News about same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. A Catholic high school teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage sued the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday, accusing it of discrimination and interfering with his teaching contract. The British parliament's decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain's struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday. British lawmakers have voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages and expanding abortion access in Northern Ireland, though the vote won't automatically lead to changing laws. The votes set the stage for changes that would liberalize laws in Northern Ireland and drag the region into line with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Gay and Lesbian Rights
Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships - The New York Times
Since the birth of the U. These attempts at legal change have met with some success, yet a fundamental issue for gay and lesbian couples, that of same-sex marriage, has found strong resistance, even from supporters of gay rights. Same-sex marriage is controversial not only because it would require legal change but also because it raises a host of issues surrounding the definitions of marriage and family. The issue is packed with social and cultural beliefs and symbols that force parties to the debate to examine basic assumptions about how social life should be ordered.
Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking civil rights for homosexuals
This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy; the first civil unions; the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York; and more. Go to International Policies on Same-Sex Marriage for an updated list on which countries have legalized gay marriage. Caffe Cino is credited with starting the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement. Patrons of a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn, fight back during a police raid on June 27 , sparking three days of riots.
The Supreme Court will decide next term whether federal law protects LGBT individuals from workplace discrimination, a major case on the politically divisive social and religious issue that will play out against the backdrop of the presidential election. The cases feature the firings of a transgender funeral home employee, a gay skydiving instructor who died in an accident as the lower courts were deciding his case, and a gay man who participated in a gay recreational softball league called Hotlanta. Kennedy, who wrote the opinions in a series of cases that helped usher in a new era of civil rights. Kennedy was the deciding vote in the case to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and the case to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Justice Brett M.