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How A New England Beach Town Changed The Course Of Gay History

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2015 | Gay Voices

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- A caravan of SUVs was snaking through the sand dunes that stretch for miles along the coast of Provincetown at the northern tip...

DOMA Attorney Calls For National 'Anthony Kennedy Day' Holiday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that o...

Where Have All the Good Ones Gone?

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Paula K. Garrett

I grew up thinking Billy Graham was a hero. My family was Baptist; my dad, a Baptist preacher. I was an adult before I realized Graham wasn't exclusively Baptist though by then he might as well have been because conservative Christians seemed, largely, to have let go of doctrinal differences in favor of ideological absolutes.

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Michelangelo Signorile

Attorney Who Scored Historic Gay Marriage Win Discusses Her Next Big Groundbreaking Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the landmark case, United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in...

Five (or So) Questions I Put to Superlawyer Ted Olson About Gay Marriage and Prop 8

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say that the Prop 8 legal team have been on the defensive. A lot of us have wondered what they thought about the book, so last week I interviewed Ted Olson, a lifelong Republican and former solicitor general under George W. Bush, and put these and other questions to him.

A Senate Campaign Interlude With Friends, Family and the President

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As for so many of my friends who were present to listen to the president, all the aspects of my life seemed to have come together to help produce positive change. The education, advocacy, community service and political lobbying and maneuvering all have that one goal: to create a better world for the next generation.

DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Edie Windsor and lawyer Roberta Kaplan, the duo who brought down the the Defense of Marriage Act, join HuffPost Live at 4:30 p.m. on June 5 to discuss...

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Post-DOMA: Honoring The Work Of An Incredible Leader

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been one year since the United States Supreme Court heard the landmark federal marriage equality case of United States v. Windsor. Now, Roberta K...

Terrence McNally's Generations of Gay Americans

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

Mothers and Sons is the story of four generations coming to grips with the fundamental concept that gay people should be treated with the same dignity as everyone else.

A More Perfect Union: Being Gay in America

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN
Arianna Huffington

In the preamble of the Constitution, we are told that we are constantly moving toward a more perfect union. And while people in every age think they're living in a time of transition, ours truly is an age of transition when it comes to the rights of gay Americans. It's in the zeitgeist -- in the courts, in pop culture, in the business world and in people's voices online and offline. On Sunday, the Oprah Winfrey Network is featuring a lineup of programs about being gay in America. It begins with Oprah's Next Chapter -- with conversations between Oprah and gay celebrities including Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky -- and continues with the premiere of Bridegroom, a documentary from Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

A Psalm For Robbie

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion

Roberta Kaplan has become one of America's most famous lawyers thanks to her role as counsel for Edie Windsor in the Supreme Court case that overturne...

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Marvels At The Speed Of Gay Rights

Posted 08.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Attorney Roberta Kaplan enjoyed the victory of a lifetime when the Supreme Court sided with her client Edith Windsor and ruled the Defense of Marriage...

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

WATCH: DOMA Lawyer Roberta Kaplan On Her Post-Victory Jewish Celebration

Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

Many are calling attorney Roberta Kaplan a gay hero after she represented Edith Windsor in the trial that led the Supreme Court to rule the Defense of...

The Redemption of Judaism: Celebrating Pride Weekend with Edith Windsor

Joe Winkler | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Joe Winkler

Friday night at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, listening to the historic speeches of Edith Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, embracing people I didn't know, at a synagogue in a Protestant church, all in celebration of a historic victory of justice over discrimination, I felt inside of history.

Can You Oppose Gay Marriage and Not Be Anti-Gay?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Whatever the outcome of this week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage, one thing has become crystal clear: there is no longer, if there ever was, a rational argument to ban it. Are there any grounds for holding that position beyond simple prejudice?