Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, a website design company in Colorado, speaks with supporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on Dec. 5, 2022, in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in her favor Friday. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

303 Creative: A fake case with real consequences | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2023

Conservative Supreme Court justices were looking for a reason to overturn the gains made by LGBTQ Americans.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a web designer can refuse to create wedding websites for same-sex couples. (Photo illustration by Iowa Capital Dispatch with images via Canva)

Philly reacts to U.S. Supreme Court siding with anti-LGBTQ+ wedding designer

BY: - July 2, 2023

The ruling provides a 'green light' for businesses to discriminate, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said.


LGBTQ kids need protection from bullies and violence, not adults targeting and bullying them too

BY: - January 26, 2023

LGBTQ people and our allies have to be constantly vocal and vigilant in standing up against the bullies. We are funnier, smarter, and stronger than them.

Urban Rural Action to select 28 volunteers to prevent ‘targeted violence’

BY: - January 3, 2023

Residents of Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties all are involved in the community push.


LGBTQ Americans are 9 times more likely to be victimized by a hate crime | Opinion

BY: - December 29, 2022

Hate crimes don't just impact victims. They reverberate through a community, causing lasting harm.

Biden Marriage Protection Act signing

Gay marriage is no longer a right-wing wedge issue | Dick Polman

BY: - December 19, 2022

Sometimes the long arc of history does bend toward justice.

Biden Marriage Protection Act signing

Federal marriage protection law is a win, but ‘more work remains,’ Pa. Rep. Benham says in D.C.

BY: and - December 14, 2022

At the White House, President Joe Biden signs law extending historic marriage protections to same-sex and interracial couples.


The link between politicians and anti-LGBTQ+ violence | Rob Schofield

BY: - December 13, 2022

The power of charismatic demagogues to manipulate and drive public opinion and behavior in destructive directions is undeniable.

Same-Sex Marriage Wedding Cake Topper

Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act. It’s not without its limits | Opinion

BY: - December 9, 2022

Religious institutions could still refuse to host or officiate wedding ceremonies or to provide services, on the basis of religious liberty.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

BY: and - December 8, 2022

The 258-169-1 vote included the backing of 39 Republicans. President Joe Biden plans to sign the bill.


Senate same-sex marriage vote still a step on long road toward full justice | John L. Micek

BY: - December 1, 2022

We can never say often enough that we love them, that we hold them close, and that we will vow to keep them safe. Not just in times of tragedy. But every day. And always.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

U.S. Senate passes bill protecting same-sex marriage

BY: - November 29, 2022

Republicans voted with the chamber's Democrats to approve the landmark measure; It returns to the House.