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Vote for Sharon Valentine-Thomas and She Will Not Perform Her Duties

Domenick Scudera | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Sharon Valentine-Thomas, the Republican candidate for register of wills in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County, wants to be the new Kim Davis. "I am opp...

The Day Mike Huckabee Became the Al Sharpton Of the Right

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

I truly believe that Mike Huckabee is a genuine Christian, but more than that, he proved himself to also be a grandstanding, insincere politician that is more concerned about pandering than following the law or the constitution. Mike Huckabee showed himself to have more in common with the Rev Al Sharpton in this regard.

Kim Davis and the 'Wrong Side of History' Club

Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 09.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke Sopelsa

Students of history confidently know it's not martyrdom that future generations will think of when they look back at the legacy of Kim Davis. Here's a look at a few of the others whose ranks Ms. Davis may be joining.

13 Jobs Bible-Believing Kentucky Marriage Clerk Probably Shouldn’t Apply For

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

Kim Davis is a Kentucky county clerk who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to both straight and same-sex couples -- effectively refusing to...

Religious Liberty, Marriage Licenses and Losing a Job for the Gospel

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

If you really believe doing your job is against your faith, then quitting would be an act of faith. Defying the law so two people you will never see again can't get married? Not so much.

Even Norman Rockwell's Depiction of America Evolved With Changing Times

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.

Should Clergy Be Involved With Civil Marriage?

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Should clergy divorce themselves from civil marriage? Such a church-state split — already endorsed by some Catholic and evangelical leaders...

'Is It Time To Separate Church And State Marriages?'

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) What’s the surest way conservative pastors can avoid any government mandate to perform same-sex marriages? According to one prominent religiou...

Until A Decade Ago, You'd Be Considered A 'Spinster' If...

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Weddings

When you think of the term "spinster," the image of a bitter, old maid comes to mind. But alas, history is here to remind us that single women of any ...

The 'This Is It!' Moment Engaged Couples Often Overlook

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 06.28.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

The day you go to get your marriage license is a major historical event in your relationship. It is a very "This is it!" moment and it begins to subtly yet powerfully shift your relationship to a new level.

Marriage Licenses for Everyone

Paul Harris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Harris

It's now my one-year anniversary of my marriage to my husband and of marriage winning at the ballot box for the first time. In the time that's passed, I've seen how much difference marriage makes -- and how much more work needs to be done, especially in Oregon, the state right next door to mine.

Will Gay Marriage Rights Include the Right to Be Unfaithful?

Scott Haltzman, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Divorce
Scott Haltzman, M.D.

The ability to marry now means that many couples who have had to forge their own definition of a committed relationship will now have a ready-to-adopt model that according to some pundits, has been in place since Adam and Eve.

After 48 Years Of Marriage, Couple Makes A Big Discovery

Redlands Daily Facts, Calif. | Kristina Hernandez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Weddings

REDLANDS -- Bob and Norma Clark recently celebrated 48 years of marriage. But while organizing legal paperwork dealing with their deaths, the couple ...

This Is What Marriage Equality Looks Like

Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings

For hundreds of same-sex Washington couples wanting to tie the knot, December 6th marked a watershed moment. Marriage licenses were issued to gay a...

License to Marry

Jackie Gardina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jackie Gardina

For all the grand statements about the importance of marriage to our society, the state does very little to regulate who can enter a heterosexual union -- you only need to know your name, your address, your birthday and where your parents were born.

Cara Santa Maria

Would You "Re-Up" Your Marriage Each Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

I've long thought about the power of love and the value of marriage. I grew up in a conservative Mormon household, where I saw my parents endure a dif...

Getting Hitched In France

Seed | Ashley Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

Everything You Need To Know About Getting Married In The United Kingdom

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How To Get Married In The Bahamas

Seed | Posted 07.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How To Get Married In Turkey

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How To Get Married In Sweden

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How to Get Married in Spain

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How To Get Hitched In Singapore

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

How To Get Hitched In Puerto Rico

Seed | Posted 04.20.2016 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...

Getting Hitched in Poland

Seed | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- and an inte...