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Prop 8 Victory! Here's What's Next (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

So marriage equality finally won in California. Now what? There are 37 answers to that question, and they all entail a lot of work. Interestingly, the tactics in each state are pretty diverse.

Scalia's View on Gay Marriage Seeps Out in Vehement DOMA Dissent

Uloop | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Uloop

While Scalia's point may be historically correct, it is in no way a justification for upholding DOMA. Indeed, even if DOMA's sole purpose was to remain true to history, its effect was to deprive gay couples of rights and privileges enjoyed by other legally married couples for no other reason than that they are gay.

Do I Have 'Post-DOMAtic Stress Disorder'?

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

My doctor has helped me with some symptoms. My massage therapist has been understanding too. Ditto for my acupuncturist and my chiropractor. Even my dentist sees what stress has done to my teeth and jaws. My lawyer knows better than most what this whole issue involves.

Behind DOMA Ruling, America Stands Divided on Gay Rights

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mugambi Jouet

The Supreme Court's decision to strike the Defense of Marriage Act not only reflects progress towards equality, but also the great polarization of American society over gay rights.

'I Love You With All My Heart'

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Marriage equality has far-reaching effects, bigger than I ever imagined. The Supreme Court gave parents who love their children and want them to have a good life more reason to accept them and their partners. This decision is not weakening the family structure; it has the ability to strengthen it.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Staff In Same-Sex Marriages Chalk Up Key Win Post-DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Things just got a little bit easier for Senate staffers in same-sex marriages. On Tuesday, a mass email went out to thousands of Sen...

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

Black, Gay and Living in a 'Voting Rights? No! Gay Marriage, Yes!' World

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The Supreme Court's rulings force LGBTQ people of color, like me, to reside a bifurcated reality in terms of full civil rights protections.

Gay Marriage: The Struggle Is Far From Over

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

The argument goes that gay marriage has never existed in any society until recently, that heterosexual marriage has always existed for thousands of years unchanged, and that homosexuality itself is unnatural. But anthropological research disputes all of this.

Terminally Ill Gay Man Gets Lifelong Wish Of Marrying Partner

Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A terminally-ill Ohio man got his lifelong wish over the weekend, tying the knot with his partner of two decades -- but it wasn't an easy journey. ...

Scalia's Gay Marriage Mystery

Salon | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Antonin Scalia cast the deciding vote to bring same-sex marriage to California. And nobody noticed....

SCOTUS, DOMA and Prop 8: Where Do We Go From Here?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 09.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

However, there is nothing in that truth that diminishes the other truth. Prop 8 is gone. Section three of DOMA is gone. What does that mean to me? It means hope.

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

In Defense of Me

Zach Hunter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Zach Hunter

Many of us (Christians) think we should voice our objections if we hear or see something we perceive to be immoral according to how we interpret the Bible. And we often do this without being asked, without having a relationship that gives our opinion context, without knowing where the other person is coming from.

Mormon Church Reaffirms Stance on Traditional Marriage

Derrick Shore | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Derrick Shore

The modern LDS Church has repeatedly stated that marriage is between "a man and a woman." This position is curious considering Mormons' infamous history of plural marriage and the struggles they faced because of it.

That Wednesday

Alexandra Billings | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

Since I began my transition, I have tried to figure out why everyone's so angry at me. And the anger I've been trying to find, the rage I've been trying to identify, culminated on that Wednesday morning when I woke up inexplicably at 7 a.m.

Lesbian 'Husbands' and Gay 'Wives': The Gendering of Gay Divorce

Katherine Franke | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Katherine Franke

It's not obvious that family law is equipped to adjudicate fair separations of same-sex couples when it encounters the ways we've busted out of gendered notions of relationship. Modern divorce law may end up gendering us into "wives" and "husbands" because that's all it is equipped to recognize.

Equality for Some but Not for All

Judah Robinson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Judah Robinson

Not having the option to marry the person I love in my home state -- the place where I grew up, where I learned to walk and speak, live and love, the place where I learned what growing up in a loving, committed family felt like -- is proof that the fight for equality still must continue.

Same-Sex Divorce: Gays Need Equal Rights Here Too

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

While my own anecdotal experience is that gay relationships are very stable, it's inevitable that some gay couples will be unhappy and will want to divorce. As that occurs, gays will need to have access to the same legal support that straight couples have had and will need equal consideration in court.

Gay Marriage Is Coming to a State Near You

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph B. Kadane

The practical consequences of allowing states to refuse to honor marriages performed according to the laws of other states would be severe.

ACLU To Challenge State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the American Civil Liberties Union is bringing th...

Conservatives Realize DOMA Fears Were Unsubstantiated... Revert to Islamophobia

Blake Page | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Blake Page

I consider myself a rather lucky person. While some of what life has shown me has not been the brightest, happy chance and the miracles of improbabil...

Gay Marriage: The Journey to a Promised Land of Inclusion

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

When the Supreme Court declared that part of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, we came a little closer to seeing a promised land. It is a good moment to look back on the journey, and the role that Reform Judaism played along the way.

Military Chaplains Cry Wolf

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Contrary to the allegations being made by some conservative groups and commentators, no military chaplain has been, or ever will be, required to perform a same gender wedding if to do so would be contrary to their faith tradition or religious beliefs.

Best Interns Go Monumental

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 09.07.2013 | DC
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

Washington, D.C. -- the land of dudes in suits, big black SUVs parked suspiciously around every corner and, incidentally, where we found ourselves last week amidst Supreme Court decisions galore.