Today the U.S. Supreme Court made history, recognizing in Obergefell v. Hodges the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. NOW chapters and activists who have worked tirelessly for years to achieve this amazing milestone are celebrating with their allies in the LGBTQIA community.
issue: Marriage Equality
A man standing alone is often assumed to be straight. A man holding the hand of another man is often assumed to be gay. You don’t have to look very hard at our society to realize that it’s obsessed with binaries. You’re either good or bad, a man or a woman, straight or gay. There Read more …
1. Marriage Equality: Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear
2. Pregnancy Discrimination: Young v. United Parcel Service
3. Women’s Access to Health Insurance Coverage: King v. Burwell
4. Domestic Violence and Housing: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
5. Marriage Equality Cases That Have Been Decided: Kitchen v. Herbert, and Bishop v. Smith
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to state bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee on April 28 – an historic event for marriage equality advocates and for the nation.
2015 is already shaking up to be a challenging year for social justice. Since the beginning of January, over 100 anti-abortion bills have been introduced in Congress, at least five trans women of color have been murdered, and Alabama has become the latest battleground for marriage equality. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock is threatening Read more …