Marriage Equality

Methodist Church reinstates Rev. Frank Schaefer, once defrocked for performing gay son's wedding

This reverses the church's December 2013 decision to defrock him seven years after officiating the wedding ceremony for Tim, one of his three gay sons, and Tim's husband.

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June 24, 2014

Social Security attempts to incorporate marriage equality. Barriers still exist.

The Social Security Administration has been working towards incorporating marriage equality into Social Security benefits. States that do not recognize same-sex marriage will continue to bar access to many Social Security benefits in some cases.

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Snapshots: NBC, marriage equality, Dallas dads, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD?

Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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BREAKING: Presbyterian Church USA approves marriage equality

With a significant majority vote at its General Assembly today, the Presbyterian Church (USA) made marriage equality available to loving, committed couples of the same-sex by changing the language in the church's Book of Order from "a man and a woman" to "two persons."

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June 19, 2014

Italy reverses decision to force divorce between a trans woman and her partner

When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.

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VIDEO: Texas dads denied parental rights to their own twin sons

The couple, to whom the extent of the legal rights they have over their babies has not been made clear, are resolved to protect the boys. They are not giving up on getting the state to recognize them as the family they know they are.

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VIDEO: CNBC educates Gov. Rick Perry on the fact that gay people cannot be 'changed'

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appeared on CNBC this morning and responded to his recent comparison of gay people to alcoholics. In the process, the former presidential candidate made everything worse by making inaccurage claims about the LGBT community, and also by creeping me out.

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June 12, 2014

More religious organizations join lawsuit for marriage equality in North Carolina

The Central Conference of American Rabbis, All Souls Episcopal Cathedral, and MORE SPECIFICALLY Baptists have joined the United Church of Christ in a lawsuit that challenges North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

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Presbyterian church to vote on marriage equality in upcoming meeting

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this June 14-21 in Detroit, commissioners will vote on a constitutional amendment that could allow for marriage equality within the denomination. In addition, the assembly will consider a resolution that would prevent Presbyterian ministers who officiate same-sex marriages from facing discipline.

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