While the US Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments on the discriminatory 'Defense of Marriage Act' and California's Proposition 8, millions of people turned social media red in support of marriage equality. Two leaders in the Roman Catholic Church took to the internet to make harmful attacks on LGBT people and their supporters.
On Sunday, March 24, the LGBT community gathered on the west steps of the Los Angeles City Hall for a candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality. Gay and lesbian couples and families told their personal stories of love and commitment as the Supreme Court gets ready to hear testimonies in the 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and Proposition 8 cases this week.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear testimony in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases later this week, rallies are being held in all 50 states. GLAAD worked more than thirty other to produce a march and rally for marriage equality in New York City.
Starting this weekend, thousands will gather in Washington DC and at more than 150 events in every state around the country to show support for marriage equality. These vigils, marches and rallies will demonstrate that the country is ready for marriage equality.
While thousands of people gather in Washington DC and across the country to rally for marriage equality, a significant number of those will be gathering for interfaith rallies and prayer vigils. Join GLAAD in DC and at any of the events around the country.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today joined the chorus of Americans calling for marriage equality for all as a part of the Americans for Marriage Equality series, a public engagement campaign featuring prominent Americans who support committed gay and lesbian couples getting married.
Republican Ohio Senator, Rob Portman, has done a complete 180 on marriage equality. While he once supported the discriminatory 'Defense of Marriage Act' and a federal marriage amendment, he has now come out in support of marriage equality. What made him change? His son.
On March 26 the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA). DOMA unfairly denies federal protections—like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings—to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. But as Outserve - SLDN Executive Director, Allyson Robinson, explained, the harms of DOMA also reach military members and their families.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.