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1 -- USA Today -- Emboldened Gay Activists Eye 50 States
Recent successes in the courts are providing new motivation for activists to continue for full rights across the nation.
2 -- Chicago Tribune -- Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage in Illinois
In a vote that crossed many traditional political divides, Illinois joined the growing number of states approving gay marriage within its borders.
3 -- U.S. News & World Report -- Gay Rights Groups Sue Over Gay Marriage Ban
The American Civil Liberties Union joined with Freedom To Marry to fine suit against the states of Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to challenge their bans on gay marriage.
4 --Reuters -- Utah Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Suspension of Gay Marriage Ruling
On December 31, 2013, the state of Utah sought the help of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to overturn the decision of a lower court that would allow gay marriages.
5 -- New York Times-Gay Marriage Battle Nears End In Hawaii
Approval of gay marriage in Hawaii in November of 2013 was the end of a long road for the state where the gay marriage fight began two decades ago.
6 -- CNN -- Same Sex Marriages Start in New Jersey
In October 2013, New Jersey became the 14th state in the nation to recognize gay marriages.
7 -- The Week -- The Year Gay Marriage Won
The Week looks at the many forces, both cultural and political, that spurred the success of the gay marriage fight in 2013.
8 -- Fox News -- Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA Provision Denying Benefits to Gay Couples
In June of 2013, the Supreme Court dealt a hard blow the Defense of Marriage Act that denies benefits to same sex couples.
9 --The Atlantic -- Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn't Make You A Homophobe
The Atlantic charts the many reasons voters give for standing in opposition to gay marriage.
10 -- U.S. News & World Report - Polyamory Advocate: Gay Marriage Blazing the Marriage Equality Trail
The progress for gay marriage rights is causing many to wonder about the legal prospects for other forms of marriage in the future.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|