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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...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

George Takei Apologizes For Calling Clarence Thomas A 'Clown In Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices

George Takei has apologized for referring to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as "a clown in blackface." In a Facebook update posted on Frida...

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.

George Takei: Clarence Thomas Is A 'Clown In Blackface'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.03.2015 | Gay Voices

George Takei has come under fire this week for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface” over the judge's stance on mar...

The Dignity of Dissent

Lori Rifkin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Rifkin

As many all over the United States jubilantly post pictures on social media of the White House bathed in rainbow light, we should not ignore the shadow that the President's response to  Gutiérrez -- and the policies she was protesting  --  cast over that same house. It is our house.

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.

'We Do!' -- Episcopalians OK Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The Episcopal Church took a giant step forward Wednesday by removing barriers for same-sex couples desiring to be married in the church.

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What July will bring is anyone's guess, in other words. Obama wound up down for the month when the monthly averages were calculated, but they could very easily go right back up again in July.

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.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Gay Marriage Opponents Are Split Over Whether It's Time To Move On

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Few Americans think the Supreme Court's ruling last week will end the fight over gay marriage, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds -- but even those who ...

Interview With Grace; Transgender Rights and SCOTUS

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Grace Stevens is a transgender woman and a leader in the transgender community who transitioned at the age of 64. She is a father of three and a grandparent of two.

George Takei Takes On Donald Trump Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  Marriage is about love and commitment, and Donald Trump has got it all wrong. So said George Takei, who appeared on MSNBC's "The Last...

Conservatives Urge Facebook Users To Use American Flag Filter To Fight Against Rainbow Pics

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

  Millions of people rainbow-ified their Facebook profile pictures in celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage last we...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Support The Supreme Court's Health Care Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Americans generally support the Supreme Court's decision last week to preserve a major part of the Affordable Care Act, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll fin...

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.

The SCOTUS Fair Housing Act Decision a Welcome & Needed Win Following Racial Tragedy

Jennifer Richeson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Richeson

It was in the wake of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a major pillar of U.S. civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act.

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.

It's Not That I'm Against Marriage Equality

Pat Cordova-Goff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Pat Cordova-Goff

It's not that I am against marriage equality, but as an 18-year-old non-binary low-income transwomyn of color (who is single because college is my current boyfriend), my right to walk down the aisle is no where near my list of priorities.

Marriage Equality: Racism on the Side

Stephanie Mott | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

My heart is filled with joy. My heart is filled with pain. My heart is filled with purpose. My heart is filled with hope.

Conservatives Are the Real Winners This SCOTUS Season

Russ Baruffi | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Russ Baruffi

Obamacare's Exchanges are free markets where private companies compete for customers - the essence of market capitalism and the genesis of all innovation and cost efficiency.

Let's Not Lose Our Pride Momentum

Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

While I do think the media is fully guilty of diversionary tactics quite often, I don't feel that's the case in all the media attention going to the SCOTUS marriage equality decision. We all have valid reason to celebrate the codification of something that should have been a universally given right ages ago.

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.

Sharing History: A Gay Dad and His Son Visit SCOTUS

Brent Almond | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.