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Supreme Court Marriage Equality

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

Celebrating Our Right to Marry While Acknowledging the Psychological Scars

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

I'm confused. Am I okay with no longer having the dream of being married and having a family because I gave up a part of my soul in order to survive? Is there a small part inside of me so deeply hidden that hasn't completely rejected the message I was given as a young gay man? The message saying: "You're a fag. And fags don't have families, children or happy endings"?

LGBT People Are More Than Just Four Initials

Annette Gross | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Annette Gross

I don't understand why some people have this intense need to want to marginalize and deny other people what they themselves take for granted.

Dear Newlyweds: Here's What You Should Know About Life After The Wedding

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

I've been gay my whole life, a Certified Financial Planner for well over a decade, coupled with my sweetheart for six years and married to him for 13 months and counting. From this perspective, I'd like to share a few tips for a happy, healthy and successful marriage with my LGBT brethren.

'I Do' vs. 'I Can': Marriage Equality and Youth Sports

Paul Caccamo | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Paul Caccamo

Sports programs must be inclusive of all youth, and coaches must be trained to value and promote diversity and inclusion. We simply cannot afford to have any child drop out of sports based on prejudice.

The Amazing Lea DeLaria Talks Pop Culture, LGBTQ Social Change, and the Radical Power of Big Boo and David Bowie

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lisa Stulberg

We had a chance to catch up with DeLaria again last week to talk with her about the third season of Orange Is the New Black, her new jazz album House of David, and her sense of hope for the modern queer movement.

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...

Anti-Gay Right Exploiting Clerks, LGBT Community to Reap Chaos After SCOTUS Ruling

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

The controversies involving marriage clerks in the South refusing to help gay couples fulfill their legal right to marry has me thinking. And I've come to a sad conclusion. We are all being played for fools.

Bobby Jindal Gives Up Last Stand Against Gay Marriage Licenses

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been relentlessly resisting the Supreme Court's historic decision that made same-sex marriage legal in every state...

WATCH: The Best and Worst Parts of the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

June is the anniversary of the ruling that overturned the federal marriage ban and the ruling that ended the criminalization of homosexuality. All of these cases were written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Matt Sheehan

Gay Marriage: What Would Confucius Say? | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to extend legal marriage nationwide to LGBT couples, it set Chinese social media abuzz with celebratory messages and...

No Longer Second-Class

Sacha Finn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sacha Finn

As a child of lesbian mothers, I became a de facto member of the LGBTQ community the day I was born. With the legalization of same-sex marriage, I, along with the rest of the queerspawn community, will hopefully no longer have to feel like our families are second-class.

Gabriel Arana

Conservatives Explain Why They Lost On Marriage | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

You could imagine Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell turning in his grave when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. ...

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...

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...

A Good Rule of Law: Mind Your Own Business

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision was a great victory for LGBT rights. But it also was a great victory for something that rests right at the heart of the human experience, the paramount legal doctrine of M.Y.O.B. -- Mind Your Own Business.

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Still Fighting To Change Minds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics

When same-sex marriage bans were overturned in the Supreme Court on Friday it marked a major victory for LGBT advocates. But there's more to be done t...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Why Marriage Equality Is Great For The Economy | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business

Another reason to celebrate equality.

9 Love-Filled Photos Of Kids Celebrating Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents

With the news of the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality, people across the country are commemorating this historic day. In fact, people of al...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Other Countries On U.S. Marriage Equality: Been There, Done That | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

TORONTO -- The U.S. took a giant step toward full equality for its LGBT citizens Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that the freedom to marry is a co...

Amanda Terkel

Watch What It Was Like To Be At The Supreme Court For Marriage Equality Ruling | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one knew if the big marriage equality decision would be coming out of the Supreme Court on Friday morning, but hundreds of people sho...

Zeba Blay

Please Just Stop, Clarence Thomas | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today is a beautiful day. It's a day of progress and celebration for those who have fought for and supported marriage equality in the United State...

Read The Supreme Court's Decision On Gay Marriage Here

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide on Friday in a historic 5-4 decision. The justices found that, under the 14th Amendment, states...

SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling Reminds Us What This Was Really About

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide marriage equality on Friday, releasing a majority opinion that suggested their decision was about more ...