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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commemorated the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which brought unequivocal marriage equality to the United States of America.
Jun 26, 2015 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision in favor of marriage equality.
Feb 20, 2015 International News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, walks to the podium to deliver his policy speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo, on Feb. 12. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

 

Feb 19, 2015 International News

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Colombia [official website, in Spanish] on Wednesday upheld a restriction that same-sex couples cannot adopt children that have no biological relation to either parent.

Feb 12, 2015 International News

TOKYO — A district in Tokyo plans to give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married opposite-sex spouses, becoming the first local government in Japan to do so at a time when gay marriage is a hot-button issue in many countries.

Feb 12, 2015 Domestic News

Front doors of a United Methodist Church

A committee within the United Methodist Church has affirmed a proposal on accepting LGBT clergy and gay marriage. Ron Cogswell/Flickr

 

Feb 10, 2015 International News

The American LGBT community has increasingly begun to contribute to the success of LGBT rights worldwide. However, the contributions go both ways. Countries in some other parts of the world have adopted gay equality laws much earlier than the United States, and some of that progress has contributed to the success of the LGBT movement in the United States. Here are 11 ways that advances in LGBT rights elsewhere have helped the American gay movement.

1. Canada helped bring marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Feb 9, 2015 Page

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The Immigration Task Force works to ensure that U.S. immigration policy is inclusive of LGBT individuals and families. 

Jan 24, 2015 Domestic News

 

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.

Jan 21, 2015 Domestic News

So the Republican establishment is breathing easy now that the Supreme Court is on the verge of issuing a ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, thus taking the question out of nasty old politics? “I think it’s probably going to be a relief,” a Republican committeeman from California toldJeremy W. Peters and Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, explaining that with such a ruling, “then it’s off the table.” Praise the Lord and thank the court.