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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…

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…

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