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Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

Sex Addict or Gay Man?

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Over the past year, I had several conversations about sexual compulsivity. Collecting background information for Sexed, a novel about sex addiction, I learned that the problem, in various interpretations, is a serious concern for many gay men.

Johanna Barr

'Picture-Perfect' Day For Same-Sex Couples At Heart Of Supreme Court Case | Johanna Barr | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Pam and Nicole Yorksmith sat in the Supreme Court chamber Friday morning and locked arms. “When they announced the case number -- most of us knew...

Confronting Coercive Control in Queer Couples

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Only straight, cisgender* women are isolated, manipulated, emotionally abused, stalked, micromanaged, sexually coerced, and physically abused by their partners, right? Ah, no.

Same Sex Wedding Tips for All Couples

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Marriage equality is flourishing across the United States, yielding more same-sex weddings than ever before. But unlike "traditional" straight couples, same-sex couples have no templates or roadmaps to fall back on when planning their nuptials.

Lesbian Couple Learns Sign Language For Their Daughter In Incredibly Sweet Ad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents

In this heartwarming parenting ad from Wells Fargo, a lesbian couple prepares for motherhood together in the sweetest way. The commercial shows two...

Lila Shapiro

From 'Cradle To Grave,' Marriage Equality Is About Way More Than Just Marriage | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

In 2013, Kelly Noe and her wife, Kelly McCracken, were expecting a baby when they joined the lawsuits against Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. David...

The Moving Words That Convinced This Man To Support Marriage Equality

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices

While Walter Frank, a legal expert and author of Law and the Gay Rights Story, is now an ardent supporter of marriage equality, he wasn't always convi...

Celebrate FMLA Justice

Nora T. Akins | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

All legally married couples, whether opposite-sex or same-sex, or married under common law have consistent access to family leave rights under the FMLA. The Department of Labor estimates this change will result in more than 8,000 additional instances of FMLA leave.

Rebalancing Our Retirement Portfolio and Our 40-Year Relationship

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.

Redefining Wedding Traditions? Yes. Redefining Marriage? No.

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

Our solutions to develop meaningful rituals outside of bride-groom gender roles -- from blended wedding parties to an empowerment of both partners -- are actually being embraced by modern couples, many of whom have never had to think twice about applying for a marriage license.

'Lost Rights Cause Harm Each Day': The Costs of the Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear a Same-Sex Marriage Case

Nancy Leong | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Nancy Leong

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court surprised many by declining to hear appeals from decisions in five states striking down bans on same-sex marriage. As advocates of same-sex marriage cheer the march of progress, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that marriage equality affects individuals.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Catholic Parish Divided Over Priest's Decision To Ban Married Gay Couple From Receiving Communion

The Associated Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay co...

The Shocking Steps One Same-Sex Couple Took To Marry

OWN | Posted 07.15.2014 | OWN

In 2006, "Oprah Show" viewers met Christine, a mother of two who made a surprising confession to her husband, Joe, after seven years of marriage: She ...

Dear PA: Keep Domestic Partner Benefits Until We Have Statewide Non-Discrimination Protection

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Don't punish us because the Commonwealth hasn't done the work of creating an equal playing ground. Don't force us to get married. That's not why these families went to court and it is not what marriage equality is supposed to create.

Obama Expands Government Benefits For Gay Couples

AP | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an...

Sarah McLachlan On Her Sexuality: 'Never Say Never'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

In a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday about her new album "Shine On," songstress Sarah McLachlan commented on her sexuality. "I don't bel...

Lawyer Files Brief Against State's Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge who struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban usurped the state's authority to decide whether same-sex unions sho...

Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no. ...

Same-Sex Parents Defended At Michigan's Gay Marriage Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan's gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when ...

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part Two)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weddings
Cornelia Powell

Now as more states and countries legalize same-sex marriage, the nature of weddings expands --but no one is immune to having a wedding ceremony that leaves people cold.

Justice Department To Give Same-Sex Couples More Federal Privileges

Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

By PETE YOST, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a land...

Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Privileges

New York Times | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify...

What the DOMA Ruling Means for Same-Sex Couples 2013 and Amended Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.12.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

As a part of this ruling, couples have the option to go back and amend their last three years tax returns, if they would have received larger tax refunds by filing a joint tax return.