Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was a historic moment for civil rights in America, and for the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook…
Yesterday, the internet was aglow with joyful, rainbow-clad celebration following the Supreme Court’s historic decision on gay marriage. Last night, landmark buildings and infrastructure around the country were showing off their pride, too. Here are some highlights.
Around the world, and on every social media platform, people are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. Here are some of our favorite reactions.
The lead author of a study claiming that short conversations can dramatically alter a person’s view on same-sex marriage has issued a retraction upon learning his co-author may have forged the data.
After the premiere of the new Doctor Who, featuring a same-sex kiss between a humanoid lizard woman and her human wife, a handful of people complained to the UK's communications regulator. The regulator's reply, basically: Yeah, no one cares.
Just days after OKCupid called out Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich over his support of a ban on gay marraige, Mozilla announced today that Eich "has chosen to step down." [Mozilla via Re/code]
Look at this happy imbecile: Chibuihem Amalaha, a Nigerian grad student whose University of Lagos-sanctioned "investigation" says that "physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and the grace of God" prove that gay marriage is wrong. His paper's laughable/pathetic logic will give you an aneurism.
Chibuihem Amalaha, an award winning student at the University of Lagos, is claiming that he's "disproved" gay marriage through science — and he used the power of magnets to do so. His "groundbreaking" work is backed by the university.
DC Comics—publishers of Batman and Superman—has forbidden the lesbian marriage of Batwoman and her girlfriend Maggie, resulting in the resignation of the comicbook's creative team. It's a bizarre move, since their relationship has been explicit for a long time.
J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have announced they'll be leaving as the editorial team on Batwoman, citing DC's editorial interference and in particular, the publisher's refusal to allow characters Kate Kane/Batwoman and her partner Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer marry each other.
Gay marriage sounds like an ultra-contemporary idea. But almost twenty years ago, a Catholic scholar at Yale shocked the world by publishing a book packed with evidence that same-sex marriages were sanctioned by the early Christian Church during an era commonly called the Dark Ages.
Conservative lawmakers in Costa Rica are furious now that they realize they approved gay marriage, apparently without realizing a "young people's rights" bill basically legalized same-sex marriages. Whoops!
America is delighting to the current New Yorker cover, which shows Sesame Street same-sex roommates Bert and Ernie in a tender moment during the big gay marriage news from the Supreme Court.
Bigots were so outraged by gay couples getting married at San Francisco City Hall back in 2008 that they launched a fear campaign targeted at California's socially conservative Latino voters to ban gay marriage in the second state to make it legal. Yesterday, Prop. 8 vanished and City Hall lit up like a rainbow.
Not so long ago, gay marriage was still so controversial that California passed an anti-gay-marriage ballot initiative. How did all of this happen so quickly? Everybody is gay now, that's how it happened. Go back in time to the mid-2000s and relive the melodrama all over again.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi had a great response when she was told about bigoted weirdo Michele Bachmann's rambling nonsense about God and the Supreme Court today. Bachmann, a Tea Party congresswoman, is very upset that the Supreme Court didn't interpret the centuries-old U.S. Constitution as being against gay…
In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, arguing that it violates the Fifth Amendement. Gay marriage will have to be legally recognized by the federal government from now on—and states will not be able to write anti-gay marriage laws.
Another Republican in the U.S. Senate has joined two other GOP senators in supporting gay marriage. In an opinion piece posted to her Senate website, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says that conservatives should support marriage equality because conservatives want government to stay out of private lives.
Even people who swear that gay marriage will somehow cause the collapse of society realize it's "inevitable," a new Pew study says. With 72% of Americans acknowledging the change in marriage reality, 42% of those questioned still say it's wrong.
Seen a few profile pictures change in support of gay marriage recently? The all-seeing eye of Facebook has seen quite a few, and from that ocean of data, it's whipped up a comprehensive map of gay marriage support in the America.