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Analysis: Supreme Court Invalidates Section 3 of DOMA, Paving the Way for Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

Scottie Thomaston | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Scottie Thomaston

In the end, the Supreme Court today struck down a 1996 federal law that is considered one of the most odious, discriminatory federal laws in existence. It's rare for the court to invalidate a federal law, and even rarer when the law was passed by wide majorities.

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...

Same-Sex Marriage... and Money!

Terry Savage | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Terry Savage

The Supreme Court's decision allowing legally married gay couples to access federal benefits opens up an entirely new area of financial planning for gay couples. Everything from estate planning to Social Security to income tax returns and retirement benefits will be affected by the rulings.

We Have No Civil Rights Without Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Unless and until Americans speak out with the same fervor for voting rights as we do for civil rights, marriage equality and women's rights, we risk the very gains we celebrate today.

What the DOMA Ruling Means for Gay Binational Couples

Erwin de Leon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

After wrestling with the immigration system for 23 years, just like that, I have a clear path to citizenship. My husband can finally petition for a green card for me. I am relieved, grateful, and more optimistic than ever about my family's future in the country we call home.

Where To Stay To Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel

The Supreme Court of the United States issued an important pair of rulings today, effectively deeming unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, a ...

Now We Are Stealing American Spouses Too

Prerna Lal | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of DOMA as unconstitutional comes as a boon for so many same-sex, bi-national couples similarly situated, who have been separated and borne the brunt of discriminatory immigration laws for far too long.

Immigrant Couples Win in Supreme Court Decision

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Sayu Bhojwani

It's not just the ability to marry whomever you wish that the Supreme Court decision affects. Now that DOMA has been declared unconstitutional, immigrant partners of U.S. citizens are eligible for permanent residency and citizenship.

How Full Is That Glass? Reflecting on Voting Rights, Employment Discriminiation and Gay Marriage

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

In the Windsor and Perry cases, the Court has given Americans much to cheer. The Court has also left much, however, to a political process that the Court has befouled by taking the side of state rights against actual democracy.

Lila Shapiro

At Stonewall Inn, After DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, the Stonewall Inn opened earlier than usual. At 10 a.m., the day the U.S. Supreme Court handed the gay rights movement a ...

Is It Hot in Here?: A Jewish Celebration of Love on the Day DOMA Dies

Rabbi Diana Fersko | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Diana Fersko

As a Reform Rabbi, I am proud to officiate same-sex marriages. To all those out there who are looking for a safe religious space to celebrate their simcha (joy), I say, bring it on.

DOMA Dead! Workplace Discrimination Next?

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

As the mother of a beloved son who is gay, I couldn't have been happier when I heard the news that the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Now it's time to extend the same rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace.

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.

What Especially This But Every Pride March Means

Daniel Davidson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Davidson

Since 1970, the Pride March has worked its way into the fabric of New York City and inspired countless other such demonstrations across the United States and elsewhere in the world.

After High Court Rulings, What Will Religious Conservatives Do?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

By DAVID GIBSON Religion News Service (RNS) The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in...

Caroline Fairchild

DOMA Ruling Brings Much-Needed Financial Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- While many hailed the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on gay rights Wednesday for pushing forward fundamental human rights, same-sex co...

It Works! DOMA Decision Stops Deportation Of Gay Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essentially nullify California's gay marriage ban...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congressman Readies Constitutional Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional isn't stopping Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan...

Diane Sawyer's Big Get

Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, sat down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer ...

The Real Gay Agenda

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Richberg

DOMA now finds itself in the dustbin of American discriminatory history, and it's a time for celebration. It's also a time for reflection, and a time for focus.

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 ...

Gay Couples Rush To City Hall After DOMA Is Struck Down

| Posted 06.26.2013 | New York

By Mathew Katz and Gustavo Solis DOWNTOWN — Overjoyed same-sex couples from around the New York area and beyond descended on the City Clerk's off...

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.

Today's Supreme Court Victories: From Convincing to Significant Movement Forward

John Mattras | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
John Mattras

The fight for equality in 37 other states continues. But we now have clear direction that the Constitution, in addition to the political process and changing attitudes of the general public, are coalescing in favor of marriage equality across the entire country.

Doma Down, Queers Up

Donna Schaper | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Donna Schaper

The Supreme Court has done us a big favor. In supporting gay marriage, it has encouraged the larger movement for human rights for gay people to deepen and to spread. We get a double gift from the Supreme Court decision: we get to talk about sex and about scripture.