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Socially Conservative or Socially Unacceptable?

Justin Maffett | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Maffett

As the movement for equality gains traction and momentum, can we expect to see fewer public displays of opposition to gay rights?

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from an anti-gay marriage group to halt same-sex weddings in California. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Ask Court To Halt Weddings

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state...

An Icon of Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what equality looks like: a just-released memo from the Office of Personnel Management granting equal benefits to all federal employees, ending the marital exclusion system that granted health insurance, life insurance and survivor's benefits and legions of federally protected rights to some -- not all -- marriages.

A One-Two Punch to the Nation's Most Prominent Anti-Gay Laws

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

What is striking about the Windsor opinion is the way the court seems to understand why DOMA is an egregious violation of the constitution's equality guarantee. Words like "demean," "degrade," and "humiliation" do not appear often in Supreme Court opinions in reference to unconstitutional laws.

The End of Prop 8: Psychological Pride Is National Pride

John Tsilimparis | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

The Supreme Court's ruling on Tuesday to lift Prop 8 in California means that now same-sex marriages can get all federal benefits that heterosexual marriages can. But it also means that we got a needed boost in the future emotional prosperity for all Americans.

How California's Prop 8 Anti-Gay Marriage Initiative Was Finally Defeated, Four Years Ago

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Bradley

Four years ago in California, the decisions by Schwarzenegger and Brown created the context in which Prop 8 was ultimately defeated and same-sex marriage made legal in the nation's largest state. Sometimes it really is what you DON'T do that makes all the difference.

Feud Between Republican Centrists, GOP Base Renewed

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dramatic Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is forcing Republican leaders to cope, in bright daylight, with something they'd rathe...

Logo TV Has A Beautiful Celebration Of Love Planned

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Joining the host of others celebrating marriage equality on the heels of DOMA and Proposition 8 being struck down, Logo TV is encouraging Americans to...

Barney Frank Credits John Boehner For DOMA Win

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said on Thursday that Americans can thank House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for the Supreme Court...

Complete Coverage: Day of Decision Rally in Palm Springs, Calif. (AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In the world premiere of PalmSpringsNow! on The SnowbizNow Entertainment Network, I bring you 100 percent of the speeches delivered in Palm Springs, Calif., on this historic day.

Stunning Images In Gay Rights History

Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

AS WE HEAD into the anniversary of our nation’s independence, gay Americans can count two new freedoms — this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled b...

LOOK: Facebook Gets Even Gayer With Brand New Emoticon

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Social media celebration in wake of the historic gay Supreme Court rulings yesterday has been huge. Anyone on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any of ...

LISTEN: Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, calling it "wrong." "I don’t think the ruling...

PHOTOS: How Newspapers Covered The DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.27.2013 | Media

Coverage of the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 dominated newspaper front pages on Th...

A Reason to Celebrate: San Francisco Says Goodbye to DOMA

Zachary Ehren | Posted 08.27.2013 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

As if being lead by a guiding light, the masses were coming to congregate in The Castro -- the land where Harvey Milk started the forefronts of gay rights and the bells of equality still ring today.

June 26th

Taylor Brorby | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Taylor Brorby

Tomorrow a big court -- the biggest court in the land -- is going to decide to see if it's okay for me to get married. Isn't that weird? I think it's weird, too. I remember how much fun it was to be at your mom and dad's wedding, and I'm hoping we can have another big party like that for me.

Gaycists Lose at Supreme Court

Jarryd Willis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarryd Willis

This morning, the Supreme Court extended civil rights to lesbian and gay couples by overturning Section 3 of DOMA (which defined marriage as male-female dyads for federal purposes), and (basically) overturning Proposition 8.

Will Catholics Celebrate the Supreme Court's Decision on Gay Marriage?

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

As Catholics, we can and ought to celebrate committed relationships of love between persons. We can and ought to celebrate life-giving relationships of love, physically, emotionally and spiritually between two people.

It Got Better: 10 Things That Changed Immediately After The Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court handed down two landmark gay rights rulings on Wednesday, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act -- a federal law that forbade th...

Analysis: Supreme Court Rules Prop 8 Proponents Lack Standing, Restores Marriage Equality to California

Jacob Combs | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Some have argued that the Supreme Court's decision should only affect the two couples who filed suit against Prop 8, or the two counties in which the couples reside, because the suit wasn't brought on behalf of California's same-sex couples as a class. This argument has little merit.

The End of 'Skim-Milk Marriage'? A Response to the Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Rastrelli

The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.

WATCH: How The World Reacted To Landmark SCOTUS Rulings

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings on gay marriage, striking down the Defense of Marriage At and allowing same-sex marriages ...

How Many More Decades Before Gays in Mississippi Can Marry?

Andy Thayer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

By declining to give a 50-state equality ruling on Prop 8 today, the Court shows that it still doesn't "get it" with regards to treating LGBTs as equal human beings who should have the same rights as other adults.

WATCH: Major Prop 8 Player Proposes On Steps Of Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Try not to tear up. After the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, Paul Katami proposed to his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, on th...