LGBT Equality and the 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates

In preparation for 2016, a rundown of the LGBT equality platform from the 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls

Senator Claims Pentagon Policy Allowing Same-Sex Marriage Harms Straight Couples

Following the Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Defense has been working to update its systems to ensure it treats same-sex marriages equally, as required by the ruling.

Same Sex Military Couples To Begin Receiving Federal Benefits

As early as September, members of the military who are legally married to a spouse of the same sex will be able to claim the same Federal benefits which other married couples are entitled to.

Beyond LGBT’s 4 M’s: Marriage, Military, Media & Money

Professor Warren Blumenfeld reflects on the past, present and future of the LGBT movement.

DOMA: Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

On this day of celebrations for marriage equality, Heather N. wants to make sure people understand there is still work to be done.

Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8 Struck Down By Supreme Court

A major victory for equality has been won today.

Open Thread: How Do We Move Beyond the Red Avatar to Support Marriage Equality?

As the Supreme Court deliberates and millions of people show support for marriage equality, what more can we do beyond the red equal sign avatar?

Hey Justice Scalia, Hitler Was Raised By Heterosexuals

In the DOMA and Prop 8 hearings, Justice Scalia has questioned whether its safe for children to be raised by same-sex parents; he should be careful what he wishes for.

5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker was disappointed that attorney Charles Cooper couldn’t come up with a single adverse consequence to gay marriage. So he decided to help with a list of five.

The Constitutional Smoking Gun on Marriage Equality

Justice Kagan shoots a hole in the central premise of DOMA… courtesy of its authors.

OVERVIEW: Supreme Court Hearing on Proposition 8

There are 9 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized gay marriage, and 38 states that have legislation that bans it.

May We All Choose Love

When it comes to marriage equality, Gregory McVey-Russell urges us to not only think of the children but to listen to them.

President Obama Tells Supreme Court Defense Of Marriage Act is Unconstitutional

The Justice Department’s legal brief says, “Moral opposition to homosexuality, though it may reflect deeply held personal views, is not a legitimate policy objective that can justify unequal treatment of gay and lesbian people.”

VA Approves First Same-Sex Couple to be Buried in a National Cemetery

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said, “I knew that things were changing in this country.”

Pentagon Announces Same-Sex Partners of Military Personnel Will be Eligible for Some Benefits

Panetta said, “It is a matter of fundamental equity that we provide similar benefits to all of those men and women in uniform who serve their country.”

Military is Considering Extending Certain Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

No military family, whether hetero- or homosexual should be denied benefits because of outdated regulations.