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Yesterday, The New York Times published an article, written by Adam Liptak, entitled, “Justice Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So,” essentially speaking to the apparent disparity between the Supreme Court’s Decisions involving gay rights and women’s rights. Liptak compares the Supreme Court’s recent blows to women’s rights with Hobby Lobby and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, to the recent victories of the Gay Rights ... Read More
In her memoir The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend In America And What It Taught Us About Love, Liza Monroy challenges the definition of marriage and true companionship. She chronicles the experiences she had during her first marriage, a green card union intended to save her gay best friend from deportation and a life of hiding his sexuality in his home country, exploring how those experiences shaped her interpretation of what it truly means ... Read More
  Even the trolls can't be bothered with this week! Though the court took a step back with a troublesome ruling on the Voting Rights Act, it can't be denied that finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was a great step forward for Americans this week. Though many people lashed out at the ruling, including some of the Supreme Court judges (Scalia...ugh), the pure joy, excitement, and happiness of millions of Americans, of all sexualities, ... Read More
  Yet another great message cheering on yesterday's marriage equality win! The moment the ruling came back on the unconstitutionality of DOMA the Internet exploded. You’ve probably seen all the awesome signs, or that sassy response from Nancy Pelosi directed toward Michelle Bachmann. But have you seen the most fabulous one yet? RuPaul, queen of queens, released a special video with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race, thanking SCOTUS for their ... Read More
Today is a victory for equal rights in Massachusetts, where a federal appeals court just declared that  the federal Defense of Marriage act is unconstitutional on the grounds that it unfairly denies equal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.  The ruling is also a victory for the Obama administration, which had refused to defend that part of the 1996 law. Although the decision does not establish a national right to gay marriage, hopefully the ... Read More