legal recognition of the rights of marriage regardless of one's sexual orientation or gender identity: If it becomes law, the bill would establish marriage equality for same-sex couples.
- Also called equal marriage .
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How to use marriage equality in a sentence
The Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage and replace it with one that affirms marriage equality.Va. House passes bill to repeal marriage amendment | Philip Van Slooten | February 5, 2021 | Washington Blade
Justice Barrett has defended Justice Roberts’ dissent in Obergefell, indicating that the issue of marriage equality should belong to state legislatures.
They include an LGBTQ panic defense ban, second-parent adoption protections and an effort to amend the state constitution to affirm marriage equality.Equality Virginia outlines 2021 legislative agenda | Philip Van Slooten | January 11, 2021 | Washington Blade
Despite being a marriage equality advocate, Riggleman voted against the Equality Act, which would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal civil rights protections.Va. GOP committee censures congressman over officiating same-sex wedding | Parker Purifoy | December 19, 2020 | Washington Blade
Lawmakers in Switzerland on Friday gave final approval to a marriage equality bill first introduced seven years ago.Switzerland ‘Marriage for All’ bill passes in historic vote | Philip Van Slooten | December 18, 2020 | Washington Blade
He goes into some detail into what it took to persuade voters to pass marriage equality at the ballot box in four states in 2012.
Finally, he takes us behind the scenes into how Obama came out in favor of marriage equality that same year.
By 2012, the marriage equality movement had won in courts and legislatures—but not at the ballot box.
That November, many of us were stunned as voters in four states supported marriage equality at the ballot box.
This is amazing progress considering that marriage equality in the first state was achieved scarcely more than a decade ago.State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday | Gene Robinson | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST