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Gay Activist's Grandparents Speak Out For Marriage Equality In Poignant New Video

Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay activist's grandparents have participated in a poignant new video in support of Washington state's approval of same-sex marriage earlier this mo...

Michelangelo Signorile

New Mexico Governor's Ex-Hairdresser On His Decision To Quit | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.29.2012 | Gay Voices

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will never get the secret formula for her hair color, which was created just for her. So says Antonio Darden of...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...

In Defense Of Bigotry

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Yes, I rise to defend bigotry -- but not to defend acts of bigotry that get in the way of our being that nation "with liberty and justice for all." Rather, I rise to defend the naming of those acts as bigotry.

Standing On The Side Of Love For Marriage Equality

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

After teaching our children a bit about love, marriage equality and justice, we made Valentines to send to the N.Y. State representatives who voted to support marriage equality.

Same-Sex Marriage Equality A Goal For D.C. Methodist Church

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

Although the campaign launched just recently, the movement for full LGBT inclusion and equality within the United Methodist Church (UMC) has been building for decades.

Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-Gay Moments Of The Week, February 19 - February 26

Posted 04.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Here at HuffPost Gay Voices we believe that what you don't know definitely can hurt you. That's why every other weekend we're presenting "Know Thin...

We're Going To Override Gov. Christie's Gay Marriage Veto

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen M. Sweeney

Governor Christie's veto only delayed the day and time when we finally establish marriage equality in the Garden State -- because it is going to happen in New Jersey, and we are going to override his veto.

Gay Marriage: The Walls Are Tumbling Down

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Leslie Gabel-Brett

Although we still have a long way to go, it would be hard not to draw the conclusion that February 2012 is the month that the walls came tumbling down and the march toward marriage equality in this country became unstoppable. In less than three weeks, here's what has happened.

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Not Out Of The Woods Yet

AP | SARAH BREITENBACH | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Same-sex marriage opponents have taken the first steps to bring legislation legalizing gay marriage in Maryland to a voter referendu...

An Unlikely Team: Grindr For Equality Joins The Courage Campaign For Gay Marriage Fundraising Push

Posted 02.24.2012 | Gay Voices

From Washington state to Maryland, the campaign for marriage equality has made some amazing strides already in 2012. But as the election year gear...

Jennifer Bendery

Family Research Council Starts Campaign Against 'Fake' Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing concerns that 2012 could be the "tipping point" in the debate over same-sex marriage, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins...

The Conscience of Chris Christie

Mark Morford | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Surely Christie is hearing a tiny but persistent voice in the night: "Oh, goddammit, now I'll be remembered as one of those dark smudges of ignorance who stood on exactly the wrong side of history, even if, deep down, I knew full well it's the wrong and immoral choice."

Maryland On The Brink Of Legalizing Gay Marriage

AP | SARAH BREITENBACH | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gay marriage is all but legalized in Maryland after the legislature gave its final OK Thursday to the law that's being sent to ...

Oregon Mayor: Washington Is 'Latest State To Transition To Sodom And Gomorrah' For Gay Marriage Approval

Posted 02.23.2012 | Gay Voices

An Oregon mayor is apologizing after slamming neighboring Washington for becoming the latest U.S. state to approve same- marriage. As The La Grand...

Amanda Terkel

Dick Cheney Headlining John Boehner Fundraiser | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a group of Bush administration and campaign alumni are hosting a fundraiser for House Speaker John...

WATCH: Texas Judge Won't Conduct Marriage Ceremonies Until State Grants Same-Sex Couples Right To Wed

Posted 02.23.2012 | Gay Voices

One Texas-based judge is making her stance on her state's refusal to grant same-sex couples the right to wed publicly known by nixing all marriage cer...

Another Big Win for Marriage Equality

Adam Winkler | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

A week after a federal court rejected California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, another federal court issued a landmark ruling in favor of marriage equality. This time the law declared unconstitutional was the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Michelangelo Signorile

Martin O'Malley, Maryland Governor, Sounds Off On Marriage Equality, Obama, Chris Christie | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.23.2012 | Gay Voices

On the eve of a historic vote in the Maryland Senate on a marriage equality bill, Governor Martin O’Malley appeared confident that the bill, which p...

LISTEN: Marriage Equality USA's Ned Flaherty Talks 2012 Prospects For Gay Marriage

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with Ned Flaherty, Project Manager Election 2012 for the national LGBT organization Marriage Equality USA, to get an update on LGBT relationship protections in America. Ned has created a significant map for Marriage Equality USA.

Prop 8's Backers Say They Will Seek A Full 9th Circuit Review: What This Means For The Case

Adam Bink | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Adam Bink

The Prop 8 proponents' decision today means that the road to a final decision on Prop 8 just got much longer. Nonetheless, the plaintiffs' attorneys have made it clear that they will seek to have the stay lifted, now that Prop 8 has been struck down by two separate courts.

National Marriage Equality Legislation Needed

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Should the civil and human rights of minoritized peoples be placed up for a vote or left to the discretion of state legislatures? In other words, should the majority determine the rights of minorities? Take the following cases for example.

Md. Democrat's 'No' Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Seen As Betrayal

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although marriage equality legislation cleared the Maryland House of Delegates on Friday and is anticipated to be green-lighted by the s...

Cheers And Jeers: The Best And Worst LGBT Stories Of The Week, February 12 - 19

Posted 02.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Each weekend we offer you a collection of either the best LGBT stories of the week in our "Something To Celebrate" slideshow, or the worst in our "Kno...