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Marriage Equality

Faith and Marriage

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

What role does faith play today in defining the modern concept of marriage? Surely for many of us, as individuals, it still depends on one's particular religious beliefs or moral sensibilities. That is something both to be protected and protected against.

Straight Star Allies Who Support LGBT Rights [UPDATED]

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

As the country turned its attention to the two historic marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court, Prop 8 on March 26 and the Defense of Marria...

Does TIME Need a Timeout?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Danielle Moodie-Mills

We have come too far to just relegate the gay and transgender experience to sex; we are full and complex people worthy of more than two tawdry images to tell the breadth and depth our story.

The Supreme Court's Uncharacteristic Caution on Marriage

Marge Baker | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Marge Baker

This cautious approach to finding constitutional protections for individual rights stands in stark contrast to the conservative majority's usual modus operandi. The Court's majority has, in general, been enthusiastically willing to undermine individual rights that already exist.

WATCH: The Testimony That Should Have Stopped DOMA Before It Started

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Almost 17 years after its passage, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on whether the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional. Whi...

The Funniest Red Equal Sign Parodies So Far

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

This week's Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage rights are no laughing matter, but as soon as everyone started changing their Facebook profile phot...

Gay Marriage Rights Could Come With Painful Side Effect For Some

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal law defining ma...

11 Shocking Headlines for April Fool's Day

James Napoli | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

In honor of the day when everybody is encouraged to punk each other, here are the journalistic equivalents of telling someone his or shoelace is untied. Of course, these headlines could never really happen. But we can dream.

Speed vs. Comfort

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Two Days In March (Part 3)

James Stack | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

My 61st birthday was on the Sunday before the two days of oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, which will determine whether or not my life as an American citizen qualifies for equal rights under the law.

LISTEN: Celebrities Talk LGBT Equality At The GLAAD Media Awards

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

With this week's Supreme Court cases on everyone's mind, I had the opportunity to ask LGBT leaders, straight allies and members of the entertainment industry about their spin on issues of LGBT equality, which I've compiled in this exclusive audio montage.

Lessons I've Learned at 35,000 Feet

Sara Keagle | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Sara Keagle

One example I can remember, is walking to town from our crash pad with another one of our roommates. The three of us were having casual conversation when our roommate said out of the blue, "If I have to sit on a jump seat with one more f****t, I'm going to puke!" Shock came over me.

Apparently My Marriage Isn't Real Either

Amelia | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Charles Cooper, the lawyer defending Prop 8 in the Supreme Court, insisted that the ability to create children made heterosexual marriage legitimate and homosexual marriage downright wrong. For me this is personal, because it calls my own (heterosexual) marriage into question.

How Do Boomers Feel About Same-Sex Marriage?

Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

Marriage equality has grabbed headlines and Facebook profiles over the past few days as the Supreme Court listened to arguments for and against same-s...

Willie Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: 'I'd Never Marry A Guy I Didn't Like'

Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Willie Nelson has backed gay marriage in a poignant new interview. The 79-year-old country music legend tells Texas Monthly's Andy Langer that "[g...

WATCH: Gay Voices Ed Noah Michelson And Others Tackle DOMA On Current TV's 'Say Anything'

Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Current TV's 'Joy Behar: Say Anything' featured a rousing discussion of the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) hearing on March 27. Gu...

LOOK: A Gay Wedding Photo From 1970

Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Check out the stunning photograph of a same-sex marriage, circa 1970, which took place in Chicago! The image, which was sent to HuffPost Gay Voice...

Both/And Thinking On Same-Sex Marriage

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Harvey

Marriage is not liberation. But I don't actually think that liberation is what this week's same-sex marriage euphoria is all about. I think that it's less about marriage and more about what this moment represents in terms of the achievement of public recognition.

Gender Equality Comes of Age in Silicon Valley

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Doesn't anyone get why CEO, Marissa Mayer put the kibosh on telecommuting right now at Yahoo? It wasn't discrimination folks.

DOMA Likely Going Down, With Or Without Strong Precedent

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Hogarth

DOMA clearly violates equal protection, but the Supreme Court could repeal it on more technical grounds, ruling either that House Republicans lack standing to defend it, or that it is an attack on states' rights. But either of these less desirable outcomes would still be a victory for marriage equality.

Glennisha Morgan

LOOK: Facebook Campaign Spotlights Beautiful Same-Sex Kisses | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

In support of equal rights for all, "The Supreme Kiss" social media initiative was started. In the mist of the United States Supreme Court reviewing P...

Don't Back Off When People Quote the Bible Against Marriage Equality

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

I don't see why proponents of marriage equality should cede ground when it comes to persuading people who quote the Bible as if that trumps every argument. Why not meet them on their own turf?

Writing the Next Chapter in History

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

Much as the civil rights and women's liberation movements served as a call-to-action for young adults of the '60s and '70s, debating issues like marriage equality and gender identity will become defining moments in our children's lifetime.

Amnesty + Marriage Equality = Zero

David Sperling | Posted 05.28.2013 | Latino Voices
David Sperling

I support gay rights. Same-sex couples should have all the rights of heterosexual couples, and discrimination of any type must not be tolerated. But the marriage equality movement's desire for same-sex couples to be included in immigration reform is a recipe for disaster.

Same-Sex Marriage -- Things Change

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Barry Levinson

During the time of Jesus, there wasn't a pope, no cardinals, bishops or nuns. There was no Christianity during the time of Jesus. But things change.