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Forget Reading The Tea Leaves On Marriage Equality

Anthony C. Infanti | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony C. Infanti

Marriage has never been the ultimate goal of the LGBT movement. It has only ever been a means of achieving the movement's true end goal -- full acceptance in American society. Yet, it sometimes seems as if marriage has become the movement's end rather than just another step toward a larger goal.

The 'Utah Compromise' as Seen After the Indiana Tipping Point

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

What this compromise is not is a model for other states. Utah is a unique entity, and offering ever-increasing room for religious exceptions elsewhere would undermine the value of all antidiscrimination laws. Utah was not going to step back from its broad religious-liberty exceptions, but other states shouldn't expand theirs.

Amanda Terkel

Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According To New Poll | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court set to rule in the coming months on marriage equality, the gay rights community already is gearing up for its nex...

WATCH: What Homophobic Politicians' Recent Rhetoric Has in Common With the Ku Klux Klan's

Matt Baume | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.

Chapman University Welcomes a Mormon Apostle From Utah

Fred Karger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.

My Fellow Christians, What Do We Do When Your Religious Beliefs Violate My Religious Beliefs?

Lorie Burch | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorie Burch

I'm not saying my religious beliefs are the way for everyone to live or believe. But neither are yours. In fact, they are not truly universal religious beliefs but your personal beliefs. And that's OK. But you don't get to impose those on everyone else to prevent them from living, working, and loving with the same freedom that you are afforded by virtue of who you are.

Faith Leaders Oppose Religious Exemption From LGBT Non-Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

More than one hundred faith leaders sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday asking that he remove a religious exemption from his upcoming executiv...

Playing the 'No Special Rights' Card: End of the Line

Jim Anderson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Anderson

In some of the strongest evidence that these dangerous and hateful scare tactics are losing steam (and that Idaho is more progressive than France), the Couer d'Alene city council voted Tuesday, June 4, to adopt rules protecting LGBT citizens, with a strong five-to-one vote.

State Non-Discrimination Efforts In Missouri

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Despite any risks in doing so, we should no longer hide 'gender identity' in legislation or ballot measures.

Mr. President, Act Now

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.