Lesbian woman sues US sperm bank after giving birth to a mixed-race child

Supreme Court Takes No Immediate Action On Gay Marriage

October 2014 Issue

Louisiana judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, 40th victory since June ‘13

October 2014 Issue

This month… Mary Lambert is harnessing the power of vulnerability; Halloween HERstyle with quick and easy facemasks; Annie Lennox on…

The Week Republicans Stopped Fighting Marriage Equality

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NEW YORK CITY — While Republicans aren’t likely to join the fight for marriage equality en masse, the past week has shown that a growing core of the party is done fighting. Since Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced last Thursday that he would not be appealing a ruling striking down his state’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages,…

Marriage Equality Begins in the Land of Lincoln


Today, loving, committed same-sex couples all across Illinois are able to legally wed. Several county clerks will offer special hours today for couples to obtain their marriage licenses. Governor Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law in November, making Illinois at the time the seventeenth state to provide for same-sex couples to marry. The marriage equality landscape is…

Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86

Maya Angelou in 2008. Credit Tim Sloan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide general readership, died on Wednesday in her home.…

June 2014 Femastrology


Batten down the hatches, shore up your tech equipment, and get ready for things to spin sideways!  Mercury Retrograde in Cancer is coming in for a landing!  It happens on June 7 but you’ll already be seeing it in action by June 1. And it’s in effect for the whole month. What’s it all about?…

June 2014 Issue

Lily Tomlin

This month… An Exclusive Interview with the legendary Lily Tomlin!; HERstyle hits the garden with Top 5 Tips to help you grow some sexy looking fruits and veggies this summer, while maintaining your farmer swag; Female musicians at the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival band together to inspire and provide positive role models for young…

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban

Gay Marriage

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to enforce it. State officials earlier refused to defend the constitutional ban in court. McShane joined judges…