On Saturday, the band Garbage paused in the middle of its concert at Detroit’s Majestic Theater to let a fan propose to his boyfriend onstage. Currently, Michigan has a constitutional ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples but a judge has delayed ruling on a challenge to that law until after the Supreme Court rules on marriage equality.
The newest issue of TIME magazine features split-run covers with two committed same-sex couples sharing a kiss with the headline "Gay marriage already won. The Supreme Court hasn't made up its mind – but America has." The newsstand edition will be split between a male couple and a female couple, Sarah Kate and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, with whom GLAAD has worked closely.
As the United States Supreme Court begins to hear arguments in cases that will decide the future of Prop. 8 and DOMA today in Washington DC, out celebrities and allies took to Twitter to express their support for marriage equality.
On March 7, Brazil’s House of Representatives elected Marco Feliciano, a right-wing Pentecostal pastor from the country’s Social Christian Party (PSC), as president of the lower chamber’s Human Rights and Minorities’ Commission (CDHM).