I am among the many same-sex couples who are more likely to pay for their own wedding (86%), evenly split wedding planning duties (55%) and keep their given surnames post-nuptials (62%) when compared to different-sex couples.
The small chartered medical jet landed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and taxied to a stop, and there on the tarmac, inside the jet, two men from Ohio were finally together in a state where they could wed. And that's exactly what they did.
The fight for marriage equality benefited from being considered part of the civil rights movement; now gay rights activists must remain engaged in that broader struggle by fighting incursions on voting rights.
A prominent gay rights organization that helped bankroll Maryland's effort to pass same-sex marriage last year announced on Tuesday a new $3 million plan to push for such unions in several more states in the next three years.
Del. Emmett C. Burns, Jr., a prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades, is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long political career in which his stances on gay issues have increasingly put him at odds with legislative colleagues and younger voters.
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act — as well as a more recent effort to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — has underscored just how dramatically lawmakers have changed their view on the issue in the course of 17 years.
A divided Supreme Court struck down a federal law Wednesday that prohibited the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that will make federal marriage benefits available to legally married same-sex couples for the first time in the nation's history.
For binational same-sex couples across the United States — including those legally married in Maryland — the court's 5-4 ruling offered the prospect of relief from an immigration quagmire that has disrupted lives, threatened relationships and wrought havoc on their emotional and financial stability.
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress.
The U.S. Department of State plans to fight homophobia and is looking for new ways it can protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in countries around the world, including within the United States, Secretary John Kerry said during a "Pride at State" event held Wednesday.