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Love Knows No Bounds

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

Love is so easy to recognize sometimes. On Tuesday of last week, Mike, my mother's boyfriend of seven years, called me to let me know that he would be asking her to marry him. I'm not sure that he was really asking my permission, but I would have gladly granted him permission.

Eight Same-Sex Couples Sue State For Recognition Of Their Out-Of-State Marriages

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Eight Florida same-sex couples and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday evening challenging their state's refusal to r...

Six Same-Sex Couples File Lawsuit For Marriage Rights In Florida

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Six same-sex couples and the Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit Tuesday to expand marriage rights in Florida, according to a release from the ...

Here's How You Can Support Gay Marriage This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization GLAAD is spearheading a new holiday initiative to put pressure on states t...

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

5 Women Reveal Why They Won't Tie The Knot Until Everyone Can

Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down both Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, and the Defense of Marriage (DOMA), which prevente...

Social Inclusion and Marriage Rights: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
American Anthropological Association

The times call for a more expansive social imagination: some legal recognition of and material support for the true existent variety of ways that people live and love in the 21st century. So why not return to our radical roots and question the centrality of marriage as the model for how to live?

Why A Pastor Refused To Marry This Couple

Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

After a two-year engagement, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis finalized their wedding date (July 13) and venue (Spirit of Life Catholic Church in North Dak...

Rule Bans Newlyweds From Living Together

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 07.07.2013 | Weddings

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. — With the beaming smiles of newlyweds, Paul Forziano and Hava Samuels hold hands, exchange adoring glances and complete ea...

The High Court Poised to Take On the Defense of Marriage Act

John M. Burns | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John M. Burns

If the DOMA is struck down, the High Court's decision will certainly provide precedential effect in resolving future disputes involving equal rights for same sex couples.

It's Time

Daniel Wein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel Wein

The theme at the heart of "It's Time" is the same theme that has been adopted by LGBT activists around the U.S. in their pursuit for marriage equality: love and commitment.

Defense Of Marriage Act Struck Down By U.S. Appeals Court

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

(Adds comments, background) By Terry Baynes May 31 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday found a law that den...

WATCH: Stewart Analyzes The Evolution Of Fox News' Gay Rights Coverage

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy

President Obama officially endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday after his hand was more or less forced by comments Vice President Joe Biden made in an...

Time for Democrats to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Our Platform

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Marriage equality is a personal one for me because I chaired the California Democratic Party Platform Committee that adopted marriage equality in 2006 just days before my first date with my husband.

Tyler Kingkade

North Carolina Advances Gay Marriage Ban Without Public Notice | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage moved a step closer to becoming a reality on Monday in North Carolina. The state House of Repr...

Rick Perry Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Pledge

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage – a reversal from a month a...

Why Childless Straight Couples Make the Case for Gay Marriage

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

One does not have to possess one molecule of identification with the gay cultural or political experience in this country to believe that gay Americans have the right to marry.