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Why 2013 Was A Really, Really Queer Year

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

From the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 rulings to a series of transgender student victories, 2013 was truly an incredible year for the lesbian,...

Gay Marriage Is 'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Over three months have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8, but that hasn't stopped a promi...

Can Christians Handle Perfect Love?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

The first step is to simply realize and accept that fear and love cannot coexist, because pure love by nature does not allow or involve even the tiniest fraction of fear. Then we can begin to practice deciding how we will behave accordingly, and what we will accept from others.

Stunning Images In Gay Rights History

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

AS WE HEAD into the anniversary of our nation’s independence, gay Americans can count two new freedoms — this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled b...

DOMA Decision Spells Doom for Old Time Religion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Evangelicals can crank up the fire and brimstone all they want, but it's not going to work. Young people know lesbians and gays. They know that the anti-gay propaganda videos are biblical baloney, they know that "gay cures" are bunk and they know that LGBT people are just like them, differing only in sexual orientation.

Cooch: Marriage Is 'One Man And One Woman'

Posted 06.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Following the Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday, Virginia's candidates for governor wasted no time vo...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Victory Rally for Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Rally attendees, including incoming Los Angeles city controller Ron Galperin, discuss their joyous reactions to the rulings and the return of same-sex marriage rights in California.

History Tempers Us

Erin Havel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erin Havel

On June 26, 1971, my parent's marriage was federally recognized. It was their wedding day and they are a heterosexual couple, so there was no question. Exactly 42 years later on June 26, 2013, my marriage is now federally recognized.

Same-Sex Marriage as of... Now

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

For a state to deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry plainly violates the constitutional guarantee that no state shall deny to any person "the equal protection of the laws."

Edie Windsor, DOMA Plaintiff: 'Today, My Country Gave Dignity' To Us

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, didn't try to contain her excitement and emotion Wednes...

What Especially This But Every Pride March Means

Daniel Davidson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Davidson

Since 1970, the Pride March has worked its way into the fabric of New York City and inspired countless other such demonstrations across the United States and elsewhere in the world.

It Works! DOMA Decision Stops Deportation Of Gay Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essentially nullify California's gay marriage ban...

WATCH: How The World Reacted To Landmark SCOTUS Rulings

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings on gay marriage, striking down the Defense of Marriage At and allowing same-sex marriages ...

WATCH: Gay Men's Chorus Beautifully Responds To Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In response to the historical decisions offered by the Supreme Court regarding Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8,the Gay Men's Chorus...

Why SCOTUS Decision Is Good News For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Though the Supreme Court's Wednesday move to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional -- and to allow legal same-sex marriages in C...

Ryan Rainey

What It Was Like Outside The Supreme Court, Waiting For LGBT Decisions | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vin Testa has a new nickname: "Flag Guy." The 25-year-old Washington resident -- a self-described "proud, out, gay man" -- became a f...

John Celock

What DOMA Decision Means For State Laws | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers around the country who have been involved in the marriage-equality debate see Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marr...

Elise Foley

Binational LGBT Couple On DOMA: 'We Have Our Lives Back' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard rose early in California on Wednesday, opened SCOTUSblog and waited, with her wife, Karin Bogliolo, at her side. Rickard ha...

WBC Hatemongers Freak After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

As Americans across the country celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essent...

Amanda Terkel

DOMA Decision Means Same-Sex Military Spouses Will Get Equal Benefits | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announc...

Howard Fineman

John Roberts Is Washington's Most Cold-Blooded Pol | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shrewdest, most manipulative and radical politician in this city isn't the president or a member of Congress. He's the chief justice...

These Companies Aren't Afraid To Support The Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

Numerous high-profile companies came forward Wednesday in support of the Supreme Court's decision to effectively kill both the Defense of Marriage Act...

Clintons React To Supreme Court Ruling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is welcoming the Supreme Court decision striking down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, which h...

Jan Diehm

DOMA Decision Made By Supreme Court | Jan Diehm | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court killed the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, and here's how the vote broke down. For information on the Court's less sweepi...

Crowd Erupts In Cheers Over Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept ope...