Marriage Equality

Appeals court denies holding off any longer, marriage equality begins in Alabama February 9

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Alabama’s request to extend a stay in two federal court rulings in favor of the freedom to marry. This means that the stay will expire on February 9th and same-sex couples in Alabama will subsequently be able to marry.

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Nashville megachurch (and Carrie Underwood's church) declares full acceptance of LGBT people

GracePointe Church in Nashville has been in a three-year discernment process about the role of LGBT people in the church. Now, TIME Magazine reports that the church has come out in support of LGBT people and their full participation in the church.

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January 29, 2015

Wording of Irish marriage equality referendum has strong support, but supporters vow to keep pressure on

The Irish government released wording of the referendum on same-sex marriage, which reads as follows: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."

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Mormon hierarchy calls for freedom to ignore laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination

Leaders from the Church of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormons, held a press conference today, stating that the church would, in undetermined cases, support non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. However, in return, the church stated that it would not change its beliefs about LGBT people, and would continue to support broad religious exemptions that undermine those laws.

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GLAAD @ Work: President Obama advocates at #SOTU, GLAAD Media Awards nominees announced, and more

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Marriage equality comes to Alabama

On Friday evening, the United States District Court for the 11th Circuit in Alabama struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade found that the Alabama Constitution and the Alabama Code containing these prohibitions are unconstitutional because they violated the due process clause and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

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January 23, 2015

Evangelical and Roman Catholic Leaders declare point of unity: opposing LGBT people

Thirty Roman Catholic and Evangelical leaders have come together to issue a statement opposing marriage equality in the upcoming March issue of First Things Journal.

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January 23, 2015

Irish public figures come out as referendum on marriage equality approaches

With Ireland's referendum on marriage equality approaching in May, LGBT visibility and the number of public figures coming out and showing support for LGBT people is skyrocketing.

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on marriage equality again

It's possible that the Supreme Court will finally make a nation-wide decision on marriage equality. Today, the court decided to hear arguments in four marriage equality cases.

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