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.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday August 3, 2013 7:53 am|
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: RH Reality Check 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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:
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 25, 2013 2:00 pm|
With the Supreme Court set to hear testimony on same-sex marriage cases this week there has been a lot of talk about how the demographics is destiny for the issue. Many have pointed to that a new Washington Post poll that found 81 percent of adults under the age of 30 support marriage equality, which means it is only a matter of time before it is approved.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 18, 2013 1:05 pm|
It is time to take a moment to again reflect on just how much progress has been made on the issue of marriage equality in the last decade.
Back during the 2008 Democratic primary none of the strongest candidates supported same-sex marriage. Now with the recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, every Democrat that is viewed as a possible top tier candidate in the 2016 Presidential primary has come out in favor of marriage equality.