Marriage Laws

This Transgender Australian Took Her Fight To The United Nations, And Won

"This is an indefensible position."<p>Posted on June 23, 2017, 04:30 GMT<p>Cole Bennetts / Getty Images<p>A marriage equality protest in Sydney.<p>The woman behind a landmark United Nations committee decision decrying Australia's laws around marriage and gender transition says the current law is "a joke" and …

LGBTQ

Appeals Court Allows Worst Anti-LGBTQ Law Ever To Go Into Effect In Mississippi

The law has far-reaching effects beyond LGBTQ people as well, allowing for broad discrimination against many people.<p>A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals this week lifted a lower court injunction that had stopped the implementation of what many legal observers and LGBTQ activists …

Equality

Centrist Democrats are now the great defenders of social justice? Please.

The left half of the American political spectrum is in the middle of a big fight between the left and the center-left, which will surely get more …

Bernie Sanders

Making a Difference: New Marriage Law Means More Weddings for Gay Adults

More gay couples could opt for walking down the aisle this year as the Trump administration increasingly takes tough stances on gay rights.

Equality

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Just Signed an Anti-Child Marriage Law

Ready for this insane statistic? According to Pew Research Center, child marriage is allowed in 36 states, where there is no restriction on how young a child can marry with the permission of a judge. However, thanks to a new bill in the state of New York, that law will change.<p>On Tuesday, New York …

Rights & Freedoms

Celebrate Pride with this playlist of LGBTQ musicians

I first came out over a decade ago, early in the torments of middle school and deep in the cornfields of suburban Indiana. To say I was lacking …

LGBTQ

A Gay Couple Recreated A Photo They Took At Pride 24 Years Ago, And The Internet Is Obsessed

"A loving partner can be a difficult thing to find, once you do you must protect it and nurture it."<p>Nick Cardello, 54, and Kurt English, 52, met at a …

LGBTQ

New York's Child Marriage 'Ban' Still Doesn't Protect Girls

Nepal has stricter child marriage laws than New York does.<p>New York has joined a growing list of U.S. states that have restricted child marriage. But a new law leaves room for young people to wed ― and to face the risks that come with children becoming married.<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed …

Rights & Freedoms

UN Asks Australia To Fix Its 'Forced Transgender Divorce' Laws

State and territory governments have been urged to repeal laws that force married transgender Australians to divorce if they want their birth …

Rights & Freedoms

New York Just Banned a Form of Sexual Child Abuse You Probably Thought Was Already Illegal

The state of New York just banned something you probably thought was already against the law.<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday making the …

Rights & Freedoms

The wounded victims of Sri Lanka's child marriage law

<b>In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married. As calls grow for this law to be amended, BBC Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana meets one young girl forced to marry against her will.</b><p>When Shafa* was 15, she was forced to get …

Sri Lanka

How my interracial marriage changed the way I see the world

“Mama, why did that man ask if Daddy was the gardener?” my almost four-year-old daughter asked from the back seat, equal parts curious and innocent.<p>I …

Parenting

What are children’s obligations to support and assist their parents?

Support (or maintenance) means that children provide the necessary supplies and expense for parents, which bear certain economic responsibility, …

Senior Citizen

The Luxury In Ambiguity: The Multi-Hyphenated American

I first heard the expression, “bread and circuses” in 11th grade European History during a unit about Ancient Rome. A political idea in American discourse predicated in the notion that masses can be controlled if given bare means to sustain. If they are fed and entertained it suffices as …

Muslim Ban

This Week Marks 50 Years Since The Supreme Court Ruled In Favor Of Interracial Marriage. Here Are 5 Stats Showing How Much Things Have Changed.

