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DOMA Arguments Heard At Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday while hearing oral arguments in United States v. Wi...

Cowards on the Court

Alan Singer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

During preliminary questioning in Hollingsworth v. Perry, Sotomayer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer, the center-liberal wing on the Supreme Court, focused on whether the plaintiffs had legal standing.

DOMA Plaintiff Speaks: Marriage 'Is A Magic Word'

Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

The 83-year-old plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case spoke to media after being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, but her remarks empha...

Gay Couples Rub PDA In Westboro's Face

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Gay couples were seen kissing in front of Westboro Baptist Church protesters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, perhaps testing the controvers...

DOMA News From The Supreme Court Explored

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard arguments dealing with same-sex marriage on Wednesday, taking on United States v. Windsor, which questions whether it's consti...

Amanda Terkel

Young Conservatives Push For DOMA Repeal At Supreme Court | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casey Syron, 19, was probably the only person at the Supreme Court on Wednesday wearing a National Rifle Association hat. He was also ho...

Hey, SCOTUS, I'm Not Getting Any Younger

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Fifty years from now, the logic goes, people will look back at this time and this issue and will wonder what all the fuss was about. Well, 50 years from now I will be 98. I do not want to be a 98-year-old blushing bride. So here's my message to the Supreme Court.

What The End Of DOMA Would Mean For Same-Sex Military Spouses Like Me

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christian Fuscarino

Can you imagine standing at your partner's funeral as the flag bearer walks right past you to present the American flag to some distant relative of your partner? Can you imagine being invisible in the eyes of the government of the country your partner gave his or her life for?

Your Evolution Is Totally Gay

Mark Morford | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Out of the cheap woodwork they come, these swiftly "evolving" politicians, racing as fast as they can to get with the foregone program and support gay marriage ASAP because they see the writing on the Supreme Court wall.

WATCH: Jeffrey Toobin Hit By A Giant Umbrella

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Katherine Fung | Posted 03.27.2013 | Media

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin was in the middle of commenting on the Supreme Court's hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act when he was unceremoniously hit in ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Questions Whether It Can Even Decide DOMA Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Supreme Court justices on Wednesday morning appeared skeptical of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DO...

LOOK: Beyonce, Madonna, Ben Affleck Chime In On SCOTUS Hearings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices

The review of California's Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) by the United States Supreme Court has prompted a myriad of people to ...

Scalia Presents 'Spring Breakers' Quotes

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.27.2013 | Comedy

Today, the Supreme Court will give their opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, and one player has made a name from himself throughout the proceeding...

Jennifer Bendery

Defense Of Marriage Act Weighed By High Court | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid a sea of hundreds of gay marriage supporters, about half a dozen members of the radically anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church stood in...

Holy Week And Holy Terror In The Halls Of Justice

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

The Supreme Court justices will hear arguments on DOMA in the very week that Christians acknowledge the holy terror permitted by Pontius Pilate as he heard the arguments against Jesus Christ. Pontius found no fault in Jesus but gave him over to a murdering crowd anyway.

PHOTO: Gay Couples Kiss In Front Of Westboro Protesters

Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is considering a constitutional challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, and the contentious debate has drawn ...

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Yesterday and today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

LOOK: U.S. Supreme Court Lit Up With Stunning Message After Prop 8 Hearings

Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices

The U.S. Supreme Court was illuminated with a stunning marriage equality message for a moment on the evening of March 26 after hearing arguments on Pr...

Gay Marriage Without the Robes

David Fontana | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
David Fontana

Where the country stands on gay marriage in the future might be a foregone conclusion. But what federal and state legislatures do about this is far from a foregone conclusion. As a result, a punt by the Court might mean that gay marriage supporters will have to wait a very long time to get the ball and the momentum back.

Supreme Court Turns To Defense Of Marriage Act

AP | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

BY MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In the second of back-to-back gay marriage cases, the Supreme Court is turning to a constituti...

PHOTOS: This Is What Marriage Equality Looks Like

Posted 03.27.2013 | Weddings

This week marks a major milestone in the fight for marriage equality in the United States. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about Pr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

The 10 Democrats Who Aren't Yet There On Gay Marriage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case argui...

Chief Justice Roberts' Marriage Moment

Gregory T. Angelo | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory T. Angelo

A Roberts ruling in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act would be a victory for federalism, a triumph for the gay equal rights movement, and a historic moment for the Court that could well mark the moment that conservative opposition to same-sex marriage crumbled to dust.

Hypocrisy on Parade: Ken Mehlman and the Reporter Who Wouldn't Let Him Lie

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

Eric Resnick did not want to ask the question. He felt an obligation, though, because other reporters were avoiding the subject. They ought to have long ago confronted Ken Mehlman about the contradictions between his politics and his personal life.

Marriage Equality Is Good for Public Health

Paul Kawata | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Kawata

Marriage is unequivocally a health issue. Marriage is also an HIV prevention issue. Research demonstrates that bans on same-sex marriage correlate to increased rates of new HIV infection.