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Supreme Court Gay Marriage

The Radio Call-In That Had Everyone Crying on the Day of the Supreme Court's Marriage Decison

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Robert in Wisconsin called and talked about how he went to work to find his sisters waiting for him. They then told him a story about their deceased father that had listeners -- and all of us in the studio -- tearing up and realizing how much this decision meant to so many people, far beyond the rights and benefits of marriage. Listen in.

Author Robert E. Blackmon Pens Best-Selling Wedding Guide for Men

Sydney Latimer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Sydney Latimer

In this current bride-centric wedding culture, the needs of men of all orientations are often lost in the shuffle. The current resources don't really address the needs of men when it comes to what to wear, how to plan and what to expect when planning such an important event.

Have the Religious Right Hijacked Marriage?

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Among those evangelical Christians leading the fight against marriage equality are the same people who were legally marginalized a mere 50 years ago and have still yet to receive full justice and equality in a white supremacist society.

Pride = Equality... Again, Finally

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Joseph

The headline on The New York Times read, "Equal Dignity." The White House was lit up in rainbow colors. My Facebook feed became a massive celebration of love, friendship, and sheer joy as people of all flavors added rainbow flags to their profile pics.

A Good Cry for Marriage Equality

William Dameron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

He was stirring green beans and butter in a red plastic bowl, when I realized I could watch the way Paul held that fork for the rest of my life. That was the dividing line. There was the time before I knew I loved him and the time after.

Can We Just Celebrate for One Minute Please?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Pamela Madsen

There was this moment yesterday, when Facebook turned into a sea of rainbows. When the White House turned the color of Pride. When the Gay Men's Chorus sang The National Anthem in front of the Supreme Court after the ruling and people around this country cheered and cried together.

Let's Not Just Take It Down, Let's Take It Deeper

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Cassie Premo Steele

I've always seen connections between things. And the deeper meaning of things that are not things. An event, personal or historical-- an object, natural or created-- holds a deeper meaning when we are able to hear the stories underneath.

Obama On Rainbow White House: 'That Was Pretty Cool'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama commented on the rainbow lights that shined on the White House Friday after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage natio...

What the SCOTUS Decision Looked Like For a SWHF

Amanda Glassman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

What did the SCOTUS decision look like to me: A Suburban, White, Heterosexual Female? Must we wait until an issue hits us directly on the head to react to it, or to feel as if we are worthy of identifying with it?

Gay and Cohabitating in Texas? You Just Might Need a No-nup

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Christina Pesoli

Move Over, pre-nups and post-nups. There's a new nup in town. I've named it the no-nup. Before I explain who needs it, let me quickly rule out who doesn't.

Why Religious Liberals and Conservatives Should Celebrate the Supreme Court's Decision

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Rather than portend a new dark era for religion, as my debating opponent on Fox News warned on Friday, the decision reminds us of why religious life flourishes in America.

Guide Shows Teachers How To Talk With Kids About Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

The largest American LGBT civil rights organization and the largest teacher's union want to help educators talk to kids about gay marriage. The edu...

Amanda Terkel

Arkansas County Clerk Resigns So She Doesn't Have To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

A county clerk in Arkansas intends to resign from her position because she doesn't believe in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Clebu...

A Big Week for the Supremes

Roger D Barris | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Roger D Barris

Gay marriage and the Obamacare victory will get all the coverage, but I predict that Texas Department of Housing is the ruling that America will most come to regret.

An Open Letter to the Hon. John Roberts

Nathaniel Katz | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Nathaniel Katz

Who are you to act as spokesperson for all people of faith in this country? For that matter, who do you think you are to speak for the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians, the Kalahari Bushmen and the Aztecs?

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.

3 Lessons For Nonprofits After Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

The Supreme Court’s freedom-to-marry ruling was a momentous and inspiring win not just for gay people and our loved ones but also for America, a gia...

What Would Edward Sagarin Think? Or Donald Webster Cory?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Philip Goldberg

I'm thinking of Dr. Sagarin, who was my sociology professor and something of a mentor in the 60s, in the wake of Friday's monumental Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. If his soul is looking on from somewhere in the cosmos, he is surely as astonished by that turn of events.

Why the Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Is Good for Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Marriage is about family. It's about love--and the profound, enduring promises and responsibilities of love. That's what strengthens families--and raises happy, healthy, successful children.

DOMA Attorney Calls For National 'Anthony Kennedy Day' Holiday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

June 26 has officially become a milestone date in LGBT history, and attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edith Windsor in the landmark case that o...

Can Love Be a Sin?

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Amy Arndt

Ask yourself if God would judge two people who want nothing more than to have legal recognition of their union, and ask yourself if you are in the position to judge that yourself.

How My Hetereosexual Marriage Was Rejected

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When I saw the images of people, long denied the chance for marriage, I could understand somewhat why they were happy. That's because, at one time in my life, my girlfriend and I were denied a chance to marry by several churches.

Amanda Terkel

American Civilization Is Still Standing, Despite Predictions Of Marriage Equality Opponents | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, making many social conservatives' worst f...

Some States Are Still Trying To Resist Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

County clerks in Texas will be able to turn away gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton (R) announced on Sunda...

Why Should We Support Same Sex Marriage?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why should we support same-sex marriage?