Tag: Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle

WARSAW — By the standards of Western advertising, Coca-Cola’s billboard campaign in Hungary was pretty tame. Three couples are shown enjoying a soda, smiling and seemingly in love. One picture shows a man, a woman and a Coke; another two women and a Coke; and a third shows two men and a Coke. “Love is […]

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U.S. Couple Sues State Dept. Over Policy Denying Their Baby Citizenship

This summer, James Derek Mize and his husband, Jonathan Gregg, celebrated their daughter’s first birthday at home in Atlanta with a party that coincided with WorldPride. Dressed in a rainbow outfit, the birthday girl, Simone, did what toddlers are bound to do: Took a fleeting glance at her presents and instead found delight in her […]

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Pete Buttigieg’s Life in the Closet

The closet that Pete Buttigieg built for himself in the late 1990s and 2000s was a lot like the ones that other gay men of his age and ambition hid inside. He dated women, deepened his voice and furtively looked at MySpace and Friendster profiles of guys who had come out — all while wondering […]

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Our Marriage Looks Straight. We’re Not.

Vanessa Dillon, 41, is a bisexual woman marrying Bob Bissonnette, 36, a bisexual man. Each has dated people of more than one gender in the past. Not adhering to monogamy, they might continue to do so after they are married. But at their wedding, to outsiders they appear straight. “If I was marrying a woman, […]

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U.K. Parliament Backs Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland

LONDON — British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland as long as the region’s governing coalition remained paralyzed, setting the stage for changes that would bring the region into line with the rest of the United Kingdom. The votes do not in and of themselves […]

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‘This Is Quite Gay!’

On the quiet, promising first morning of June, I received a text message from my brother in Abuja, Nigeria. “Please, refrain from all these shameful acts,” he wrote. “Everyone is tired of you. Mummy is crying, Daddy is crying. If you don’t value relationships, we do!” My brother had written after I had posted a […]

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How to Defy the Catholic Church

NASHVILLE — On June 26, 2015, I was standing on the sidewalk in front of the United States Supreme Court building with my husband and two of our sons. We were all waving flags emblazoned with an equal sign, gifts from a stranger waiting for the court to hand down a decision in Obergefell v. […]

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‘Everybody Ain’t Surfing This Rainbow Wave’: Why Divisions Endure in Gay Rights

In January of 1966, Time magazine published an essay called “The Homosexual in America,’’ which offered a glimpse into mainstream perceptions of gay life. It accepted the consensus that homosexuality was the result of a “disabling fear of the opposite sex,” concluding that such an orientation was “a pathetic, little second-rate substitute” for a meaningful […]

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A Clash Over Inclusion at Pride

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, as the largest L.G.B.T.Q. Pride celebration in the world takes place in New York this weekend, some leaders of the community are asking a difficult question: What’s lost as the […]

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Stonewall Uprising: 50 Years Later, a Celebration Blends Pride and Resistance

[Read more from outside the Stonewall Inn on Friday night.] The crowd of thousands that gathered outside the Stonewall Inn on Friday, packing the streets around the most famous gay bar in the world, assembled to pay tribute to the pioneers who 50 years ago led a protest that galvanized the modern gay rights movement. […]

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50 Years After the Stonewall Uprising, a Celebration Blends Pride and Resistance

The crowd of thousands that gathered outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on Friday, packing the streets around the most famous gay bar in the world, was there to pay tribute to the early L.G.B.T. pioneers who 50 years ago led a protest that galvanized the modern gay rights movement. The emotional rally under […]

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Indianapolis Catholic School Fires Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage, at Archbishop’s Request

A Catholic high school in Indianapolis said it fired a teacher in a same-sex marriage on Sunday to protect its “Catholic identity” after it received an order to do so from the archbishop. The move came one week after the archdiocese cut ties with another school in Indianapolis that had refused a similar command. The […]

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Struggle Among Progress as Countries Restrict L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage is now a reality throughout most of Western Europe, much of the Americas, as well as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In […]

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The Gay Truth About Trump

I’ll never buy Donald Trump as gay positive. But I’d bet on gay blasé. “I think it’s absolutely fine,” he said when asked in a Fox News interview about displays of affection between Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten. “That’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with […]

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Jesuit School, Defying Archdiocese, Refuses to Remove Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage

A Jesuit preparatory school in Indiana has refused to fire a teacher who is in a same-sex marriage, prompting the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to say that it would break its ties with the school, officials said Thursday. Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School learned recently that the archbishop of Indianapolis, Charles C. Thompson, would issue a decree […]

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Stonewall at 50: ‘A Clash of Values’ and a Rival Parade

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. It will be a two-mile-long celebration of gay pride filled with thumping music, elaborate corporate floats, costumed dancers and millions of spectators lining the route. As the marquee event of this year’s sprawling WorldPride festival in New York City, […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Rule on Clash Between Another Bakery and a Gay Couple

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from the owners of an Oregon bakery who were fined for refusing to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. In a brief order, the justices instead returned the case to lower courts in Oregon “for further consideration” in light of a […]

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A Dad by Any Other Name

After the divorce, my daughter Marisa started calling me Bill. “It’s Dad,” I’d hiss through clenched teeth, smiling at the checkout clerk and miming a kids these days expression. “O.K., Bill,” she’d reply and walk off, coolly aloof, as only an offended 14-year-old girl can be. Initially, I attempted to ignore this change. One, I […]

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Chasing the L.G.B.T.Q. Millennial American Dream

ImageCreditIllustration by John Whitlock, Photographs from Getty Images The arrival of marriage equality offers a generation a future they could not have envisioned. But is it what they want? June 13, 2019 Throughout this article: Readers who responded to a Times request about L.G.B.T.Q.+ identity shared their perspectives on getting married, raising children and reimagining […]

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