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Kansas Makes Surprising Claim Against Sperm Donor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kansas state officials are seeking child support from the sperm donor to a lesbian couple in exchange for the state providing the child's mother with ...

Obama Urges Illinois State Lawmakers To Approve Gay Marriage

Posted 12.30.2012 | Chicago

Ahead of a vote that could come early next month, President Barack Obama is pushing for lawmakers in his home state of Illinois to legalize gay marria...

LOOK: Maine's First Same-Sex Wedding

Posted 12.29.2012 | Weddings

Congratulations, Mainers! The same-sex marriage law that voters passed in November went into effect at midnight on December 29th. Maine joins Washi...

My Top 5 Wishes For The Queers In 2013

Allison Hope | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Since we survived the end of the world, we can now focus on closing out 2012 and laying out our hopes for the new year. So what's our big, gay wish list for 2013? Here are my top five.

Illinois Could Be Next State To Legalize Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

By Joanne von Alroth CHICAGO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Illinois could become the next U.S. state to legalize gay marriage with a bill set to...

A Remarkable Year for Transgender Civil Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The "baker's dozen" of 2012 -- the most incredible 13 months in transgender (as well as LGBT) civil rights history, began on Dec 6, 2011, with two remarkable events.

Bending Toward Justice, New Year's Day And The Moral Universe

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

This year, Americans seem to have applied their spiritual, social and political values in positive ways that can give us hope for the future. This was done, for the most part, without preachers, rabbis, priests or imams directing us or admonishing us.

Gay Marriage Supporters Make Surprising Protest In The Netherlands

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, accordi...

Breakthrough Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."

I'm Gay -- So Can I Have A Traditional Wedding Anyway?

YourTango | Biz Hurst | Posted 12.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay weddings are relatively unprecedented. In the meantime, I'll make my own traditions. I was never one of those little girls who dreamed of her w...

Maryland Venue To Sidestep Gay Discrimination Laws By Axing Wedding Ceremonies?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A longtime fixture of the Maryland wedding scene will no longer offer services to couples planning to tie the knot because its owner is opposed to sam...

Sociologist Makes Wild Claim About Link Between Porn And Marriage Equality

Posted 02.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Could watching porn make straight men support marriage equality? That's what Mark Regnerus, who became infamous earlier this year when he published...

Anti-Gay Marriage Mastermind Calls Newt Gingrich's New Marriage Equality Stance 'Stupid'

Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Frank Schubert, the National Political Director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is the mastermind who ran the campaign that persuade...

Holy Father: The Time Has Come for a Dialogue on LGBT People

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Through his comments it is clear that the Pope has likely never met a committed same-sex couple.

5 Constitutional Misconceptions About Same-Sex Marriage

Linda McClain | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda McClain

Expect conservatives to make arguments against the Supreme Court recognizing a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. We expose five misconceptions in such arguments.

WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Talks Gay Marriage With Rick Warren On 'Rock Center'

Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Chelsea Clinton took Rick Warren to task over his anti-gay marriage stance in a new "Rock Center" interview. Warren argued, "What do you expect a ...

Sam Champion Responds To Anti-Gay Marriage Tweet -- On His Wedding Day

Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

"Good Morning America" personality Sam Champion might be about to tie the knot with his longtime boyfriend, but that didn't stopped one of the show's ...

Michelangelo Signorile

The Biggest LGBT Political Moments Of The Year | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

The year 2012 will go down in the history books as among the most pivotal in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. ...

Coalition Formed To Push For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 12.20.2012 | Chicago

Following news that Illinois state lawmakers are planning to call a vote on marriage equality next month, a group of organizations on Thursday announc...

Henry Rollins On Why Gay Marriage Is Very 'Punk Rock'

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins is endorsing same-sex marriage in a new editorial. The former Black Flag frontman-turned-television host and actor ha...

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Defends Westboro's Right To Protest, Labels Antonin Scalia A 'Flat Out Bigot' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

In one of his last interviews before leaving Congress, Rep. Barney Frank gave a preview of the kind of no-holds-barred pundit he will be as he moves o...

The Curious Case Of Ivo Widlak

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Faith Cheltenham

Unfortunately for Ivo, ignorance regarding bisexuals may have contributed to his deportation hearings. Ivo tells me that he was interrogated by USCIS on his sexual orientation as officers sought to prove his marriage valid since he had been reported as homosexual.

Should Gay People Be Boycotting Straight Weddings In Protest?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Should opting out of attending a heterosexual couple's wedding be an appropriate form of political protest, with same-sex couples barred from tying th...

Should We Forego Marriage Until Equality?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Should bisexual people in the United States who are in opposite-sex relationships forego marriage until all people have the right to marry the person they love? There's no easy answer. What would be accomplished by doing that? Would it help bring about marriage equality?

Marriage Equality For All (Yes, The Feds Can Do It)

David J. Brunell | Posted 02.17.2013 | Gay Voices
David J. Brunell

Here's my proposal: The federal government passes a law that reduces funds to state programs if the state doesn't pass marriage equality. Will every state participate? No, probably not. But that doesn't mean the federal government shouldn't be putting its thumb on the scale.