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Marriage Equality

Supreme Court Seems To Be On The Verge Of Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more t...

Getting to Same-Sex Marriage

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Gays and lesbians have been subjected to a long history of invidious discrimination, sexual orientation is not a matter of choice, gays and lesbians have consistently had their interests dismissed and overridden in the political process, and sexual orientation has nothing to do with an individual's ability to perform in society.

Combating the Collateral Damage of Homophobia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

I want to caution that for all the drama, excitement, enthusiasm and analysis sparked by the political dimension of the marriage equality debate, there is also a deeply personal dimension that is easy to overlook. It is the collateral damage of systemic homophobia that accelerates when marriage equality is in the news cycle.

My Fight for Marriage Equality on Guam

David Cruz III | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
David Cruz III

How was this happening all over again? Why did the Governor decide that it was in his power to pick and choose which laws he was going to enforce?

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

Is Equal Marriage Really So Difficult to Decide?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
David M. Abromowitz

There is a girl in our daughter's class who shares her first name. The two children have been fast friends since kindergarten. They've had sleepovers, played dress-up with each other's costumes, ran through the sprinkler and managed lemonade stands on hot days.

Poignant Video Pinpoints Why We All Should Say #IDo To Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Marriage equality advocates now have a $1 million-reason to elevate their voices between now and June. Ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay m...

Point-by-Point Takedown of an Anti-Gay Infomercial

Matt Baume | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The anti-gay Family Research Council has a new video about how the gays are ruining everything, what with their pesky marrying and buying of cakes and, well, simply existing. And this video isn't just a video -- it's part of a crafty advertising campaign.

Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview.

Online Anti-Gay Marriage 'Pledge' Launches Ahead Of SCOTUS Hearings

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

The Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver is behind a new online petition asking supporters to reject a potential Supreme Court decision if justices vote in fa...

Some Truly Bizarre Anti-Gay Arguments Before the Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

I've rounded up the weirdest Supreme Court briefs that argue in favor of preventing gays and lesbians from marrying. Some are full of mistakes, others have baffling arguments. And at least one is incredibly sexist, and signed by a member of Congress.

Hillary's Left Flank

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

What pragmatic liberals like me are calling for is not surrender on the part of progressives, but political maturity. Hillary is far better than any GOP candidate. If she is the Democratic nominee, those who don't want to see a century of reforms decimated should give her their vote.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

How Wall Street Came To Support Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - On March 6, the day of the U...

Do Gay Marriages Increase Abortion Rates?

James Peron | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The decline in marriage rates began long before gay couples won the right to marry anywhere. To pin that decline on them is scapegoating, pure and simple, and I suspect, an act of desperation.

Here's How Your Favorite Shows Charted The Path For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Forty-five years ago, the ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States. Today, we're on the brink of the Supreme Court ruling on...

Is There No Turning Back On Gay Marriage In America?

USA Today | Susan Page | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a landmark case on gay marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds...

Conservative Lawyer Makes Bizarre Link Between Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion Rates

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

A conservative, Washington D.C.-based attorney is making headlines after linking same-sex marriage to abortion rates in a bizarre blog post. Gene ...

These Kids Talking About Marriage Equality Will Give You Hope For The Future

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Straight from the mouths of babes, these kids are here to teach you a thing or two about marriage equality. If you've been out of the loop, the Iri...

Michele Bachmann: The Rapture Is Coming And It's Obama's Fault

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Michele Bachmann says the rapture is coming, thanks to President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran’s nuclear program and marriage equality. In a ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

'An Ordinary Family Who Would Do Anything To Protect Our Kids' | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

DETROIT -- On a Monday last month, Michigan couple Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer were camped out at their kitchen table, using one of the few afternoon...

Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Amanda Terkel

'Just As Boring And Crazy And Loud As Any Other Family' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shannon Duncan has worked at Big O Tires for 17 years. Over time, he's become friendly with Randy Johnson, a customer who's always ...

Amanda Terkel

Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subje...

A Short Note to the Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

I don't smile any more, however, since my piece is now used in US Courts.