Today, a Florida state court judge ended a stay on her previous ruling that found Florida's ban on marriage equality to be unconstitutional, allowing for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry.
After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.
Today is the final day of #5DaysofEquality, a time to celebrate the anniversaries of 31 Australian same-sex couples who were married one year ago during a brief period from December 7 – 12, before their marriages were revoked. GLAAD has been encouraging our followers to share messages of support for these couples throughout #5DaysofEquality.
As #5DaysfoEquality continues, GLAAD is bringing you another interview with Australian Marriage Equality's Deputy Director, Ivan Hinton-Teoh. Yesterday, we published an interview with Ivan about his ongoing work advocating for the enactment of marriage equality in Australia.
On Friday, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to ensure that the marriages of nearly 2,000 same-sex couples that took place following court rulings in Arkansas, Indiana and Wisconsin are upheld by the federal government.
After US Army Major Stephen Snyder-Hill was famously booed at a 2011 GOP debate, he wrote a book about his experience as a gay soldier. He sat down with GLAAD to talk about his book, Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement.
The couple, to whom the extent of the legal rights they have over their babies has not been made clear, are resolved to protect the boys. They are not giving up on getting the state to recognize them as the family they know they are.