A federal judge today struck down Kentucky's ban on recognizing marriages for same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee to equal protection under the law.
Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law has sparked international discussion about its blatant, violating attempt to completely silence the LGBT community in Russia. The upcoming book Gay Propaganda, edited by Masha Gessen and Joseph Huff-Hannon, provides a platform from which those voices can be heard.
While the world will be watching the Olympic Games in Sochi, GLAAD will continue to raise the profile of LGBT Russians, as a resource to the mainstream media to continue to include Russia's anti-LGBT laws. Our first couple is Oleg Dusaev and Dmitriy Stepanov.