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Ryan J. Reilly

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore Threatens To Defy 'Tyranny' Of Federal Courts On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, called Tuesday for his state's governor to oppose the "tyranny" of federal co...

The Real Learning Channel: A Straight Spouse Of A Gay Husband Speaks Out

Emily F. Reese | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Emily F. Reese

As the hype around the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay begins to wane, I find it a shame that there has been little attention paid to the perspectives of straight women who have experienced being in a mixed-orientation marriage, where one spouse is gay and the other is straight.

Anti-Gay Bakers 'Might Put Poison' In Same-Sex Couples' Cakes, GOP Presidential Hopeful Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices

GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson reportedly slammed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates at a Jan. 24 press conference fo...

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry

Matt Baume | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

There's a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality.

MLK Would Be 'Mortified' By The Gay Marriage Movement, Right Wing Activist Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices

Conservative activist and former Republican presidential hopeful Gary Bauer believes that Martin Luther King Jr. would not have supported same-sex mar...

Igor Bobic

Conservatives At Iowa Freedom Summit Would Rather Not Talk About Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Many topics animated GOP officials, activists and operatives that gathered at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, which marked the uno...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Steals GOP's Honeymoon

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of our article today is going to deal with Obama and his speech, ending with the snappiest portions as this week's talking points. But before we get to that, let's take a quick look at what the Republicans have been up to, as well as some other minor political news of the week.

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the majority and writes the decision himself.

Biblical Case for Inclusion

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

But there is no biblical mandate to deny LGBTQ Idahoans equality under the law. Adding the Words will not require religious organizations to change their theology or practice. It will prevent people from denying housing, employment, or services to people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

While Waiting for a Leader Like Dr. King, I'm Learning to Use My Own Voice

Del Ray Zimmerman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Del Ray Zimmerman

On behalf of lgbt youth and adults who feel they have no voice at all, I'm willing to keep stammering and crawling... until I fully find my own voice and learn how to fly.

MLK, Selma, Marriage Equality, You and Me

Robert Levithan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

When I was born, it would've been inconceivable to imagine that we would be celebrating the birthday of a non-violent black civil rights leader as a national holiday. Or that we would have a biracial president. Yet we still live in a country riddled with prejudice and hatred of the 'other.'

Is a Marriage Equality Compromise Taking Shape at the Supreme Court?

Steve Sanders | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

By splitting the question in this way, the Court appears to be saying that state-to-state marriage recognition could be a stand-alone issue under the Constitution, related to but distinct from marriage licensing and creation.

WATCH: Colin Farrell Takes Major Pro-Gay Stand

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices

We love Colin Farrell! The A-lister recently sat down with Irish TV network RTE to discuss his support for a referendum that would legalize marriag...

The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality

Lisa Bloom | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Lisa Bloom

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to America is be true to what you said on paper." Equal means equal.

Florida Legalizes Driving While Gay-Married

Matt Baume | Posted 01.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Florida has finally legalized driving while gay. Bills to discriminate against gay couples are rapidly multiplying in Texas. And multiple states are still wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to reverse marriage equality.

The Many Voices of Being a Man

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

While Roman and Nyro begin to navigate the tween express lane toward adulthood, I find myself connecting with and interpreting the many voices of being a man that I absorbed from my father.

SCOTUS Takes Big Step Toward Giant Step

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As a priest and pastor, I believe in the biblical promise that "the truth will set us free." And the truth is that continuing to discriminate against the marriages of some Americans undermines the liberty of all Americans.

What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Unlike those of the other possible candidates of the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, Romney's positions on gays have been more defined and extreme -- and more consistent and reiterated much more recently, especially since he veered far right in the primaries in 2012. Any change will be seen as a yet another major flip-flop.

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Will Take Up Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court may rule once and for all this year whether the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law gives ...

The Sin of Provocation

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

This morning on the news, I heard someone complain that the editors of Charlie Hebdo were guilty of the "sin of provocation" for continuing to publish any cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. It clarified something for me.

Federal Judge Orders Michigan To Recognize 300 Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Three hundred Michigan same-sex couples have a “fundamental right” for their marriages to be legal, a federal judge ruled after the state refused ...

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

Lorie Burch | Posted 01.13.2015 | 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.

Feeling 'Controlled' in Your Relationship? It's Not Personal -- It's Not About You

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Why is being controlled an issue for us? It's an issue because we are all born with and driven by a need for freedom -- a need to make our own decisio...

Irish Priest Comes Out To Parishioners -- And Gets A Surprising Response

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

After serving a Roman Catholic parish in Ireland for 15 years, the Rev. Martin Dolan told congregants the truth about his sexual orientation over the ...

More Sneaky Anti-Gay Laws Popping Up

Matt Baume | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

For the last few weeks, anti-gay groups have been putting forth their best efforts to stop marriage from starting in Florida. But as luck would have it, their best efforts just weren't very good.