Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that same-sex couples can divorce in the state even though Maryland does not yet permit marriages for same-sex couples.
The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 that couples who have a valid marriage from another state can divorce in Maryland. The case involved two women who were married in California and denied a divorce in 2010 by a Maryland judge.
Hoy, 17 de mayo, que es el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia y Transfobia, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud dio a conocer un reporte de posicionamiento en que denunció las llamadas "terapias de conversión, "y, además, hizo un llamado a instituciones académicas, gobiernos y los medios de comunicación a tomar las medidas adecuadas para condenar y educar acerca de estas prácticas.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). IDAHO, which is observed annually on May 17, has become a time of reflection on the state of equality and a time to take action towards furthering the well-being and legal protection of LGBT people worldwide.
She interrupted a news conference on federal immigration policy so that her father could hand-deliver a decorative hair comb. She juggled questions about banking regulations with queries about her gift registry.
Christine C. Quinn, the speaker of the City Council, plans to marry her girlfriend, Kim M. Catullo, on Saturday, and the city’s political class is abuzz. The wedding, at the Highline Stages event space in the meatpacking district, is the first of a high-ranking city official in recent memory, and the first same-sex wedding of a high-ranking city official ever.
On May 14, KOLO News — a local ABC affiliate in Reno, Nevada — previewed a story about how marriage equality can benefit the local economy by comparing same-sex unions to “sin.” “Historically, Nevada has made a living off of sin: quickie divorces, prostitution, gambling,” anchor Sarah Johns said in the preview. “What’s one more sin added to the list if it will improve our economy?” Nevada’s constitution bans same-sex marriage currently, though Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) recently embraced the idea of marriage equality in the state. Watch the preview:
Jerome Taylor and Liam O'Brien: "When Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage earlier this month, there were many who heralded it as a turning point in the history of equal rights. Symbolism plays a major part in the struggle for acceptance. Just as John F Kennedy finally adopted the cause of the civil rights movement, the gay rights lobby can now claim that the White House is officially on side (even if it suspects Mr Obama had been so privately for a long time).
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director & CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition joined advertising and market-branding expert Chris Lester on Fox 5 DC to analyze the Newsweek cover that calls President Obama the "first gay president."
By Candy Holmes - When I heard the words of President Obama affirming marriage for all couples, it made me proud to be an American and proud to be a person of African heritage. I thought back on meeting President Obama in the Oval Office and sharing my story with him around the need for equality for all Americans, including LGBT people. I believed him then when he responded that he would do his very best to work for fairness and equality.
Five years ago today, Sean Kennedy was the victim of a brutal anti-gay hate crime that brought his life to an untimely end. He was just 20 years old. Today Sean’s memory lives on through the tireless work and indomitable spirit of his mother Elke.