Pope Francis Calls For Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples: ‘They’re Children Of God’

Pope Francis has officially endorsed “civil unions” for same-sex couples. The Catholic Church’s official teachings have never supported gay marriage. As The Associated Press wrote, the Vatican maintains that gay individuals must be treated respectfully, but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” His Holiness made the comments, which are in stark contrast to Vatican law […]

Lena Waithe And Wife Alana Mayo Split Two Months After Announcing Their Marriage

Emmy winner Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo are ending their marriage two months after they went public with their union. E! News was the first to report that the Queen and Slim writer, 35 and Mayo, 34 have decided to split after several years together. The outlet reports that both women released a […]

Lena Waithe Reveals That She Quietly Married Her Longtime Girlfriend, Alana Mayo

Lena Waithe recently shared with John Legend that she is officially a married woman after secretly tying the knot with her longtime love, Alana Mayo. The actress and writer revealed her news during her appearance on The Ellen Show. According to Essence magazine, Waithe revealed to guest host Legend that she was officially off the […]

Kim Davis, Not State Of Kentucky, Should Pay $225,000 For Gay Couples’ Legal Fees, Lawyers For Governor Say

Former County Clerk Kim Davis could pay as much as $225,000 in legal fees for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her own religious beliefs, the Lexington Herald Leader reports. Lawyers for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin have indicated that Davis should be responsible for the fees and court costs paid by […]

Most American Muslims Support Gay Marriage Now, It Is The Evangelical Christians Who Don’t

Since the Supreme Court ruling which made it legal for same-sex couples to marry, there has been an overall decrease in people opposing it across religious lines. For the first time in history, a majority of American Muslims are fine with same-sex marriages, but the same cannot be said of evangelical Christians, according to Newsweek. […]

Grindr President Says Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman, Sparks Backlash Within Gay Dating App Company

The president of popular gay dating app Grindr, Scott Chen, recently declared his personal feelings and opinions about marriage in a Facebook post. His comments, in which he declares, “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman,” has sparked a backlash within the company, reported the Guardian. Scott Chen became president of […]

Michelle Obama Says She Snuck Out Of The White House After Gay Marriage Ruling To Join Celebrations Outside

Michelle Obama was so happy after the 2015 ruling that legalized gay marriage that she snuck out of the White House to join celebrations going on outside, the former first lady revealed. After the June 26, 2015, ruling that made same-sex marriage legal, the Obama administration celebrated by lighting the White House in rainbow colors. […]

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Linebacker Comes Out As Gay, Announces Impending Nuptials

A retired football player is set to become the first player from the National Football League, former or current, to enter into a same-sex marriage. Jeff Rohrer, 59, played for the Dallas Cowboys from the years 1982 to 1989. Previous to his NFL career, he also played high school football and also played for Yale […]

Zach Wahls, Who Went Viral For Defending His Two Moms In Gay Marriage Speech, Wins Iowa State Senate Race

Zach Wahls, who became famous after defending same-sex marriage on behalf of his two moms in front of the Iowa House of Representatives in 2011, won the race for the Iowa Senate in the midterm elections that took place on Tuesday, reports the Hill. Wahls took home 78 percent of the vote against libertarian candidate […]

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Baker’s Same-Sex Wedding Cake Refusal

The United States Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday in favor of the Colorado baker that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. According to USA Today, the justices narrowed the ruling to specifics in the case, namely that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was hostile against baker Jack Phillips and his religious […]

Tom Jackson From ‘Queer Eye’ Just Got Married

Lightning might not strike twice, but love certainly does. Queer Eye’s Tom Jackson has remarried his sweetheart, Abby Parr, in an intimate ceremony in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Netflix rebooted the beloved reality makeover series earlier this year, recruiting Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness to star in the revival which […]

Texas Newspaper Removes Son’s Husband From His Mom’s Obituary For ‘Religious And Ethical Reasons’

A married same-sex couple in Dallas is claiming that their LGBTQ status led them to be discriminated against by a local Texas newspaper. According to Barry Giles and John Gambill, The Olton Enterprise cut Gambill’s name and his relationship as Giles’ husband from the recent obituary of Giles’ mother, Brenda Light. As Fox 4 reports, […]

Bermuda Revokes Gay Marriage Law That Went Into Effect In 2017

On Wednesday, February, 7, Bermuda officially banned same-sex marriage, which had been legal in the island nation since May 2017 following a supreme court ruling there. In the new legislation passed by both chambers of the Bermuda parliament and signed by the U.K.-appointed governor, domestic partnerships for all couples, whether gay or straight, will be […]

