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…

Colorado Marriage Ban Overturned by Federal Court

Colorado Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

Today U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled against Colorado’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.  In Burns v. Hickenlooper, attorneys with Kilmer, Lane and Newman, LLP sued the state on behalf of six same-sex couples who argue that Colorado’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore stayed his ruling until August 25 to allow the…

Susan Sarandon Joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality

Susan Sarandon

HRC released a video ad featuring legendary actress Susan Sarandon for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the video, the Oscar winner states, “While marriage might not be my thing, if it’s your thing you damn well ought to be able to have it equally and unequivocally.” “Like most Americans, Susan Sarandon knows that all families…

Florida Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Marriage Moves Forward in Florida

Today, July 17, a judge in state court struck down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, marking the 25th consecutive ruling in favor of the freedom to marry (with no rulings against) since June 2013. Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ordered the Monroe County Clerk to stop enforcing Florida’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment, saying that…

Gay rights groups withdraw support of ENDA after Hobby Lobby decision

ACLU

Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the workplace, saying they fear that broad religious exemptions included in the current bill might compel private companies to begin citing objections similar to those that prevailed in a U.S. Supreme Court case last…

Children of same-sex couples healthier, says Australian study

Australian Same-Sex Study

Children of same-sex couples experience higher levels of general health and family cohesion than those from traditional families, a study shows. But the researchers warn that the stigma associated with their parents’ sexual orientation is an ongoing challenge for these children. Researchers from the University of Melbourne surveyed 315 same-sex parents with a total of…