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And Now It's Time to Rebrand ENDA: The Freedom to Work Act

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure.

Young Conservative Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee You might not expect somoene who worked on Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign to celebrate the Supreme Court decision on s...

Springfield's Lesson for Chief Justice Roberts

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

It is a matter of if and not when the freedom to marry will prevail in Illinois. However, this week Springfield reaffirmed that the country in which we live is a far cry from a place where politicians are "falling over themselves" to stand for same-sex couples' equality.

An Inclusive GOP Requires New Leadership

James Owens | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
James Owens

GOP leaders, it's time to step aside. You've demonstrated that you will continue to reflect the views of the old and reject the concerns of the young. Unless you start taking notice that things are changing, you will kill the only chance young conservatives have at inheriting a formidable party.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Now Expanding Out From New England

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume


WATCH: Olympic Basketball Player's Same-Sex Love Story With Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1976, Gail Marquis was playing on the first U.S. women's basketball team to compete in the Olympics. Around that time Audrey Smaltz was knee-deep i...

Impatient for Equality

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

"Which side of history will you choose?" The Supreme Court's answer to that question will be seismic, but the American people's answer is pouring in and they are rushing to choose equal rights over traditional bigotry.

Delaware is Ready to Fight for Marriage Equality

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

This is going to be a big year for equality in this country. As a nation, we're poised to make historic progress, and in Delaware, we have the opportunity to make sure that everyone has the same right to marry the person they love.

Lila Shapiro

Before The Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage, An American Change Of Heart | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Before his son came out to him, Mike Neubecker had never thought about same-sex marriage. It was 1991; few Americans had. Sodomy was still a crime and...

'I Would Support Same-Sex Marriage... but for the Children!'

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

It is those who would deny same-sex couples the right to marry on the premise that same-sex marriage is bad for children who must bear the burden of proof. And it is a heavy burden, indeed.

Lila Shapiro

'Pure Euphoria': LGBT Community Reflects On Momentous Inauguration Speech | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

During the Inauguration, Meghan Stabler, a transwoman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign, was standing on the northw...

Lila Shapiro

Mayors For Gay Marriage More Than Tripled Over Past Year | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The United States may still be fiercely divided over same-sex marriage in some regions, but over the past year -- among many other signals that the co...

What Drives NOM Now? Greed!

Fred Karger | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Every public opinion poll now shows marriage equality enjoying well over 50 percent and gaining every day. Seems like the limb that Maggie Gallagher has been standing on is about to break.

Making LGBT Great: Michael Crawford

Christopher Dyer | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

For the past several years Michael Crawford, Director of Online Programs at Freedom to Marry, has been a nationally recognized activist who has played a significant role in the fight for marriage equality by producing innovative online campaigns and promoting inclusivity in messaging.

Happy Birthday Anne! 14 Reasons To Love Anne Hathaway On Her 30th Birthday

Posted 11.12.2012 | Women

She's moved (way, way) beyond the Princess Diaries. She held her own opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada." Her Katie Holmes im...

Where Have All the Mormons Gone In the Fight for Marriage Equality?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Imagine my surprise when for the first time in 14 years the Mormon Church appears to have sat out the five anti-gay marriage elections this year.

President Obama: How to End Marriage Discrimination (Spoiler Alert: It's Freedom to Marry's Strategy)

Evan Wolfson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

President Obama recently reiterated his support for the freedom to marry, recounted the many steps his administration has taken to stand up for gay families and equality under the law, and shared some thoughts on how the law and history suggest America will end marriage discrimination.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 3

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Thalia Zepatos

The National Organization for Marriage and its hired gun, Frank Schubert, are doubling down these final two weeks before the election with phony claims that churches and religious-based charities will be sued or punished unless gay couples are blocked from the freedom to marry.

Rufus Wainwright, The National And Fun. To Perform In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: "Freedom To Love Now! A Concert For Marriage Equality" has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy: The 'Freedom To Love Now!' concert, due ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #26, Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Bernard Whitman

Our country is safer, our military force is stronger, and our national character is strengthened as a result of the end of DADT.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #51, You Know Where He Stands

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

To win over the radical right, Romney has changed his position so many times on so many different issues that he may have lost his core beliefs... and that is a frightening statement to ponder.

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

Gay Rights Groups To Advertise During Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Guests at the Republican National Convention next week will see TV spots featuring a prominent member of their party, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, v...

Lila Shapiro

Disenfranchised Lesbian National Guardsman And Wife Urge Democratic Party To Put Gay Marriage On Platform | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices

A lesbian National Guardsman and her wife will testify this weekend before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, urging Democrats to take ...

Loading Up the Medals, but Still Racing for the Freedom to Marry at Home

Evan Wolfson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Wolfson

While gay and lesbian Olympians push themselves to the limit on the world's stage to bring victory to America, the U.S. government denies them one of the most basic human rights at home: the ability to commit to the people they love through marriage.