Support for Marriage Equality Reaches New High But Republicans Still Oppose It

By: Wednesday May 21, 2014 8:44 am

Support for same-sex marriage continues to steadily grow. According to Gallup, support has reached a new high with 55 percent of Americans now in favor same-sex marriage.

 

Mozilla CEO Steps Down Amid OkCupid Led Backlash to Anti-Gay Marriage Views

By: Friday April 4, 2014 5:01 pm

That this decision was inspired by a dating website standing up for the rights of their membership is a pretty powerful reminder of how far we’ve come.

Raven-Symonè Comes Out via Twitter, No Plans to Marry

By: Saturday August 3, 2013 7:53 am

Teen star Raven-Symonè, who starred as Bill Cosby’s youngest child, Olivia Huxtable on The Cosby Show, and later on Disney’s That’s So Raven, came out today on Twitter.

If Court Punts, Marriage Could Be Big on the 2014 Ballot

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 4:00 pm

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules this week on the issue of same-sex marriage, 2014 could end up being another big year for marriage equality at the ballot box. After the success of several same-sex marriage initiatives and referendums in 2012, all across the country campaigns are being started to put this issue before the voters.

Is Marriage Equality Almost Here? Six Possible Outcomes of the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 6:00 pm

In 2007 Edie Windsor married Thea Spyer after already being together for 40 years. When Spyer died, in 2009, their home state of New York recognized marriage equality, but because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the federal government did not. As a result, Windsor was faced with paying more than $363,000 in federal estate taxes because Spyer had left her estate to Windsor.

Had the federal government recognized their marriage and given it the same status as opposite-sex married couples in the state, Windsor would not have to pay any estate taxes.

Even Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Think It Is Inevitable

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 5:15 pm

This sense of inevitability is one of the strongest things going for the marriage equality movement. Even though support for same-sex marriage has only recently crossed the majority mark, politicians, individuals and organization usually don’t want to end up on the wrong side of history.

Social Liberalism Reaches a New High

By: Friday May 24, 2013 8:40 am

Following the election of Barack Obama there was a significant spike in the number of Americans who considered themselves social conservatives, but since then the number of social conservatives has been dropping. Now Americans see themselves as more socially liberal than they ever have before.

Five Crazy Beliefs That Are Still Less Fringe Among Young People Than Opposing Marriage Equality

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 2:55 pm

It is sometimes hard to get across how incredibly fringe opposition to marriage equality is among the Millennials. Thankfully, Public Policy Polling’s new “conspiracy theory” poll provides a surprisingly useful point of comparison.

Sen. Flake: It Is “Inevitable” That GOP Presidential Candidate Will Back Marriage Equality

By: Monday April 1, 2013 7:35 am

Beyond the political power of the Millennial generation, on Meet the Press, Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said it was inevitable that a Republican candidate for President would eventually support same-sex marriage. From NBC:

Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:30 am

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same-sex marriage today, but regardless how they rule the fact is marriage equality is inevitable. The trend in support has clearly been heading in the right direct for the past decade.

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