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Tegan And Sara Interview: Gay Rights, Public Service And The Music Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Identical twin Indie duo Tegan and Sara have been busy winning awards and producing work across genres since they first burst onto the scene in Canada...

Why I'm Optimistic About Maine

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

I truly believe that Maine will become the first state in the nation to successfully defend marriage equality at the ballot box, providing a road map for California to repeal Proposition 8.

Prop 8 in the Court, Homophobia in the Closet

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

To YouTube or Not-to-YouTube -- that seems to be the question in the Prop 8 same sex marriage court case in San Francisco. Meanwhile, over in Uganda they are debating whether to pass death sentences on homosexuals.

Reason for Hope: Black Legislators and Same-Sex Marriage

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

I think it is crucial for gay rights activists to acknowledge and thank the black leaders, including the African American state senators in New York and New Jersey that have stood up to support gay rights.

Voting on Equal Rights is a National Disgrace

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

With a record of 0-31 in marriage initiatives, now may be a good opportunity to review our complicity in a process that doles out or strips away basic rights by majority vote.

Gay Marriage Loss in Maine Is a Straight Loser

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Gay marriage is a civil rights issue; it will take a Supreme Court decision or an amendment to the US Constitution to make this right. That's almost inconceivably hard work, but ending slavery was no picnic either.

8: The Mormon Proposition Will Knock Your Socks Off

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Reed Cowan's amazing new documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, could well be the movie of the year.

The Worst Anti-Gay Marriage Ads Ever Made (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Protect Marriage Washington has put out a truly terrible ad opposing gay people's right to wed. It's hardly the only awful anti-gay marriage ad out th...

Proposition 8: How To Get Inside The Trial Without YouTube

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though the public won't be able to watch the same-sex marriage trial on YouTube, a remarkable amount of information is being filtered out of the ...

Gay Marriage And The US Supreme Court: Is It Too Soon To Petition?

The New Yorker | Margaret Talbot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco courtroom--on its way, it seems almost certain, to the Supreme Court. Perry v. Schwa...

Same-Sex Marriage: "A Basic Civil Right"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

Is it is really acceptable to start putting human rights up for a vote, either on the Senate floor or the public voting booth?

The Campaign: The Audacity of Hope Did Not Die in Maine

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Was it bigotry that defeated gay marriage in Maine and California, or was it ignorance? Films like The Campaign, about the fight for gay rights, require our attention and our support.

Q&A With a California Homosexual

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
C. Brian Smith

Homosexuals are a lot like normal people.

2010 California Marriage Protection Act (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A few weeks back we introduced you to John Marcotte, a writer who runs the site, and is collecting signatures to get the "California Prot...

The Ultimate Act of Cowardice in the Prop 8 Case

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

In essence, the same people who used the public as a sword in their quest to attack gay rights, are the same people who have now successfully used the court system as a shield from the public eye.

Prop. 8 Federal Lawsuit Begins, Cue Right-Wing Media Hysteria

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Few other issues whip the conservative media chattering class into a frenzy like the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. This unprecedented federal legal challenge is unlikely to be any different.

Judge Backs Delayed Showing Of Prop. 8 Trial On YouTube

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A federal judge in San Francisco said today that he wants the trial on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 to be videotaped and distributed over th...

Same-Sex Marriage After Maine: What Can We Do Differently?

Isobel White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isobel White

If experiences in California are any measure, LGBT residents of Maine can expect higher levels of stress and depression and greater feelings of political alienation. So what can we do differently?

Keeping the Same-Sex Marriage Defeat in Maine in Perspective

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

As recently as 15 years ago, there was not a single state law that provided any form of recognition or protection to same-sex couples.

Jason Linkins

Prop 8 Lawyer "Doesn't Know" How Gay Marriage "Threatens Conventional Unions" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've spent any time attempting to follow the super-serious worries of those who oppose gay marriage, you'd know that their major concern lies in ...

Religious Group Advocates Banning Pepsi Over

Raw Story | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A group that advocates "traditional family values" claims it has the signatures of 500,000 people who have pledged to boycott Pepsi over what it says ...

Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

Lt. Dan Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. Dan Choi

I have spent my life in the army fighting for what I believe is right, and to uphold the American dream both at home and abroad. For me, that has meant fighting, actively, against the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Let the Prop 8 Trial Be Broadcast

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The Court should lift the temporary stay and permit public access, real access, to the important proceedings occurring in the California District Court.

Is the National Organization for Marriage Conceding the Federal Prop 8 Trial?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

Big happenings in the Prop 8 trial in advance of the Prop 8 trial starting -- the Prop 8 supporters are laying the groundwork with their supporters for a loss.

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses The Sarah Palin Coin Controversy On The Joy Behar Show

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night to talk about religion in politics and the controversy surrounding Sarah Pal...