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International Valentine's Contest Aims To 'Evoke Respect And Understanding Of Homosexuality'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SHANGHAI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Ten same-sex couples from China will tie the knot in California this summer after winning a week-long wedding and honey...

California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

California’s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated “husban...

Why I'm Against Marriage

Bruce Benderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Benderson

On TV I saw one lesbian couple in their 90s bitterly complaining that they were being kept from "celebrating our love." Did they really need to prove their love to each other by a legalized commitment ceremony after 50 years together? I wondered.

MAJOR Gay Event To Happen At This Year's Rose Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At this year's Rose Parade, attendees can expect to enjoy the usual array of flowers, floats and marching bands, as well as an unexpected surprise to ...

More Love and More Marriage

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Gaffney

When the U.S. Supreme Court rulings ended Prop 8 and Section 3 of DOMA this summer, we wrote a press release for Marriage Equality USA saying that there would now be "more love and more marriage" than ever before. Yet we didn't anticipate fully just how it would feel.

'It Feels Different': Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Talk Winning, Wedding and What Comes Next

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

When I call up Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, they're in the car -- as Katami puts it, "We're running around today." It's all remarkably ordinary in a way, a marked change from the whirlwind June for the two men who, along with another couple, successfully brought Proposition 8 to its knees.

Q-and-A for Same-Sex Couples About to Get Married: The Legal Ramifications

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Silberberg

Marriage equality is now the law in the most populous state, California, but there are considerations unique to our state's community property system of which people may not necessarily be aware. The following Q-and-A raises some of those issues.

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from an anti-gay marriage group to halt same-sex weddings in California. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of...

Maddow Gets Emotional

Posted 08.29.2013 | Media

"Mazel tov!" That's how Rachel Maddow congratulated Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the leading plaintiffs who successfully sued for the lift...

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: West Hollywood Celebrates Prop 8 Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2013 | Los Angeles

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Screenwriter and gay activist Dustin Lance Black began his Proposition 8 victory speech by acknowledging that today's lesbia...

Robin Wilkey

We Can Get Married! But When?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A crowd of hundreds at San Francisco City Hall erupted into cheers on Wednesday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court effectively dismiss...

Marriage Equality: The 'Tri' In Our Kids' Trifecta

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Our children know that for a few months in 2008, the law said "yes" to their family. Their moms are legally married (in California, at least). This legal recognition echoes and enforces what their moms and their community keep telling them: that we should be treated equally.

Marriage Equality In California... And Beyond!

Renata Moreira | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Renata Moreira

There my fiancée Lori and I were, having exchanged rings and promised to each other that we would spend the rest of our lives together. But suddenly a wave of fear and anxiety washed over me. I couldn't help but question whether we were ready to face the formidable odds ahead of us.

Proposition 8 Backers Move To Have Case Heard By Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Supporters of California's gay marriage ban, blocked by two federal courts, filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Tuesday urging the justices to ta...

California's Gay Marriage Ban Headed For The Supreme Court

Reuters | Peter Henderson and Dan Levine | Posted 08.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way on Tuesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider California's...

Is High-Speed Rail Losing Supporters?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans With most Californians worried about the state budget and opposed to trigge...

Robin Wilkey

California Poll Reveals Huge News For Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

A recent California poll has infused a huge dose of hope into the state's battle for marriage equality. On Wednesday, a Field Poll revealed that 59...

PHOTOS: The Hollywood Hordes That Helped Defeat Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles & Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California's 2008 ban on gay marriage was ruled unconstitutional on Tuesday by a federal appeals court, and while most of Los Angeles will be out part...

Judge Deals Major Blow To Gay Marriage Supporters

Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

A video recording of the 2010 trial that challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, will...

'Pivotal' Prop 8 Decision Due

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Lisa Lef, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court says ballot proposition sponsors can step in to defend their initiatives ...

It's Time for a 'Protect Marriage' Movement That Protects All Marriages

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Ed Bacon

As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins debate on the Respect for Marriage Act on Capitol Hill, our nation takes a much-needed step toward making liberty and justice for all not just a pledge but a reality.

We All Have an Equal Stake

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Gaffney

In an ancillary opinion in the Prop 8 litigation, Chief Judge Ware explained more clearly than ever how we all benefit when we protect the fundamental rights of each other. The members of the targeted minority group are not the only ones who gain.

California's Gay Marriage Ban Faces Next Legal Hurdle

AP/The Huffington Post | By LISA LEFF | Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's highest court seems inclined to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state C...

Marriage Equality: Which Video Defines It Best? (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Courage Campaign, a California-based progressive organizing network, is advancing efforts to achieve marriage equality in the Golden State and acr...

Same-Sex Marriage: In the Beginning, There Was the Word

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The way he looked at it, he and his fellow heterosexuals had some serious work ahead of them cleaning up their own acts before they could think about casting that first stone at anyone else.