How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

Beyond elections and voting issues, these Trump-aligned candidates could shape the country’s policies on abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and much more.

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Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

The second-term Democrat was the first openly gay woman elected to Congress. Now she is leading the effort to rally Republican support for legislation that would protect marriage equality nationwide.

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Defying the Supreme Court

The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.

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How Roe’s Demise Could Safeguard Gay Marriage

A bill to protect marriage equality might now, improbably, become law.

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Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-gay rhetoric and calls to roll back L.G.B.T.Q. rights have grown bolder among Republican elected officials and candidates.

#democratic-party, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lake-kari-a, #midterm-elections-2022, #nessel-dana, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Considered Dead on Arrival, Gains New Life

The larger-than-expected G.O.P. vote in the House in support of legislation to codify marriage equality caught both parties off guard, suggesting there could be a narrow path to enactment.

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House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Amid Fears of Court Reversal

The legislation would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level and repeal a defunct law that defined marriage as between a man and woman. It faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Why Overturning Roe Will Unleash a Legal Storm for the Supreme Court

Battles over laws related to abortion like criminalizing out-of-state travel for the procedure will intensity in the legal system.

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Americans Are Losing Their Right to Not Conform

The freedom to define oneself has deep roots in the American traditions of pluralism and independence.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

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A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

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Is the Supreme Court Facing a Legitimacy Crisis?

Warnings of the court’s declining credibility are hardly new, but after Roe’s fall, they’ve intensified and moved well beyond the bench.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #bork-robert-h, #breyer-stephen-g, #debatable, #kagan-elena, #rehnquist-william-h, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

Pride March in New York Infused With New Sense of Urgency

The annual parade included joyous celebration, but the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the threat to gay rights cast an undeniable shadow.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

Abortion Ruling Poses New Questions About How Far Supreme Court Will Go

The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.

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What’s Two ‘Yentas’ Plus One Senator? A Lifetime Together.

Adam Topper and Jordan Manekin were set up in 2019 by two women they call “the yentas,” and later married by Senator Cory Booker.

#booker-cory-a, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

Conservatives Are Attempting a Broad Attack on Gay Rights and Culture

Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Urvashi Vaid, Pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. Activist, Is Dead at 63

Over a four-decade career, she profoundly shaped a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, prison reform and gay rights.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #gay-city-news, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-gay-and-lesbian-task-force, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #vaid-urvashi, #womens-rights

If Roe Goes, Will the Right to Birth Control Be Next?

Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #in-vitro-fertilization, #obergefell-jim-1966, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us

If You Think Republicans Will Stop at Overturning Roe, You Aren’t Paying Attention

No one wages a generational battle to reshape American society for the sake of a partial victory.

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If Roe Falls, Is Same-Sex Marriage Next?

The leaked draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion sent mixed signals about what other precedents might be at risk.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mississippi, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

With ‘Only One to Choose From,’ a Great Choice

Before meeting at a party in 2011, Michael Taylor and Tim Vincent both thought they would be single for life.

#same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Quietly, Foolishly Eloped’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jams-and-jellies, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

How Are We Still Debating Interracial Marriage in 2022?

The Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings unleashed some deeply retro Senatorial opinions.

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Hating Weddings Was Easy Until I Got Married

I found it so easy to judge other people’s ceremonies. Then, along came Thomas.

#dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

Joe Tom Easley, Gay Rights Activist Whose Marriage Made The Times, Dies at 81

Mr. Easley took a leading role in the campaign against “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Clinton-era policy that required gay service members to hide their sexual orientation.

#discrimination, #easley-joe-tom, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #servicemembers-legal-defense-network, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Web Designer Who Objects to Same-Sex Marriage

The case may settle a question left open in 2018: how to reconcile claims of religious liberty with laws barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Couples Seek Gender-Neutral Ways to Define Their Unions

The “bride” and “groom” portmanteau is just one of the terms being used by couples seeking less traditional ways to define their unions.

