The United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015. In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Court determined that the Constitution guarantees every American the right to marry the person they love.
Even with this ruling, 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
LGBT activist and pastor Brandiilyne Dear is the recipient of this years Metropolitan Community Churches' Emerging Ministry Award for her work with the LGBT-affirming Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church in Mississippi.
2015 saw the expansion of GLAAD's commitment to global LGBT acceptance grow. The initiative engaged in support of strong, organized, local LGBT organizations that have identified clear objectives and believe GLAAD can be helpful in achieving those objectives.
In a year-end editorial, the National Catholic Reporter has named Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon persons of the year for 2015.
The world has its first country that offers marriage equality for same-sex couples as a result of a vote of the people. Ireland last May made international headlines by voting "yes" for marriage equality.
This past Monday night, GLAAD was in attendance at the OMMA Awards, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The OMMA Awards honor advertising agencies and campaigns that raise the bar for digital advertising.
CNN's Michael Smerconish interviewed Margie Winters about her termination at a Philadelphia Catholic school after a parent discovered and complained about her marriage to a woman.
Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.