RBG’s death and ACB’s confirmation left a lot of LGBT folks reeling, wondering what Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation means for marriage equality. Are folks right to be worried? Yes, admits Mary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the lead attorney in Obergefell v. Hodges.
When we legally and symbolically bind ourselves together, we’re exchanging some of that fluidity for commitment. Once we marry, breaking up is hard — I mean, really hard — to do.
In a historic first both abortion and same gender marriage were decriminalised on midnight October 21st
Don’t buy them the sex bench off their registry! They already have one!
“And there was Susan and Rachel at the heart of it all, dancing to the band Susan had sworn would play her wedding if she ever got married. As they laughed and moved to the music and worked up such a sweat that their jackets had to come off, I saw a glimpse of the future wedding I hope for, marrying someone I love, the two of us not fitting so strictly into the feminine.”
I choose her, always, because she’s my home and my light.
The first question people asked me when I got engaged was what I was going to wear to the wedding. My impulse reaction was to blurt out, “how the fuck should I know?”
“At the start of every year, I feel an itch to plan and make vision boards and examine my life and my goals. I knew one thing on my 2018 to-do list was certain and it was getting married and having a wedding.”
As I quickly learned from the jump, when two queer Latinas are trying to get married — something that sometimes feels like is unheard of — there’ll be some bumps in the road.
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has come under fire from LGBTQ activists and community members for discriminating against LGBTQ people in their processes.
Does baking a cake for a gay person amount to being forced by the state to artistically express your personal support for gay weddings? Bizarrely, that’s kind of what the Supreme Court is being asked to decide.
“Marriage is one thing – it’s just the tip of the iceberg of true equality,” says Cake Tin, bringing up trans people, intersex people, Indigenous people, and people of color. “It isn’t over yet.”
What lesbian hasn’t pretended to be a man to get married to the woman she’s already married to, just once?
This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples – who, until the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision, were barred from filing federal taxes jointly – are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage.
“Is this how straights think we have sex? We’re all just rainbow buckles and buckle ends, fruitlessly clacking against each other in sin.”
“For all of our joint bank accounts and shared wardrobes, for all our talk of travel and home loans, of potential babies – she was right, it was just a piece of paper, easily crumpled and lost with no consequence.”
Here’s how a 33-year-old queer, polyamorous, white, trans woman living in Chicago who’s married and has a long-term girlfriend does poly.
Welcome to Poly Pocket, a new series showcasing polyamorous and ethically non-monogamous relationships. Here’s how a married kinky butch/femme couple does poly.
Stranger Things Fan Club meeting, ugly produce, Sesame Street, death is stupid, missing white girl syndrome, have you heard about lesbian bars though, Steven Universe, queer punk jamz and so much more!
“BWU” shows the part that comes after figuring out marriage isn’t what you want: finding partners who are on the same page.
A bunch of stylists, caterers and bakers, event planners, and other creative types came together with one amazing mission: to build Barbie’s dream gay wedding — Kendra and all.