advance a bill that protects business owners who bar the practice.
As the Supreme Court considers two major same-sex marriage cases that could change marriage in the United States, religious leaders on both sides of the debate believe they are on God's side of the contentious issue.
GLAAD is on the ground in Washington DC all day today, as the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments in cases that will decide the future of Prop. 8 and DOMA. We spoke with three of the most influential figures in the movement for marriage equality, all of whom were in the courtroom when arguments were heard.
GLAAD is on the ground in Washington DC all day today, as marriage equality supporters (and opponents) are rallying, and as the United States Supreme Court continues to hear arguments in cases that will decide the future of Prop. 8 and DOMA.
Today, the Supreme Court opens two days of oral arguments on whether the right to marriage extends to same-sex couples. Both cases—one on California’s Prop 8, the other on the federal Defense of Marriage Act—are being closely watched.