In the anthology, “Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love And Marriage,” co-editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort offer an array of intimate insights. In this excerpt, performer Holly Hughes finds it’s easier to get married on Facebook.
The decision by a Boston judge about the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act is potentially monumental. Alexis Sclamberg explains why social progressives and Tea Party activists alike are tensely watching for word of an appeal.
Four bills designed to curb discrimination based on sexual orientation are pending in Congress. Some advocates are hopeful, but others are more wary about hostile lawmakers and a lack of leadership by President Obama.
Marriage equality was a big story in 2009 for New England states and nearby New York. But while the year raised hopes for a rainbow-hued region, Maine’s November referendum repealed same-sex marriage and dealt a blow.
After fleeing abuse at Fort Campbell, a lesbian now living in Canada is hoping for asylum on the unusual grounds of anti-homosexual persecution within the U.S. military. Her case could affect other claims by asylum seekers from democracies.
Congress is considering immigration reforms, but not to laws that prohibit same-sex couples from sponsoring their partners for citizenship. Among families, activists say the heaviest toll falls on households headed by lesbians.