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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.

Standing Up for LGBT Rights in Mississippi

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

For far too long, the South has been dismissed as "unwinnable" when it comes to LGBT rights and, as a result, receives remarkably limited funding. LGBT people proudly call this region home, though, building their lives and families here.

Argle-Bargle: What Justice Scalia Still Doesn't Get About Marriage

Jay Michaelson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Really? Argle-bargle? The term doesn't appear in my dictionary, but I take it to mean an incoherent ramble, the equivalent of gibberish. And to apply it to the legal arguments that a generation of lawyers and legal scholars have debated for years is, itself, offensive.

10 Signs Displayed in the 2013 NYC Pride March That You Should Read and Remember

Murray Lipp | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Despite the fact that full LGBT equality has not yet been achieved, the trend towards achievement of that goal is definitely clear.

Scalia Fails To Grasp True Democracy

Salon | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Recent events in Washington invite us to think about the meaning of democracy. On June 19, dignitaries gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to ...

Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling Already Reaching Other Cases

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to...

The Big Challenge Posed By Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Geoff Williams July 5 (REUTERS) - Gay cou...

The Very Public, Very Desperate Crumbling of the Anti-gay Right

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Maybe despite their screams to the press that they would win, they knew what was coming, what was inevitable. What followed that amazing day when my husband and I woke up without equality and went to bed with 1,100 more rights, was truly dumbfounding.

The President and the Republicans

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republicans have become the voice of an angry opposition but are no longer involved in governance in a meaningful way. This is good for Obama, but probably not for the country.

The Day I Got Gay Married: Trading in Skepticism for Matrimony

Jasmin Singer | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jasmin Singer

We had intended to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek about our marriage. In the hours leading up to the "I do," we kept trying the word "wife" on for size, and then guffawing at the absurdity of how it sounded. But before we knew it, romance had crept in.

Scalia Plagued By Jekyll-And-Hyde Moment

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

“Will the real Justice Scalia please stand up, please stand up.” These slightly altered lyrics from Eminem’s 2000 hit "The Real Slim Shady” ke...

Justice Scalia's Son Doesn't Think Homosexuality Really Exists

Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Almost a month after the Supreme Court's landmark decisions in favor of marriage equality were handed down, one son of dissenting Justice Antonin Scal...

What Will the Future of Heterosexism Look Like?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Do the increasing acceptance of homosexuality and the recent Supreme Court rulings mean that anti-LGBT prejudice is on the way out? Not exactly. Just like racism and sexism are alive and well in 2013, I suspect the same will be true for heterosexism several decades from now.

A Gay Man's Moment of Patriotism

Brent Almond | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

On the steps of the Supreme Court, we began to sing the national anthem. I'm amazed by how incredible it feels to sing this. It's a powerful thing to hear a host of men's voices blending together, marginalized citizens showing pride in and passion for a country slow to embrace them fully.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage Equality

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

"Frank and Nikki sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Almost everyone knows the rest of this song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes th...

'Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?'

Cindy Zelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

At 18, I stuffed my natural attraction to women down into my soul and chose to date men, all because a shrink had said that anyone who was homosexual couldn't possibly be normal, because who would "choose" such a difficult life?

Civil Rights Whiplash at the U.S. Supreme Court

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Suzanne B. Goldberg

Last week's Supreme Court rulings will enable more discrimination against women and racial minorities. Yet because none of these cases presented discrimination as blatantly as DOMA did, the justices could more easily disclaim responsibility for the anti-equality consequences of their rulings.

And Marriage Makes Three: A Gay Rights Trilogy Secures a Legacy

Julie A. Nice | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Julie A. Nice

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling this week in U.S. v. Windsor invalidating Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act follows a path carefully forged by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Church Pulls Funding For Museum Over Gay Marriage Support

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

As many across the country spent June 26 celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to strike down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, one...

With Liberty and Justice for ... Some

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

Chief Justice Roberts has cultivated a public image as a less-than-right-wing zealot, while actually amassing a record certain to excite members of the Chamber of Commerce and Tea Party alike.