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Obama Congratulates Prop 8 Plaintiffs

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama called the plaintiffs and lawyers who brought Proposition 8 to the Supreme Court after the high court ruled on the case Wednesd...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

Proposition 8: Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage Case

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided that traditional marriage activists who put the anti-gay marriage measure Proposition 8 on California ballots...

Politicians React To Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday, deciding the fate of California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage Case

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court weighed in this morning on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. HuffPost's Mike Sacks and Ryan Reilly report: By a 5-...

Hollingsworth v. Perry Ruling Made By Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court dismissed a case Wednesday regarding California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. Their decision makes same-sex marriage legal again...

Mike Sacks

Justices Rule On Gay Marriage Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday left for dead California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, but the question of gay and lesbian coup...

Justices Weigh In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday: Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry...

LOOK: Crowds Gather As Justices Weigh In On Prop 8, DOMA

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As the Supreme Court makes major decisions on California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, demonstrators are gathering in Washington to...

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is ruling on two major gay marriage cases -- Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, ad...

Tomorrow Is Personal

Dustin Lance Black | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dustin Lance Black

Tomorrow's Supreme Court decision on marriage equality isn't just political. Each of us has a very personal reason that our stomach is filled with butterflies today. Here's mine.

Jason Linkins

Ken Cuccinelli Warns Gay Marriage Will Lead To Polygamy Because This Is A Day That Ends With 'Y'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, co-authored an amicus brief with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoelle...

Last Week for a Prop 8 Ruling (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

There are a lot of different ways that the court could rule, but nearly all of them involve the resumption of marriage in California. It's the most populous state in the country and would add about 34 million people to the total population living in states with marriage equality.

How to Get Ready for the Supreme Court Ruling on Prop 8 (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

With no word from the Supreme Court on Prop 8 today, we now know that the ruling will come sometime next week. And then that's it: the final word, once and for all, on the constitutionality of California's marriage ban.

Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: Case Highlights and Outcome Analysis (VIDEO)

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Gay TV on the Go's LGBT politics show Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson breaks down the arguments and possible outcomes of the two historic marriage equality cases being heard by the Supreme Court.

Study: How Marriage Equality Affects Straight Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Opponents of marriage equality claim that there are "negative consequences" to letting gay and lesbian couples marry. Marriage will deteriorate, they claim; fewer straight people will want to be a part of the institution. Well, that's a fine thing to claim, but the evidence just isn't there.

AFER's Journey to the Day of Decision (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

How did we get here? It's been a long, winding road, starting with the passage of Prop 8 in 2008, and then the stunning announcement that David Boies and Ted Olson were teaming up to fight it, and then one victory after another, but still no resumption of marriage.

Jaweed Kaleem

Survey Sheds Light On LGBT Views Of Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't ...

A Young Face in the Fight Against Prop 8: An Interview With Spencer Perry

Justin Maffett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Maffett

Spencer Perry, son of the Hollingsworth v. Perry plaintiffs, has proven himself to be a member of the next generation of young civil rights activists. Though he was only in eighth grade when California passed Prop 8, he sought to play whatever role he could in the fight for marriage equality.

Prop 8 Ruling Is Just Days Away (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The Supreme Court has identified just three remaining days when they might issue their ruling. The deadline for the end of their term is at the end of June, so one way or another, we'll have that decision in a matter of days. And then what? Well, there are a variety of ways the court could rule.

Out and About: LGBT Legal -- While We Wait, Musings on Marriage

Lisa A. Linsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lisa A. Linsky

When we deprive our fellow citizens of the legal privileges of marriage, we are acting ungenerously, and for no good reason other than to feel entitled, better than a historically disfavored group of people.

Another Loving v. Virginia Moment: Calling On The Supreme Court To Stand Unanimously On The Right Side Of History

Steve Warren | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Warren

May we look back 20 years from now and have the joy of remembering that the Supreme Court, instead of leaving us to live in 50 different Americas while the justices themselves lived in one America, found in its wisdom and strength that equal protection of the law is more than just words.

WATCH: Louis Virtel's Advice For The Supreme Court Justices

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Following Tuesday and Wednesday's hearings, I'm approaching all nine Supreme Court justices (yep, one at a time) like a bossy, side-ponytail-sporting 5-year-old offering advice, cynicism, support and even some actual ideas. (Hey, Scalia! I saved an extra minute for you!)

We Should Not Be Satisfied Until Full Marriage Equality is Realized

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

If the high court takes the narrow route - dismissing Prop 8 on standing grounds and striking DOMA only on federalism grounds - it will mean that many lesbians and gay men will continue to be treated differently and unequally by too many states.