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Ding, Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Jason Howe | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

What does it feel like to be like everyone else? As I write this, I can hear my daughter Clara squealing from her high chair in the kitchen as Papá -- who can now become a citizen because I can sponsor him -- tells her not to plaster herself with yogurt.

The Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling and Children

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

The Supreme Court's opinion in the DOMA case illustrates how it is the marriage equality side that truly has had the best interests of children at heart all along.

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

Standing up for the Least Among Us: We Can't Deny Rights to the Disadvantaged

Kate Gordon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

If our society denies rights to the poorest and most disadvantaged among us, and sets up structures that privilege the already-privileged, we will become less -- not more -- willing and able to take on the global fight against carbon pollution.

Bottom Feeders

Molly Blake | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Molly Blake

I admit I scan the comments section -- and I will reply if it's intelligent and appropriate. But a lot of fellow writers refuse to read the comments. There are t-shirts that say "never read the comments." Today, it's easy to see why.

Wendy Davis, The Supreme Court, And My Family

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The state doesn't create family bonds, it merely recognizes them. The actual growing and shaping and raising and conceiving and loving and defending -- all of that is what makes us family. And those choices are ours to make together and for each other, because that's what family means.

Elise Foley

Binational LGBT Couple On DOMA: 'We Have Our Lives Back' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard rose early in California on Wednesday, opened SCOTUSblog and waited, with her wife, Karin Bogliolo, at her side. Rickard ha...

Gay Marriage Could Shrink The Deficit

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

This is obviously not the main issue driving anyone's thinking about marriage equality, but throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act as the Suprem...

Paul Blumenthal

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

What Are People Over 50 Saying About DOMA & Prop 8?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

Since the Supreme Court revealed their landmark decision in the Proposition 8 case, our readers and their favorite Post50 celebs have been sharing the...

Bachmann: Supreme Court 'Attacked Our Constitution'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) railed against the Supreme Court on Wednesday, blasting the justices for declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconst...

Marriage Equality and the End of the World

Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay 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."

Movement for Justice: Changing the Story

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

The U.S. Supreme Court rulings today are a testimony to the ways time and personal stories change our understanding. The decisions are part of an ongoing narrative of change in the movement for justice.

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...

31 Photos That Show The Power Of Love Between Same-Sex Couples

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

June 26, 2013 will henceforth mark a great day in the fight for marriage equality. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down both Propositio...

PARTY TIME! Street Closures Begin

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

Gay and lesbian Angelenos and their supporters are ecstatic over the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday that killed Prop 8, California's same-sex m...

These Companies Aren't Afraid To Support The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

Numerous high-profile companies came forward Wednesday in support of the Supreme Court's decision to effectively kill both the Defense of Marriage Act...

Not a Victory, Not a Loss, The Battle Rages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

I am gay. And everyone wants me to be happy today, as I sit in my Long Beach, Calif., home. The Supreme Court has ruled on two "landmark" gay cases and victory is being claimed. Funny, I don't feel like I won anything.

Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

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.

10 Ways DOMA's Demise Will Affect 'Traditional Marriage'

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

After the Supreme Court's landmark decision that the Defense Of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, it's time to look at the top 10 ways heterosexual ma...

Buddha Doodle - *In Celebration of EQUAL RIGHTS!*

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches? | 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...