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Marriage Equality

Liberty, Equality And The End Of Marriage Discrimination

Jacob Combs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Liberty and equality are not the same, and while the Supreme Court could reach for either legal principle in a ruling declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, the principle that it ends up choosing could matter a great deal.

Building America Forward -- An Open Letter to the President

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Lisa Mae Brunson

This is your defining moment, Mr. Obama. How do we move forward now? I don't envy your position and I find it to be the most difficult job in the world right now. I support you on this journey and I am ready to move Forward.

LOOK: Karl Lagerfeld Debuts Lesbian Wedding Couture In Paris

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The only thing better than one Chanel wedding dress is two Chanel wedding dresses.

Acting in Love to Support All Love

Christine Organ | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

Today we celebrate a man. A humble man, but an inspired man. A beaten man, but a brave man. A pragmatic man, but hopeful man. As we celebrate, however, I worry that, were he still alive today, he would be saddened by our nation's tolerance of exclusion and injustice.

WATCH: NOM's President Joins Paris's Anti-Gay Marriage Protests

Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Brian Brown recently traveled to Paris, where he enthusiastically reported on the French anti-gay marri...

Are African Americans Changing Their Mind About Gay Marriage?

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

Last month, Jet -- a magazine marketed to African-American population -- featured their first gay male couple in their wedding announcements. The announcement may be a sign that African-American attitudes towards gay marriage may be turning around.

Exploring The Legacies Of Roe And Lawrence

Douglas NeJaime | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Douglas NeJaime

This year marks the anniversary of two powerhouse decisions of the Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade, in which a woman's right to have an abortion was established 40 years ago, and Lawrence v. Texas, which held 10 years ago that laws prohibiting same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional.

Lila Shapiro

Mayors For Gay Marriage More Than Tripled Over Past Year | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The United States may still be fiercely divided over same-sex marriage in some regions, but over the past year -- among many other signals that the co...

Why A Queer Like Me Applied For A Marriage License

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Heather Laine Talley

How did we, a couple who wear our "queer" identity like a badge of courage and who historically derided marriage as "not our fight," find ourselves asking for a marriage license? Put another way, how has our queer politic become seemingly so mainstreamed?

Sometimes It's Just Not About the Gays

James Peron | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Lillian Ladele went to the Court because she "was pushed out of her job because of her stance against civil partnerships." But was she pushed out a job if she was refusing to do the job?

Marriage Equality, And Then What?

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Despite my desire that my own marriage be recognized, it remains my strongest desire that economic justice for the trans community not take a back seat to marriage equality and be forgotten.

5 Action Items For Obama

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

The 2012 election signaled that the United States is again in a "great period of change." The following five issues call out for "new attitudes and outlooks," and I urge President Obama to rise to the challenges of leadership with responses based on justice and compassion.

Carrie Underwood On Gay Marriage: 'I'm In Favor Of Acceptance'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Carrie Underwood spoke out again in favor of marriage equality in the February 2013 issue of Allure magazine. "I’m in favor of acceptance," the G...

Gay Male Misogyny Goes Viral: College Humor and the War on Women's Bodies

Nico Lang | Posted 03.17.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

A few months ago, College Humor released a video that satirically pushed for marriage equality by threatening to deprive men of an important resource: their ladyfriends. Few have challenged its central idea -- that gay men have privilege over women's bodies.

Jodie Foster -- Letting Lambs Roar

Maxim Thorne | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Maxim Thorne

I honor Jodie's worldwide television speech and the underlying recognition of the costs of stepping out of the protective shell of privacy about loving someone of the same sex.

What If SCOTUS Says 'No' To Same-Sex Marriage?

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Zelinsky

If the court rules for marriage equality this March, it will be a victory for advocates. But if the court rules against marriage equality, activists can take comfort in the fact that the result may contain silver linings for the LGBTQ cause.

Why Lena Dunham Won't Get Married

Posted 01.15.2013 | Weddings

A note to all of Lena Dunham's current and future suitors: Don't propose until same-sex marriage is legal everywhere in the U.S. Despite wearing a ...

Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage In France

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — Holding aloft ancient flags and young children, hundreds of thousands of people converged Sunday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the Fren...

Why I'm So Excited About The Gay Weddings At The National Cathedral

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Bernadette Coveney Smith

The National Cathedral is the second largest cathedral in the country, and it's been dubbed by Congress as the "National House of Prayer." It's a symbol of Christian faith in America. And now it lets the gays marry. If that's not a step toward equality, I don't know what is.

The Meaning of Marriage: In Pursuit of Justice

Robyn Harper | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Harper

To my mind, I believe marriage is about love. But that's the way I see it. It's not necessarily the way everybody sees it.

Meet France's Unlikely Anti-Gay Marriage Mascot

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

* Lay activists overshadow faith leaders at main protest * Hundreds of thousands expected for three-pronged march * Orga...

Two Days In March

James Stack | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

For two days in March, nine people in black robes will get together to hear arguments as to whether or not my marriage should be protected. I feel disgusted, violated and angry. I'm also scared, and that is one emotion that I thought I had put behind me.

Rethinking Gay Marriage

Ed Coffin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

Though it's perfectly reasonable for two people to want to commit themselves to each other, one can only wonder why two people would make such a decision. Is it because they need to, or is it because they are under societal pressure to conform to heteronormative stereotypes?

Popular Prop 8 Website Relaunches After Extensive Overhaul

Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A popular website that meticulously tracked the ongoing debate over Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, has been rela...

Michelangelo Signorile

Log Cabin Republicans Leader Defends Newt Gingrich While Condemning Chuck Hagel As Anti-Gay | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

The interim executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) defended his group’s attacks on the nomination of former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuc...