Marriage Equality: On the Verge of Making History
On April 28, the Supreme Court of the United States will be asked to decide whether the U.S. Constitution allows for states to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples by denying them the right to marry. The current case before SCOTUS has the potential to allow for nationwide marriage equality. http://www.HRC.org/SCOTUS Check back with http://www.HRC.org/SCOTUS through the remainder of the month as we lead up to the April 28th hearing, because love can’t wait.
Sen. Cory Booker on Jim Obergefell
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker shares named plaintiff and longtime HRC Supporter Jim Obergefell's story on the Senate Floor.
Love Can’t Wait - Jim Obergefell
Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges and longtime HRC member, married his partner John, who was suffering from ALS, on a medical jet in Maryland in 2013. Obergefell and Arthur, both Ohio residents, filed a case in July 2013, seeking recognition of their Maryland marriage on Arthur’s death certificate. Arthur died three months later on October 22, 2013. Since then, Obergefell’s case has made its way through the courts and will be heard by the Supreme Court on April 28.
Marriage Equality Makes Its Way to the Supreme Court Again
On April 28, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments as they prepare to decide whether the U.S. Constitution allows for states to discriminate against same-sex couples by denying them the right to marry or refusing to recognize their marriages performed in jurisdictions where they are legal. Visit HRC.org/SCOTUS for more information as we lead up to the April 28th hearing, because love can’t wait.
Sleater-Kinney Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign
Sleater-Kinney Joins HRC’s #EqualityRocks Campaign