Russia Recognizes A Gay Marriage As Legal For The First Time Ever

A same-sex Russian couple got the shock of their lives when their marriage was recognized as legitimate when they re-entered their home country, after their wedding in Denmark. But, in an interesting legal twist, this does not mean that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Russia. It is still technically illegal. According to The Independent, […]

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Denied This Gay Man A Marriage License, Now He Is Running Against Her

There was a very ironic moment today inside the Rowan County courthouse in Kentucky, as the gay man that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis denied a marriage license to back in 2015 returned. This time, David Emrold was filing the paperwork to be her opponent in the upcoming election. Back in 2015, the Supreme Court […]

American Muslims Are More Tolerant Of Same-Sex Marriage Than Evangelicals

Gay marriage’s public support has come a long way since the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, the law which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Now, just two years after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and legalized marriage equality nationwide, American Muslims are significantly more supportive of same-sex marriage than evangelical […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Couples Do Not Have A Right To Spousal Benefits

The Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously that government-subsidized employer benefits might not have to be offered to couples in a same-sex marriage. Gay marriage activists immediately slammed the decision by the highest court in the Lone Star State. During the Friday hearing by the Supreme Court of Texas, the justices overturned a ruling by a […]

Another Victory For Equality: Although Angela Merkel Voted ‘No,’ Gay Marriage Now Legal In Germany

On Friday, in what is considered to be another major victory for LGBTQI rights, Germany’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The significance of this legislative measure cannot be overstated, as Germany has traditionally been a country politically divided between conservatives, faithful Christians, and progressives. The German parliament vote result was 393 for and 226 […]

Kentucky Judge Refuses To Hear Gay Adoption Cases, Refers To Gay Couples As ‘Practicing Homosexuals’

Kentucky family court judge W. Mitchell Nance has announced that he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” due to his belief that “under no circumstance” would “the best interest of the child be promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual.” According to USA Today, Judge Nance cited a judicial ethics rule […]

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Acused Of Raping Crack-Addicted Boys

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has been accused of raping crack-addicted teen boys. The openly gay Democrat had planned on becoming a Catholic priest before launching a long career in politics. The alleged rape victims also claimed Murray eventually began paying them $10 each time he coaxed them into a sexual act. Mayor Ed Murray, 61, […]

Attorney General For Native American Tribe Cherokee Nation Passes Law To Officially Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, the Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation advised that the sovereign nation of approximately 300,000 will now recognize same-sex marriages. The announcement came after a tribal court had only recently avoided making a definitive ruling on the matter, but the tribe’s attorney general said that in times gone by, the Cherokees had already […]

Chaplain From U.K. Loses Appeal For Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination Case

Jeremy Pemberton, a Church of England hospital chaplain, has lost his claim that he had been discriminated against when his license to continue working was revoked following his marriage to his same-sex partner. The case became one which had gay rights campaigners hopeful that the church would change its stance on gay marriage and rights. […]

Donald Trump Linked To LGBT Suicide Hotline Call Spike: Fears Include Gay Marriage & Health Care

Donald Trump’s win is reportedly paralleling a spike in calls to LGBT suicide hotlines. The soaring number of calls comes amid speculation about where Trump stands regarding issues ranging from gay marriage to transgender bathrooms to health care. LGBT suicide hotlines are seeing a huge spike in calls after Trump was elected https://t.co/ZWhVpV4fID pic.twitter.com/N5QKqtiSyE — […]

Joel Edgerton In Talks To Star With Jennifer Lawrence In Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow,’ Voices Opinion On Australia’s Gay Marriage Ban

Joel Edgerton could join Jennifer Lawrence in the spy thriller Red Sparrow, according to Variety. The 42-year-old Black Mass star is in early talks to join the Hunger Games actress in the upcoming Frances Lawrence-directed film. Red Sparrow is based on the Jason Matthews novel of the same name and is being directed by Frances […]

Joe Biden Officiates His First-Ever Wedding: Ordained VP Wed A Gay Couple At His Official Residence In Washington

American Vice President Joe Biden officiated his first wedding. The recently ordained VP chose to wed a gay couple at his official residence. United States Vice President Joe Biden presided over his first-ever wedding on August 1. One of the earliest proponents of same-sex marriages, Biden chose to officiate the wedding of Joe Mahshie and […]

Kim Davis: Mike Huckabee Ordered To Pay $25k For Playing ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ At Davis Rally [Video]

