Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Ohio gay couple in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that marriage is a fundamental constitutional right, protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, that extends to same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. Responding to the decision, Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic […]
Tag: LGBTQ Equality
Last week, Arizona’s House and Senate passed S.B. 1062, a bill that would allow businesses to deny services as long as they invoked religious beliefs. The bill would mean a free pass for discrimination against marginalized groups like the LGBT community. That’s why the organization GetEQUAL started a MoveOn Petition, demanding that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer veto the anti-business, anti-equality, anti-LGBT bill.
These two Utah MoveOn members are fighting to uphold a landmark ruling in support of marriage equality.
John Arthur, a terminally ill Ohio resident, was concerned that he would die without his partner, Jim Obergefell, being formally recognized as his spouse. So the couple flew to Maryland to be legally married, and a judge issued a temporary order requiring Ohio to list Obergefell as Arthur’s “surviving spouse” on his death certificate—but Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine threatened to appeal the judge’s decision. That’s why Steve Bluestein started a MoveOn Petition telling Ohio officials to recognize the marriage.
It’s hard to believe that in nearly 30 states, you can still be fired for being gay.
It’s about time.
Beth Allen, who started the petition to boycott Barilla Pasta after the company’s president made homophobic comments, shares her advice for others.
Eleven-year-old Marcel Neergaard, who had come out as gay, and was severely bullied in school, created a MoveOn Petition with his family, asking StudentsFirst to withdraw its award to Rep. Ragan.
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