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ENGAGED!

Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity

It's been more than three years since she started dating sitcom writer and producer Linda Wallem, and now Melissa Etheridge is looking forward to "exe...

Not There Yet

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ravi K. Perry

Our collective moral compass remains highjacked by visions of the past that seek to deny equal opportunity to everyone. From affirmative action, to voting rights to marriage rights, this "land of the free" has much more work to do.

Paul Blumenthal

The Effect Of The Gay Marriage Ruling That No One's Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act will alter a host of ethics and campaign finance laws that apply...

DOMA Reaction: 'I Finally Feel Like A Full American'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One class of people uniquely affected by Wednesday's historic Supreme Court DOMA ruling is gay people in binational relationships — i.e. those for w...

Marriage Equality and the End of the World

Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson

Some will argue that the Supreme Court did not go far enough. Others will celebrate their action as right and just. Some will predict the end of the world and the destruction of the United States of America for having sold its soul in order to meet the demands of a "gay agenda."

16 Quotes From Politicians That Tell Us What Gay Marriage Is Really About: Love

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The fate of two major gay marriage cases -- Hollingsworth v. Perry, which deals with California's Proposition 8, and Windsor v. U.S., which challenges...

Huckabee Has Absurd Reaction To Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) took to Twitter to react to the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, leaving some scratching thei...

Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark_Levine

In 1999, we were only two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by a California state legislator to put on the ballot an initiative to prevent his own son from marrying.

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

Activists, Nonprofits Praise DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote...

LOOK: Women Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions On Twitter

Posted 06.26.2013 | Women

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 are officially dead. Love is love, everyone. After months of speculation over how these two l...

Google Timed It Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Could Google and Gay Pride month have timed it any better? If you're searching for terms like "gay," "gay marriage," "lesbian" or "LGBT" in Google ...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

Justices Weigh In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday: Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry...

LOOK: Crowds Gather As Justices Weigh In On Prop 8, DOMA

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As the Supreme Court makes major decisions on California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, demonstrators are gathering in Washington to...

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is ruling on two major gay marriage cases -- Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, ad...

Leverett House

Tom Dan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Dan

The lack of federal acknowledgement of same-sex couples has made and continues to make my life as a twenty-six year-old foreigner with an American partner painfully and bitterly difficult. It will continue this way until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.

Lesbian Mom in Colorado Could Be Among First to Receive Green Card When DOMA Is Struck Down by Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Lavi Soloway | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lavi Soloway

For Cathy and Catriona and their three children, everything is at stake. If the Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Cathy could immediately receive approval of her green card application. If the law is upheld, she will be forced to move thousands of miles away from her spouse and children.

LOOK: Lady Gaga Has A Message For The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After a bit of radio silence on Twitter, Lady Gaga returned to the social media platform with messages urging the United States Supreme Court to overt...

DOMA Goes: What Do I Do?

Judy Rickard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Rickard

When the Supreme Court gives the decision that strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I will have a lot to do!

From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Cathcart

Question: In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry?

Binational Same-Sex Married Couples to Feel the Most Relief From a Favorable DOMA Ruling (PHOTOS)

Murray Lipp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Murray Lipp

Not only are such couples denied the general range of federal rights and benefits associated with marriage, but they also deal with the additional stress and trauma of having to find ways to physically stay together in the same country.

Celebs Tweet Support for a Binational Gay Couple (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

DavidCastro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DavidCastro

We were completely amazed by the celebrity support we received. Stars from the movie business, TV, the music business and more have tweeted our video, providing millions of people with the chance to learn about DOMA and its destructive impact on loving couples.

DOMA Stays: What Do I Do?

Judy Rickard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Rickard

I do have a plan. Sort of. As much as we can plan for something that might not happen, Karin and I know that we will sell our house, move to Scotland and come to America as often as we can. So, if DOMA stays, we go. None of this makes me feel good.