"A little lemonade can go a long way," and that's exactly what happened when 5 and a half year old Jayden Sink decided to sell her Pink Lemonade for Peace this weekend. Her stand was located in front of the beautifully-painted rainbow Equality House that is located across from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Proposition 8 today, one of the two current cases the court is considering on marriage equality.
Since 1996, the federal government has defined marriage as between a man and a woman. That could change if proponents of gay marriage succeed before the Supreme Court.
Last week, Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh (R) introduced a new bill that would have prosecuted transgender people with a class 1 misdemeanor for using the appropriate bathroom according to their gender.
An Oregon high school installed separate unisex bathrooms, giving a "third option" to its students, including those who identify as transgender, a school official said.
March is Women’s History Month—a time not only to celebrate women’s contributions to history and society, but also to reflect on the injustices and persecution that too many women continue to face across the globe.
Gay parents are judged more harshly. A key theme of the campaign to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is the act's effect on gay parents, who under current law cannot be legally recognized by the federal government.
For various reasons, gender identity struggles don't have as much social cachet as something like gay marriage, though in many ways they are more urgent and fundamental. Though a certain type of queer person might soon enjoy what begins to look like full equality and acceptance, there are many others who are still deeply embattled.
Five Rhode Island mayors called on the state Senate Monday to pass legislation allowing gays and lesbians to marry, joining a growing list of those backing the effort to join the rest of New England in allowing same-sex wedlock.