A historic Supreme Court term ended with a flourish of major rulings that marked a bitter defeat for racial minorities and a groundbreaking victory for gay rights, all in the space of a day.
After being interviewed by a federal immigration officer earlier this year, Catriona Dowling was told her Irish spouse would have been given a green card — if she were a man.
For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court’s decision granting federal benefits to married, same-sex couples means that he and his spouse, Stephen McNabb, can one day be buried together at Arlington National Cemetery.
Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don’t remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will have a lot to do with how they’re treated.
The National Cathedral is pealing its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage.
Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate agree that the Supreme Court’s decisions in two cases don’t affect Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.
The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States.
Washington National Cathedral plans to hold a special prayer service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families on the day when the Supreme Court may rule on the legality of gay marriage.
The waiting is almost over.