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A Look Back At The Days Of Proposition 8

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices

When voters in California passed proposition 8 in 2008, queers around the world were stunned. In one of the most liberal pockets of the United Stat...

I Have Three-and-a-Half Gay Exes and This Is Why I Support Marriage Equality

Cassie Delaney | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Cassie Delaney

Support marriage equality not just for the LGBT community, –but for the awkwardly pubescent girls having their hearts broken by well-dressed, closeted young men.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Revisiting States of Desire

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

His insouciant and poignant travelogue, States of Desire, is a description of gay life in all the major cities of the United States in the late 1970's before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic.

California's Death-Penalty Regime Ruled Unconstitutional: It Should Have Been Buried More Than 50 Years Ago

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
Sanford Jay Rosen

In 1960 the Supreme Court could have kept Caryl Chessman from being executed in San Quentin's death chamber. He was executed more than 11 years after his conviction, following countless state and federal post-conviction proceedings and appeals. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not seize that opportunity.

One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

John Becker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States. In an instant, the world changed forever.

David McCabe

Ted Olson Calls Ted Cruz Comments Against Marriage Equality 'Very, Very Sad' | David McCabe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative lawyer who argued the Supreme Court case that ended California's ban on same-sex marriage condemned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Te...

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

Openly Gay Candidate With Ties To Proposition 8 Slammed For Not Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Groups that support marriage equality are campaigning against an openly gay Sacramento County district attorney candidate because of her connection to...

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn thi...

WATCH: A Powerful Look At Exactly How Prop 8 Was Defeated

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in the state, sparked a five-year legal battle that is recalled in a ne...

Donald Sterling, Brendan Eich and How Homophobia Gets a Pass

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Gays were vilified for supposedly having destroyed Eich's career -- when no LGBT groups or gay pundits actually called for him to resign -- while most people, including some of those who defended Eich, seem fine with Donald Sterling's demise and the sanctions by the NBA.

The Gay Wedding That Ruined My Idea of Marriage

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

What I love about the way this couple is planning their wedding is that they treat the event like it is very special, but it is not an end in itself. They see that there are many more great things that will transpire in their lifetimes.

New Group of Marriage Equality Supporters Calls for 'Tolerance' of Homophobia

John Becker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The statement, titled "Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent," desperately tries to revive the lie that Eich was targeted and toppled by LGBT activists -- a victim of "left-liberal" "intolerance," as Andrew Sullivan so ridiculously claimed.

Lesbian Couple Finally Gets Prop 8 Lawyer to Change His Mind (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-21-AFERProp8lawyerdaughtervidsmall.pngCharles Cooper says that his views on marriage equality are evolving, and it's all thanks to his lesbian stepdaughter and her fiancée.

Prop 8 Lawyer Says His Views On Gay Marriage Are Evolving

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handlin...

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

She wouldn't hold hands with me, my newlywed wife, unless we hid our interlaced fingers under an airline blanket.

No, Andrew Sullivan, Calling Out Bigotry is Not 'Intolerance'

John Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

In his rush to the barricades, Sullivan both misses the point and harms our cause.

Mozilla Hires Anti-Gay CEO

Becky Hayes | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Becky Hayes

Should a man who openly opposes gay marriage -- and even donates money in an attempt to deny basic human rights -- be the face of an entire corporation that, among other things, provides Internet service to more than a billion people?

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

The Return of Prop 8: Here's What Anti-Gay Groups Are Plotting Next in Utah and New Mexico

Matt Baume | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The country won two major victories for marriage equality last month in Utah and New Mexico, but don't celebrate yet: Anti-gay groups could still find a way to undo that progress.

AFER Recaps the Top Marriage Equality Moments of 2013 (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-12-26-AFER2013recapsmall.jpgThe year started with no shortage of uncertainly and doubt: After years of challenging Proposition 8, AFER was about to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that marriage equality is protected by the Constitution.

MAJOR Gay Event To Happen At This Year's Rose Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

At this year's Rose Parade, attendees can expect to enjoy the usual array of flowers, floats and marching bands, as well as an unexpected surprise to ...

Speak Up With Jimmy: NOH8 Founders Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley on Campaign's 5th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

On December 15, 2013, the NOH8 Campaign celebrated its 5th anniversary with a special event at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

Can the Mormon Church Save ENDA?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.