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Marriage Equality

Governor Signals She'll Oppose Passage Of Proposed Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, a Democrat, signaled on Friday that she'll oppose passage of a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marri...

Is Anybody Really Shocked by Rick Perry's Hunting Camp Controversy?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If Rick Perry is a racist, and the kind of person who would leave racist slurs painted on rocks in his hunting camp, it is far less likely that he would have risen to prominence in today's Democratic Party.

Amanda Terkel

How Much Are Taxpayers Paying To Defend DOMA? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have agreed to a new contract to pay a private law firm up to $1.5 million to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, whic...

Obama Asked If Stance On Gay Marriage Will Change Ahead Of 2012 Election

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signaled during an interview with ABC News on Monday that his position on the issue of gay marriage is still evolving. Obam...

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Supports Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is appearing in a new video supporting marriage equality in the Old Line State, part of a public relat...

Jaweed Kaleem

Gay Ministers Protest North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

As the battle over same-sex marriage continues to cause tensions around the country, a group of ministers and their supporters are launching a protest...

El Chanclaso: You Can't Have It Your Way

El Chanclaso | Posted 12.02.2011 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

Now we're all grown up. But some people still deserve chanclasos. And we're going to let them have it here in our weekly column, El Chanclaso. Every Friday, Sergio, our resident chancludo, will turn a critical eye on political shenanigans, and current issues and events with his chancla firmly in hand.

Partner Of Woman Who Died In Indiana Stage Collapse Sues, But Faces Uphill Battle

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

A new lawsuit filed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse could challenge the state's same-sex relationship recognition laws. Valparaiso, Ind. a...

Maryland Delegate Accused Of Using Campaign Funds For Wedding

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A Maryland state delegate, best known for sponsoring marriage-equality legislation to later vote against it, was charged with theft on F...

Marriage for Gays and Lesbians Threatened in Iowa

Joe Mirabella | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

For political junkies, this race is the race to watch this November. Rarely is so much at stake for a local election.

A Faith That Can Change Is A Faith That Lasts

John Backman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
John Backman

In an era when dominant world views have given way to individual choice, the shoulds and oughts traditionally associated with religion hold less influence. Many wonder why we hold on to ancient beliefs at all.

Why Young Evangelicals Are Shifting On Marriage Equality

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

Either same-gender love is a distortion and perversion of what it means to be truly human ... or else it is a variation within the fullness of the human family.

The DADT Delusion

Billy Stiles | Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco
Billy Stiles

Yes, the United States has made a step in the right direction, but the reality of the situation for LGBT service members remains quite sad and very discouraging.

The "Soup of Casual Sex" or "Why the Kids Are Alright"

James Peron | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
James Peron

Conservatives may lament the state of youth culture today, but compared to many of their generation, I have to say that the kids are alright.

I Support Marriage Equality

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 11.01.2011 | Denver
Sen. Mark Udall

It's my belief that, like every other American, gay and lesbian couples should be able to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love and protect their families.

The Pop Up Chapel Celebrates Marriage Equality In New York

Posted 10.31.2011 | Women

On June 24th, 2011, history was made in New York State when the Marriage Equality Act was passed. Two New Yorkers and long-time friends, Bex Schwartz ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Lesbian Injured In Indiana Stage Collapse Sues, Challenges Marriage Law | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Since the first two of what could be many lawsuits were filed last week over the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse on Aug. 13, new questions ha...

Bert and Ernie: Just "Ducky" As They Are

David Kleeman | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
David Kleeman

Earlier this week, a participant on launched a petition for Sesame Street to "let" Bert and Ernie get married. I'm a strong advocate of marriage equality, but here's why I think this petition is ill-advised.

How Am I Sick Of Your Straight Wedding Plans? Let Me Count The Ways.

Ariel Gore | Posted 10.11.2011 | Women
Ariel Gore

No, I am not married, ladies. And even if I could legally marry in this state or the one we're traveling to, I wouldn't, because even if I was a legal lesbian I'd still be a grumpy feminist who knows that women get screwed in marriage.

Big Government's Real War on Marriage

James Peron | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The power of the State to tear loving couples apart is indeed a frightening, intrusive one. It is one that is still being used to destroy loving, married couples, simply on the basis that both are of the same gender.

The Marriage Equality Act

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 10.09.2011 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

On Friday, Aug. 5, John and I were at the New York City courthouse applying for our marriage license. What could have been just another item on our we...

Jason Linkins

National Organization For Marriage Asks 2012ers To Sign A Second Pledge Against Marriage Equality | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

Seems like only yesterday that many of the 2012 GOP candidates were falling all over each other to sign the Family Leader's "Marriage Vow" pledge, whi...

Then & Now: How the State of Relationship Recognition Has Changed Since DOMA

Lanae Erickson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

As gay couples begin to marry in New York, Third Way's newest report details the seismic shift in our country since the passage of DOMA 15 years ago. The numbers show that New York is a piece in a much larger puzzle

Baptists And Sexuality: A Time Of Ferment?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

Baptists have been talking a lot about sexuality lately. And for once, I'm slightly more hopeful and impressed than I am frightened and appalled. Though, the messages are still mixed.

Beyond Labels: What Comes After Marriage Equality

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.02.2011 | Style
Mark Olmsted

Nuclear families were held up as the ideal in my parents' generation; now blended and non-traditional families are finally getting recognized as the "new normal. "