This afternoon the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the Federal District Court decision that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The plaintiffs who successfully challenged California’s Proposition 8 in Hollingsworth v. Perry, including Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, will be the first to marry
"The LGBT community needs to know that there is a familiar place to worship, and that no matter where they are on life's journey, they are welcome at Mt. Zion," said the Rev. Detra Evans, pastor of Cleveland's Mt. Zion Congregational Church UCC and participant in Cleveland Pride. "Our members love to love, and the community needs to be loved."
GLAAD's Acting President, Dave Montez, addressed the New York marriage rally, cheering these victories, but also pointing to the remaining work to be done. In case you missed it, here are his comments.
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.
Today we celebrate the landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that ruled the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' unconstitutional. Today at 1:30 EST, The Religious Institute on SCOTUS Marriage Decisions will be holding a worldwide Twitter worship on today's SCOTUS decisions.