Pointing to incidents of discrimination toward gay people, Utah Pride Center officials announced Wednesday they will file a court brief on impending cases before the U.S. Supreme Court involving gay marriage: California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
A year and a half after former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledged to oppose efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, his leading adviser during the 2012 campaign in Iowa spoke out in support of marriage equality.
"We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall." The power of those words can't be overstated.
Edwin Blesch, 72, and his partner Tim Smulian, 66, have been together for 14 years and married for more than five. The state of New York recognizes them as a married couple. But when it comes to immigration status, the federal government does not.