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Defending True Religious Liberty: Church Files Lawsuit in Support of Marriage Equality

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This morning in Charlotte, NC, the United Church of Christ filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. This suit argues that the current law in NC, as it pertains to marriage, violates religious freedom by prohibiting UCC ministers, and other clergy, from officiating at same-sex marriages.

Equal but Separate

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I can't believe it took researchers this long to figure out two things about heterosexual prefer...

Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum: Just a Little Further to Go?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

Civil rights groups welcomed the Irish government's decision to call for a referendum on equal marriage for 2015. In another positive move, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny finally came out -- so to speak -- in favor of gay marriage, ending his years of ambiguity on the issue.

Winning Takes Addition

Tim Mooney | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tim Mooney

Some have questioned whether non-gay non-Democrats can run an equal marriage campaign. My response is who better to manage a campaign to persuade undecided voters than a GOP consultant who has won on the other side of this issue and then changed his mind?

A Wedding: Lovely but Bittersweet

Amelia | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices

As is the case for many gay couples, equal marriage is merely a pipe dream in the Deep South state where Charles and Drew reside. Alabama is not known for its progressive stance on most issues. But they decided that they were not going to let that stop them.

5 Spouses Reveal How To Have An Equal Partnership

Posted 07.19.2013 | Weddings

Every happy couple has a secret formula that makes their relationship work. For many modern couples, the key is establishing an equal partnership -- w...

Alan Cumming Lends Face To Beautiful New Marriage Equality Ad

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Actor Alan Cumming recently joined a group of fellow celebrity Scots in an ad for marriage equality in Scotland, produced by the Equality Network, a c...

What's Law Got To Do With It? A Straight Married Guy's Perspective On Marriage

Ariel Chesler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Chesler

For a long time I had no interest in and was opposed to getting married. I believed that we didn't need the state to validate our relationship. I already knew its value and our commitment to each other. And then a funny thing happened: I lost my job and needed health insurance.

The Religious Liberty to Support Gay Marriage

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Here is how a clergyperson stops a wedding from occurring in their church: they say "no".

Congress, Clergy And The Courts: It's Time To Move On

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

The American people have "moved on" into the unknown of what it will be like for LGBT people to be equal under the law. We see that the world will not end and that our society will not crash and burn. We shouldn't have to drag our Congress, our clergy and our courts with us.

Republicans, Report Cards & Roll Call

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

If they "break" with the master plan of the most conservative factions in their party, they lose. If they don't vote for true equality and justice for all of their constituents, they lose. They have to decide where they want to stand.

Did My Mother Wish For A Gay Child?

Megan Evans | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Was Tory MP David Davies wrong in stating that no parent wants a gay child? As a "gay child," hearing the statement repeatedly on the news is not a very nice feeling. Do I think my mother would wish I weren't gay? I don't think so.

Equal Marriage: Not About Gay Rights vs. Religious Belief

Daniel Browne | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Browne

The topic of equal marriage is a hot one in the UK. Earlier this year there was a government consultation designed to hear the public's views on how equal marriage could be introduced. There was a huge response to the consultation, but not just from the people who took part in it.

Conversations I Don't Want To Have With My Son

Amelia | Posted 11.17.2012 | Gay Voices

I think every parent has those discussions they don't want to have with their children. But now that my oldest son, at 7 years old, identifies as gay, I find myself facing a whole new set of things I just don't want to say to him.

Equal Marriage and the Holiness of Loving Against the Odds

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Five months from today, I will say, "I do." Words forged in the soul despite the words of the world. I can't wait to say them. I can't wait to live a life of the everyday holy with the woman I love.

They Should Be Married

Amelia | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices

They talk about a future that may one day include children. And it only takes about three minutes in their company to see that they are absolutely and completely in love. But they can't be married, and it bothers them.

Jane Spahr Charged By Church: Presbyterian Minister Performed Gay Weddings, Church Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A retired Presbyterian minister in Northern California is again facing charges she violated church law when she officiated ...