Posts Tagged ‘LGBT life’

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Marriage Equality

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

SCOTUS rules on DOMA Prop 8

This morning we have reason to celebrate.

Two life-changing, landmark decisions were issued by the United States Supreme Court.

  • The Defense of Marriage Act, also called DOMA, was stuck down.
  • Proposition 8, or Prop 8, which would have banned same-sex marriage in California, was dismissed. Same-sex marriage in California is now legal.

President Obama said: “The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts.”

“So glad we’re still moving in the right direction, towards tolerance!” wrote a commentator on the Washington Post article posting.

In recognizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court has recognized gay rights as a civil rights issue. At last.

Congratulations to the Prop8 plaintiffs, to the lawyers and organizations who worked so hard and persevered on these cases and to the millions of supporters who have fueled this movement.



Jason Collins, Brittney Griner and Gay Athletes

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Brittney Griner

We were encouraged by Jason Collins’s brave declaration of his gayness this week. There was lots of kudos and congratulations buzzing about on Facebook and Twitter.

We also thank some friends for pointing out that Jason Collins was preceded in coming out in professional sports by Brittney Griner, pictured here, who told an AP reporter in an April 17, 2013 article for that she is a lesbian.

Thanks to Mother Jones calling this fact out.

Pro sports is better for both these brave declarations. We hope that sports in general and pro sports in particular continue to accept diversity within its ranks.