#gender, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #weddings-and-engagements

Theirs Was a Hollywood Beginning

Walter Wachter, a production manager, met James Pearse Connelly, a production designer, at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, where both had moved to work in television.

#canada, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #television, #weddings-and-engagements

Social Security Opens to Survivors of Same-Sex Couples Who Could Not Marry

Challenging a policy that limited survivor’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years.

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My Gay Retort to All the Grimness

Not everything in our country and our world has deteriorated.

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Pastor Who Appeared in Drag on HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ Leaves Church

A United Methodist Church pastor in Indiana stepped down after performing in drag and speaking about inclusion on the show “We’re Here.”

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Chile Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage at Fraught Political Moment

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile comes as the conservative country grapples with sweeping demands for social change.

#bachelet-michelle, #chile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #inter-american-commission-on-human-rights, #latin-america, #pinera-sebastian, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

At Long Last, Onscreen Portrayals of Lesbian Relationships Are Getting Complex

The shift comes after decades of stories that minimized romantic love between women as fruitless, or as some kind of phase.

#buffy-the-vampire-slayer-tv-program, #holiday-issue-2021, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #master-of-none-tv-program, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #television, #the-l-word-generation-q-tv-program, #waithe-lena

Gay Choir Director and Music Teacher Fired Over Catholic ‘Minister’ Role

Matthew LaBanca is bringing attention to a legal loophole that allows religious institutions to exclude people in same-sex civil marriages from jobs by deeming them ministers.

#catholic-school, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #gay-teacher, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

The legislation, endorsed in a referendum, will also allow same-sex couples to use sperm banks and to adopt children for the first time.

#adoptions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #switzerland, #western-europe

A Journey Through Merkel’s Germany: Affluent, Anxious and Almost Normal

As Germany heads into an election that will see Angela Merkel step down after 16 years as chancellor, she leaves behind a country profoundly changed — and anxious about changing more.

#alternative-for-germany, #daimler-ag, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #merkel-angela, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Seimone Augustus Found Her Voice Long Before Coaching

Augustus, laden with championship rings and now an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, first realized her true strength fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. rights.

#augustus-seimone, #basketball, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-sparks, #louisiana-state-university, #minnesota-lynx, #racial-profiling, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Marries His Longtime Partner

Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.

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George W. Bush 2021, Meet George W. Bush 2001

The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans. 

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Why My Daughter Got (Temporarily) Married at 13

Having been shamed about my sexuality when I was young, I was determined, as a mother, to celebrate my child’s romantic wishes.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #muslims-and-islam, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

How Same-Sex Parents Share the Mental Load

For many couples, it’s less about a perfectly equal division of tasks, and more about communication and respect.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Pope Sends More Mixed Messages on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

An encouraging note from Pope Francis capped an especially disorienting week on the Vatican’s stance toward gay rights.

#discrimination, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #italy, #martin-james-a, #politics-and-government, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Pride in N.Y.C.: How to Celebrate This Weekend

The annual Pride March in Manhattan will be held virtually without a large in-person component. But many other events are planned.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #new-york-city, #parades, #reclaim-pride-coalition, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #social-works-exhibit

Modern Love Podcast: The Right to Fail at Marriage

The queer comedian Cameron Esposito on how the equality of love can also lead to the equality of heartbreak.

#brandeis-gayle, #dating-and-relationships, #esposito-cameron, #love-emotion, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Madeline Davis, Who Spoke to the Nation as a Lesbian, Dies at 80

She was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.

#davis-madeline-d, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-national-convention, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #united-states-politics-and-government

Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A More Perfect Union

Sasha Issenberg talks about “The Engagement,” and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.

#books-and-literature, #hoberman-j, #issenberg-sasha, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #the-engagement-americas-quarter-century-struggle-over-same-sex-marriage-book

Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Excluded From Coalition, Face Loss of Power

A new coalition that aims to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office could also usher in a more liberal civil rights agenda.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships