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You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Every major Supreme Court decision has two parts: a written opinion and an oral announcement. The former is made public immediately, but the latter is...

The New Battleground for Same-Sex Couples Is Equal Rights for Their Kids

The Conversation US | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices
The Conversation US

Children born into same-sex families frequently are biologically related to only one parent, and the law recognizes only that one parent. The legal status of the child's relationship with her nonbiological parent varies from state to state.

Kim Davis: The Difference Between Religious Freedom and Discrimination

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

I have no problem with Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis. There, I said it. Today was much more eventful than I thought it would be. People are wondering how I feel about this private meeting. Well, I will tell you. It does not bother me that he met with her.

Stephen Colbert Overrules Supreme Court Justice In Rare 'Late Show' Interview

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer made a rare stop at "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Monday to promote his new book, but instead...

Here's What's Next For Kim Davis Now That She's Been Thrown In Jail For Contempt

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the indefinite detention of a renegade Kentucky clerk for contempt of court after she refused to follow an o...

A Message To Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: 'Girl, Take Off That Romper'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.02.2015 | Gay Voices

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has caused quite a stir recently among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for her ref...

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.