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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.

Nelson Mandela: A Source of Inspiration in Volatile Times

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

As I read and listened to the hateful commentary from those against gay marriage, I thought about Mandela and how he fought for equality and led and loved by example. How can any of us deny two consenting adults that love each other deeply the right to marry?

Real Talk With Rob Smith Podcast 1: Paula Deen, Outserve/SLDN and the Fall of DOMA and Prop 8

Rob Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Smith

On this week's podcast, I take on the Paula Deen race scandal, the Outserve/SLDN ouster of Allyson Robinson, and the historic victories with DOMA and Prop 8.

Breaking the Man Rule

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

I cried in the office. That has never happened before. I was on a conference call when I clicked the refresh button on my screen, and the reaction was involuntary. I pressed the mute button on my phone, closed the door and cried an ugly, snotty, guttural type of cry that is never not unattractive.

Jesus Wept, But Not For Reasons Mike Huckabee Thinks

Emily Timbol | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

If Mike Huckabee had even a smidgen of compassion for the LGBT community, he'd realize how callous and inappropriate it was to quote this verse as a sign of his unhappiness with the verdict.

Hollywood Warns Gays: Careful What You Wish For (WATCH)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Dan Mirvish

As same sex couples start to register at Crate & Barrel, shouldn't they wonder: Of all the institutions to be committed to, is marriage really the sanest choice? If Hollywood is any guide, it probably isn't.

When Enough Is Not Enough

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Romeo

It's time to finish this for all of us who are stuck under the oppressive thumb of civil unions, domestic partnerships, and constitutional amendments that keep us apart from those who are married.

Prop 8, DOMA Rulings May Help Republicans

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabe Zichermann

In the long term, the Republican Party may actually be the big winner, depending on which of three possible approaches they leverage.

Feud Between Republican Centrists, GOP Base Renewed

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dramatic Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is forcing Republican leaders to cope, in bright daylight, with something they'd rathe...

Love Is Love

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Everybody in every corner of the world wants to be loved, whether it is by family, friends or a spouse. No one wants to go through life alone and unloved. It's a basic human need to be loved. So why is there an issue over who one group of individuals' love?

Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart -- Julia Roberts in HBO Film

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Larry Kramer sits down at the New York Historical Society Museum. The Smith Auditorium is packed. Two tiers of seats, filled.

Waving the Rainbow Flag, With Guarded Optimism

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Weiss

As a gay man and tax-paying American citizen whose right to equal protection under the law has been denied me my entire life, today I feel guardedly hopeful. Guardedly, as I am fully aware of how many people share equally strong negative feelings about the court's recent rulings.

Flying Out Over Boston: Some Thoughts on the End of DOMA

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Yesterday I thought about all the same-sex couples whose marriages I have officiated as a pastor. I thought about two friends who are welcoming twin boys in a few weeks. Their sons will never know a country that does not recognize their moms' marriage as equal.

Equal Justice Under the Law

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The words above the Supreme Court read, "Equal Justice Under the Law." This week, two Supreme Court outcomes dramatically affected the reality of those words.

Pat Robertson's Offensive Insinuation About Justice Kennedy

Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion

Many conservatives were upset after the Supreme Court ruled against part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday. Televangelist Pat Roberts...

Logo TV Has A Beautiful Celebration Of Love Planned

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

Joining the host of others celebrating marriage equality on the heels of DOMA and Proposition 8 being struck down, Logo TV is encouraging Americans to...

Equal Justice or Just Equal?

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

Even more so does the court's other decisions based on a perception of equality under the law regarding race call out for justice, justice to be pursued. Only then can our nation safeguard dignity and liberty for all through the promise of "Equal Justice Under Law."

Complete Coverage: Day of Decision Rally in Palm Springs, Calif. (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

In the world premiere of PalmSpringsNow! on The SnowbizNow Entertainment Network, I bring you 100 percent of the speeches delivered in Palm Springs, Calif., on this historic day.

Some Justice for the Second Sexuality

Ariel Chesler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Chesler

As the old legal maxim reminds us, justice delayed is justice denied. For each day that DOMA was permitted to remain in existence and to codify blatant discrimination against same-sex couples, justice was denied.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner On DOMA Ruling: Meh | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wasn't celebrating when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. But ...

Stunning Images In Gay Rights History

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

AS WE HEAD into the anniversary of our nation’s independence, gay Americans can count two new freedoms — this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled b...

Liberty, Equality and Love?

Ipsita Shome | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ipsita Shome

My country, lamentably, does not understand the concept of homosexuality -- at all. Of all the adjectives in the world I can use, it regrettably is frightened out of its wits at the phenomenon that is ever so natural, evolutionary and fundamental.

A Divisive Moment or an Unparalleled Moment for Coming Together

Dee Rees | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dee Rees

What does is matter if I can marry my girlfriend when our other brothers and sisters won't be able to vote? How can rights be granted to one part of my being while the rights to the other be curtailed? What sort of cruel hypocrisy is this?