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Scotus Gay Marriage

Polyamorous Attorney Agrees SCOTUS Decision Could Lead To Group Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.05.2015 | Gay Voices

One of the conservative right's favorite arguments against legalized same-sex marriage nationwide is that it's a slippery slope that could lead to pol...

What Was It Like to Be at the Supreme Court When the Marriage Equality Judgement Was Announced?

Quora | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Quora

I arrived at the Supreme Court building at about 9:25 and waded directly into the crowd. It was a big crowd. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people. The mood was very festive. Many people had brought their kids and even their little dogs.

The Impact of Marriage Equality We're Not Discussing, But Should

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
John Duffy, Psy.D.

For the majority of us, our loves and attractions are actually celebrated, from crushes to dates to proms to weddings. And we don't really need to give it a thought. There is a wild emotional divide between private shame and public celebration, and it is critical.

Ministers and Marriage

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

Nobody's religious freedom has been compromised by the Supreme Court's decision on marriage. No minister will be forced to sign a civil marriage license. Nobody's religious practice or expression has been compromised by this decision.

The Republican 'Religious Liberty' Tactic

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Despite the Obergefell v Hodges decision, it will take a while before same-sex couples receive fair and cordial treatment in all fifty states.

Seeing Clearly Now

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Heather Gillis-Harris

Maybe kids can't see the basketball court in front of them to make a pass, and aren't developed enough to create open space on the soccer field. But, thankfully, it would appear, they can see where so many adults failed.

To All the Straight People Who Used the Facebook Rainbow Filter... Thank You!

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

In just 20 years, I've seen my sexuality change in public opinion from leper to fashionable. For me, it's always just been who I was. To those of you have been there all along, and also to those who have caught up, evolved, and had the courage to stand up even today - I thank you.

This Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality With An Awesome Makeup Tutorial

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women

From these adorable photos of kids celebrating equality to Ben & Jerry's giving its cookie dough ice cream the most perfect new name, people are rally...

My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding This Weekend Was Just Like Everyone Else's. Except For 1 Special Thing

Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Eleanor Goldberg

Two days after the Supreme Court's historic marriage equality decision, my friends' Isaac and Rich's upstate New York wedding was certainly peppered with pride. But Isaac and Rich weren't interested in serving as the post-decision poster couple.

How's That Hope and Change Working Out For Me? Just Fine, Thanks.

Brian Joyce | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Brian Joyce

We're now six years and counting into Barack Obama's presidency, and I have to tell you: That hopey-changey stuff is working out great! Of course, I say that as someone who reads the news and pays attention to the President's accomplishments.

How I Finally Developed Some National Pride

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

Being a Third Culture Kid -- someone who spent her developmental years outside her parents' home countries -- I never got the cultural coding that provides for a sense of nationalism or patriotism.

All for Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Miriam Ava

When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all.

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Let everyone not wrapped in tired and disproven doctrines about sex rid themselves of anti-scientific dogmas and be free. The law of grace, not of fear, can now blow freely.

A Pastoral Word to My Conservative Friends After the SCOTUS Decision on Marriage

Derek Penwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

It's hard for people who've actually experienced persecution to take seriously the cries of persecution from folks who've been riding at the front of the bus for so long.

Amanda Terkel

Arkansas County Clerk Resigns So She Doesn't Have To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

A county clerk in Arkansas intends to resign from her position because she doesn't believe in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Clebu...

#LoveWins?

Summer McLane | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

I didn't get into this business to plan Black weddings, Asian weddings, White weddings, Gay weddings, etc. I got into this business to plan the most beautiful day of two people's lives.

An Evangelical Minister Explains Marriage To Rick Santorum, Dr. Moore And Mike Huckabee

Adam Phillips | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

When it comes to marriage equality in the United States, the church too often has been on the wrong side of history.

In Celebration of SCOTUS' Decision of Gay Marriage...

Dylan Brody | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

In celebration of Friday's decision by the Supreme Court to legalize marriage between consenting adults (a weird thing for the Supreme Court to have to weigh in on, really), I present a recording of a performance from a few years ago of my poem, Corner of Starbucks and Christopher Street.

Can Love Be a Sin?

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Amy Arndt

Ask yourself if God would judge two people who want nothing more than to have legal recognition of their union, and ask yourself if you are in the position to judge that yourself.

Amanda Terkel

American Civilization Is Still Standing, Despite Predictions Of Marriage Equality Opponents

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, making many social conservatives' worst f...

Photographer's Response To Homophobic Client Shows Why #LoveWins

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

A photographer in Florida says he lost a client after he showed his support online for marriage equality. His response to the situation has won him le...

After 54 Years Together, Couple Finally Says 'I Do' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

They waited over half a century to say "I do." On Friday, Jack Evans, 85, and George Harris, 82, became the first same-sex couple to wed in Dallas...

Stephen Colbert Destroys Dissenting Justices In Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy

We have a feeling his monologues are going to be pretty great. Not even into his "Late Show" tenure yet, new host Stephen Colbert can't wait to dig...

Mike Huckabee's Blasphemy?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Isn't Mike Huckabee, someone who considers himself a man of faith, taking his Lord's name in vain?

The World Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Gay Marriage

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

While supporters celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision that deemed marriage between people of the same sex to be constitutionally protected nationwide, many outside the U.S. or with a global view cautioned that the struggle for LGBT rights did not end with the right to marry, or within America's borders.