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Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from an anti-gay marriage group to halt same-sex weddings in California. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of...

If My Gay Memory Serves Me Right...

Juanita MORE! | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Juanita MORE!

I knew the Supreme Court rulings were to be made that day, but nonetheless, I found myself utterly awestruck, which is not easy to come by for this queen! Before calling family, posting to Facebook or tweeting to my fans, I found myself recalling the very first time I went to a gay bar.

Prop 8 News Highlight Reel: A Beautiful End to a Perfect Week (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

It's hard to sum up just how incredible this week has been: a Supreme Court victory that will be remembered for decades, rallies all over the country, and redoubled determination to attain full federal equality. Here's a montage of some of the best-of-the-best news coverage.

Revolution vs. Reform: Moving Beyond the Assimilationist '4 Ms' of the LGB Movement

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

WATCH: Prop 8 Plaintiffs Tie The Knot In California's First Gay Marriage In Over 4 Years

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier experienced a huge victory earlier this week when the Supreme Court left California's gay marriage...

What the Same Sex Marriage Cases Mean for Gay Shame

Shaun Sperling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shaun Sperling

The realization of being different and the fear of rejections plague us and follow us in every area of our life -- no matter how hard we fight it. It is a rare occasion that takes some of the shame away. June 26, 2013 was one of those occasions.

The Supreme Court Rules There Is No One Left Standing To Appeal Prop. 8

Jessica Levinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Levinson

In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is simply no one left standing to appeal California's infamous 2008 ballot initiative, Proposition 8.

What Happens to My Domestic Partnership?

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

As some of the glow fades from yesterday's Supreme Court rulings, we sort out what happens to domestic partnerships.

An Icon of Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what equality looks like: a just-released memo from the Office of Personnel Management granting equal benefits to all federal employees, ending the marital exclusion system that granted health insurance, life insurance and survivor's benefits and legions of federally protected rights to some -- not all -- marriages.

Four Anthropological Reactions to the End of DOMA

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
American Anthropological Association

Obviously, heterosexism and homophobia will not disappear with these court rulings. Law is part of culture but they are not equivalent; these decisions represent not an endpoint but the opening of a door to further efforts to ensure true equality.

WATCH: Prop 8 Lawsuit Sponsor Slams Chris Christie Over DOMA Reaction

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On June 26 the United States Supreme Court struck down California's Proposition 8. Fresh off his victory at the Supreme Court, Adam Umhoefer of th...

A One-Two Punch to the Nation's Most Prominent Anti-Gay Laws

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

What is striking about the Windsor opinion is the way the court seems to understand why DOMA is an egregious violation of the constitution's equality guarantee. Words like "demean," "degrade," and "humiliation" do not appear often in Supreme Court opinions in reference to unconstitutional laws.

Congressman Tim Huelskamp Needs to Back Off -- The Court Has Spoken

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

Huelskamp is going to continue to try and block same-sex marriages by amending the U.S. Constitution and introducing the Federal Marriage Amendment. Here's the most laughable part: Congressman Huelskamp's home state of Kansas isn't even backing him.

Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Tips

Michele Velazquez | Posted 08.28.2013 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

My client's concerns included finding a "gay-friendly" proposal venue and making sure that the crowds would be accepting of her and her partner showing affection. I was suddenly aware of the fact that I take my ability to just be with my husband in the open for granted.

Next Steps for Marriage Equality

Trevor Burrus | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

Many people are asking whether these decisions mean that every state will have to legalize gay marriage. Strictly speaking, the answer is no.

The Supreme Court Takes With One Hand, Gives With the Other

Nan Aron | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

By simultaneously moving in opposite directions on fundamental principles of civil rights, this Court has torn a hole in our political fabric, and once again left the nation part equal and part unequal.

How California's Prop 8 Anti-Gay Marriage Initiative Was Finally Defeated, Four Years Ago

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Bradley

Four years ago in California, the decisions by Schwarzenegger and Brown created the context in which Prop 8 was ultimately defeated and same-sex marriage made legal in the nation's largest state. Sometimes it really is what you DON'T do that makes all the difference.

Remembering What It Means to Be Gay

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

While it is important to support my own communities when they are discriminated against, it is important for all of us to address oppression itself. Violence and sexism in our culture are not just issues for women, and the experiences of racism are not just issues for people of color.

Breaking the Man Rule

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

I cried in the office. That has never happened before. I was on a conference call when I clicked the refresh button on my screen, and the reaction was involuntary. I pressed the mute button on my phone, closed the door and cried an ugly, snotty, guttural type of cry that is never not unattractive.

Hollywood Warns Gays: Careful What You Wish For (WATCH)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Dan Mirvish

As same sex couples start to register at Crate & Barrel, shouldn't they wonder: Of all the institutions to be committed to, is marriage really the sanest choice? If Hollywood is any guide, it probably isn't.

When Enough Is Not Enough

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Romeo

It's time to finish this for all of us who are stuck under the oppressive thumb of civil unions, domestic partnerships, and constitutional amendments that keep us apart from those who are married.

Prop 8, DOMA Rulings May Help Republicans

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabe Zichermann

In the long term, the Republican Party may actually be the big winner, depending on which of three possible approaches they leverage.

Lila Shapiro

Why Anti-Gay Marriage Proponents Are 'Ecstatic' About SCOTUS' Prop 8 Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After the Supreme Court handed the gay-rights movement a landmark victory, Thomas Peters didn't have time to eat for 36 hours. Like many involved i...

Love Is Love

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Everybody in every corner of the world wants to be loved, whether it is by family, friends or a spouse. No one wants to go through life alone and unloved. It's a basic human need to be loved. So why is there an issue over who one group of individuals' love?