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The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law

As efforts to exclude LGBT couples from marriage continue in a handful of locales mostly in the South, the language of United States District Judge David Bunning’s recent ruling rejecting…

Frederick Douglass, the Freedom to Marry, and LGBT Equality

Frederick Douglass, the Freedom to Marry, and LGBT Equality

Early on in our work for marriage equality, we had the occasion to reread the autobiography and other selected writings of renowned abolitionist and civil rights champion Frederick Douglass. Through…

Dignity

Dignity

When we finally had a few moments (amidst the excitement and jubilation of June 26) to sit down and read the Supreme Court’s entire Obergefell marriage equality decision, we, like…

A Decision for the Ages

A Decision for the Ages

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges establishing nationwide marriage equality will likely go down in history as one of the Court’s great landmarks. The Court’s opinion…

Pride Without Exception 2015

Pride Without Exception 2015

During LGBTQ Pride Month this year, we find ourselves thinking about a book I studied years ago in college: 20th century political philosopher John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. In…

The Women’s Movement, My Mom, and Marriage Equality

The Women’s Movement, My Mom, and Marriage Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s observation during the Supreme Court marriage equality hearings about the importance of the evolution of marriage under the law from “a relationship of a dominant male…

From San Francisco City Hall to the U.S. Supreme Court

From San Francisco City Hall to the U.S. Supreme Court

The atmosphere was electric and the excitement and anticipation palpable, as over a thousand LGBT people from all across the country gathered in Washington, DC, on Tuesday for the historic…

The Time for Equality Is Now

The Time for Equality Is Now

Nineteen years ago, the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans struck down Colorado’s notorious Amendment 2, a state constitutional provision that revoked all local ordinances prohibiting discrimination based…

Stopping New Anti-LGBT Laws in Their Tracks

Stopping New Anti-LGBT Laws in Their Tracks

As the momentum builds toward a United States Supreme Court decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality, the LGBT community in recent weeks has faced an onslaught of proposed or newly enacted state laws aimed at…

Making the Case for Equality at the Supreme Court

Making the Case for Equality at the Supreme Court

Over the last few weeks, our community and allies have made an irrefutable case to the United States Supreme Court for the freedom to marry nationwide and full equality under…

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