Marriage Equality: May 2013


Will Illinois Pass Marriage Equality Today?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

While the rumor mill says that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn may call state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session, the push is on for the state House of Representatives to pass marriage equality today - the last day of the legislative session.Read More

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Watch: Grandmother's Touching Marriage Equality Song

Filed by John M. Becker | May 31, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Presenting one of the sweetest things you'll see today: a 72-year-old Tennessee grandmother performing an original song about marriage equality, dedicated to her lesbian niece and her fiancée.Read More


Anti-Gay Activist Commits Suicide in Notre Dame Cathedral: Updates, Analysis

Filed by John M. Becker | May 23, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

A far-right Catholic activist shot himself Tuesday in Notre Dame Cathedral to protest France's new marriage equality law. Bilerico Project Managing Editor John Becker joins progressive talk host David Pakman for discussion and analysis.Read More


BREAKING: UK House of Commons Passes Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 21, 2013 | 2:15 PM | comments

Just now, the UK House of Commons gave final approval to a marriage equality bill by a vote of 366-161. It now moves on to the House of Lords.Read More


Marriage Equality Round-Up: Illinois, UK

Filed by John M. Becker | May 20, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

After frustrating delays, it looks like marriage equality legislation may be able to finally move forward in Illinois and the U.K.Read More


Marriage Equality Coming to Brazil?

Filed by John M. Becker | May 15, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

If yesterday's ruling holds, equal marriage rights will be extended to same-sex couples nationwide and Brazil will become the fifteenth country where gays and lesbians can legally marry.Read More


A History Lesson on Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Filed by Davina Kotulski | May 15, 2013 | 10:30 AM | comments

Minnesota has been a key state in the marriage equality movement since the beginning of the movement.Read More


BREAKING: Minnesota Senate Passes Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2013 | 5:19 PM | comments

Just now, in a vote of 37-30, the Minnesota State Senate passed marriage equality. Pro-equality Democratic Governor Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central Time.Read More


Today: Minnesota Senate Poised to Pass Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Marriage equality is expected to pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and pro-equality Governor Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the bill into law tomorrow. Minnesota will become the 12th marriage equality state.Read More


Catholic Bishops Becoming Increasingly Hysterical in Opposition to Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

In an insert that will be placed in parish bulletins across the country, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is warning that a broad pro-equality Supreme Court ruling would be "the 'Roe v. Wade' of marriage."Read More


BREAKING: Minnesota House Passes Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | May 09, 2013 | 4:05 PM | comments

The Minnesota House just passed marriage equality in a 75-59 vote.Read More


Let's Talk About "Key Priorities"

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 09, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

President Obama has more than enough of a challenge in choosing his key players without our grousing about whether or not one of them is openly LGBT. It is far more important that the President choose the best Secretaries for his Cabinet than for our community to mark another box on our checklist of firsts.Read More


NOM's Latest Faux Outrage: Marriage Equality Will Make Society More Equal

Filed by John M. Becker | May 08, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Brian Brown is begging members to send him money so that NOM can continue exposing the "terrible lie" that marriage equality makes Americans more equal.Read More


Delaware Passes Marriage Equality; Minnesota May Be Next

Filed by John M. Becker | May 07, 2013 | 7:00 PM | comments

Just minutes after the Delaware Senate gave final approval to marriage equality, Gov. Jack Markell signed it into law, telling the crowd, "I do not intend to make any of you wait one minute longer."Read More


Celebrities Talk About Marriage Equality on the Red Carpet

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 07, 2013 | 10:23 AM | comments

From their red carpet perch at the ArcLight Hollywood, we shouted out to the stars as they made their way into the theatre asking their opinions about same sex marriage. Here's how they responded.Read More


Minnesota Vikings Cut Chris Kluwe

Filed by John M. Becker | May 06, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

If coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?Read More


Bunty Berman Presents: A Transphobic, Homophobic, Culturally Insensitive Night of Musical Theatre

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 03, 2013 | 2:33 PM | comments

I would issue a spoiler warning, but it's hard to spoil something so rotten.Read More

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Marriage Equality: It's About Putting Relationships First

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 02, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Our fight over same-sex marriage is a battle about relationships that is increasingly eroding relationships. Our diverse and entrenched beliefs about how to be together are driving us apart.Read More