Marriage Equality

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

04/07/22

Today in a bipartisan vote, the Senate confirmed the historic appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Jackson is the first Black woman to be confirmed in the history of the court, and her confirmation fulfills a campaign promise made by President Joe Biden.

02/22/22

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, is releasing the findings of the first of an ongoing series of polls that gauge and track motivation, enthusiasm, and issues leading up to the 2022 midterm elections in November.

06/02/21

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia, a landmark case about whether taxpayer-funded government programs should be allowed to use religion to exempt themselves from nondiscrimination laws and ordinances.

08/09/20

GLAAD Campus Ambassador Isaac James discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court became a vehicle for LGBTQ equality and what advocates should focus on following the latest rulings.

02/24/19

The representation of LGBTQ+ people in pop culture is often restricted to just gay men, but if this year's Oscar nominees are any indication of what's next, the future for more inclusive and diverse stories looks bright.

02/24/19

...it’s ultimately his willingness to burn a bridge with his daughter that is his final damnation.

12/04/17

ADF to appear before Supreme Court tomorrow in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case