Topics :: family equality

Marriage Takes Center Stage in 2013

By Lisa Keen | Sunday Dec 29, 2013
Even before 2013 began, everyone knew what the big news story would be. The U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to hear two high-profile marriage cases. What no one knew for sure was how the court would rule.

2013 National Year in Review

By Mike Halterman | Sunday Dec 22, 2013
2013 was one of the most eventful years in recent memory, a year that will be remembered for the strides GLBTs tools toward full equality. Here’s a rundown and refresher of what happened over the past year.

In CA, Domestic Partnerships Decline as Marriage Soars

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
California domestic partnerships dipped during the second half of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012, as the demand for marriage licenses has increased since decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court led to resumption of legal marriage in the state.

Ark. Man Appeals Ruling Barring Partner From Home

By Andrew DeMillo | Friday Nov 8, 2013
A judge violated an Arkansas man’s constitutional rights by barring his gay partner from staying overnight when his son visits, imposing a blanket restriction on unmarried couples living together, attorneys told the state’s highest court Thursday.

Fertility Coverage Protected for Same-Sex Couples

By Tom Verdin | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
Unmarried and same-sex couples will be ensured the same access to insurance coverage for fertility treatments as heterosexual couples under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Tuesday.

Alaska Personnel Board Makes Gay Partners ’Family’

By Mark Thiessen | Friday Sep 20, 2013
Same-sex partners of state employees will be considered as immediate family under action taken Thursday by the Alaska State Personnel Board.

International Resorts Capitalize on DOMA’s Defeat

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Sep 14, 2013
These companies are not only an ally to the gay community, but also recognize the smarts in LGBT travel and it’s impact on tourism: In the United States alone, LGBT travelers contribute more than $70 billion annually.

Life After DOMA :: We’re Not in Kansas Any More

By Larry A. Conway, Esq. | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
While recent rulings will lead to monumental changes, some of those changes will require time for implementation. Not all of the changes will be good financially. Keep in mind that from a legal perspective, these rulings will mean different things to each

Marriage Advocates Work Toward Nationwide Ruling

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Sep 1, 2013
Marriage equality advocates can see an end goal - having a nationwide ruling upholding the right of same-sex couples to wed - on the horizon. But it will take several years, and more victories at the state level, to arrive at that point.

PA Equality Leader Takes A Stand -- Via Social Media

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 16, 2013
A new social media campaign seeks to bring gay and lesbian families and their straight allies and supporters face to face with the public, and with lawmakers, in a bid to win marriage equality in Pennsylvania.