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Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage

Where's Log Cabin Republican Activism This Campaign Season?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.

What Should White LGBTQ Organizations Do Post-Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

With this June's historic Supreme Court ruling -- Obergefell v. Hodge -- that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states many white LGBTQ organizations nationwide have been questioning what to do next.

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

The Global Backlash To America's Gay Rights Triumph

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Anglican Church of Uganda called last month's Supreme Court’s decision on marriage an "immoral virus." The pr...

Americans Are Still Divided Over Gay Marriage After Supreme Court Decision

AP | Sam Levine | Posted 07.18.2015 | Politics

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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.

Even Norman Rockwell's Depiction of America Evolved With Changing Times

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.

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...

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Fight For Marriage Equality Not Over On Navajo Nation | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Alray Nelson grew up with his three sisters in a house with no running water or electricity in Beshbetoh, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Nelson, who w...

Could God Be Gay?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Struggling with my own limited capacity of faith, I nonetheless cling to the hope that Christ understands all pain, even this one. He was not a woman, but in the Garden of Gethsemane, part of the Atonement was his experiencing every kind of human suffering.

The Hiding Variations

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I grew up in a small southern town in The Bluegrass State where corn fields lined the two-lane country roads and lazy Sunday afternoons were spent taking a nap between church services.

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...

Why That Day Mattered

Tristan Higgins | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

To those of you in the LGBT community who don't want to get married, great! No need for you to do so. Be excited, though, that you can. You are no longer excluded from an institution and the multitude of rights that are automatically bestowed on people who are part of that institution.

You Can Put Your Rings on It, but Haters Gonna Hate

Michael Solis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

Wedding bells will chime, brides will kiss brides, grooms will kiss grooms, rainbows will light the skies of all fifty states, and all will live happily ever after. If it could only be so easy.

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...

Mike Huckabee Explains How To Resist Gay Marriage Decision

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court may have made marriage equality the law of the land, but that doesn't mean people should go along with it, 2016 Republican president...

Sam Levine

Marriage Equality Just Became The Law Of The Land. Here's How That Plays Out. | Sam Levine | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Friday's Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage may not end every couple's legal struggle to have their marriages recognized....

Alexander C. Kaufman

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

Another reason to celebrate equality.

Matt Ramos

Last Weekend Of June Holds Special History For LGBT Community | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

In deciding Friday that marriage equality is the law of the land, the Supreme Court justices not only made history, they also showed their respect for...

Sam Stein

Some Republicans Want Their Party To Shut Up About Gay Marriage Now | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping advancement of civil rights, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage bans were unconstitutional. Republican strat...

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...

Gay Marriages Won't Begin Immediately In Mississippi, State Attorney General Says

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Same-sex marriages won't begin immediately in Mississippi, the state's attorney general said Friday. In a statement, Mississippi Attorney General J...

Sam Stein

Scalia Said To Ask The Nearest Hippie About Marriage, So We Did | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his dissent in the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage throughout the country, Justice Antonin Scalia rested part of hi...

Samantha Lachman

Democratic Presidential Candidates Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the sprawling field of Republican presidential hopefuls condemned the Supreme Court's Friday ruling legalizing same-sex marriage n...