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Moving Forward on Marriage: Reflections on the Third Anniversary of New York Marriage Equality

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

On the third anniversary of New York's landmark law, it is clear that the arc of history has bent toward recognizing and legalizing loving, committed relationships between couples, regardless of their sex. But there is much more to be done. How can we best change the hearts and minds of those most violently opposed to our equal rights?

Amanda Terkel

New York GOP Candidate Says Support For Marriage Equality Cost Him Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Kennedy seemed to be all set for his run for a New York state Assembly seat. The Nassau County Republican Committee officially end...

Being a Part of The Next Generation of Equality Activists

Daniel Raphael | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Raphael

All my life, I have been raised by lesbians who have been together for 32 years and I assumed most people accepted it. It was not until I got older that I witnessed the kinds of discrimination that gay Americans are subjected to.

The Best Way To Lose A 'Boyfriend' | Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

I was married for one week and already felt like an authority on the subject. On April 1, 2013, Christopher and I took the ferry to Staten Island and ...

What I Learned About Marriage From My Grandma And Grandpa, Who've Been Married 70 Years

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Romeo

They believe that their grandson has a right to his 70 years. But with each day that my husband and I are denied the immediate comprehension and understanding that the word "marriage" provides, it's unlikely that we'll be able to break their record.

Good Conversations Involve Both Talking and Listening

John Corvino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Corvino

2013-02-21-IAVMarriageButtonFinalOutlined.jpgHow can we promote a healthy marriage culture, for both adults and children? How can we ensure fairness of opportunity for those who pursue other life options?

Gay Couple's Fairytale Wedding Delayed By Hurricane Sandy

Bloomberg/Businessweek | Susanna Pak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

For Gabrielle Mecham and Ashley Saverino, Hurricane Sandy meant the delay of a wedding that was impossible in their home state. The women had plann...

Here TV Celebrates New York Marriage Equality Anniversary With Pride & Groom (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with producer Josh Rosenzweig and director Keren Aronoff about their new documentary, Pride & Groom, which commemorates the first anniversary of marriage equality in the state of New York and comprises four one-hour specials.

Why Everyone Needs To Get Over 'Gay Wedding Fatigue'

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 09.25.2012 | Weddings
Bernadette Coveney Smith

The author has been to six gay weddings with two more coming up -- so eight in two years. Not a big deal in my opinion. We've all been to loads of straight weddings over the years. Suck it up -- or don't. You don't have to go!

Party May Yank Support From Gay Candidate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

The New York State Conservative Party may drop its support of a state Senate candidate due to her being married to another woman. New York Conserv...

Marriage Equality Progress Must Continue

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

I am incredibly proud to congratulate Washington State Representative Pedersen and Senator Murray on the day Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law, and welcome them into the next stage of the fight for marriage equality.

New York Assemblyman Set To Wed Longtime Partner This Sunday

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The openly gay New York lawmaker who helped introduce the state's marriage equality law which passed last June will finally get to take advantage of h...

AIDS Casts A Shadow Over New York's Gay Marriage Victory

New York Times | AUSTIN CONSIDINE | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

ON the evening of June 24, Steve Mendelsohn celebrated in the street with his friends and nearly a thousand other supporters of same-sex marriage outs...

WATCH: 10 Moments In Gay Media History

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts


We Should Make Marriage About Commitment

Lanae Erickson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

Next April, as the cherry blossoms are flowering across the city, I will stand in front of my family and friends and make a public promise of lifetime fidelity and commitment to my partner of five years.

Marriage Mirage

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I find it somewhat infuriating that we could travel just a short distance to some Shangri-La where gay people can wed and crowds applaud in celebration, only to return home to file separate tax forms with "single" checked at the top of the form.

Mainline Christianity's PR Problem

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This is not just the result of well-funded and energetic outreach by newer, more fundamentalist, denominations. It is also the result of our own complacency and lukewarmness.

The Marriage Equality Act

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 10.09.2011 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

On Friday, Aug. 5, John and I were at the New York City courthouse applying for our marriage license. What could have been just another item on our we...

Judaic Change And Recognizing Gay Difference

Mira Sucharov | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion
Mira Sucharov

Our institutional tents need to stand wide and open for all to enter. But effective inclusion may require a delicate balancing act of sameness and difference.

WATCH: Hasselbeck Tears Into Gay Marriage Opponents

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.24.2011 | Media

Elisabeth Hasselbeck condemned people protesting outside same-sex marriages in New York on "The View" on Monday. "The View" co-host called the pr...

Matt Sledge

Kitty Lambert And Cheryle Rudd Aim To Be First Married Under New York Gay Marriage Law, At Rainbow-Lit Niagara Falls | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two Buffalo women plan to be the first to legally wed under the state's new same-sex marriage law, which goes into effect on Sunday, one m...

Rudy Giuliani Warns Republican Party: 'Get The Heck Out Of People's Bedrooms'

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani warned the Republican party to "move on" from its opposition to gay marriage in an interview with Candy Crowley on...

Elected Officials' Catholic Dilemma On Same-Sex Marriage

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

There are in fact two very different Catholic voices that elected officials in New York and elsewhere around the country have to navigate: the big "C" voice of the Catholic bishops, and the little "c" voices of Catholics in the pews.

Mother-Daughter Gay Pride

Ruth Sherman | Posted 09.02.2011 | Women
Ruth Sherman

This is a deeply personal story, the most personal I have written, the most revealing. I want to share an aspect of who I am that I've discovered relatively recently, that goes very, very deep: I'm the mother of a gay child.

WATCH: GOP Rep. Confronted About Her Stance On Gay Marriage

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman was put on the defensive this week by a gay student who questioned her controversial views on marriage equality. While s...