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How The Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

Tina Issa | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Tina Issa

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our religious right politicians.

Hey, Rick Santorum, Here’s Why The Dred Scott Case Has Nothing To Do With Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

Conservatives never want to talk about slavery until it helps them push their agenda. Enter Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania and o...

If I Must Accept The Hobby Lobby Decision, You Must Accept Marriage Equality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

According to Senator Cruz, if you like a decision, the court is terrific and doing our country a great favor. But if you disagree with a decision, the court is an imperialist body of out-of-touch, snooty elitists.

As a Gay Widower, What the Word Marriage Means to Me

Keith Henry | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Keith Henry

Marriage is not just the giddy beginning of a life together, but also what happens throughout and at the end.

What Every Activist Can Learn From Scrappy Gay Marriage Advocates

The Atlantic | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

The movement for gay marriage is one of the most successful issue campaigns of the last several decades, having convinced the American public—an...

Will Domestic Partner Benefits Stay or Go After the Supreme Court Decision?

Julie Stich | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Despite the Supreme Court's decision to make same-sex marriage legal, many employers are deciding to continue offering benefits to unmarried domestic partners. They see providing benefits--to both same- and opposite-sex domestic partners--as a way to ensure employees and their loved ones are happy and healthy.

WATCH: Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices

On June 26, the Supreme Court made the landmark decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide. At the time, the court said it was granting same-sex cou...

A Thank You Note to Straight People

Brent Almond | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

A recent article in the Washington Post repeatedly downplays the significance of 26 million Facebook users changing their profile photos to the colors of the rainbow flag. I disagree. The victory of same-sex marriage can (and should) be shared by the entire country.

On SCOTUS, the Bible, and "Love Wins!" Language

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

As a hetero woman, who has never (ever) dreamt of a wedding day, I was still profoundly moved and delighted by the second SCOTUS ruling on June 26th.

Why 'Gay Marriage' Is Dead but the Battle Just Became Much Bigger

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Women and minorities have secured some rights that are here to stay -- different for each group -- while other rights are still elusive or being stripped away. There is always a backlash to equality, and it could last a very long time, as bigotry doesn't die easily. Like every group, LGBT people have to remain vigilant.

Hooray for Gay Animals! 9 Species That Are Also Celebrating

Natalia Reagan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Science
Natalia Reagan

The Supreme Court's ruling may be a progressive move for Americans, but this is nothing new for animals. Did you know that at least 1500 species of animals have been engaging in homosexual activity sans judgment from their peers for eons?

Why Would Anyone Diss Gay Rights Allies?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

A young gay writer just published an opinion piece telling people to stop displaying the rainbow flag colors on their profile photos. Why? Because "[g]ay pride is not something you can claim by waving a flag." Because "[t]he rainbow symbol is easy to co-opt, but the experience it represents is not." Because these people "were celebrating a victory they had no part in winning."

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

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 07.08.2015 | 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.