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Church Stops Performing Straight Marriages Until Same-Sex Ceremonies Legal

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A United Methodist church in Winston-Salem, N.C., has vowed to stop performing weddings until same-sex marriage is made legal. Last week, the Green...

Supporting Marriage Before God And These Witnesses

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

My deepest prayers are that this support for all loving couples will become the law of our land very soon and that everyone, including my conservative Christian brothers and sisters, will joyfully embrace married love and commitment where it is there for all to see.

The Right's New Same-Sex Marriage Messaging: Why They Lost in 2012

David G. Dodge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David G. Dodge

Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

Lila Shapiro

Controversial LGBT Couple Marry To Create Example For LGBT Youth | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- The bride wore a sheer, white cotton sheath over a long-sleeved white dress that was once a Victorian nurse's outfit; the groom, a vintage...

Know Thine Enemy: The Week's Worst Anti-Gay Moments

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

Faith in Marriage, Faith for Marriage

Christine Organ | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christine Organ

It is time to stand by our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and coworkers, and say loudly and proudly: "I am a person of faith and I support you. I support your life. I support marriage equality." Won't you join me?

NYC Councilman Candidate Apologizes For Anti-Gay Mailing Against Opponent

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York Senate candidate behind a controversial mailing which lamblasted his opponent for having gay friends and hiring gay staffers is apologizing...

You Don't Need A 'Big, Gay Wedding'

Denise Oliveira | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Denise Oliveira

Wednesday night's LGBT Marriage Forum in New York City was an event organized by an alliance of wedding professionals to equip the LGBT community with tangible information about planning not just a wedding but a lasting marriage. Here are a few highlights shared at the event.

Aussies Fume Over Pundit's Claim That Smoking Is Healthier Than Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A conservative Australian pundit has angered international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by making claims that smokin...

Working Towards an LGBT-Inclusive Platform

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Thompson

Today, one of America's two main political parties stands on the cusp of endorsing the freedom to marry for committed, loving same-sex couples. Talk about a turning of the tide. Still, as advocates for LGBT people, we cannot rest in the comfort of recent successes.

LOOK: Lesbian Couple Ties Knot In Taiwan's First Same-Sex Wedding

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Global rights advocates are hoping that Taiwan's first same-sex Buddhist wedding sets an international precedent by helping the country become the fir...

It Gets Better - But Better Is No Longer Good Enough

Brian Edwards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Edwards

On June 27, 2012, my husband and I learned our engagement photo had been hijacked by the Public Advocate of the United States and turned into an anti-gay attack ad targeting the LGBT community and State Senator Jean White in Colorado.

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Man Responds To Critics After Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- A week after popping the marriage question to his girlfriend at a White House LGBT reception, a transgender man has released a video res...

LGBT Religious Leaders Speak Out On The Spiritual Value Of Gay Marriage

Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion

The debate over the rights of same sex couples to marry most often uses the legal language of equal rights. Religious voices, when they included, are ...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Man Pops The Question At White House LGBT Reception | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON -- A transgender man made a bold move on Friday during an extravagant White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month: he dropped down o...

WATCH: Colin Powell Shows Support For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell became the latest public official to back gay marriage on Wednesday. "I have no problem with it," he said on...

I Can't Worry About Gay Marriage; I'm Too Focused on My Own

Graham Milne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Graham Milne

That, I think, is how one preserves the sacred institution of marriage -- by making our own an example of the best that it can be, not fretting fruitlessly over whether other people can or can't get married to the person they love.

Cyndi Lauper Named NYC Gay Pride Marshal

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The 2012 New York City LGBT Pride March will shine brighter than ever this year, with a little help from a legendary pop diva. Heritage of Pride h...

Spiritual LGBT Life in the Big City

Matthew Bode | Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

As the national conversation about the rights of the LGBT community revolves around marriage, our local community focuses on survival.

Michelangelo Signorile

Martin O'Malley, Maryland Governor, Sounds Off On Marriage Equality, Obama, Chris Christie | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the eve of a historic vote in the Maryland Senate on a marriage equality bill, Governor Martin O’Malley appeared confident that the bill, which p...

WATCH: Adorable Couple Weds In Italian Pro-Gay Marriage Clip

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a stunning pro-gay marriage video from Italy is making the rounds of the blogosphere. The slickly-produced clip,...

Dem Gov Pledges To Make Appeal To Christie On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (D) pledged to make an appeal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) over same-sex marriage legislation. Greg...

On North Carolina's Especially Disturbing "Defense of Marriage" Amendment

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The broad language of the amendment could result in the denial of a wide range of rights and protections to non-married couples -- gay and straight -- on the grounds that those relationships would be barred from legal recognition if the amendment passes.

Pope: Gay Marriage A Threat To 'Future Of Humanity'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the...

I Said Yes

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Three... two... one... happy new year! I kissed Sean and pulled back to see his eyes filled with tears. He leaned back in and said in my ear, "I've got a question for you." The next 10 seconds felt like a lifetime.