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision <i>Loving v. Virginia</i> that ruled that laws banning interracial marriage were …

Equality

John Piper Celebrates Interracial Marriage as Biblical, Laments Rise of 'Angry White Supremacy'

Marking 50 years of legalized interracial marriage in America, reformed theologian John Piper said Jesus Christ celebrates such marriages while …

John Piper

Couples are celebrating 50 years since interracial marriage was legalized with #LovingDay

Couples and families are using the hashtag #LovingDay all over social media today to celebrate interracial relationships that would have been illegal in the U.S. before a landmark civil rights case 50 years ago.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in <i>Loving v. Virginia</i> on June 12, 1967 that interracial …

Equality

A little-known Japanese-American lawyer helped make way for interracial marriage

Fifty years ago today, the US Supreme Court struck down state bans on interracial marriage — the <i>Loving v. Virginia</i> case.<p>One of the lawyers who argued for removing the bans was a Japanese American who had been incarcerated in a detention camp during World War II. David Muto wrote about that lawyer, …

Equality

'Illicit Cohabitation': Listen To 6 Stunning Moments From Loving V. Virginia

"Illicit cohabitation."<p>"Psychological evils."<p>"Racial integrity."<p>It's difficult to imagine how much the country's language around race and interracial marriage has changed in the past half century.<p>But just 50 years ago, interracial marriage was prohibited in Virginia and 15 other states.<p>The Supreme …

Equality

What did the US legalization of mixed-race marriages mean to you?

Fifty years after interracial marriages were made legal in the US we want to hear how it made you feel<p>Richard and Mildred Loving married in 1958 but a year later were charged for violating Virginia’s code prohibiting interracial couples from marrying outside the state and returning. They were …

Equality

How Has Interracial Marriage Been Treated Around the World?

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made the controversial decision that same-sex couples were entitled to marry. Fifty years ago this week, the …

Equality

People Are Sharing Sweet Couple Photos In Honor Of Legalization Of Interracial Marriage 50 Years Ago

You guys ready for a quick little history lesson?!<p>All right, here we go.<p>In 1958, a black 17-year-old woman named Mildred Jeter married the love of …

Love

How the rainbow became the symbol of LGBT pride

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>The rainbow is the most widely recognized LGBT symbol in the world.</b>• <b><br>The first LGBT rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978.</b>• <b><br>It immediately became a symbol of LGBT pride.</b>• <b><br>The original design had eight, not six colors, each with its own meaning.</b><p>June is LGBT pride month in …

LGBTQ

50 Years Ago: The Supreme Court Strikes Down Bans on Interracial Marriage

Mildred Jeter of Central Point, Virginia, was only 16 years old when she became pregnant for the first time. Her child, Sidney, was born on January …

Equality

50 years of Loving: Interracial couples reflect on Supreme Court decision

Americans today mark the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United …

Baton Rouge

50 Years After ‘Loving v. Virginia,’ Have Views on Interracial Marriage Evolved?

Like many other milestones in civil rights legislation, the acceptance of interracial marriage has hardly been a smooth, celebrated or overnight process.<p>Seemingly unfathomable, just 50 years ago it was illegal for blacks and whites to marry in 16 states because of "anti-miscegenation" laws. But the …

Equality

Virginia honors pair who challenged interracial marriage ban

When Richard and Mildred Loving had the audacity to marry, Virginia law officers jailed them. The state's highest court later agreed it was right to …

Equality

Fifty Years Ago, the Supreme Court Knocked Down Bans on Interracial Marriage. How Have Things Changed Since Then?

Should we allow states to decide whether black Americans may marry white Americans? Today, such an idea seems absurd. Most Americans believe that states shouldn't be permitted to trample on the basic right of interracial couples to marry. It would be unfair — a clear violation of civil rights. But …

Equality

Let’s Celebrate the Right to Marry Who We Like

Fifty years ago the Supreme Court struck down Virginia's outlawing of mixed race marriages.

Equality

Twenty-One Figures That Capture Interracial Marriage in America

Interracial marriage and births are rising steadily, at a time when broader attitudes toward matrimony are shifting.Richard and Mildred Loving.Today …

Equality