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How DOMA Is Like That Awkward Person At A Party Who Just Won't Leave

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
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Imagine DOMA is an ugly, anti-gay piñata. We've only destroyed its head. ...

Michael McAuliff

Congressman: Polygamy Laws No Longer Justifiable | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's decision finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional opens the door to legalized bigamy and polygamy, conse...

Stonewall x 2

Alice Carey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Alice Carey

They say if you stay in the same place long enough, you get to see everything. So by staying on the same block in Greenwich Village longer than I ever expected, I've seen history being made in front of the Stonewall Inn, not once but twice.

A One-Two Punch to the Nation's Most Prominent Anti-Gay Laws

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

What is striking about the Windsor opinion is the way the court seems to understand why DOMA is an egregious violation of the constitution's equality guarantee. Words like "demean," "degrade," and "humiliation" do not appear often in Supreme Court opinions in reference to unconstitutional laws.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp Needs to Back Off -- The Court Has Spoken

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Huelskamp is going to continue to try and block same-sex marriages by amending the U.S. Constitution and introducing the Federal Marriage Amendment. Here's the most laughable part: Congressman Huelskamp's home state of Kansas isn't even backing him.

Edie Windsor, the Sixth Daughter of Zelophehad

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Edie Windsor represents our modern day daughters of Zelophehad. Before the highest court in the United States, the place of justice and authority, this ruling now enables legally married same-sex couples to receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples.

Paula Deen and DOMA

John Corvino | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Deen's mistake is not that she once said and did things that most people of her generation and culture have said and done, and which she now regrets. It's that she seems to remain relatively clueless about why there's so much fuss in the first place.

What the DOMA Repeal Means to Me

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Darcy Sterling

I want to help personalize what it's been like for me to be legally married in a state without the U.S. government recognizing my marriage. I'll start with a concrete example, taxes, since that seems to be the most relatable issue regardless of which political party one belongs to.

DOMA & Prop 8: Victories in the Wrong War

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

No, I was not as happy as many others in my community with the ruling from the Supreme Court on Prop 8; but not just because I'm a hater. I understand it's a victory, a battle won while the war rages. And that's what I'm most angry at: the way we are fighting the war.

Alito's Dissent: The Problem Began With 'The Idea That Romantic Love Is a Prerequisite to Marriage'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The logical conclusion of this reasoning is that if the government could have enforced arranged marriage with a federal law, it should have, since no one could predict the outcome of these newfangled romantic-love marriages, which altered the institution of marriage forever.

DOMA's Defeat a Clear Victory for Same-Sex Binational Couples

Ian Thompson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

DOMA placed a dark cloud over same-sex binational couples, forcing them to live in fear of separation. U.S. citizens, in order to stay together with a foreign same-sex spouse or partner, were often forced to choose between the person they love or the country they love.

From Disappointment to Triumph, in Two Short Days

Hector Villagra | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Hector Villagra

This week is a reminder that, while our country has made incredible progress since 1996 -- when Congress passed DOMA, we must also safeguard those gains we have made since 1965 -- when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act.

Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Tips

Michele Velazquez | Posted 08.28.2013 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

My client's concerns included finding a "gay-friendly" proposal venue and making sure that the crowds would be accepting of her and her partner showing affection. I was suddenly aware of the fact that I take my ability to just be with my husband in the open for granted.

Steve Carell Cameos In 'Stephen Colbert's Big Gay Round-Up'

Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert took a long, hard look at the most pressing issues of the day in "Stephen Colbert's Big Gay Round-Up," such as the landmark Supreme Co...

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

What Equality Means

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Madeleine M. Kunin

These landmark decisions have an impact far beyond the rights of married couples. It tells all gay and lesbian men and women, and their children that they have a legitimate place in society.

Cher Thanks Gay Fans And Shares Response To DOMA Being Struck Down

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

Three days before legendary gay icon Cher is set to perform at NYC Pride's annual Dance on the Pier, she made an appearance at Marquee's Thursday Q pa...

Next Steps for Marriage Equality

Trevor Burrus | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

Many people are asking whether these decisions mean that every state will have to legalize gay marriage. Strictly speaking, the answer is no.

The Supreme Court Takes With One Hand, Gives With the Other

Nan Aron | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

By simultaneously moving in opposite directions on fundamental principles of civil rights, this Court has torn a hole in our political fabric, and once again left the nation part equal and part unequal.

PHOTO: New Yorker's Amazing DOMA Cover

Posted 06.28.2013 | Media

The New Yorker celebrated the Supreme Court's historic rulings on gay marriage with one of its most awesome covers of all time. It marked the moment b...

John Oliver Blasts Republicans' DOMA Reponse

Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy

The Supreme Court justices are not elected and they're certainly not God, so why are we letting them decide what is and is not constitutional? This se...

Gay Veterans Win After Court Decision

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court's decision granting federal benefits to married...

The Path Forward: Immigration and Beyond

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Emotionally powerful moments are few and far between here on Capitol Hill but, for the second time in as many days, I found myself very moved.

The Surprising Effect Same-Sex Marriage Has On Divorce Rates

Posted 06.27.2013 | Divorce

Since the Defense of Marriage Act was found unconstitutional on Wednesday, talk of same-sex marriage -- and divorce -- has dominated the news. NBC 5 i...

Remembering What It Means to Be Gay

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

While it is important to support my own communities when they are discriminated against, it is important for all of us to address oppression itself. Violence and sexism in our culture are not just issues for women, and the experiences of racism are not just issues for people of color.