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One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

John Becker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States. In an instant, the world changed forever.

One Year After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Couples More Aware of Legal Options

Maria Cognetti | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Maria Cognetti

Interestingly enough, even American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers members in the states that currently don't allow same-sex marriage have noted an increased number of consultations with same-sex couples to discuss cohabitation agreements and other legal strategies.

Five (or So) Questions I Put to Superlawyer Ted Olson About Gay Marriage and Prop 8

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say that the Prop 8 legal team have been on the defensive. A lot of us have wondered what they thought about the book, so last week I interviewed Ted Olson, a lifelong Republican and former solicitor general under George W. Bush, and put these and other questions to him.

Obama To Make New Push For Married Same-Sex Couples

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a rule that makes legally married same-sex couple...

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Goes From DOMA Defender To Gay Rights Honoree

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a warm evening four years ago this month, Attorney General Eric Holder stood at a podium before an auditorium of students from the Un...

Edie Windsor Was Shocked To Get A Personal Phone Call From Obama After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act court case, recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday the moments after learning she had won her c...

Edie Windsor Praises Pope Francis' Words On Gays: 'It Thrills Me'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

Edie Windsor achieved a breakthrough victory for the LGBT community when the Supreme Court ruled in her favor and struck down the Defense of Marriage ...

DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Edie Windsor and lawyer Roberta Kaplan, the duo who brought down the the Defense of Marriage Act, join HuffPost Live at 4:30 p.m. on June 5 to discuss...

Top Ten Q&As About God, Jesus, the Bible & LGBT People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2014 version of my annual Pride Month FAQs about God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People -- offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.

Does The Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Race Signal a Paradigm Shift in Politics?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Career politicians beware. If the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary race for Governor is any indication, the normal rules for politics are a-changing. T...

Want To Nominate A Local Hero To Honor Alongside Edie Windsor? Here's How!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Pride is just around the corner and Logo TV is launching an incredible new initiative to honor some of biggest individuals who have broken new ground ...

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

Checkerboard Justice Cannot Stand

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown, we are reminded that much like segregation, now is the time for the Supreme Court to address the important issue of the " inherently unequal" ban on same-gender marriages.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

Ryan J. Reilly

Another Federal Judge Trolls Scalia While Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Idaho on Tuesday joined the growing list of jurists who have embraced the words of Supreme Court marriage equality op...

Couples To Challenge Alaska Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five gay couples filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. The Alaska lawsuit...

WATCH: The Unbelievable Moment That 'Gobsmacked' The 'Normal Heart' Cast

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The cast of HBO's "The Normal Heart" joins HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri at 10:50 a.m. EST on Tuesday, May 13 for a frank conversation about the AID...

9 Ways Life For The LGBT Community Has Improved Since 2005

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

The last nine years have seen an immense amount of victories, both politically and socially, for members of the lesbian, gay, biseuxal and transgender...

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Turbo Taxing My Last Gay Nerve

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

Why do some marriages need to be qualified and explained?

'Stations Of The Cross: The Struggle For LGBT Equality' Paintings Movingly Show Shared Sufferings

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

Every year, artist Mary Button makes a series of paintings depicting the Stations of the Cross that relate the story of Jesus' sufferings to people cu...

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.