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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…

Time for the Supreme Court to Establish Full Constitutional Protection for LGBT People

Time for the Supreme Court to Establish Full Constitutional Protection for LGBT People

Last week’s Sixth Circuit federal appellate court decision permitting Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to continue to discriminate against loving, committed LGBT couples in marriage makes clear that the time…

What a Difference a Decade Makes: The 10 Year Anniversary of the Marriage Caravan

What a Difference a Decade Makes: The 10 Year Anniversary of the Marriage Caravan

Ten years ago this month, Marriage Equality USA leaders decided to channel the seemingly boundless energy of the San Francisco Winter of Love into a nationwide bus tour—the Marriage Equality…

There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Like the twister that transported Dorothy’s house to Oz 75 years ago, a tornado of love and equality has swept away numerous states’ bans on marriage for LGBT couples over…

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