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Marriage Equality

Texas Judge's 'Faith In God' Is Why He Refuses To Perform Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Here we go again! A Texas judge announced on Facebook Wednesday that he would not perform same-sex marriages due to his "faith in God," despite the ob...

Gays For Trump: How The Log Cabin Republicans Were Deluded By A Demagogue

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The idea that any LGBT people could support Trump while he demagogues other minorities is not just sad; it's repellant. But the Log Cabin Republicans' thinking that he'd actually be "good for the gays" was also just plain deluded.

China Gears Up To Hear Its First Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.29.2016 | World

A gay man in China is making history by challenging local authorities on his right to marry. Last month, a 27-year-old who uses the pseudonym ...

The Big Bernie Sanders Lie (That They Keep Telling)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Anderson

The truth is Bernie has a good record on gay rights, but much like Clinton, and every other politician when it comes to gay equality, none of them are pure and at one time or another they all played politics with the equality of LGBT Americans.

Sexism in Therapy

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Within the therapy community there is a general belief that counselors and psychotherapists are gender neutral and that they do not impose their personal beliefs about gender roles onto their clients. In my experience, this belief is incorrect.

Freedom To Marry Shares Lessons From Victorious Equality Campaign

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Evan Wolfson always wanted to lose his job -- because that would mean he was successful in reaching his goal.  Wolfson, who spent ...

How Indiana, Incredibly, Is on the Road Again to Passing Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Laws

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Business leaders have got to know that, ultimately, if Pence wins by promoting homophobic laws, it's a long-term loss for them.

Gay Democratic Mayor Jumps In Senate Race Against Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will be facing a challenge from a prominent Kentucky Democrat come the election in November. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, ...

'Stonewall': The Movie and the Reality

Jim Joseph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Joseph

Thanks to #Jonas, I was snowed in for the weekend and got a chance to catch up on a few movies. While it wasn't the first choice on my list, I did e...

Newlywed Man's Death In Australia Prompts Calls For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.23.2016 | World

A newlywed man's accidental death in Australia has prompted renewed calls for marriage equality in the country after his spouse said he was discrimin...

Take a Walk in Our Shoes, Australia

Harry Cook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Cook

Imagine finding the love of your life, the person who makes you smile more than you thought humanly possible, and then imagine being scared about the simple act of holding their hand in public.

Bernie Sanders Was No 'Pioneer' On Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a case of sour grapes over the decision by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's...

Australia Demeans Married Gay Couple

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

I recognize Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, inherited a dog's breakfast from the odious Tony Abbott, his predecessor. But, at some point, Turnbull has to stand up for the libertarian principles he espouses -- damn the conservatives in his government who want to stand in the way.

Between Equality and Brutality: Global Trends In LGBT Rights

Graeme Reid | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Graeme Reid

While the past year has seen significant gains, many challenges lie ahead.

How Ted Cruz Might Actually Support 'New York Values' and Gay Marriage More Than He Lets On

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

What's been less noted is how the religious right, another force behind Cruz, would have responded if it knew at the time that Cruz was taking a loan from a company that had helped make marriage equality a reality.

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

What It Was Like Coming Out To My Small English Village

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

Having waited 42 years to "come out" to close family and friends, the experience of finally taking the full plunge and publicly coming out couldn't have been more incredible.

Here's Why It's Important That Kim Davis Was At The State Of The Union

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Much of the president's speech was about the forces of abject bigotry on the current political stage and how we can't underestimate them. Kim Davis's presence in the chamber served to underscore his warning.

Obama's State Of The Union Speeches Show His Dedication To LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address touched on the progress made on LGBT rights in the United States after the Supreme Court leg...

The U.S. Supreme Court Should Remind Roy Moore That It Has the Final Say on the U.S. Constitution

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is making national headlines again, and once again it's because of his disdain for the U.S. Constitution.

Watch This Anti-Gay Activist Try To Explain The Supreme Court To Megyn Kelly

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Media

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore: Laws Are Superseded By God

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is once again trying to ban marriages for gays and lesbians in his state, handing down an order directing probate judges to stop issuing licenses.

Fiji Prime Minister Tells Gay Couples To Move To Iceland

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, has made his feelings about marriage equality unmistakably clear. "Fiji does not need that rubbish,"&nb...

In A First, Gay Chinese Man Sues For The Right To Marry

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court has accepted China's first same-sex marriage case, lodged by a gay man against a civil affairs bureau for denying him the...

Behind the COP21 Climate Victory; a Human Victory?

John Friedman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
John Friedman

Now that the fireworks have faded along with some of the afterglow from the very successful COP21 meeting in Paris we must begin in earnest in deciding what 2016 will bring.