Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled against a central piece of the Voting Rights Act. In addition to GLAAD, ColorOfChange.org, the NAACP, National Council of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal and Education Defense Fund, and Southerners on New Ground have all spoken out against the Supreme Court and their decision.
GLAAD's Acting President, Dave Montez, addressed the New York marriage rally, cheering these victories, but also pointing to the remaining work to be done. In case you missed it, here are his comments.
Three of the leading U.S. medical associations -- the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) -- applauded the Supreme Court's decisions to overturn a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismiss a case over California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act – the law that denies more than 1,000 federal benefits to same-sex married couples – may dramatically transform the legal status and financial standing of hundreds of thousands of gay Americans, according to political advocates and policy analysts.
When it comes to sports, gay and lesbians are ahead of the game. A Nielsen survey, out Wednesday, finds that adult gay and lesbians were more likely to attend pro sports events, play sports, go online for sports news and videos, and play fantasy sports.
For some people, Wednesday was a day to celebrate. Thursday, they get back to work. Advocates of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights say they've gained fresh energy and hope after twin Supreme Court rulings advanced efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.