Mike Huckabee is in some financial hot water for playing “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor at a Kim Davis rally. Huckabee famously played the iconic tune at a rally for Kim Davis after the Kentucky county clerk was released from jail. She had been jailed for a few days for a contempt of court […]

Kim Davis: Kentucky Clerk Who Refused To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Requests Appeal Dismissal

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who gained worldwide attention when she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, has asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court to dismiss her appeal. Although Davis contends her religious beliefs still prevent her from signing the marriage licenses, Kentucky state law no longer requires the clerk’s signature. On Friday, June […]

Kim Davis Asks Federal Appeals Court To Dismiss Legal Action

Kim Davis, the County Clerk from Kentucky who spent five days in jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to protest the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples, has asked a federal appeals court to dismiss all legal proceedings in her case. Davis is relying on a new law that goes into effect next […]

Jessa Duggar And Ben Seewald Respond To Orlando Mass Shooting By Quoting Anti-Gay Religious Leaders

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald oppose gay marriage because of their strict religious views, but the Jill & Jessa: Counting On stars want their fans to know that they do not condone violence against members of the LGBT community. However, Jessa and Ben chose to quote two anti-gay religious leaders in their responses to the […]

Gary Johnson Humiliates Himself On National TV — The Question That Stumped Him

Gary Johnson emerged last week as an alternative to the two major party’s nominees — Donald Trump, and either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders — when he won the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president. Not since Ross Perot’s 1992 run has the electorate been more ready for a third-party candidate, which gives candidates like Johnson […]

Salt Lake City Inaugurates ‘Harvey Milk Boulevard’ In Symbol Of State’s Increasingly Liberal Stance On LGBT Rights

Salt Lake City, Utah, seems like an unlikely place to host one of the country’s only streets named after Harvey Milk, but then again, it also seemed unlikely to elect one of the country’s first openly gay mayors. Religious demographics and stereotypes, as the state capital illustrates, can be deceiving. I love seeing our out […]

Former Senator, 90, Set To Wed Again After Losing Wife Of 50 Years To Cancer, Finds Love With Man 50 Years His Junior

A former Philadelphia senator, 90-year-old Harris Wofford, is set to marry a man 50 years his junior after falling in love while on vacation in Florida. Wofford lost his wife of 50 years to cancer at the age of 70 and never thought he would find love like that again. However, just five years after […]

Court Ruling Strikes Down Gay Marriage Case In China, But The Fight Is Just Beginning

A quiet revolution is beginning in China. For the first time, a court has weighed the legality of gay marriage, and though the judge’s ruling was against the union, it’s being seen as a big step forward. Very simply, the case has put an issue that has recently hidden in the shadows — LGBT rights […]

Norwegian Lutheran Church Votes In Same-Sex Marriage

Norway’s Lutheran Church has voted to support same-sex marriage in their churches. The church voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing gay couples to have fully-recognized weddings in their churches at their annual conference on Monday, which will make same-sex matrimony a part of the official church liturgy when it goes into effect. The proposal was […]

Pope Francis Urges Church To be More Open To ‘Imperfect’ Catholics, Including Divorcees

In a much-anticipated paper, Pope Francis is urging the church to be more compassionate to “imperfect” Catholics, including divorcees and those who have remarried. According to NBC News, this is the pope’s first major teaching on family issues and has created a stir for over two years. Pope Francis announced in 2014 that he would […]

Disney & Marvel Threaten Georgia Boycot If Religious Liberty Bill Is Signed Into Law

Disney and Marvel are threatening to stop filming in Georgia if Governor Nathan Deal signs a pending religious freedom bill. The Free Exercise Protection Act would prevent residents from being forced to participate in gay marriage proceedings if they have a faith-based objection to being party to such ceremonies. Outside of Hollywood and New York […]

Aaron Carter Doubles Down On His Support For Donald Trump, As Long As Trump Changes His Policies

Former child star Aaron Carter surprised the world last month when he went off on a Twitter rant about how he supports Republican front runner Donald Trump. Despite the huge amount of backlash Aaron Carter received from fans and followers on Twitter, he only dug his heels deeper in his support when he was interviewed […]

Donald Trump Avoids Answering Question On Gay Marriage: Says He Has Answered It ‘150 Times’

The GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump clearly refused to answer a question about gay marriage in a press conference Saturday night. The Republican Presidential Candidate aspirant has been well noted for not giving distinct opinions on gay marriage and LGBTQ rights. Trump faced a question related to same-sex marriage put forward by a reporter for […]

