BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 30, 2015
There are things going down in the Vatican we can finally appreciate: Pope Francis has deemed inequality in the workplace a “pure scandal.” By prompting Christians to be “more demanding” for “radical equality” through “supporting the right of equal pay for equal work,” the Pope believes there will be an increase in the amount of successful marriages in a “society (that) is confront with fewer” ones. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Feb 10, 2015
In the seemingly endless fight to end discrimination and promote marriage equality, a new bright spot has appeared on the horizon.
Yesterday, Alabama became the 37th state in the nation where gay marriage is legally recognized. Cue rampant applause and a couple of fist pumps for good measure.
Unfortunately, the ruling has already met resistance in the form of staunch Republican chief justice Roy Moore, who you might remember from his 2003 ejection from the bench for refusing to remove an enormous Ten Commandments statue from the state courthouse. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Feb 03, 2015
A new year means a new budget, and not just for those of you trying to cut back on Seamless or new shoes, but the federal government as well. On Monday, President Obama revealed the 2016 fiscal year proposal to more than a few cheers and naysayers. Amidst the military-heavy tax increases, the $4 trillion deal includes significant changes to Social Security benefit regulations for same-sex couples. FINALLY.
Under the current policy, if a same-sex couple moves from a state that recognizes their marriage to one where it is barred, they lose their social security spousal benefits. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 07, 2014
You thought you got that song out of your head. But it’s back.
Rock the Vote, the organization that has been trying to make voting cool since 1990, is at it again. This time, they are luring youngsters to the polls with Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and more, as well as the big, loud question: turn out for what?
Midterm elections are November 4th, so be sure to vote! For what? For prison reform, for global warming, for reproductive rights - or, like Fred Armisen, because all your friends are doing it. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Nov 07, 2013
A video has been floating around the internet (and by floating I mean, bombarding my news feed): a series of interviews with children on gay marriage. The video starts by showing the kids two viral videos of dramatic gay marriage proposals and testing their reactions. It’s pretty amazing because not all of the children share the same sunny outlook on gay marriage, but they represent a hopeful generation of future open-minded adults. In addition to me getting the activist fuzzies, these kids are so damn cute. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Aug 09, 2013
If you’re in the midst of doing any resume-building, here’s a tip: don’t look up Raven-Symoné. Her career is, simply put, mind-boggling. It’s just not fair. First of all, she got her headstart as an infant, picking up some modeling between napping, pooping her diaper, and eating mush. By the wee age of four, she was on The Cosby Show. At age eight? She’d already dropped an album. Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 26, 2013
It’s a major victory for same-sex marriage supporters, believers in equality, and pretty much everyone in the human race. In a 5-4, ruling, the Supreme Court deemed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, as it was a “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” Here’s what you need to know about what went down:
By striking down DOMA, the Supreme Court has declared that legally married, same-sex couples deserve the same equal rights that go to straight married couples under the law. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 26, 2013
In honor of today's Proposition 8 hearings and tomorrow's scheduled arguments for and against the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, we found this clip to be more than appropriate. Leave it to Sophia to put it ever-so-eloquently. Blanche is bothered/upset/disturbed by the thought of her brother, Clayton, getting married to his boyfriend, Doug. Sophia shoots down the idea of religion opposing marriage rights and gives Blanche a short, sweet speech about why everyone deserves to love and be loved. Read More
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has officially announced its endorsement for same-sex marriage, same-sex couples, and full adoption and foster care rights for all parents regardless of sexual orientation. Comprised of “60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults,” the AAP focuses its endorsement on the importance of stability and security for children in households. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 21, 2013
Hillary Clinton’s been pretty much perfect since High School. So it’s no surprise that Clinton’s using her free time to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. While any other recently retired Secretary of State might have peaced out on an awesome vacation or taken a really long nap, Hillary recorded this video for the Human Rights Campaign instead. In the video, she cites a phrase she used during her time as Secretary of State: “Gay rights are human rights. Read More