The U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will hear four marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee on Tuesday, April 28, and that a ruling will most likely be announced in late June of 2015. The decisions resting on these four cases have the opportunity to bring marriage equality to all Americans.
GLAAD continues to be a part of the Unite for Marriage Coalition working together in the lead up to the oral arguments and Decision Day to make clear to the Supreme Court that acceptance for marriage equality is strongly supported by the American public, and that now is the time to rule in favor of the protections and responsibilities of marriage.
Even as we await oral arguments and the final decision, GLAAD will continue to push for accelerated acceptance of LGBT people, couples, and families across the US. Marriage equality is a benchmark, and not a finish line, and we will continue to tell the stories of everyday LGBT people so that the decisions from the Supreme Court can resonate with the hearts and minds of the public.
Recent News on Marriage Equality
In a new video released today, Irish LGBT organization BeLonG To urges the Yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum. BeLonG To is calling for all of Ireland to talk to their family and friends about why marriage equality is so important and to work for the Yes vote. In the campaign video, there are many families featured, urging their parents, grandparents, and all other friends and family to join them in the vote, encouraging them to support marriage equality, and letting all LGBT people know they’ve #GotYourBack.
GLAAD is adding its voice to the growing chorus asking Irish citizens to vote yes for marriage equality. With a new video, posted to the Irish marriage equality web site, www.votewithus.org, GLAAD's president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, urged a yes vote for marriage equality on May 22.
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The Governor of Puerto Rico and his administration decided to no longer defend the marriage equality ban. Advocate Pedro Julio Serrano from Puerto Rico Para Tod@s reacts.
Earlier this month, dozens of amici briefs were filed to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to rule in favor of marriage equality.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest church to approved marriages for same-sex couples. The Presbyterian Church, USA now holds that marriage is between “two persons” rather than “a man and a woman.”
With global support, determination, and a little luck, Ireland can achieve marriage equality history by this spring. And it will take all of us to make it happen.