Celebrities including George Takei, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga and Stephen Fry have spoken out against anti-LGBT laws like those in place in Russia as the Sochi Winter Olympics grow closer.
In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key section of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA and restored marriage equality in California. Celebrities took to Twitter this week to share their excitement and celebrate marriage equality.
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Catholics and African-American pastors speak out about marriage. Evangelicals continue to hear pro-LGBT arguments. And Jews worry whether marriage equality is too...equal? The LGBT Religion News Summary elevates the week’s LGBT and faith related stories.
France seems poised to enact marriage equality very soon, and Pope Benedict XVI is going on the offensive in an attempt to block progress for LGBT people in that country. The Pope visited France, where he used his strongest language yet to oppose marriage equality. Lady Gaga was asked about the Pope’s comments.