Gay Marriage

If I had my doubts there would be a Black president in my lifetime, I couldn’t even begin to fathom the day when I would be able to utter the words, “This is my husband, Andrew.”

A 5-year-old California girl has been barred from attending her Christian elementary school all because her parents are a lesbian couple.

Lawmakers in Texas have found a loophole in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, the Houston Chronicle reports. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told county clerks on Sunday they would be allowed to refuse licenses to same-sex couples if it conflicted with their religious beliefs. Paxton says the rule will apply to deputies of county […]

Confronting the stigma that millennial artists are less inclined to marry their craft with social issues, the 2015 BET Awards stood out as not only a safe place to honor and recognize Black art, but a space to discuss Black issues amid what seems to be an increase in state violence against our communities. Whether […]

So, he’s managed to piss us off again. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—who recently voted against the Affordable Care Act, and against protection from housing discrimination (because the NBA is mostly black…yeah, seriously) —brings up slavery to ‘splain why he voted against same-sex marriage. In Friday’s landmark decision, Thomas joined Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito […]

UPDATE: Friday, June 26, 12:30 PM EST: Following the Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states, President Obama called the historic win a “victory for America” in an emotional address to the nation. “Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal,” Obama said. “The project […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states. Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays […]

A Maryland pastor who invoked a Bible quote saying homosexuals are “worthy of death” at a Maryland Marriage Alliance meeting is standing by his comments. SEE ALSO: Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Suffering In-Flight Seizure “That’s not my words,” said Reverend Robert Anderson (pictured) of the Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Md., according to NBC Washington […]

Kameron Slade (pictured), a 10-year-old boy from Queens, New York delivered a speech in support of same-sex marriage before the New York City Council, the New York Times reports. SEE ALSO: James Brown’s Daughter Arrested For Car Theft Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook! Here is part of his speech below: […]

In honor of President Barack Obama‘s historical public support for marriage equality, Brooklyn-based actor Justin Brow plays “Obama Boy” in a video written by John Duarte, reports Politico.com. RELATED: Americans React To Obama’s Gay Marriage Announcement The lyrics include the following: Cuz I gotta a crush on Obama I cannot wait for my soul mate […]

The other day, I was intrigued by the words of Min. Louis Farrakhan, as he gave a public address regarding President Obama’s announced support for gay marriage.  I love hearing what Minister Farrakhan has to say, and although I don’t agree with every word, I’m sure he doesn’t expect me to agree with everything he […]

In response to President Barack Obama‘s announcement that he supports marriage equality for the LGBT community, Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson (R) said that the “only opinion that matters is God’s.” He then invokes the Christian biblical passage, Leviticus 20:13, which states that gay men should be “put to death.” Want to Keep Up With […]