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Robin Wilkey

We Can Get Married! But When?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A crowd of hundreds at San Francisco City Hall erupted into cheers on Wednesday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court effectively dismiss...

Paul Blumenthal

The Effect Of The Gay Marriage Ruling That No One's Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act will alter a host of ethics and campaign finance laws that apply...

What Are People Over 50 Saying About DOMA & Prop 8?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

Since the Supreme Court revealed their landmark decision in the Proposition 8 case, our readers and their favorite Post50 celebs have been sharing the...

Divided U.S. Supreme Court Gives Key Victories To Same Sex Marriage

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Today, Kennedy again vigorously laid out the importance of the marital relationship and the right of states to define and impart those rights to minorities without undue interference from the federal government.

16 Quotes From Politicians That Tell Us What Gay Marriage Is Really About: Love

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The fate of two major gay marriage cases -- Hollingsworth v. Perry, which deals with California's Proposition 8, and Windsor v. U.S., which challenges...

Huckabee Has Absurd Reaction To Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) took to Twitter to react to the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, leaving some scratching thei...

These Companies Aren't Afraid To Support The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

Numerous high-profile companies came forward Wednesday in support of the Supreme Court's decision to effectively kill both the Defense of Marriage Act...

Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark_Levine

In 1999, we were only two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by a California state legislator to put on the ballot an initiative to prevent his own son from marrying.

Rush Limbaugh's Ridiculous Gay Marriage Comments

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

Rush Limbaugh gave a calm, reasoned response to the Supreme Court's rulings on same-sex marriage on Wednesday. Wait, did we say "calm" and "reasone...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional -- Now What? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Lawyers are scrambling to figure out when marriages can start. But there are a lot of other questions to answer, too: How do you file your taxes now? What does this mean for immigration? What do employers have to do to comply with the law?

WATCH: 'That Was An Amazing Moment'

Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

A fortuitous moment of live television saw MSNBC's Thomas Roberts being interrupted by none other than President Obama. MSNBC was talking to some o...

Obama Reacts To Gay Marriage Decision

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama reacted Wednesday to the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidating Proposition 8 by r...

Proposition 8 Timeline: From Discriminatory Start To Celebrated End

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the backers of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. With the court's ruling, g...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

Justices Weigh In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday: Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry...

LOOK: Crowds Gather As Justices Weigh In On Prop 8, DOMA

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As the Supreme Court makes major decisions on California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, demonstrators are gathering in Washington to...

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is ruling on two major gay marriage cases -- Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, ad...

Tomorrow Is Personal

Dustin Lance Black | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Dustin Lance Black

Tomorrow's Supreme Court decision on marriage equality isn't just political. Each of us has a very personal reason that our stomach is filled with butterflies today. Here's mine.

Did Scalia Concede Defeat on Same-Sex Marriage?

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

There's good cause to believe Justice Kennedy may surprise us tomorrow morning just as he did ten years ago, voting with the liberal Justices to overturn DOMA in a decision that supports gay rights and establishes sexual orientation as an inborn trait in law.

Jason Linkins

Ken Cuccinelli Warns Gay Marriage Will Lead To Polygamy Because This Is A Day That Ends With 'Y'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, co-authored an amicus brief with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoelle...

Waiting One More Day (on DOMA)

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

Our children take in messages about who they are at ages so young it's terrifying. So, what will she learn this week about who she is as a child born of two moms, an involved dad (whose role the law can't recognize) and his deeply supportive partner?

Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the Man Who Kicked Proposition 8 Toward the Supreme Court (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I was honored to be in attendance at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on May 23, 2013, in Palm Springs, Calif., at which retired Ninth Circuit Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker gave the keynote address. I bring you the speech in its entirety.

Last Week for a Prop 8 Ruling (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

There are a lot of different ways that the court could rule, but nearly all of them involve the resumption of marriage in California. It's the most populous state in the country and would add about 34 million people to the total population living in states with marriage equality.