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Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

Greg White | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in ...

Judge Mulls Overturning Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and rejec...

A Nicer Way of Saying No

Sam Greenfield | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
Sam Greenfield

Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now, Dungy is saying that he would pass over Michael Sam because of his sexuality.

Love Wins: The Shifting Landscape on LGBT Issues in the Evangelical Church

Rod Snyder | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Rod Snyder

Today I identify as a gay evangelical Christian, and I have a unique understanding and perspective from both sides of an issue that has become the cultural flashpoint of our generation.

GOP Rep. Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

GOP Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announced his support of gay marriage Monday in a statement to the Washington Post. While Jolly said he personally beli...

Eyewitness to History: From the 'Amen Corner' in the East Room

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Equal protection isn't equal protection unless it protects all Americans equally. And we cannot allow the First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion to be perverted in an effort to undermine the equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth.

The Power of Learned Optimism

Marina Gomberg | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My wife, Elenor, and I are among the plaintiffs in one of Utah's two marriage equality lawsuits ping-ponging its way up the judicial system. Our case is seeking the State's recognition of the roughly 1,300 couples who married this last winter.

'Do You Think The Child Loves The Parents Any Less Because They Are Same-Sex Parents?'

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

(Repeats story issued earlier with no changes to text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - With legal battl...

Dear Oklahoma

Dillon Peña | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

I am elated that the Federal Courts are forcefully dragging you kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I know leadership in your state might, or might not, agree with this ruling, and the truth is, at one point my grandma's didn't either. But they came around.

Reflections on the Presbyterian Church General Assembly and How Gracious Debate Can Lead to Action

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

If one of America's historic mainline churches can respectfully and prayerfully debate important issues like marriage, justice or geopolitical conflicts -- and reach a conclusion graciously -- might this be a turning point in our national debates? I have hope that this is so.

After 11 Years, My Partner Still Has My Number

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Ledcat still has my number, so she is fully aware that I would turn this simple tale of a symbol of love into an activist cry for justice and fairness.

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

22 Years Later: Thank You, Colorado!

Conor Gaughan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

In the fall of 1993, my eighth grade English teacher assigned our first research paper. I wrote about a Colorado's Amendment 2, which prevented any town, county or the state from passing laws that would make discrimination against gays illegal.

Marriage Equality, But What About Divorce?

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I was with my wife for nearly 10 years before we were married the first time, we had two kids, and I never considered a prenuptial agreement, because I thought it would be forever.

Supreme Court Protects Pennsylvania Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-14-ScreenShot20140714at5.03.12PMsmall.pngA judge in Colorado has delivered what may be the strongest victory yet for marriage equality, while Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has rejected a challenge to the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania.

From a Child of a Gay Dad: Who Cares If Gays and Lesbians Make Better Parents?

Travis Knoll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Travis Knoll

Last week a new study reported that children raised by same-sex couples fare even better than those raised in normal biological families. Despite these positive conclusions, the study hurts the gay community by shifting the debate from one of inalienable rights to one of rights based on equal or superior performance.

New York Young Republican Laments U.S. Is Turning Into 'Gaymeria'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A blogger for the New York Young Republican club issued an epic rant on Friday warning that the marriage equality movement threatens to turn the count...

Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, ...

Big Win For Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - A federal circuit court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex wed...

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

The Crazy Reason This Lesbian Student Got Expelled From University

Religion News Service | Greg Horton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A lesbian student who married her partner was expelled from an Oklahoma university one semester shy of her sports management degre...

How the Republicans Could -- But Won't -- Beat Hillary Clinton in 2016

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most obvious way to neutralize this advantage is for the Republicans to nominate a woman for president. Nominating a woman for president is something very different from finding a previously obscure female politician, putting her on the ticket at the last minute and hoping for the best.

Politics & Religion: Are Pro-Marriage Supporters Waging a New War On Divorce?

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

With this kind of momentum on the pro-marriage equality front, it's little wonder that among the conservative forces who have spent the past decade focused and organized in their efforts to defend traditional marriage, attention seems to be shifting to a new controversy.

Coming Soon: A Flood of Marriage-Equality Decisions (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-09-ScreenShot20140709at10.18.47AMsmall.pngIn just the last year, 22 courts have overturned state bans on marriage equality. And with numerous upcoming hearings, that number is likely to climb into the 30s within a few weeks.

California Just Got Rid Of Its Last Barrier To Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

California’s same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill Monday eliminating outdated “husban...