Topics :: family parity

Courts Nationwide Poised for Next Round in Marriage Equality Fight

By Justin Snow | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
For the first time since the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, numerous federal appeals courts have begun to hear oral arguments in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans from states across the nation.

Sara Gilbert Marries Female Partner

By John McDonald | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Actress and co-host of the CBS daytime show, "The Talk," Sara Gilbert married music producer Linda Perry Sunday, nearly a year after Gilbert announced their engagement last April.

U.S. Appeals Court Issues Orders, Consolidates Challenges to Virginia’s Marriage Ban

By John Riley | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit on Monday issued three orders relating to two pending cases challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

LGBT Couples Face Easier Tax Season

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
In late August the IRS and U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it would treat same-sex couples that legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages as married for federal tax purposes.

Marriage Equality Victories Mount; Supremes Seem Destined to Revisit Issue

By Justin Snow | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
The brisk pace at which challenges to same-sex marriage bans have worked their way through the courts could place the issue before the Supreme Court sooner than anyone anticipated.

Ten Years Later, Newsom Reflects on ’04 Marriages

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Feb 1, 2014
Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recalls the excitement of Febraury, 2004, when city officials, defying state law, stood up for same-sex families.

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Refuses Special Counsel Appointment to Defend Anti-Gay Law

By John Riley | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday refused to appoint a special counsel to defend a state law prohibiting recognition of any form of same-sex relationship.

Maryland To Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

By John Riley | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) announced Friday that Maryland will recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in Utah.

Study: LGBT Workers Caught in Gap Between Work, Family

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Dec 12, 2013
When a child is born to or adopted by an LGBT worker (or workers), one thing’s for sure: It’s damn hard to get time off.

New Research: Same-Sex Couples with Kids More Common Everywhere

By Jacob Long | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Ready for this? Out of metro areas boasting populations of more than 1 million, the one with the highest percentage of same-sex couples raising kids is - drum roll - Salt Lake City, Utah.