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Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage

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...

How We Won Marriage: 10 Lessons Learned

Marc Solomon | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Marc Solomon

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect for their marriages across America. This ruling will bring joy to families, and final victory to the decades-long marriage movement. Here are some of the lessons learned over the years that could apply to other progressive social movements.

Beautiful Photos Of Celebrations Outside Supreme Court After Gay Marriage Decision

Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Well. It finally happened. The Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Here in the Huffington Post office we immediately brok...

Dana Liebelson

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry th...

Fighting for Equitable Financial Services: Money Challenges Facing Same-Sex Couples

Lule Demmissie | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Lule Demmissie

No doubt the face of financial planning will be much impacted by the ever-growing presence of legally recognized same-sex married couples and families across the country. In many ways it will be simpler, but in others more complex.

Jennifer Bendery

A Day In The Life Of Waiting For The Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any day now, the Supreme Court is going to hand down a major decision on same-sex marriage. And when it does, and if it rules in favor o...

Same Sex Wedding Tips for All Couples

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Marriage equality is flourishing across the United States, yielding more same-sex weddings than ever before. But unlike "traditional" straight couples, same-sex couples have no templates or roadmaps to fall back on when planning their nuptials.

Amanda Terkel

Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

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

Amanda Terkel

This Gay Rights Group Wants The Supreme Court To Shut It Down | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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...