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Marriage Equality

Love Is Love as Last State Issues First Gay Marriage License

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Louisiana, the last state to issue a same-sex marriage license, was off to a romantic start this afternoon. The first license was issued to a couple who work for the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court and have been watching for the state to comply with the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality ruling.

Let's Not Lose Our Pride Momentum

Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

While I do think the media is fully guilty of diversionary tactics quite often, I don't feel that's the case in all the media attention going to the SCOTUS marriage equality decision. We all have valid reason to celebrate the codification of something that should have been a universally given right ages ago.

I Saw Two Americas Yesterday: From a Mormon Church to the Chicago Pride Parade

John Halstead | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

My 13-year-old daughter turned to me at one point and said, "One day I will tell my kids that I remember when gays and lesbians won the right to be married." I glowed. It was one of those moments when I could pat myself on the back, knowing I was a good parent.

Amanda Terkel

Arkansas County Clerk Resigns So She Doesn't Have To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

A county clerk in Arkansas intends to resign from her position because she doesn't believe in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Clebu...

The Sanctity of (Gay) Marriage

Brandon Wallace | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Don't get me wrong, if you feel like your current partner is "The One," and you've already been together for a long time, then by all means, slap a ring on that finger and go get hitched. But, I urge all of you LGBT couples, don't get married just because they can

Justice Kennedy and Confucianism

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Akshan deAlwis

The United States Supreme Court has traditionally been a staunch opponent of international theory. It doesn't help that there's also a strident political opposition to using foreign norms in American law.

If We Repent, Then We Can Talk About Marriage

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If Christians actually modeled intimacy in singleness and marriage and not fake pictures of happiness and how-tos on managing loneliness, then maybe people would want to know the Christ that we profess and the marriage He defines.

The Same-Sex Marriage Revolution: The Story Behind the Story

Martin London | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Martin London

How did these three disparate couples spark a change to a culture thousands of years old? Fittingly, it was an act of a mean spirited Republican-led Congress that was the Fort Sumter moment in the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution. The message? Be careful what you wish for.

An Open Letter to the Hon. John Roberts

Nathaniel Katz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Nathaniel Katz

Who are you to act as spokesperson for all people of faith in this country? For that matter, who do you think you are to speak for the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians, the Kalahari Bushmen and the Aztecs?

What the Movement for Marriage Equality Can Teach Gun Sense Advocates

Mike Weisser | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The day after the SCOTUS announced Obergefell vs. Hodges, Shannon Watts was to speak at the national PTA convention in Charlotte, NC. And if you don't think these two events aren't connected in a way that tells us a lot about the future of guns and gun violence, then think again.

3 Lessons For Nonprofits After Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

The Supreme Court’s freedom-to-marry ruling was a momentous and inspiring win not just for gay people and our loved ones but also for America, a gia...

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage To Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore And Mike Huckabee

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

When it comes to marriage equality in the United States, the church too often has been on the wrong side of history.

Today We Celebrate, But Tomorrow We Get Back to Work

Sebastian Ivory | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Sebastian Ivory

People need to acknowledge, that though this is a huge victory, there are more victories to be had. I still have a lot to be thankful for as a cisgendered, straight male. It is still not easy to be a gay or transgendered person in the United States. But this is a definite positive. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get back to work.

What Happens When 'Marriage Equality' Becomes Irrelevant

Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

By Brandy Black | The Next Family We WON! Words alone cannot depict the significance this day holds. I - mother of three, married to the woman o...

You Can Put Your Rings on It, but Haters Gonna Hate

Michael Solis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

Wedding bells will chime, brides will kiss brides, grooms will kiss grooms, rainbows will light the skies of all fifty states, and all will live happily ever after. If it could only be so easy.

How My Hetereosexual Marriage Was Rejected

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When I saw the images of people, long denied the chance for marriage, I could understand somewhat why they were happy. That's because, at one time in my life, my girlfriend and I were denied a chance to marry by several churches.

Celebrating Marriage Equality

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

As a librarian at The New York Public Library, I always see my role as pulling things from our archives that challenge ideas of a past that we have inherited, materials that can open political and personal imaginations. The Library's collections of LGBT history never fail to surprise and enlighten me.

Four LGBT Issues To Focus On Now That We Have Marriage Equality

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but LGBT Americans still face high rates of violence, discrimination and poverty...

Marriage Equality V. Religious Freedom: Ready, Set, Go!

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Knapp

Marriage Equality is now the law of the land. Finally, each marriage in this country will be protected and afforded the equal opportunities, rights and benefits they deserve.

Amber Rose And Blac Chyna Pucker Up At The BET Awards To Support Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna escorted each other to the BET Awards on Sunday night. The buxom blonde besties made sure all eyes were on them as the...

Imagine if a Democrat Said 'We Must Resist and Reject Judicial Tyranny' After Bush v. Gore

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Ask yourself what would Republicans have done if Gore supporters had compared such resistance to the American Revolution itself, and compared the Supreme Court to King George III. Ask yourself what would have been the reaction of the mainstream media to such statements.

On Immigration: How Big a GOP Tent?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When they're not like us...

Photographer's Response To Homophobic Client Shows Why #LoveWins

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

A photographer in Florida says he lost a client after he showed his support online for marriage equality. His response to the situation has won him le...

After 54 Years Together, Couple Finally Says 'I Do' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

They waited over half a century to say "I do." On Friday, Jack Evans, 85, and George Harris, 82, became the first same-sex couple to wed in Dallas...

Some States Are Still Trying To Resist Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

County clerks in Texas will be able to turn away gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton (R) announced on Sunda...