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.
Following the Supreme Court ruling on United States v. Windsor that found Section 3 of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA to be unconstitutional, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reintroduced the "Respect for Marriage Act."
GMHC is partnering with Walgreens and Greater than AIDS for the third year in a row to provide free HIV testing on June 27-29th for National HIV Testing Day. Find out where the nearest location is to you.
The Lucky Charms rainbow might just have a new meaning this Pride month. This year, General Mills, Inc. created a Pride campaign partnered with McCann New York to celebrate diversity. See what companies around the country are doing to celebrate Pride month.
To help provide perspective on this momentous day and its implications, all LGBT families and allies are invited to attend a special service of reflection and hope at Washington National Cathedral tonight, June 26, at 7 pm.