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President Obama's Stance On Same-Sex Marriage Boosts Mental Health

Mary Barber, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Mary Barber, M.D.

For young people who are beginning to realize that they are gay or lesbian, the president's statement carries a hopeful message for the future: You can expect to be able to share a life with someone, to marry and raise a family, if you so choose.

PHOTOS: 8 Legendary Same-Sex Couples

Rodger Streitmatter | Posted 07.26.2012 | Books
Rodger Streitmatter

When I came up with the book title 'Outlaw Marriages' , my title was totally edgy. But then the tide started to turn against me.

WATCH: 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Cool With Gay Marriage

Bryan Safi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Bryan Safi

And as the old saying goes, "If 50 Cent is doing it, shouldn't we all be?" So for all of you out there who still aren't convinced, here are my six reasons why you should be cool with gay marriage. I'm looking at you, Manny Pacquaio.

Words Matter

Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell

I joined the struggle for LGBT equality because of the shared experience of injustice. No immediate member of my family is LGBT, and my sexual orientation is heterosexual, but if I claimed to embrace the words of Dr. King, I must live and act out the values of those words.

Obama And Gay Marriage: A Lesson For All Progressives And The Obama Campaign

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We were told by the Democratic strategists and the campaign pollsters, the Democratic establishment, that coming out for marriage equality would be harmful to the president. But the opposite has happened.

A Christian Pastor's Thoughts On Same-Sex Marriage

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

Jesus was more interested in love than he was in rules. That was what got him into so much trouble with the fundamentalists of his day

The First Gay President?

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

President Obama helped move marriage equality forward, and his courageous statement will go down in history. "It is important for me to go ahead and a...

Former Navy Chaplain: People Are Recruited To Homosexuality By 'Marketing'

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Yet another right-wing pundit has come forward with puzzling declarations in an effort to denounce President Obama's support of same-sex marriage last...

It Is Now Symbolically Necessary To Reelect Obama

Justin Huang | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

A terrified gay teenager in middle America has just been told by the president that he or she has just as much a right to love and marry. And that teenager doesn't care about your intellectual meanderings of politicking. All that teenager knows is that it just got better.

How To Have Your Big Gay Moment

Mark Morford | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Should we count Obama's sort of stunning, sort of overdue, sort of obvious, sort of shockingly open-throated support of gay marriage as one of those turning points, a truly pivotal moment in culture, in politics, in the way we view ourselves? Damned right we should.

No, President Obama Is Not 'The First Gay President'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Even if you accept Toni Morrison's premise that Bill Clinton was "the first black president," which of course Andrew Sullivan is working off of in his essay in Newsweek, it just falls flat when applied to Obama and gays.

It's Time to Take the "Gay" Out of Marriage

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In 2012 America, are we really still debating whether any segment of our population deserves civil rights and equality?

Finally, Mr. President

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
The Harvard Crimson

Despite occasional setbacks like what occurred in North Carolina on Tuesday, it is clear that the direction of cultural shift is toward marriage equality in America.

Same-Sex Marriage: A Matter for States to Decide or a Constitutional Right?

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Either a ban on same-sex marriage is a violation of the Constitution or it is not. It can't be a violation of the 14th Amendment in one state but not in another.

WATCH: Wanda Sykes Disses Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy

Wanda Sykes took on Mitt Romney's wishy-washy nature and opposition to same-sex marriage on Tuesday night. "I bet you if you put Mitt Romney in fro...

Sam Stein

Romney Forced To Distance Himself From Family's Gay Rights Views In 2002 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As complicated as the politics of gay marriage have been for President Barack Obama to navigate, they have proven problematic for Mitt R...

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell Rips Newsweek

Posted 05.15.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell ripped Newsweek on his MSNBC show Monday night for its provocative cover celebrating President Barack Obama's endorsement of same-s...

Shift On Marriage Energizes Immigration Activists

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-sid...

The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: Striving for the Moral Absolute of Equality

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Let's assume a presidential candidate had come out against interracial marriage. How many of us would be inclined to vote for him or her? Until 1967, supporters of such a ban used pretty much the same theology-based arguments their ideological heirs use today to rail against same-sex marriage.

Black Churches Conflicted On Obama's Gay Marriage Decision

Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion

By Dennis Cauchon USA Today (RNS) The pulpits of the nation's black churches took measure Sunday (May 13) of President Obama's decision to support...

Obama On Gay Marriage: It 'Doesn't Weaken Families;' It 'Strengthens Families'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to marry, saying that the country has never gone...

Do ‘Most Americans' Agree With Romney On Gay Marriage?

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

The following post first appeared on The Republican party chairman claims “most Americans” agree with Mitt Romney “that ma...

Commenter Sings About Obama (VIDEO)

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
MacGregor Thomson

Do you have your own political music, limerick or poem that you've been waiting to unleash? Send us your ode to your favorite (or least favorite) politician below to be featured.

What If Government Recognized Only Civil Unions and Left Marriage to Religion?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What if government withdrew from the marriage business altogether, and provided only civil unions to two consenting adults wishing to unify their lives, leaving the spirituality of the union to other entities to recognize, name, sanctify and define?

I Wanted To Go To George Clooney's House, Too

Jason Stuart | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I didn't have an extra $40,000 to go to George Clooney's party to support Barack Obama for president. I wish I could have gone. I worked with George 20 years ago. You only see the back of my head nodding. To me, that was a metaphor for how it was to be an openly gay actor back then.