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    First Monday in October 2017

    First Monday in October 2017

    On the first Monday in October, the U.S. Supreme Court commenced a new term. To mark the occasion, Marriage Equality USA sent each of the five Justices who voted in…

    Examining the Words of the Pope

    Examining the Words of the Pope

    (Editor’s Note: As we went to press, news outlets reported that the Pope met with Kim Davis during his trip to the U.S. and offered her words of encouragement. As…

    Ban Ki-moon: Leading by Example

    Ban Ki-moon: Leading by Example

    In last edition’s column, we told the story of openly gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas, who recently made history when he addressed the first ever meeting of the United Nations…

    Making History at the U.N.

    Making History at the U.N.

    Subhi Nahas, an openly gay Syrian refugee from Idlib, a city north of Damascus, made history recently when he and a gay Iraqi refugee addressed the first ever meeting of…

    The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law

    As efforts to exclude LGBT couples from marriage continue in a handful of locales mostly in the South, the language of United States District Judge David Bunning’s recent ruling rejecting…

    Frederick Douglass, the Freedom to Marry, and LGBT Equality

    Frederick Douglass, the Freedom to Marry, and LGBT Equality

    Early on in our work for marriage equality, we had the occasion to reread the autobiography and other selected writings of renowned abolitionist and civil rights champion Frederick Douglass. Through…

    Dignity

    Dignity

    When we finally had a few moments (amidst the excitement and jubilation of June 26) to sit down and read the Supreme Court’s entire Obergefell marriage equality decision, we, like…

    A Decision for the Ages

    A Decision for the Ages

    The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges establishing nationwide marriage equality will likely go down in history as one of the Court’s great landmarks. The Court’s opinion…

    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…