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Matt Baume

WATCH: The Best and Worst Parts of the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Matt Baume | July 2, 2015 | Gay Voices
June is the anniversary of the ruling that overturned the federal marriage ban and the ruling that ended the criminalization of homosexuality. All of these cases were written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
America Ferrera

Thank You, Donald Trump!

America Ferrera | July 2, 2015 | Latino Voices
I don't want to spend my time chastising you. I'll leave that to your business partners who have the power to scold you where it hurts. Instead, I'm writing to say thank you! What you did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined!
The Outbound Collective

America's Best 20 Hikes

The Outbound Collective | July 1, 2015 | Travel
Distance: 3.2 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1,050 ft.
Eduardo Diaz

La Marcha No Ha Terminado

Eduardo Diaz | July 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
In coupling the Agustín Lira and Alma concert with the One Life: Dolores Huerta exhibition, the Smithsonian introduces audiences to this important chapter in U.S. labor history, celebrating two of its notable leaders.
Barack Obama

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | June 30, 2015 | Politics
Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
William C. Baker

Ground Zero for Clean Water

William C. Baker | July 1, 2015 | DC
The Susquehanna's fresh water is critical to the health and function of the estuary. But the mighty Susquehanna delivers something else to the Bay--lots of pollution.
David Halperin

Meet the Lawyers Who Pushed the Supreme Court to Block Toxic Power Plant Rules

David Halperin | June 29, 2015 | Green
The lead lawyer urging the Supreme Court to overturn this important public safety rule was Michigan Solicitor General Aaron Lindstrom, representing a group of conservative-dominated states. But many private lawyers were paid by coal, oil, and gas interests to block the rule.  Who are they?
Brent Almond

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | June 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.
Adam Phillips

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage to Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore and Mike Huckabee

Adam Phillips | June 29, 2015 | Religion
When it comes to marriage equality in the United States, the church too often has been on the wrong side of history.
Travel + Leisure

Top 10 Outlandish Ice Cream Sandwiches to Eat This Summer (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | June 29, 2015 | Taste
Your inner kid would go gangbusters for one of these ten.

America's Most Amazing Meals for $10 or Less

CheapTickets | June 29, 2015 | Taste
We scoured North America for bargain-priced, refreshingly creative plates, and found 11, all 10 bucks or under.
Dana Beyer

June 26th as "LGBT Rights Day" -- A Coda to Marriage Equality That Includes Trans Persons As Well

Dana Beyer | June 27, 2015 | Gay Voices
While these Supreme Court decisions do not touch on issues of gender identity and expression, they do remove the justification that courts have used to deny trans persons their rights -- that by refusing to recognize their gender transitions they were entitled to invalidate legal marriages as same-sex marriages.
Michael Rose

AFI Docs Fest Wraps Up

Michael Rose | June 26, 2015 | Entertainment
Last week I was able to view a handful of the 81 films from 25 countries, at the five-day long AFI Docs festival that attracted filmmakers, national policy and opinion leaders, journalists and a large crowd of viewers to the 13th annual running of the event in the Washington DC area.
Charles Clymer

On The Steps of The Supreme Court, Too Happy to Hate

Charles Clymer | June 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
A lone woman stood on the Supreme Court steps ranting about homosexuality destroying our country. She had become an expired parody. She had lost relevance. She and the millions like her had become ghosts in that moment. And she knew it. And we knew it.
Matt Baume

VIDEO: Why Marriage Won At The Supreme Court And What Comes Next

Matt Baume | June 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
The idea that gays and lesbians should be included really isn't all that new. It's been there in the Constitution this whole time. The Constitution's just been waiting for us to catch up to it.

Stay Chill During Washington, D.C.'s Hot Summer Days

Findery | June 26, 2015 | Travel
Summer in Washington, D.C. can be hot, humid and overrun with tourists, but it can also be a wonderful time to discover unexpected places that make you fall in love with the city all over again.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Ecstasy and Despair on This Historic Day

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | June 28, 2015 | Religion
I am rejoicing today, and ecstatic that in the years to come, the love that I share with my husband and the love that millions of other LGBT Americans experience will be honored and that LGBT people will have gained dignity and justice at last.
Marc Solomon

How We Won Marriage: 10 Lessons Learned

Marc Solomon | June 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across America. This ruling will bring joy to families, and final victory to the decades-long marriage movement. Here are some of the lessons learned over the years that could apply to other progressive social movements.
The Kitchn

What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

The Kitchn | June 26, 2015 | Taste
For many people, the difficulties start before stepping foot in the store.
Sarah R. Boonin

Dear Supreme Court, Our Daughter Is Watching

Sarah R. Boonin | June 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
There are countless gay couples who, by virtue of their zip codes, have sat on the sidelines of this revolution. Send a message that families like ours have value.
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