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Marriage Equality

The Argument For Marriage Equality Today Is The Same As It's Always Been

James D. Esseks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James D. Esseks

It's becoming hard to remember how difficult the struggle was just a few years ago. America today is in a very different place from 2004, when voters in 13 states amended their state constitutions to exclude us from marriage.

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rep. Mark Pocan

I know there are Republican members of the LGBT community. And there are Republican legislators who support equality, albeit not many. Fine, go ahead and throw them a fundraiser they will remember for a long time. But let's not support those who believe we'll burn in hell because of who we are and who we love.

Supreme Court Marriage Ruling: No Silver Bullet for LGBT Equality

Rev. Cedric A. Harmon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Cedric A. Harmon

It's time to decide what the next 10, 20, 50 years of the LGBT movement look like. Leading up to the Supreme Court hearing and the June ruling on marriage, we have an opportunity to cast a vision for a more fair, equitable and just society.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Stage Set For Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Const...

In Support of Same-Sex Marriage

The New England Journal of Medicine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
The New England Journal of Medicine

The Supreme Court should require the full recognition of same-sex marriage throughout this country. If the Court rules otherwise, whatever the legal logic, a clear injustice will result. And that injustice would damage the health and welfare of millions of Americans.

Faith Rituals and SCOTUS

Sharon Groves | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Sharon Groves

This past month I have found myself tumbling head first into the elaborate matrix known as "the liturgical committee" set up to plan a multi faith service in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the freedom to marry.

Igor Bobic

Gay Businessman Apologizes For Hosting Ted Cruz Event | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ian Reisner, a gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in New York this week, apologized on Sunday after furious...

Supreme Court Seems To Be On The Verge Of Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more t...

Getting to Same-Sex Marriage

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Gays and lesbians have been subjected to a long history of invidious discrimination, sexual orientation is not a matter of choice, gays and lesbians have consistently had their interests dismissed and overridden in the political process, and sexual orientation has nothing to do with an individual's ability to perform in society.

Combating the Collateral Damage of Homophobia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

I want to caution that for all the drama, excitement, enthusiasm and analysis sparked by the political dimension of the marriage equality debate, there is also a deeply personal dimension that is easy to overlook. It is the collateral damage of systemic homophobia that accelerates when marriage equality is in the news cycle.

My Fight for Marriage Equality on Guam

David Cruz III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Cruz III

How was this happening all over again? Why did the Governor decide that it was in his power to pick and choose which laws he was going to enforce?

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

Is Equal Marriage Really So Difficult to Decide?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David M. Abromowitz

There is a girl in our daughter's class who shares her first name. The two children have been fast friends since kindergarten. They've had sleepovers, played dress-up with each other's costumes, ran through the sprinkler and managed lemonade stands on hot days.

Poignant Video Pinpoints Why We All Should Say #IDo To Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Marriage equality advocates now have a $1 million-reason to elevate their voices between now and June. Ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay m...

Point-by-Point Takedown of an Anti-Gay Infomercial

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The anti-gay Family Research Council has a new video about how the gays are ruining everything, what with their pesky marrying and buying of cakes and, well, simply existing. And this video isn't just a video -- it's part of a crafty advertising campaign.

Brokenhearted Bahá'is: LGBTs Rejected by Their Faith

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

Never before has an openly gay member of the Bahá'í faith granted such a high profile interview, an interview already getting great traction among worldwide members of the faith itself. Above, Sean Rayshel, who has granted Nicholas Snow this exclusive interview.

Online Anti-Gay Marriage 'Pledge' Launches Ahead Of SCOTUS Hearings

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver is behind a new online petition asking supporters to reject a potential Supreme Court decision if justices vote in fa...

Some Truly Bizarre Anti-Gay Arguments Before the Supreme Court

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

I've rounded up the weirdest Supreme Court briefs that argue in favor of preventing gays and lesbians from marrying. Some are full of mistakes, others have baffling arguments. And at least one is incredibly sexist, and signed by a member of Congress.

Hillary's Left Flank

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

What pragmatic liberals like me are calling for is not surrender on the part of progressives, but political maturity. Hillary is far better than any GOP candidate. If she is the Democratic nominee, those who don't want to see a century of reforms decimated should give her their vote.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

How Wall Street Came To Support Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - On March 6, the day of the U...

Do Gay Marriages Increase Abortion Rates?

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

The decline in marriage rates began long before gay couples won the right to marry anywhere. To pin that decline on them is scapegoating, pure and simple, and I suspect, an act of desperation.

Here's How Your Favorite Shows Charted The Path For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Forty-five years ago, the ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States. Today, we're on the brink of the Supreme Court ruling on...

Is There No Turning Back On Gay Marriage In America?

USA Today | Susan Page | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a landmark case on gay marriage, but most Americans already have made up their minds...