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.
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.
The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.
A bill to protect marriage equality might now, improbably, become law.
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.
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.
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.
Battles over laws related to abortion like criminalizing out-of-state travel for the procedure will intensity in the legal system.
The freedom to define oneself has deep roots in the American traditions of pluralism and independence.
Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.
With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.
Warnings of the court’s declining credibility are hardly new, but after Roe’s fall, they’ve intensified and moved well beyond the bench.
The annual parade included joyous celebration, but the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the threat to gay rights cast an undeniable shadow.
The decision overruling Roe v. Wade exposed internal divisions among conservative justices about reconsidering other rights.
Adam Topper and Jordan Manekin were set up in 2019 by two women they call “the yentas,” and later married by Senator Cory Booker.
Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.
Over a four-decade career, she profoundly shaped a range of progressive issues, including AIDS advocacy, prison reform and gay rights.
Democrats are warning that Roe’s fall could threaten a wide range of privacy rights — including the right to birth control.
No one wages a generational battle to reshape American society for the sake of a partial victory.
The leaked draft opinion that would eliminate the constitutional right to abortion sent mixed signals about what other precedents might be at risk.
Before meeting at a party in 2011, Michael Taylor and Tim Vincent both thought they would be single for life.
There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.
Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.
The Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings unleashed some deeply retro Senatorial opinions.
I found it so easy to judge other people’s ceremonies. Then, along came Thomas.
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.
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.
The “bride” and “groom” portmanteau is just one of the terms being used by couples seeking less traditional ways to define their unions.
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.
Challenging a policy that limited survivor’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years.
Not everything in our country and our world has deteriorated.
A United Methodist Church pastor in Indiana stepped down after performing in drag and speaking about inclusion on the show “We’re Here.”
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile comes as the conservative country grapples with sweeping demands for social change.
The shift comes after decades of stories that minimized romantic love between women as fruitless, or as some kind of phase.
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.
The legislation, endorsed in a referendum, will also allow same-sex couples to use sperm banks and to adopt children for the first time.
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.
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.
Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.
The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans.
Having been shamed about my sexuality when I was young, I was determined, as a mother, to celebrate my child’s romantic wishes.
For many couples, it’s less about a perfectly equal division of tasks, and more about communication and respect.
An encouraging note from Pope Francis capped an especially disorienting week on the Vatican’s stance toward gay rights.
The annual Pride March in Manhattan will be held virtually without a large in-person component. But many other events are planned.
The queer comedian Cameron Esposito on how the equality of love can also lead to the equality of heartbreak.
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.
The unanimous ruling was further evidence that claims of religious liberty almost always prevail in the current court.
New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future.
Sasha Issenberg talks about “The Engagement,” and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.
A new coalition that aims to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office could also usher in a more liberal civil rights agenda.