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I'm Probably Right About the New Religious Right

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The catalyzing force behind what appears to be the rise of a new religious right from among the neo-reformed ranks is, of course, marriage equality legislation.

Why Our Straight Wedding Just Got Political

Sarah Hankel-Hoffman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Hankel-Hoffman

It is our lifetime conviction that all people are created equal, and it is our belief that good people subscribe to the "golden rule" that has resulted in our decision to withdraw our reservation to hold our wedding reception at the Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 2013.

New Jersey Judge Presents Pointed Questions in Tangled Marriage Equality Case's Oral Arguments

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Judge Jacobson told the assistant attorney general that the recent decisions of several federal agencies not to consider couples in civil unions eligible for federal benefits pointed to the fact that those couples are not being treated equally, but she expressed concern about moving too quickly on the issue.

'Same Love' -- Music That Moves

Jim Joseph | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

They say that music unites us and gives us a collective emotion we can all relate to. I'd have to agree. There's nothing better than a roaring dance anthem to get me in a positive state of mind.

Pentagon Now Out Front on Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexander Nicholson

The swift expansion of equal marriage recognition and benefits to all Americans -- especially to all who serve -- was the right thing for our country to do, and the Pentagon is now firmly out front in embracing this change.

Move Along, No Gay Propaganda Here

Steve Skrovan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

Recently, Moscow celebrated a holiday called "Paratrooper's Day." When I was told it culminates with some of the soldiers stripping down to their underwear to dance and frolic in a fountain, it reminded me of another type of parade that takes place all around the world.

PHOTOS: Cindy Brady Just Turned HOW Old?

Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Happy 52nd birthday Susan Olsen! The star who played the angelic Cindy Brady, or "the youngest one in curls," on the iconic TV series "The Brady Bu...

The Defeat of DOMA Can Help Us Rethink Other Family Policies Too

Kimberly Dark | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Kimberly Dark

If we broaden our discussions about how American family policies support children, we will find ourselves in dialogue about family leave, sick leave and vacation time. We'll examine the adequacy of minimum wage. We'll have realistic discussions about public welfare programs.

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

Winning Takes Addition

Tim Mooney | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tim Mooney

Some have questioned whether non-gay non-Democrats can run an equal marriage campaign. My response is who better to manage a campaign to persuade undecided voters than a GOP consultant who has won on the other side of this issue and then changed his mind?

DOMA: Alive and Well in Ohio

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Gov. Kasich, you say that you do not support amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage or civil unions, but you are fine with the people of Ohio approving an amendment that wrote intolerance, ignorance and hate into the state constitution.

Gay Sailor Pops The Question In Connecticut

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

GROTON, Conn. -- A Navy sailor returning from a six-month deployment emerged from his submarine, dropped to one knee and proposed to his boyfriend dur...

LOOK: Gay Sailor Pops The Question After Six Months At Sea

Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

It was quite the romantic scene at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. on Aug. 12, when a sailor on the USS New Mexico popped the question to h...

Still Fighting For The Right To Marry...In Church

The Sacramento Bee | Anita Creamer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The congregation cheered. When Barbara Brecher and Terry Allen married in June 2008, during the brief window that year when same-sex marriage was leg...

Gay Marriage Licenses Risk 'Causing Serious, Limitless Harm,' Say Pennsylvania Lawyers

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania county court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a separation-of-powers violation tha...

A Wedding: Lovely but Bittersweet

Amelia | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices

As is the case for many gay couples, equal marriage is merely a pipe dream in the Deep South state where Charles and Drew reside. Alabama is not known for its progressive stance on most issues. But they decided that they were not going to let that stop them.

More Bad News for the National Organization for Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

In Iowa, NOM conducted a (partially failed) campaign to replace all the justices on the state Supreme Court. Despite raising money for the effort, they haven't disclosed their donors. And now the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board has voted unanimously to investigate.

I Refer To Gay Marriage As 'Sodomy-Based' Marriage, Right-Wing Pundit Claims

Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has never minced words over his opposition to same-sex marriage, but his latest rant could very well b...

The Key To Gay Marriage In Australia?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Monday it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legal...

Surprise! We Are Getting Married!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

We were amongst the first gay couples ever to receive a marriage license in the state of Pennsylvania, and we are getting married this weekend. I never thought I would have a wedding; I assumed it would take years before Pennsylvania joined "the right side of history."

Why Can't I Marry Max -- or Marley?

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

All the free-floating iniquity released by the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in my home state is filling me with the urge to tie the knot with my beloved Max. That got me to thinking about what, exactly, might happen if the county clerk declared us Mr. and Mrs. Kitty.

What Gays Do Behind Closed Doors 'Is Not Love,' Former Navy Chaplain Says

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt slammed the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 in the Aug. 8 installment of his "Pray In Jesus Name" pro...

Queer Marriage...For The Straight Couple?

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — No, it wasn't just an excuse to avoid getting hitched: Some heterosexual couples who postponed their weddings until gay couples had t...

The Downside of Marriage Equality

Joanne Sprague | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Since the Supreme Court's historic rulings against DOMA and Proposition 8, I've heard lots of enthusiastic friends say, "So what's next now that we've achieved gay rights?" LGBT people know that marriage equality is just the tip of the iceberg. Most straight people like me don't.

Wedding Venue Turns Away Gay Couple, But Staff Members Offer Different Take

Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Two Texas grooms-to-be are said to be reeling after being turned away by a local wedding reception venue, allegedly because they're gay. But the busin...