Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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Below, we take a closer look at how the fight has been unfolding across the country, state by state. And be sure to also check out The Washington Post’s thorough, state-by-state rundown of same-sex marriage status in the U.S.
This week, Goldman Sachs was one of more than 100 corporations that lodged their support for same-sex marriage in two briefs filed with the Supreme Court...Even the authors of the briefs seemed surprised by the wave of corporate support.
Brendan Fay pointed to an e-mail on his computer screen from the New York Fire Department’s Emerald Society Pipes and Drums corps confirming that it would be marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Queens, on Sunday.
I’d been assigned to write a story for Loop21.com, an online African-American publication, about how pastors at black churches were handling homosexuality with their congregations. I’d picked one of my friend’s fathers to interview, a Pentecostal minister in Chicago.
As Springfield lawmakers took another step toward legalizing gay marriage last week, Central Illinois couples who stand to benefit are waiting to see if it becomes law and what it will mean, while local officials are wondering how they’ll accommodate an expected surge in licenses.
Public opinion on marriage for gay and lesbian couples has shifted with almost unprecedented speed since California voters banned such unions in 2008.
The advance of gay rights across the United States is spreading into Puerto Rico, making the island a relatively gay-friendly outpost in a Caribbean region where sodomy laws and harassment of gays are still common.
Gay couples are booking wedding dates and exchanging vows in Maine, but inns and wedding venues aren’t expecting a deluge of new business like Massachusetts experienced when it became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage nearly a decade ago.