Gay Marriage

Beyond the rainbow: Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) - Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples. She recently made a square layer cake with black piping for a gay male couple who wanted...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:35pm

First same-sex Muslim marriage takes place in UK

A gay couple from the UK exchanged vows in what many consider the UK’s first same-sex Muslim marriage. Jahed Choudhury, 24, and his partner Sean Rogan, 19,  had their ceremony at a registry office in Walsall, West Midlands, on June 22. They both wore traditional Muslim attire on their...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:59pm

Nigerian court puts dozens on trial over alleged gay wedding

Fifty four people went on trial in northern Nigeria on Monday on charges connected to allegations that they were celebrating a gay wedding, which are outlawed in the country. The court began hearing the case against the defendants - most of whom were not present in court - who have been charged...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 3:07pm

'March Against Discrimination' in Philly Thursday takes aim at Trump

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets of Philadelphia on Thursday to protest against several of President Donald Trump's executive orders they call discriminatory.The March Against Discrimination starts at 6 p.m. outside the Fox 29 station in Old City, and will move down Market...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:30pm

Trump victory prompts Philly civil liberties, immigrant advocates to mobilize in opposition

A number of local grassroots groups say they are mobilizing against Donald Trump’s conservative agenda, prompted in part by several reported incidents of racist behavior directed at minorities in the days following his presidential vctory.On Sunday, President-elect Trump urged supporters who were...

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:25pm

NY Liberty fans kick off Pride Night celebrations with locker room wedding

Other than championships, locker rooms usually don't host many celebrations.On Friday, though, a locker room in Madison Square Garden will be the backdrop for two diehard basketball fans who are tying the knot.Katrina Poulos and Michelle May are set to say their “I do's” inside the New York Liberty...

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:15am

LGBT family sues YouTube psychic healer for housing discrimination

Tonya and Rachel Smith are two women who say their prospectivelandlord wasn't exactly welcoming.The Smiths, married five years now,and their two kids were in search of a new home in the tiny hamlet of Gold Hill, Colorado. When they found a cozy two bedroom advertised online, they jumped on it. So,...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:56am

The queerest cities in America, according to The Advocate

Attention gays of New York and West Hollywood, apparently your cities aren’t queer enough to makeThe Advocate’s list of the 15 queerest cities in America.Instead of New York, which many a member of the LGBTQ community will tell you is the mecca of meccas for queer people, the honor went to Hartford...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:56pm

Ruby Rose is back on the market

"Orange is the New Black" star Ruby Rose and designer Phoebe Dahl have called off their engagement and ended their relationship, Rose announced via Twitter and Facebook. On the bright side, it at least appears to be completely amicable. Rose and Dahl were engaged in March 2014, but the end of the...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 2:40am

Judge orders same-sex couple to give up foster child

Utah child welfare officials are reviewing a juvenile court judge’s ruling that ordered a baby to be taken from lesbian foster parents and placed with a heterosexual couple.Judge Scott Johansen's order Tuesday in the city of Price raised concerns at the Utah Division of Child and Family Services,...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 10:28pm

Michael Shannon: Ignore Trump

"Freeheld" features Michael Shannon alongside Julianne Moore and Ellen Page telling the true story of detective Laurel Hester (Moore) fighting to get her pension awarded to her partner, Stacie Andree (Page) in New Jersey in 2005. And Shannon has a personal connection to the story that made the...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:00am

Pope met with same-sex couple in U.S.: Report

While in the U.S.Pope Francis met privatelywith a gay couple one day before he had a private meeting with anti-gay rights Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in Washington D.C., CNN reported Friday.The pope reportedly met with Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentinian man and longtime friend of the pontiff,...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:52pm

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis released from jail

Jailed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was released from prison Tuesday, a week after she was put behind bars for repeatedly denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Davis' denial of the licenses put her in contempt of the U.S. Supreme Court.Background: Kentucky clerk in custody for defying...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:57pm

Kentucky clerk in custody for defying Supreme Court ruling

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been taken into protective custody for defying the U.S.Supreme Court's ruling that sheissue same-sex marriage licenses, the AP reported.Davis has reportedly been placed in jail, and may face hefty fines for being in contempt of court.This week the U.S. Supreme Court...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:49pm

Sex columnist Dan Savage takes on anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

Outspoken sex columnist Dan Savage didn't hold back when it came to the subject of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Wednesday night on MSNBC.“She is a hypocrite,” Savage said of the woman who cites her religious belief in illegally refusing to give gay couples marriage licenses.Citing her three...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:22pm

Lena Dunham is not getting married

Back in those long ago days before gay marriage was legal across the land, quite a few progressive heterosexual couples made the stand that they wouldn't get married until it was legal for everyone to get married. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were one (though they eventually changed their minds),...

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:18am

VIDEO: Kids explain gay marriage

Last week, the Supreme Court decided to be in favor of gay marriage across the country. For those who have children and oppose the Supreme Court's decision may face the challenge of having to explain gay marriage to their kids.Jimmy Kimmel asked a few kids about their thoughts on gay marriage and...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:33pm

The Ernest Opinion: Stop using the religious card to be a bigot

If you still don’t personally support marriage equality for all Americans, that’s fine.The Supreme Court and I both disagree with you, respectfully.Unfortunately, I knew the landmark decision last Friday would not fare well with many of my Republican colleagues on social media. Some argued that it...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:49pm

Jim Obergefell: 'Still coming to grips' with being a gay rights icon

“When I heard the decision, I cried and immediately thought of John,” Jim Obergefell, 49, said after hearing Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy read his ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.Obergefell, an openly gay real estate salesman from Ohio, was the plaintiff in the landmark...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:39pm

Fourth of July is 50th anniversary of LGBT rights fight in U.S.

Before there was Stonewall, there was Philadelphia.This Fourth of July is the 50th anniversary of the true start of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement -- and a four-day observance and celebration will get underway Thursday in the birthplace of American freedom.A full four years before LGBT New Yorkers...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:07pm