One step closer to marriage equality: Japan court rules that ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
In a long-awaited step toward marriage equality in Japan, the Nagoya District Court ruled on Tuesday, May 30, that the government’s policy prohibiting same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Marriage equality in India remains in limbo as oral arguments conclude in Supreme Court
The five-judge court panel concluded the session by reserving their verdict on the marriage equality petition. In anticipation of the Indian Supreme Court’s upcoming judgment, here’s a recap of what you need to know about the arguments.
These queer brides celebrated their summer wedding with a new combined last name and a reading from a landmark marriage equality case
Erin (she/her) and Megan (she/her) are passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, working in their personal lives and their careers as a doctor and lawyer to fight for marriage equality and justice. When they tied the knot, their summer wedding featured a nod to the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges.
Progress toward marriage equality in Asia as both Japan and India reach pivotal moments for LGBTQ+ rights
The fight for marriage equality in Asia marches on this week, as the Indian Supreme Court enters its fifth day of hearings on same-sex marriage, and LGBTQ+ activists in Japan continue pushing for marriage equality as the nation prepares to host the Group of 7 (G7) summit in May.
A historic case for marriage equality in India begins
The Indian Supreme Court’s hearing into a number of petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples has entered its second day on Wednesday, April 19. With the eyes of the world on this case, the hearings are being live-streamed globally.
Pennsylvania state legislators introduce bipartisan marriage equality bill
Marriage equality in Pennsylvania could be receiving reinforced protections in the coming months, thanks to a bipartisan bill introduced the week of April 10.
Ahead of the G7 summit, Japan faces pressure to finally embrace marriage equality for LGBTQ+ couples
This reinvigorated push for marriage equality has been thrust into the spotlight after several incidents that highlighted the nation’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies.
Marriage equality in India is about to see a landmark case
The decades-long fight for marriage equality in India still marches on. In a landmark case, the Indian Supreme Court is set to meet April 18, when they will decide on the issue of legally recognizing same-sex marriage.
We need to talk about the future of marriage equality in Tennessee
Marriage equality is under attack in Tennessee. On Monday, March 6, the state’s House of Representatives passed House Bill 878, a bill including an amendment that would allow county clerks to deny marriage licenses to LGBTQ+, interfaith or interracial couples in Tennessee.
Marriage equality in Mexico is here to stay
In October 2022, the federal government declared legal marriage equality for same-sex couples, regardless of the state they live in. The decision came more than a decade after same-sex marriage was first legalized by the legislative assembly in Mexico City.
Senate advances Respect for Marriage Act to protect recognition of marriage equality
The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that overturns the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and forces states without marriage equality laws to honor marriages from other states, is on track to become law.
Chile becomes the 31st country to legalize marriage equality
Despite being known as a largely conservative country, both houses of parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill that will make LGBTQ marriage legal for all Chileans.
Thai activists continue to fight for marriage equality after court rules against it
LGBTQ marriage is currently not legal in Thailand, despite the fact that the country’s Constitution explicitly states that all citizens are equal no matter their sexual orientation.
State Dept. should allow embassies to advocate for marriage equality, Democrats say
“Where marriage is a significant public issue abroad, we trust you would want your Administration to be standing on the right side of history.”
Switzerland votes overwhelmingly to legalize marriage equality
Amnesty International called the moment a “milestone for equality.”
I got to marry her: Celebrating six years of marriage equality
Like most couples who married in 2020, our wedding was not at all what we planned. But I got to marry her, and it was beautiful.