Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group. The Human Rights Campaign found that more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies and 90 percent of all large employers it surveyed are offering health insurance and other spousal benefits to same-sex domestic partners of their employees.
Professor Katherine Franke takes on the thorny issues of how Divorce between gay and lesbian couples will confront stereotypical notions of gender and what that could mean for gay and lesbian families…
The high court’s decision will mean LGBT couples of color will have access to more than 1,000 legal benefits through marriage.
The Supreme Court made history today by deciding two landmark cases on LGBT equality today with far-reaching implications.
Not only are such couples denied the general range of federal rights and benefits associated with marriage, but they also deal with the additional stress and trauma of having to find ways to physically stay together in the same country.
The notorious homophobe tweeted his own reaction to Saturday’s news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old.
Plans announced for litigation in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia.
Five years worth of footage leading up to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on California’s statewide ban on equal marriage, Proposition 8, will be turned into a documentary to air next year.
Maggie Gallagher says the Supreme Court issued a “head-on declaration of war against at least half of the American people” in its DOMA decision.
Speaking with conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd on Monday, U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) expanded on his claim that the Supreme Court Justices who ruled on Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act should’ve flunked law school.
by Mia McKenzie
Two days ago, the Supreme Court repealed the segment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that functioned to guarantee that communities of color have equal access to voting rights as white communities. On the same day, the court dealt a blow to the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law intended to keep Native American children from being taken from their homes and typically adopted or fostered by non-Native American parents.
Yesterday, that same Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 , clearing the way for LGBT couples to access marriage rights. It’s possible that there has never been a week in the Supreme Court that so blatantly demonstrates which groups are a priority and which aren’t when considering the lives and liberties of US citizens. But that’s not what this piece is about. There will (and should) be plenty of articles written today and in the coming days that highlight that reality.
by Jeremy Hooper
From the Family Research Council’s latest round of “Prayer Targets”:
I understand why the FRC writer would make this mistake. DOMA does seem like the product of a pre-Stonewall era. But no. It was actually 1996 when the FRC and allies duped Congress into thinking DOMA was a good and constitutional thing to support.
Oh, and just so we’re all clear: It was 2013 when we knocked this horrible law down and ensured its long overdue dismantling.
The Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8 have been enthusiastically received by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates nationwide, but one conservative religious figure isn’t having any of it….
The US Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 may influence Indian Supreme Court justices hearing a challenge to the repeal of the criminalization of homosexuality
Two new polls released this week show a majority of Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and are largely unfazed by last week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, and that cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California.