Students and staff described the 5–4 decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide in unequivocally positive terms, calling it “exciting” and “long overdue.”
In a landmark ruling for gay equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states. Here, School of Law professor Martha Davis offers insight into the decision and what comes next.
On Friday, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, a historic event for the traditionally conservative nation. Northeastern associate professor Patrick Mullen discusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.
Northeastern alumna Mary Bonauto, L’87, argued in front of the nation’s highest court that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the right to marry.
Mary Bonauto, L’87, has been selected by the attorneys for gay and lesbian plaintiffs to argue for overturning same-sex marriage bans, based on the rights afforded by the 14th amendment.
Law professor Libby Adler explains the significance of the Justice Department’s new policy to grant same-sex married couples equal protection in legal matters.
Obama’s presidency has polarized the public’s views on race, say Northeastern professors Amílcar Barreto and Richard D. O’Bryant, whose new book explores this issue from a range of perspectives.
Sarah Jackson, assistant professor of communication studies, explains why public support for gay marriage has increased and how the social movement movement compares to others in American history.