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LGBT Pride Month Highlights Deepening Divide Between Mormon Leadership and Members

Mitch Mayne | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Mitch Mayne

Since November of last year, when the church announced a policy that mandates church discipline (the process that leads to excommunication) for LGBT individuals in same-sex marriages and bars their children from baptism, church leadership has engaged in a consistent drumbeat of bigoted messages aimed at the LGBT community.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

What Should White LGBTQ Organizations Do Post-Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

With this June's historic Supreme Court ruling -- Obergefell v. Hodge -- that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states many white LGBTQ organizations nationwide have been questioning what to do next.

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Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.31.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

News Flash: There is a critical difference between feeling excluded because you're disagreed with and being excluded because of who you are.

VIDEO: 3 Reasons Public Support for Marriage Equality Grew so Fast

Matt Baume | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Sometimes, social changes require a little nudge from the law. But when it comes to marriage for same-sex couples, Americans have managed to open their hearts to equality without any help from the Supreme Court.

Paul Blumenthal

Sean Fieler Is Out And Proud About His Anti-Gay Marriage Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an era when opponents of gay marriage have less and less political power, Sean Fieler has staked out a position as the leading funder...

Must Sadism Be Cleared to Gather Signatures?

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

The wrestling match now unfolding in California over a proposed ballot measure aimed at exterminating gay people is actually a teachable moment, and not only about religious extremism and violent hate. It calls attention to the value of a simple screen test for the subjects of initiatives and constitutional amendments. In this area, California might take a lesson from New Mexico.

Chapman University Welcomes a Mormon Apostle From Utah

Fred Karger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.

A Look Back At The Days Of Proposition 8

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | Home
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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 this ...

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

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

My Invisible Honeymoon

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

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