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Marriage Equality

Why I'm Grateful to Be Gay This Thanksgiving

Allison Hope | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

This is the first Thanksgiving when our love is officially and legally recognized all across the country. Whether you're sitting around the table with Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob in Topeka or Tallahassee, you've got the federal government on your side when they launch into their ignorant diatribe.

Marriage Equality Must Be Truly Equal

ACLU of Washington | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices
ACLU of Washington

Bouncing back after you've been discriminated against takes resilience and support. Ever since the incident, we've reminded ourselves and each other to ignore negative comments people make and stand for our rights and the rights of others.

Wedding Venue Owners Want To Be Able To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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Equality Is Not Special Privilege -- Here's The Difference

Ali Owens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ali Owens

Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.

Mormons Plan To Leave Church En Masse After Harsh LGBT Policy Changes

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices

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Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.

A Cautionary Tale of Two Cities About LGBT Equality

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

The truth is, no matter what the Supremes have ruled in June, nothing definitive is settled yet on the matter of equality for non-normative sexual and gender-expressive minorities in the USA.

How Houston Was Lost: Prop 8 Redux as LGBT Rights Are Put on the Ballot

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

LGBT rights were clobbered, hammered, devastated in the city of Houston by voters, as the Houston Equal Right Ordinance (HERO) was repealed.

Irish LGBT Group's Final Roadblock to Much Needed Resource Centre

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

This points to a larger problem that everyone in Ireland simply has to become very aware of -- this misconception that in the wake of the Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum, that there is simply no more everyday LGBT discrimination because there is no more legal discrimination.

I Am a Ben Carsonophobe

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

If it is frightening to Dr. Carson that I want equality, then he is being irrational. If he views my desire to be equal as divisive and merely an aspect of "PC culture," that makes little sense. If he believes that wanting to be treated equally under the law is provoking some sort of war, making enemies and destroying this nation, then he is not thinking clearly.

Dear Ben Carson: Actually, You Are a 'Homophobe' If You're Opposed to Marriage Equality Now

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If you're opposed to something that is now a right of every American and has been proven in court -- in the federal trial over California's Proposition 8 -- to harm no one, including children, then you do have an irrational fear of homosexuality.

50 Same-Sex Couples From 50 States Mark Marriage Equality In This Incredible Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Fifty same-sex couples of all ages from all 50 states joined director Yulin Kuang in celebrating marriage equality across the U.S. in this hea...

Justice Kennedy: Public Officials In Kim Davis' Position Should Follow The Law Or Resign

ThinkProgress | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a member of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc who nevertheless has authored several important gay rights opinions,...

Love Always Wins in Rowan County, Kentucky

Karen Roberts | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Karen Roberts

I'm so proud to have stood at April's side this Saturday with our daughter and before more than a hundred of our nearest and dearest friends and family to at long last celebrate the legal recognition of our love.

Here's Why Pat Robertson Insists That Gay Marriage Is Still Illegal

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices

It's already been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, yet Pat Robertson just can't seem to move on.&n...

Kentucky Couple Who Sued Kim Davis Finally Marry

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices

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How Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders' DOMA Revisionism Harms LGBT Rights

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

What Sanders exposed is a simple truth: Clinton, in an interview on Rachel Maddow last week, revised the history of her husband and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Couple Who Sued Kim Davis Tie The Knot

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- April Miller and Karen Roberts stood before a minister Saturday night, hand-in-hand, and said the two words they fought for mon...

Bernie Sanders Points To Clinton's Shifts On Issues In Iowa Speech

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders sharpened the contrast with Hillary Rodham Clinton on a bevy of liberal causes on Saturday, casti...

Why Writer-Performer Justin Sayre Hopes Gay Divorces Are Televised

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices

EmbedContent(56296b94e4b0aac0b8fc5f51,,Embed,html,Some({})) Like most of the gay community, Justin Sayre was thrilled about the Supreme Court's June 2...

Remember When Jesus Took a Stand on Marriage Equality?

Robert Hall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Robert Hall

Take a stand. That is the battle cry of the opposing sides in the pot-boiling church debates over same-sex marriage as churches leave denominations and members leave local churches.

Kim Davis Says She Is A 'Soldier For Christ'

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.22.2015 | Gay Voices

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Hillary Clinton Responds To 'Little Feminist's' Passionate Letter

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents

A 12-year-old girl named Olivia, who has two dads and calls herself a "little feminist," wrote an earnest letter to Hillary Clinton, wh...

The Twisted Reason Westboro Just Picketed Kim Davis

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.19.2015 | Gay Voices

As previously promised, members of the Westboro Baptist Church were on the ground this morning picketing outside of Kentucky's Rowan County cour...

5 Reasons to Teach Gender Equality in Schools

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Besides the fact that equality -- not sameness -- for all is the law as well as the founding value of our country, here are five additional reasons why (and maybe how) gender education should be taught in our schools.