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Supreme Court Marriage Equality

Julianne Moore Knows The Fight For LGBT Rights Doesn't End With Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

Too many think the battle for gay rights ends with marriage equality. Even with the Supreme Court forecasted to rule in favor of the matter come June,...

Why Tim Cook Should Threaten to Shut Down Apple Campus Amid Texas Anti-Gay Crusade

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders, public figures, much of the national media and pro-gay politicians.

Marriage Equality, Sex Discrimination, and the Future of LGBT Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Such an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts would not only strengthen the decision but put into the Supreme Court's toolbox the importance of viewing discrimination against someone on the basis of her sexual orientation as simple sex discrimination. This would help bring "heightened scrutiny" into consideration in future gay-rights cases.

Rosen: Liberals Should Worry That Supreme Court Will Protect Too Much Liberty

Evan Bernick | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Everyone who believes that Americans are entitled to the full measure of freedom that the Constitution guarantees should resist this case for reflexive judicial restraint, which is profoundly hostile to liberty.

Jesse Rifkin

For Or Against Marriage Equality, Here's What Brought People To The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people came to the Supreme Court Tuesday as the nine justices heard arguments in the case widely expected to determine wheth...

Amanda Terkel

Battle For Marriage Equality Unfolds Outside The Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality in June, many advocates believe it will be in large part because the court of p...

Dear Gay Community, Your Kids Are Just Fine

Ella Robinson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Ella Robinson

Heterosexual marriages do not automatically lead to happy households and well-balanced children. Parents are parents -- and all can make bad decisions, learn as they go, or not be perfect. It doesn't matter if they are gay, straight, single or otherwise. But to deny protections to parents already raising children isn't right, and the only purpose it serves is to hurt those children.

Jennifer Bendery

Protester Shouting About Gay 'Abomination' Removed From Supreme Court Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's high-profile Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage was briefly interrupted by a man screaming about gay people going to h...

Ryan J. Reilly

Supreme Court Mulls How Marriage Equality Will Come About

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed to be debating how -- not if -- same-sex marriage should become legal in every state in the country....

Amanda Terkel

Marriage Equality Supporters Camp Out At Supreme Court Days Before Oral Arguments

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When waiting for marriage equality, make sure you bring binder clips. On Sunday afternoon -- still two days away from the Supreme Co...

Stage Set For Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Const...

Supreme Court Seems To Be On The Verge Of Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's arguments on Tuesday over same-sex marriage will cap more t...

Me and My Two Dads

Tevin Johnson-Campion | Posted 04.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Tevin Johnson-Campion

My two dads taught me everything I know about love and family. And now we're ready to show the rest of America what it means, because many people don't realize that marriage bans affect kids and families, not just same-sex couples.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Amanda Terkel

'Just As Boring And Crazy And Loud As Any Other Family'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Shannon Duncan has worked at Big O Tires for 17 years. Over time, he's become friendly with Randy Johnson, a customer who's always ...

Amanda Terkel

Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage this year, it will be largely because of a group of gay Americans who were courageous enough to subje...

Amanda Terkel

This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If everything goes as he hopes, Evan Wolfson will soon be out of a job. Wolfson, 58, is widely considered a key architect of the mar...

Will Justice Roberts Join the Marriage-Equality Majority for All the Wrong Reasons?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I offer a potential outcome on marriage equality when the Supreme Court takes it up this spring: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the majority and writes the decision himself.

A Holiday Letter to the Supreme Court

Thomas McMillen-Oakley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas McMillen-Oakley

The schmaltzy songs of the season speak about love, family, and warm memories of holidays past. We'd love to remember this holiday season as the year we were finally a family under Michigan law.

Marriage Showdown Looms

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practi...

Puerto Rico Judge Could Provoke U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Ruling (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-10-27-ScreenShot20141027at5.33.05PMSMALL.jpgAs recently as last week, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was nonchalantly dismissing the need for the court to weigh in on marriage. Because lower federal courts are all in agreement that marriage bans are unconstitutional, she explained, there's no need for the justices to intercede. But that may (or may not) change now that a judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a marriage ban.

Sam Stein

Secrecy, Struggle And Enduring Love: How 3 Gay Couples Made It To Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 11 states by declining to hear challenges to lower court rulings...

Court Says It Mistakenly Blocked Same-Sex Marriage In Nevada

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order...

Sam Stein

60 Percent Of Americans Soon Will Live In States With Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday set the United States on a historic civil rights path, paving the way for the majority of Americans to resid...