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In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory. In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own […]

New York City’s landmarks commission has voted to grant official status to the Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village bar where resistance to a police raid sparked the modern gay rights movement. The unanimous vote Tuesday marks the first time a site has been designated as a landmark in the city because of its significance to […]

At the conservative conference co-hosted by the Faith & Freedom Coalition and Concerned Women for America, anti-choice rhetoric was echoed by many of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency in 2016. Many of the candidates who spoke discussed their faith and their traditional family values to justify their anti-choice, anti-equality platforms. Former Florida Gov. […]

Jeb Bush stood by his opposition to same-sex marriage in a new interview, saying he doesn’t believe it’s a constitutional right and that traditional marriage is central to Catholicism. “It’s at the core of the Catholic faith, and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, […]

The anti-LGBT organization, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), issued a pledge that it’s asking Republican presidential candidates to sign, affirming their wholehearted opposition to marriage equality and gay rights generally. By signing the five-point pledge, candidates would commit to running administrations calibrated to enforce discrimination against the gay community. First, they’d support a constitutional […]

At the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue Gala last weekend in Hollywood, Guillermo Smith announced intentions to seek the House seat now held by Republican Rene “Coach” Plasencia. A public policy specialist for the civil rights organization, Equality Florida, Guillermo Smith knows Tallahassee well. In an interview with SFGN, he referenced the recent legislative session […]

Franklin Graham, the president of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has had enough. He was outraged after watching a Wells Fargo commercial featuring a lesbian couple who are learning sign language before adopting a deaf child. Graham took to Facebook and called the ad an example of “the tide of moral decay that is being crammed […]

A Welsh hair salon is making a powerful statement after a customer refused to let an employee cut his son’s hair because he perceived the man to be gay. Russell Hughes, an openly gay man, runs Russell Paul Hairdressing in Prestatyn, North Wales and has for the past 14 years. He told The Daily Post […]

Well over 100,000 people were participating in the parade, police said, while Israeli media put the number at 180,000. The event also drew thousands of people from around the world. Large sections of Tel Aviv were shut for traffic and loud music blasted along the parade’s route. Streets were packed thick with people waving rainbow […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker […]