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Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

We Should Treat All Americans Fairly -- Even Kim Davis

Benjamin Evans III | Posted 09.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Evans III

Kim Davis has every right to believe as she does. That's America; people of all colors, creeds and sexual orientations being able to express their different beliefs through the freedom of speech. But what she does not have the right to do is impede on the rights of any other American based on her personal convictions.

After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides d...

If Not God's Authority, Whose? Where Did Marriage Come From?

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

Who invented marriage? Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says her God did. That's why she's been denying marriage licenses, citing "God's authority" and "God's definition of marriage." This is ridiculous on so many levels I don't know where to start.

U.S. Constitution: Public Officials Wanted, Willingness to Follow the Law a Must

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

As evidenced by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky and several presidential candidates, apparently some public officials either don't know or don't care that when they act on behalf of the government, they are obliged to follow federal law.

Kim Davis Is Not Being Persecuted by Nazis

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

If her lawyer thinks her situation is anything like theirs, he's delusional. If it's just a play for sympathy, he's taken the rhetorical misuse of comparisons to Nazi Germany to a new low.

Judge Won't Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

A Tennessee judge said the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide has left him unable to determine what constitutes divorce. A S...

Kentucky Clerk Still Won't Issue A Same-Sex Marriage License Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A Kentucky county clerk on Tuesday rejected requests for marriage licenses for two same-sex couples despite a decision...

Some Thoughts On My 30th Wedding Anniversary in the Summer of Equal Marriage

Michael Rowe | Posted 08.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rowe

Among the best reasons to have had old laws, driven by nothing but religious bigotry, struck down is the thought that this LGBT generation and the next, and the next will never have to misname their marriages ever again, let alone justify them.

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

Republican Policies Show The Party Doesn't Care About Children

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Laura Merriman

If the Republican party really care about children, it should stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood. The party should support anti-gun legislation so that children can go to school and movie theaters and be at home without being executed, instead of letting nine U.S. youths be gunned down per day.

Kate Clinton, Edie Windsor and LGBT Supporters Talk Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This has been an epic year to celebrate especially with the historic Supreme Court marriage equality ruling but we still have a lot more work to do and this work needs to be funded.

I Am Betrothed to My John Deere Lawn Mower

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

My secret lover, John Deere, and I are extremely grateful that Rep. Steve King has allowed man/mower unions to step out from the shadows. It is with enormous pride that I post the following announcement

'Marriage Equality' and the Politics of Love

Tim Ward | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

Polyamorous partners do not have the privilege of legal marriage. I interviewed author and poly advocate Dr. Anya Trahan about the Supreme Court Decision, and what she sees as the way forward for those who embrace ethical loving with multiple partners.

You Don't Own Marriage: An Open Letter to Bishop Thomas

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Shannon Deep

I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...

Americans Are Still Divided Over Gay Marriage After Supreme Court Decision

AP | Sam Levine | Posted 07.18.2015 | Politics

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With Same Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide, Will the Gay Community Finally Save the Institution of Marriage?

Mario Almonte | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weddings
Mario Almonte

The high divorce rate in the United States has long been a source of great frustration to the church. It sees heterosexual marriage as the bedrock of society and exhorts its followers to stay married at any cost, but few seem to listen to the advice.

Marrying Health and Human Rights: How LGBT Health and Population Health Will Improve Because of Marriage Equality

Sandro Galea | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandro Galea

In ruling that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, the U.S. Supreme Court not only addressed a fundamental issue of equality, but may have unwittingly contributed to improved public health.

My "Reluctant Lesbian" Mother Would Blush at Gay Culture Today

Shira Adler | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Shira Adler

To people like my mom, who generally disapproved of "gratuitous sex or violence" the steaminess of Sense8 could be misinterpreted as a normalized aspect of a media agenda exploiting the age-old marketing maxim: "sex sells." I disagree

Marina Fang

A County In Missouri Will Lower Its Flags To 'Mourn' Marriage Equality | Marina Fang | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: After citizens protested the vote to lower the flags, leaders in Dent County, Missouri, backtracked on the decision, planning a special sessi...

Why the Supreme Court's Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Will Benefit You Wherever You Are On the Planet

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Sara El-Yafi

No matter what occurs, social imbalance will simply not be sustained for long. It is unnatural and it is the reason many civilizations fall: They miss the brink of equality and the state of affairs collapses them. And that is the unequivocal history of humanity.

God V. Gays Is a False Narrative

Sarah Kate Ellis | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Kate Ellis

People of faith are pitted against the LGBT community, which is positioned as both godless and faithless. Let's be clear -- many LGBT citizens are people of faith and hold strong religious beliefs. And every faith community in this country includes LGBT people in its pews.

Love Is the Ultimate Outlaw: Valley Queen's "Who Ever Said" Music Video Release

Natalie Carol | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Natalie Carol

I was sitting on a airplane, flying away from my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. I was headed back to Los Angeles, California, ready to get back into recording my first ever LP with my band, Valley Queen.

Polygamy Is Not the Next 'Gay Marriage'

James Peron | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The Christian Post has such an article: "Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Can Not Answer." The author, Michael Brown, wrote a book on how Christians will reverse the course of the "gay revolution." No doubt he believes the Second Coming is just around the corner as well. Good luck waiting for either.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Gay Marriage

Kimberly Harrington | Posted 07.09.2015 | Parents
Kimberly Harrington

As you're sitting around having your morning coffee and talking with your kids about how many chores they'll have to do before they're allowed to really dig in to the entire 103-page decision, get ready for questions like, "So what is gay marriage?" or "Why do people even care?"