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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?"

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.

There's a Contract for That

Kim Paris | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Kim Paris

There's a growing bipartisan push in some states to stop issuing marriage licenses altogether in a surprisingly good, "smaller government" way. SamePageNation's "There's a Contract for That" imagines what life might look like and pokes fun at the outlandish extremes some have suggested would be possible.

Too Gay to Not Function: It's More Than a Title

Andrew Isaac Burrill | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Isaac Burrill

With SCOTUS's recent decision to make gay marriage a constitutional right in all states, it obviously became a landmark victory for the gay rights movement for people around the world.

A Paradigm Shift

Jim Joseph | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Joseph

In reflecting on the events of the past few weeks, I looked up three phases on the internet: Watershed moment: "a point in time that marks an important, often historical change."

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Hopes The Country Doesn't Go To War Over Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

While some same-sex marriage critics have threatened to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality last month with civil diso...

Fox Making Movie On Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES ( - Fox 2000 is developing a movie about the plaintiff in the June 26 ruling by the U.S. Suprem...

Being "Countercultural" Is Not a Virtue

Hollis Phelps | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Hollis Phelps

Certain Christians would do well to reflect seriously on why their views on same-sex marriage and gay rights more generally have gone out of favor, rather than attempting a retreat into a countercultural enclave.

Happy Birthday To American Hero Jim Obergefell (VIDEO)

Raymond Braun | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Raymond Braun

Jim Obergefell is the named plaintiff in the historic Supreme Court case on marriage equality. I filmed a video with Jim where he explains why marriage equality is so important and what it feels like to be the face of a case that will be written about in textbooks for decades to come.

The Only Lifestyle America Has Yet To Embrace

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was a good day for America. But it also made official something I've been saying for years: America embraces every lifestyle except one -- being unmarried.

Obergefell v. Hodges and the Meaning of Liberty

Evan Bernick | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Fidelity to the Constitution requires fidelity to the law itself, not any particular group of people's subjective understanding of it or expectations about it, whether those people are long dead or still living.

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Can We All Get Along?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

Even if some people are gay, and even if some of these gay people are married, we can still all get along. The framework is already in place under the principles of freedom of religion in our own Constitution.

What I Learned About Love When My Daughter Came Out

Staci Frenes | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Staci Frenes

Here's what I'm learning about love: if it has to shrink down to fit my theology or preconceived ideas, it probably isn't love.

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not h...

My Mother's Love Wins

Rabbi Susan Goldberg | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Susan Goldberg

I knew, even as a small child, how meaningful it was that my mother insisted on a life of truth, beauty, love and justice. Her courageous choices were about her, and they were also very much about us, her kids. She knew she had to live a life that would show her children how to fully live.