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DOMA Stays: What Do I Do?

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay 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.

Children of Same-Sex Parents Share Their Story With the World

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

Whether you've got a mother and a father, are a single parent, have two moms or two dads, are adopted or are a family of mixed race or are a blended family -- love is the guider to truth and Love makes a family.

Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.

WATCH: One Gay Couple's Quest To Marry In Every State With Legal Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 are expected next week, and so, with marriage equality on the tip of ev...

Federalists of Convenience? How Changing Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage are Affecting Supporters and Opponents

Daniel Cox | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Daniel Cox

In 2006, with public opinion firmly on their side, opponents of same-sex marriage strongly preferred that the issue be decided at the national level and not be left up to the states. What a difference seven years can make.

A Responsibility to Those Who Come After

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

Just as those who came before our daughter Sadie fought to make the world a better place for her, our pledge to Sadie is that we will teach her, through our words and our deeds, that she too has a responsibility to those who come after her.

Our Skewed Political Landscape

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.

Laura Bassett

WATCH: GOP Congressman Says Children Should Learn About Traditional Gender Roles In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) told colleagues on the House floor on Tuesday that young boys and girls should take classes on traditional gender roles in a...

The Out List

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

It was California Proposition 8 that pushed us to make -- perhaps angered us to make -- The Out List in the first place. It airs on HBO, June 27th, the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

We Are Better Than DOMA

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As a country that counts equality among our basic values, we should never single out one group for harsher treatment. We're better than that.

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

How Marriage Equality Helps Fight HIV

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

When we promote and permit intolerance through bans on same-sex marriage, we enable and encourage feelings of marginalization, depression, and isolation among gay people. As a result, things like substance use, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk taking increase.

The End of DOMA Means the End of Civil Unions

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

While many want the gay marriage fight to be state by state, we need to remember that there are federal benefits for married couples that elude gay couples who are legally married all because of DOMA. If DOMA is struck down, there is one sure of victim of this victory: Civil Unions.

Living in DOMA's Shadow, Now Waiting Under the Bus for SCOTUS to Seal Our Fate

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

I spend too much time and money on DOMA, my personal and community enemy since I met my wife in 2005. Because of DOMA, my life has been turned upside down, my pockets turned inside out, my future blurred. DOMA has made me do some things that no American should have to do.

Life After DOMA: The LGBT Military Community Prepares for the Next Fight

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The challenges LGBT people face in America won't simply dematerialize as we achieve each new policy objective. Passing good laws and enacting good policies is hard work, but changing culture is much harder.

Proudly Advocating for Love and Freedom

Rea Carey | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

The LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice movements are so closely aligned in values but too frequently siloed off as unrelated. Reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality are not only rooted in the same principles, but many of our core issues overlap.

Paul Blumenthal

DOMA Breaks Key Financial Disclosure Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If elected to represent New York's 19th House district, Sean Eldridge would be among the wealthiest members of Congress, thanks to husba...

Making Flag Day 'Liberty and Justice for All' Day

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Happy Flag Day, everybody. And -- with one eye on the Supreme Court -- let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream!

Jaweed Kaleem

Survey Sheds Light On LGBT Views Of Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't ...

What DOMA's Repeal Means for My Marriage

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

DOMA's repeal won't change everyone's minds. But my wife and I don't need everyone to agree with our marriage. In fact we don't need everyone to view us as equal people (though it would be nice). What we do need -- and deserve -- is equality and protection from our federal government.

Marco Rubio Threatens To Leave Immigration Bill Over Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) made another threat on Thursday to walk away from his own comprehensive immigration reform bill, this time ove...

The Importance of the Supreme Court Cases in Unexpected Places

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

As we enter Pride month, the impact of the Supreme Court hearings on Jason Collins reminds us yet again of the importance of the literally millions of LGBTIQ people who have come out and spoken the truth of their lives to their friends and family and to our nation.

Thanks to David and Jason, From One Binational Same-Sex Couple to Another!

Megan Evans | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Thanks to you, the injustice and inequality that binational same-sex couples face as a result of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has finally come to light. The DOMA Project's video about their story, "Missing Husband," has gone viral, and people are starting to finally listen.

Supremely Equal Under the Law

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Like a strong majority of Americans, I believe we are all equal under the law -- now I hope the Supreme Court agrees: any day now we will learn the fates of our voting rights and marriage rights.

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.