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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…

Love Together

Love Together

I grew up two doors down from the local library. As a kid, I went there countless times. When I was in about the 6th grade or so, I started…

Standing Up for Marriage Equality in Alabama

Standing Up for Marriage Equality in Alabama

Last week’s shocking public letter from Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, urging Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to ignore a federal court ruling and continue to exclude…

The Supreme Court and the Power of Windsor

The Supreme Court and the Power of Windsor

With the Supreme Court’s announcing it will review marriage discrimination laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, we look to the Court to apply United States v. Windsor, its powerful…

To Be a Fly on the Wall

To Be a Fly on the Wall

On Friday, January 9, the United States Supreme Court will discuss whether to review one or more of the five marriage equality cases now before it. We’d love to be…

Empathy and Kindness

Empathy and Kindness

Even when my 89-year-old dad could barely walk and had compromised memory, he would survey his elder community’s dining hall at meal time to see if anyone was sitting alone,…

The Past Is Never Dead

The Past Is Never Dead

Federal Judge Carlton W. Reeves in his eloquent opinion striking down Mississippi’s marriage equality ban noted William Faulkner’s famous observation: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Judge…

Love Letters Inspire Wedding Vows

To paraphrase Forrest Gump’s mama: Weddings are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Weddings are flavored by the couple as well as by…

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