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Death of DOMA Revives the American Dream for Same-Sex Couples at Home and Abroad

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

One impact of the Court's decision that resounds far beyond our borders, is in the area of immigration.

Antonin Scalia: 'I Thought Grindr Was an App for Coffee Aficionados'

El Guapo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

Antonin Scalia, conservative Supreme Court justice and vehement opponent of gay rights, recently stumbled into what many are categorizing as an "awkward situation" when he found himself -- unknowingly, according to him -- in the middle of Chicago's Pride Parade.

New Yorker Cover Sparks Homophobic Backlash

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Media

To celebrate the death of the Defense of Marriage Act, the New Yorker featured an illustration of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie snuggling on a sofa o...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America took another step on the path leading to a more perfect union -- while demonstrating that it's a journey that proceeds in fits and starts. On Tuesday, a divided Supreme Court took the nation backwards by striking down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act. The very next day, the equally divided high court moved us forward by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. This ruling wasn't a victory just for gay Americans -- just as Tuesday's decision wasn't a defeat just for minority voters. When our nation's policies move us towards our founding ideals, it's a victory for all Americans. Speaking of victories, this week's dramatic filibuster by Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, which blocked an extreme anti-choice bill, demonstrated that the spirit needed to keep making our union more perfect is alive and well -- and also marked the birth of new political star. #StandWithWendy #PinkSneakersRule

Born to See Equality for All LGBTs?

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

Let's celebrate our #DoubleRainbow victories today, tomorrow and all through the summer. This is our Summer of Love. But let's also remember the "T" in "LGBT." The fight for their rights has only begun.

WATCH: Gaga Sings National Anthem At Gay Pride Rally

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Celebrating the Defense of Marriage Act's demise this week, Lady Gaga took to the stage at the Gay Pride Parade's Kick-Off Rally in New York City on F...

Justice Is Justice

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

One of us, a straight African American woman, is a parish minister in New York City. The other is a lesbian white woman who ministers from Minneapolis. Both of us are allies in the larger struggle for justice in a profoundly unjust world. Today, we find ourselves needing to speak with one voice.

How Does It Feel to Be Southern and LGBTQ After the SCOTUS Decisions? Let's 'Marry the Movement' (VIDEO)

Caitlin Breedlove | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Caitlin Breedlove

We made this video because we believe that the real victory in DOMA and Prop 8 being struck down is the victory of thousands of LGBTQ people and our allies who have changed the culture of this country, not just its policies and laws.

DOMA Decision: A Win for the Status Quo

Jason L. Gordon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason L. Gordon

Marriage is a means for rich people to consolidate and concentrate their wealth, one of many ways to enforce the status quo. That the Supreme Court justices' decision comes at a time when families are being eviscerated by the wealthy should give progressives some pause.

If My Gay Memory Serves Me Right...

Juanita MORE! | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Juanita MORE!

I knew the Supreme Court rulings were to be made that day, but nonetheless, I found myself utterly awestruck, which is not easy to come by for this queen! Before calling family, posting to Facebook or tweeting to my fans, I found myself recalling the very first time I went to a gay bar.

The Supreme Court, DOMA and the Sermon on the Mount

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

The Sermon on the Mount presents a radically different agenda than what the nation of Israel expected from the Messiah. Our Supreme Court Justices overturned conventional wisdom in their ruling, and this is what Jesus did every day.

No Mo' DOMA! I've Got My Wife, I've Got My Life!

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

For us, it's the end of a long, long journey. Well, it's not really the end until Karin gets her green card. But it's the last hurdle for us. And it's the green light that so many have waited for to get married and established together in America.

Revolution vs. Reform: Moving Beyond the Assimilationist '4 Ms' of the LGB Movement

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

What the Same Sex Marriage Cases Mean for Gay Shame

Shaun Sperling | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Shaun Sperling

The realization of being different and the fear of rejections plague us and follow us in every area of our life -- no matter how hard we fight it. It is a rare occasion that takes some of the shame away. June 26, 2013 was one of those occasions.

My Big Fat Gay Wedding

Allison Hope | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

On the heels of the biggest gain in LGBT history with the striking down of DOMA, I'm proud to be ushered in as one of the many happy married couples to receive the best wedding gift ever: Federal recognition of my recent nuptials. Sure beats a gravy boat.

Biden: Americans On Verge of Marriage Equality Consensus

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he believes the country is on the verge of accepting gay marriage as a consensus issue. In the White Hous...

What Happens to My Domestic Partnership?

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

As some of the glow fades from yesterday's Supreme Court rulings, we sort out what happens to domestic partnerships.

An Icon of Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what equality looks like: a just-released memo from the Office of Personnel Management granting equal benefits to all federal employees, ending the marital exclusion system that granted health insurance, life insurance and survivor's benefits and legions of federally protected rights to some -- not all -- marriages.

Four Anthropological Reactions to the End of DOMA

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

Obviously, heterosexism and homophobia will not disappear with these court rulings. Law is part of culture but they are not equivalent; these decisions represent not an endpoint but the opening of a door to further efforts to ensure true equality.

WATCH: Prop 8 Lawsuit Sponsor Slams Chris Christie Over DOMA Reaction

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

On June 26 the United States Supreme Court struck down California's Proposition 8. Fresh off his victory at the Supreme Court, Adam Umhoefer of th...

5 Women Reveal Why They Won't Tie The Knot Until Everyone Can

Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down both Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, and the Defense of Marriage (DOMA), which prevente...

Everything I Needed to Learn About Love, I Learned From Bert and Ernie

William Dameron | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I never thought that at 50 years old, Sesame Street would still be teaching me. But this week it taught me something new. This week I learned that some of my friends are not like the others. Some of my friends just don't belong.

The Supreme Court Has Just Stolen Our Golden Anniversary

James Heffernan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
James Heffernan

Now all our plans have been wrecked. How can we celebrate our Golden Anniversary when the Supreme Court of these United States has just made a grotesque mockery of marriage itself?

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?