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Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Virtually Every Demographic Group Now Supports Gay Marriage

National Journal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices

With the Supreme Court nearing its historic ruling on same-sex marriage, recent Gallup polling shows a remarkably broad-based public shift toward supp...

When Family Tells You to Shut Up About Gay Marriage

Kevin Thornton | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

On the brink of a Supreme Court decision, this sort of sentiment is streaming through the feeds of gays nationwide. Why wouldn't I just respond to this family member privately? That's simple: I'm really dramatic.

Healing Homophobia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

It's a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to be creeped out about whatever you choose to be creeped out about. You are not, however, entitled to use that aversion (a dictionary word for "creeped out") to keep other Americans from the equal protection guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

Shame on SHU

Anthony Romeo | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

Organizations like Seton Hall, should they continue to live in an archaic time where it is okay to pretend that the world doesn't look the way it does, that the people in it are less human than others, and that some are less deserving of equality than others, will waste away into the annals of time.

Australia, It's time.

Harry Cook | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

After Ireland's landmark referendum and history making earlier this week, I've decided that I need to speak up on behalf of the 72 percent of Australians who believe in Marriage Equality.

After Ireland, The Pressure Is On Italy To Legalize Same-Sex Unions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Measure That Would Allow Officials To Refuse To Perform Gay Marriages Goes To Governor's Desk

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 (Reuters) - North Carolina lawmakers voted on Thursday to allow government officials to refuse ...

WATCH: What It Was Like in Ireland the Moment They Said YES to Equality

Raymond Braun | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Raymond Braun

You've likely heard the news that Ireland made history this past weekend by becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by (a landslide) popular vote.

Senator Rubio, If You Don't Want to Be Labeled a 'Homophobe,' Stop Attacking LGBT Families

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I can understand that Rubio doesn't like to be labeled a homophobe or a hater; but when I hear his and others' repeated opposition to my marriage to my husband and the family we have created with our son, it feels like a direct attack on who I am and the ones whom I love most.

Alabama Minister Jailed After Performing Lesbian Wedding

Matt Baume | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Anti-equality groups love to claim that religious officials will be punished for speaking out against marriage equality. But for some reason, they don't seem to want to talk about Anne DePrizio, a Unitarian minister in Alabama who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for her stance on marriage.

Rapper Writes Song And Uses Footage From His Own Wedding To Show Beauty Of Gay Love

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Rapper F. Virtue never thought he would get married. But after meeting his husband Tulio Machado at Frankie Sharp's weekly New York City party West...

That Vacation to Ireland You've Been Dreaming About? Time to Go!

Billy Kolber | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Along with marriage equality in Ireland, the country just hung out a giant rainbow-colored "you are welcome" sign to the world. Within a few hours of the historic vote, Tourism Ireland released this video inviting the gay world to visit Ireland.

Dana Liebelson

This Guy Used To Run Congress. Now He's Trying To Convince Them To Stop Gay Marriage.

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Homosexuality is a behavior. Not a civil right." So argues Restrain the Judges, a conservative coalition that has sponsored billboard a...

U2's Bono Dedicates His Band's Classic Hit To Ireland's Gay Marriage Victory

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices

U2 celebrated Ireland's sweeping same-sex marriage victory over the weekend in a thrilling and profound way. At the band's May 23 concert in Phoeni...

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.

The Seismic Shift in Irish Values, and One Reason It Happened

James Peron | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The landslide victory for marriage equality in Ireland caught some conservatives off guard. What happened to the staunchly conservative, almost fanatical Catholicism of the Irish people? Paul Valleley, a professor of public ethics at the University of Chester, offered some important suggestions. He lists two major reasons.

Under Five Million People School the World

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

Thank you to every "yes" campaigner in Ireland. From a 52-year-old gay American, I feel very, very Irish today. As a country and as a people, you have my continued love. As an example to the world today you shine like no other.

SCOTUS Rally Shows Marriage Equality Is Everyone's Fight

Julian Gomez | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Gomez

Does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples? Should states be required to recognize gay and lesbian marriages performed in other states in which it is legal?

Federal Judge In Alabama Rules In Favor Of Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on ...

After Marriage: It's All About Global Equality

Joel Simkhai | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Joel Simkhai

Like many of you, I have been eagerly following the news about the Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality. This is undoubtedly an exciting time for our movement and I am holding my breath hoping for a historic win. It is also the time to start the community conversation about the next chapter of our movement.

Backlash, Bullies and Victory Blindness

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Lately, "the gays" have been blamed for a long list of ills, both real and imagined. The looming prospect of nationwide marriage equality has sent some social conservatives around the bend. It is not just twisters for which we are on the hook.

Michelangelo Signorile

Meet The State Rep. Vowing To Defy Supreme Court Over Same-Sex Marriage In Texas

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices

“I don’t think any bill is dead as long as there’s session left,” Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia), a Texas state legislator, told me this week in...

Jason Linkins

Here's What Dick Cheney And Julian Bond Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond don't end up in the same category of leaders every day, but according to the m...

Jason Linkins

The Road To LGBT Equality Won't End At The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality this summer, is there a concern in the LGBT activist community that suddenly, the momentum fo...