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State of the (Marital) Union

State of the (Marital) Union

As of July 17, nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population lives in 19 states and the District of Columbia where same-sex couples legally may marry. One year ago—even after…

Come Out for Castro Valley Pride, July 12

Come Out for Castro Valley Pride, July 12

Now that we’ve celebrated San Francisco Pride, it’s time to hit the road (or hop on BART) and head to one of the most enthusiastic and meaningful Pride celebrations in…

Color Our World with Rainbow Pride

Color Our World with Rainbow Pride

(Editor’s note: The “SF Bay Times” proudly features John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney on the cover of this issue. Both have been working tirelessly for many years to secure our…

Reunited

Reunited

As we celebrated LGBT couples getting married in Arkansas last weekend, we were packing our bags to head to my 30th college class reunion—attending together as a legally married couple.…

Countdown to Equality

Countdown to Equality

And then there were three. Just a few weeks ago, there were five states either without marriage equality or without an active lawsuit for equal marriage rights. But the pace…

Utah Should Drop its Appeal and Let the Salt Lake City Weddings Begin Again

Utah Should Drop its Appeal and  Let the Salt Lake City Weddings Begin Again

The State of Utah’s stunning admissions in last week’s oral argument before the Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and in briefs filed with the court make one thing abundantly…

A Whirlwind Six Weeks Ahead for Marriage Equality

A Whirlwind Six Weeks Ahead for Marriage Equality

Last year at this time, the United States Supreme Court had just finished hearing oral arguments in two LGBT cases that resulted in landmark marriage equality rulings striking down Section…

Pride Bursting Out at the California Democratic Convention

Pride Bursting Out at the California Democratic Convention

Earlier this month, we spoke at the California Democratic Convention celebration of the tenth anniversary of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” when over 4,000 same-sex couples from all over the…

Reflections on Arizona’s Vetoed Anti-Gay Legislation: Time to Seize the Moment

Reflections on Arizona’s Vetoed Anti-Gay Legislation: Time to Seize the Moment

Arizona’s recently failed attempt to enact a law permitting restaurants, hotels, and other businesses to deny services to LGBT people, under the guise of religious liberty, rightly raised the ire…

The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

Next week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to…

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