Gay parents are judged more harshly. A key theme of the campaign to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is the act's effect on gay parents, who under current law cannot be legally recognized by the federal government.
For various reasons, gender identity struggles don't have as much social cachet as something like gay marriage, though in many ways they are more urgent and fundamental. Though a certain type of queer person might soon enjoy what begins to look like full equality and acceptance, there are many others who are still deeply embattled.
Five Rhode Island mayors called on the state Senate Monday to pass legislation allowing gays and lesbians to marry, joining a growing list of those backing the effort to join the rest of New England in allowing same-sex wedlock.
The GOP platform leaves no doubt about its absolute opposition to same-sex marriage, but Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus says the party needs to welcome those with other views on a combustible issue that will be considered by the Supreme Court today.