Things Just Got Worse for Kim Davis

Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that lawsuits against Kim Davis could proceed. The decision overturned a lower court that had thrown out three lawsuits filed by same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the county clerk. Kim Davis became a right-wing figurehead when she refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan … Continued

One Year Of Marriage Equality: Where Are We Now?

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruling which extended marriage equality nationwide. The landmark decision was a major victory for the country’s LGBT community. But as the rest of the community celebrated, the lead plaintiff in the case sat in the airport waiting for a flight back home to … Continued

The Top News Stories of 2015

The news in 2015 was unforgettable, historic, often chilling to watch. From the specter of global terrorism to controversial social issues, from the confused state of politics to corporate corruption, important issues played out on the public stage of opinion, augmented by a hyper-connected global community. The Second Nexus editors culled through the news that made … Continued

North Carolina’s End Run Around Marriage Equality

SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVES A small, frail woman in her early eighties walks into a post office on Cape Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She steps up to the counter with a few packages. “I’d like to mail these, please.” “And what are we mailing today?” “Hanukkah gifts. Regular mail is fine.” The clerk glances at the … Continued

The U.S. Supreme Court Makes History on Marriage Equality

Editor’s Note: Updated with citations from the justices and reactions from those in attendance. After decades of struggle, marriage equality is now the law of the land. Millions of Americans have been waiting for our nation’s highest court to recognize marriage equality–and it just did in a 5-4 opinion, issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Ever … Continued

Ireland to Vote on Marriage Equality

Ireland is poised to become the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. On Friday, May 22, voters in Ireland will be asked to consider whether “[m]arriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinctions as to their sex.” If the polls are correct, Ireland is … Continued

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