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Marriage Equality

Together But Unequal: Living Under The Indignity Of DOMA

Brandon Melchior | Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Brandon Melchior

After 16 years it's clear that the only thing the Defense of Marriage Act defends is institutionalized bigotry. The letter we received from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, solidifies that fact. It was all there in black and white.

Here Come the Lies

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Thalia Zepatos

What do you do when you're frantically swimming against the tide of history? When you know that a solid majority of Americans don't share your views? You turn to the politics of fear.

Same-Sex Marriage Backed By Surprising Group In Washington State

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A surprising new group will reportedly announce their support of same-sex marriage in Washington state this week. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer no...

Human Rights and the Human Need for Love

Colin Schumacher | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Colin Schumacher

While my students are grappling with questions of rights and responsibilities, the state of Minnesota is preparing to vote on an amendment to their state constitution that is a commentary both on human rights and the human need for love

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Insult to Injury Tour

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

When Schwarzenegger says that he wanted his chief-of-staff to have "the kind of wedding and the kind of ceremony that I had when I got married with Maria," I have no doubt that he's telling the truth. He just hasn't seemed to realize that people he doesn't know personally might want the same thing.

The ABCs Of Who Should Marry: H Is For Human

Anya Cordell | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Anya Cordell

Don't religion, the law, and society have to open the door for individuals to marry someone, even if they cannot pinpoint their precise place on the gender continuum? This answer must be yes, and it must lead to marriage equality.

The Effects Of Marriage Referendums, And What To Do About Them

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

We often think of the effects of these elections in terms of whether or not marriage equality will expand to another state. What we don't consider (but we ought to) is the toll that these referendums can take on LGB people during the election season itself.

Hijacking the Courts

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Anthony Michael Kreis

This is a crisis that has long murmurings in our political culture, but one that the LGBT rights movement has brought to a nasty and shameful head. The crisis: a threat to judicial independence.

Faith in Marriage, Faith for Marriage

Christine Organ | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

It is time to stand by our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and coworkers, and say loudly and proudly: "I am a person of faith and I support you. I support your life. I support marriage equality." Won't you join me?

In Europe, Same-Sex Couples Face High Barriers to Parenthood

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

There was big news this week for same-sex couples who want to have kids, especially if they are trying to figure out where to have them. Europe, it seems, is not the place, despite a reputation as the world's most gay-friendly continent.

An Open Letter From the Heart on Marriage Equality

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 12.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

It is our divine mandate to pave the way for all human beings to be treated with the same dignity, respect, opportunities, and benefits regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Luck Be A Lady Tonight

Randy Neece | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Randy Neece

Where is this place where two strangers can meet in the night and instantly receive more than 1,000 rights as husband and wife, while those very same rights are denied to another couple who have been together for 30 years? Where else could this place be but the Twilight Zone?

The Gay Soccer Dad and Lesbian Costco Mom Vote

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Karl Frisch

With so much at stake for LGBT people and numerous historic electoral wins on the horizon this fall, shouldn't President Obama and Mitt Romney have a frank discussion about issues important to LGBT Americans and their families?

WATCH: Expedia Highlights Gay Marriage Support With Poignant New Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Expedia is doubling down on its proclaimed support of same-sex marriage with a poignant wedding-themed video. Titled "Find Your Understanding," th...

Weathering The Storms Of The Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Alexander Zachary | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexander Zachary

As the rally drew to a close, the sky turned dark, the winds picked up, and an F2 tornado bulldozed a 5-mile-long path through Minneapolis, leading to the destruction of our home. From that point on, our life together as a couple would be challenged in every way imaginable.

WATCH: NFL Player Stars In Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Just two days after firing off an editorial in favor of "preserving" traditional marriage, the Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his oppositi...

LOOK: Bruce Springsteen Stars In Gay Marriage Campaign

Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Bruce Springsteen has been an outspoken advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights for some time, but now "The Boss" has gone a...

Why My Domestic Partnership Just Isn't Enough

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

I've been calling Jenni my partner now for a year and a half. Somewhere around the time we rented our first UHaul truck, I shifted the label from "girlfriend" to "partner."

NFL Player Pens Editorial Against Gay Marriage

Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk has sounded off on teammate Brendon Ayanbadejo's recent controversies by penning an editorial in favor of "preserving"...

Why Does Paul Ryan Have a Debate Coach Who Promotes 'Anti-American' Values?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It surely isn't happening in this election cycle and may not happen in the next one, but Republicans could be reaching the end of the line on gay marriage, and some conservative activists are even beginning to admit it.

Big Rulings Ahead As Supreme Court Begins Term

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. A look at ca...

Priest Raps: 'No To Gay Marriage, Yes To You'

Posted 09.27.2012 | Gay Voices

"Although the Church says 'No' to gay marriage, it still says, 'Yes' to you." That's the overriding message of "Yes to You," a bizarre, spoken-word...

PHOTO: This Is What DOMA Discrimination Looks Like

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

With momentum for marriage equality rolling ahead and acceptance of LGBT issues at an all-time high in polls, it can sometimes be easy to forget just how pervasive institutional discrimination against LGBT people can be. And then you get a letter in the mail reminding you of just that.

Here TV Celebrates New York Marriage Equality Anniversary With Pride & Groom (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with producer Josh Rosenzweig and director Keren Aronoff about their new documentary, Pride & Groom, which commemorates the first anniversary of marriage equality in the state of New York and comprises four one-hour specials.

LGBT New Yorkers Need To Hold Our Enemies Accountable (And Let's Start With Greg Ball)

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

It's important for our community to hold accountable those who betray us, undermine us, and sell us out. And this year, if you're a gay New Yorker, there is one man who should be at the top of that list: State Senator Greg Ball.