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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…

Heading Toward the Supremes

Heading Toward the Supremes

All eyes will be on Washington later this month, as the United States Supreme Court has announced that on September 29, they will consider whether to hear one or more…

Stunning Day in Court for Marriage Equality

Stunning Day in Court for Marriage Equality

Never before has the legal case for nationwide marriage equality seemed stronger than at the recent Federal Court of Appeal’s argument in the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage cases. For nearly…

On the Road to LGBT Equality in Japan

On the Road to LGBT Equality in Japan

Imagine living as an LGBT person in a country of over 120 million people where sexual expression between individuals of the same gender has essentially never been criminalized, where no…

Love Around the World

Love Around the World

On our recent trip to Japan to speak on LGBTGQ rights and marriage equality, we had the honor of addressing the crowd at Pink Dot Okinawa, a wonderful event with…

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