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Marriage Equality

Gay Marriage Is 'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty,' Pundit Claims

Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Over three months have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8, but that hasn't stopped a promi...

John Celock

Some States Requiring Some Married Couples To Be Treated As Singles | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

While the Internal Revenue Service plans to allow same-sex married couples to file joint federal tax returns, not every state will be following suit. ...

My Husband Is Not My Sister

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Apparently Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett needs an education on the difference between siblings and spouses. Since I have both a husband and a sister, here is an explanation of how a sister is not like a husband.

SAY WHAT: Wedding Venue Which Rejected Gay Couple Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

A popular Iowa wedding venue which made national headlines after turning away a gay couple has decided to fight back against the backlash. Görtz ...

Gay Men and the Pressure to Get Married

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Of course, the legal right to the state and federal benefits of marriage is far overdue. But if it takes me until 40 to find Mr. Right, at least I didn't have to divorce Mr. Wrong in the process. Being single and secure is always better than settling for a man who ultimately isn't the right fit.

Corbett's Corrosive Condescension

John Culhane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Culhane

The only reason for the remark is to use the structure of legal analysis -- but not the substance -- to produce an "ick!" reaction in the listener. In short, gay marriage freaks Gov. Corbett out just as much as incest. It's a big joke at our expense.

An Upward Spiral: How Mormon Hearts Are Changing With Regard to Gays and Lesbians

Mitch Mayne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Mayne

Mormons are in a state of flux when it comes to the way that members think about marriage equality. Since Prop 8, literally tens of thousands of Mormons have mobilized across the country to deliver a powerful new message to the gay and lesbian community.

Marriage Delayed in New Jersey (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 12.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-10-07-afernjdelaysmall.pngGov. Chris Christie has asked the courts to delay the start of marriages until he has time to have his appeal heard.

The March for Marriage Equality

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Elysabeth Alfano

When I see kindness, love and giving to animals, I say, " Yes, and thank you" to those caring for part of life on earth. When I experience my family supporting each other I say, "Yes, and thank you" for making the ties that bind stronger and for building generations to come.

Mormon Leader: Gay Marriage 'Contrary To God's Decrees'

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More states and nations may legalize same-sex marriage, but human laws cannot "make moral what God has decla...

Marriage Equality: Still Complicated

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Up until last Friday, the question was whether to wait for Ohio to recognize marriage equality or go to New York to get married. Now there is another option: Do I go to New Jersey to get married?

Author Joel Derfner Talks Gay Marriage and LGBT Issues in New Memoir (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with author Joel Derfner about his new memoir, Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family, and his spin on LGBT issues.

Ex-Marine Sergeant Launches PAC To Rally Support For Gay Marriage

Posted 10.04.2013 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy Windy City Times: A former marine sergeant who was kicked out of the military for being gay has formed his own po...

Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

As a historian and straight educator who sees the struggles of his gay students on a daily basis, I know that there are individuals who performed acts that may not seem historic or monumental but have indirectly improved the lives of so many.

Illinois Marriage Vote: Courage, Not Delay

Tracy Baim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Tracy Baim

On an emotional social justice issue, sometimes people will not commit until they are forced to choose which side of history they want to be on. So until the vote, we may not know who is for us, against us, or who will simply never commit either way.

Illinois Marriage: Why We March

Tracy Baim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tracy Baim

There has never been an LGBT March on Springfield for our rights. It is about time that we show up and show our unity across all our differences, including with our partners in equality from labor unions, racial and gender justice groups, businesses, nonprofits, culture groups and more.

Modern Family Love

Brent Almond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

My partner and I have been compared to TV's quintessential gay dads quite a few times over the years. (My trainer at the gym once told me, "You're like the big guy, because you're so, um, funny!") And their milestones have mirrored ours on many occasions.

Want To Share Your Story Of Marriage Equality?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Cowbird, is one of the newest places on the Internet to share your stories with others, or as Cowbird refers to itself, "a library of human experience...

The Numbers Are in: Democrats Are on the Right Side of Voters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Americans have had enough of the GOP's ideological agenda. Republicans are simply out of sync with where America is today, and the polling proves it.

Who Is In a Gay Family?

Amelia | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices

"Are you a gay parent?" asked the stranger. Without a second's thought, I responded, "Yes! My 8-year-old son is gay." It wasn't until later that I realized that that wasn't what he was asking. He was asking whether I am a gay person who has kids. But that experience made me think about another.

Major Marriage Announcement by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-30-AFERVirginiasmall.pngAFER is joining a preexisting lawsuit brought by two couples in Virginia. Ted Olson and David Boies will assume the role of lead co-counsel and will put forth the same constitutional arguments that were successful in the Prop 8 case.

Judge: Illinois Gay Marriage Lawsuit May Proceed

Posted 09.27.2013 | Chicago

Story by Matt Simonette, courtesy Windy City Times: A judge ruled Sept. 27 that a lawsuit filed on behalf of several Cook County same-sex couples w...

Why I Now Support Marriage Equality

John David Hawkins | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
John David Hawkins

As a state senator I was active in working for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. With time and much consideration, not to mention a dose of enlightenment and empathy, I realize my past positions in this regard were wrong.

Pastor Fired By His Own Congregation For Officiating Gay Wedding: Report

Posted 09.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania pastor has reportedly been fired by his own congregation after officiating a same-sex wedding against his church's wishes last month. ...

An Open Letter to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin

Dillon Peña | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

When you recently ordered that same-sex partners of servicemembers in the Oklahoma National Guard not receive the spousal benefits that their partners earned and that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, you boldly declared that people like me are not equal in your eyes.