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Huckabee, Gay People, Finger Food and Logic

Steve Sanders | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Steve Sanders

Twenty-one states have chosen to democratically enact laws forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but no state has enacted laws forcing Jewish delis to serve bacon-wrapped shrimp. Is there is a reason?

Why Marriage Equality Is Important for Mississippi

Brandiilyne Dear | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandiilyne Dear

Although we expect marriage equality from the court systems, which makes us equal in the eyes of the law, it is also important that we achieve equality in the eyes of our fellow human and our society.

One Man's Pastry Is Another Man's Poison

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

However foolish, corrupt, or hypocritical, you are free to pray as you like so long as you leave me out of it. Alas, godly zealots of every stripe reject that bargain. So we battle on.

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

This morning, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.

Tennessee Evangelical Church Welcomes the LGBT Community

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

In a world full of prejudice and bigotry, it is refreshing to discuss a story of triumph and respect for equality.

6 Reasons This Gay Man Finally Decided To Marry His Partner After 13 Years

Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Thirteen years is a long time to share a life with someone. I should know; I've now done it twice. Once with my ...

Sally Kern, Please Forgive Me

Dillon Peña | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

Sally Kern, I repent for the amount of dislike I had in my heart towards you, because I realized you don't know God. Because, if you do know God like I do then you must realize the hate that has spewed from you is a turnoff for those who desire to be Christ-like.

Michigan's Right-Wing Crusader

Sam Inglot | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Sam Inglot

In a column that ran in the Detroit Free Press on Monday morning, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette laid out a weak and hypocritical argument regarding his opposition to marriage equality in Michigan.

Desire

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Turn me on With your sweet desire To please - to appease To admire, in this hour. You want- I want. With Our bodies near The pulse of my woman ...

GOP Senator Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn't?

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope...

Huge Turning Point By Mormon Church or Dangerous Scheme?

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

How could it be anything other than groundbreaking news when leaders of a large and very conservative church support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT people?!

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.