Mary Lou Bruner: Texas State Board Of Education Candidate Claims Obama Was A ‘Gay Prostitute’

Mary Lou Bruner, a leading candidate in the Texas State Board of Education race, claims Barack Obama worked as a gay prostitute to get money to buy drugs, and feels Islam should be banned from the United States. The 68-year-old retired school teacher won 48 percent of the vote in the Republican primary race on […]

Kentucky Two Marriage Licenses Bill Opposed By LGBT Activists

Kentucky may soon create two separate marriage license forms. If the state senate passed the proposed bill, one marriage license form will be handed to gay couples and another form will be presented to traditional brides and grooms to sign. The current Kentucky marriage license form was created after the U.S. Supreme court legalized gay […]

Kentucky Creates Two ‘Separate, But Equal’ Marriage License Forms To Protect Traditional Marriage, Disengage From Kim Davis

The Kentucky state Senate approved the creation of two different marriage license forms Thursday to differentiate between gay and straight couples in a move designed to respect traditional marriage. The creation of the two different marriage license forms was designed to remove the names of county clerks, a response to county clerk Kim Davis who […]

Manny Pacquiao Apologizes For Saying Gays Are ‘Worse Than Animals’

Manny Pacquiao apologized for saying gays are “worse than animals.” The boxing great was detailing why he is against same-sex marriage when he made the controversial remarks. Although Pacquiao tweeted an apology, he is standing by his beliefs about gay marriage. “Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations? If you have male-to-male […]

Manny Pacquiao Sparks Outrage By Saying ‘Gay Couples Are Worse Than Animals’

http://cdn3.wibbitz.com/player?id=bfc015d096782430b9d861a8163867925 Manny Pacquiao has been receiving a ton of backlash over his controversial statements on gay relationships, most particularly the part where he emphatically said that those who practice such acts are “worse than animals.” The Filipino boxer, who is running for a Senate seat in the 2016 Philippine elections, may be skilled at dodging […]

Will A Republican President Threaten Gay Marriages?

Would same-sex marriages be endangered if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz wins the White House in November? Both Trump and Cruz have made their objections to Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage, abundantly clear. Both have said they’ll ignore or change the law if elected to the White House. Marco […]

Gay Rights Advocate Supports Christian Bakery That Refused To Make Gay Marriage Cake

A prominent gay rights and human rights activist in the U.K. has now publicly expressed support for the family-owned Christian bakery that declined to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage message. London-based Peter Tatchell admitted this week that he changed his mind about the ongoing legal case against Ashers Bakery given the importance of […]

Gay Marriage Debate: Could The Australian Public Soon Legalize By Vote?

Gay marriage has frequently occupied the forefront of political debate in Australia, and this week the country’s highest-profile politicians have again thrown the prospect of legalizing gay marriage into heated discussion. The recent proposal of, and demonstration in favor of, a plebiscite on gay marriage – a vote whereby the public would vote for or […]

Alabama Judge Roy Moore Bans Same-Sex Marriage – Again – In Defiance Of Supreme Court

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order Wednesday prohibiting judges in The Yellowhammer State from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, despite a June 2015 Supreme Court ruling that requires all 50 states to issue them, Huffington Post is reporting. The order marks an ongoing campaign Moore has waged against same-sex marriage in Alabama in defiance […]

Oregon Bakery: Sweet Cakes Pays $135,000 In Damages In Gay Wedding Cake Refusal Case

Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa was ordered to pay damages in the legal case brought after the owners refused to make a gay wedding cake, and the company paid the fine earlier this week. The state mandated a $135,000 award be given to the same-sex couple who was denied service from the Portland area […]

Anna Duggar Talks Josh’s ‘Betrayal’ In New ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ Clip, Also Calls Him Her ‘One And Only’

Anna Duggar finally speaks out about her husband’s betrayal in a new teaser clip for Jill & Jessa: Counting On. According to Anna, she turned to prayer in hopes that her faith would help her mend her marriage. The new Jill & Jessa: Counting On clip is titled “Such a Betrayal for a Spouse.” Anna […]

Utah Judge Removes Foster Baby From Home Of Gay Couple, Rules Children Are Better Off In Heterosexual Homes

A Utah judge ruled that a gay married couple has to give up their foster child because he feels the baby will be better off in a heterosexual home. The lesbians from Carbon County are planning to fight the judge’s decision to remove their foster daughter from the home. “We love her and she loves […]