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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.

Before And After DOMA

www.collegehumor.com | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

Today, DOMA, also known as The Defense of Marriage Act, which prevented the recognition of same-sex marriages was ruled unconstitutional. We wanted to...

WATCH: Gay Men's Chorus Beautifully Responds To Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In response to the historical decisions offered by the Supreme Court regarding Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8,the Gay Men's Chorus...

Where There Is Love, the Sacred Is in Our Midst

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

As religious leaders, we celebrate the Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality and that the Defense of Marriage Act has been declared unconstitutional.

How Today's Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Will Affect LGBT Teens

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Today's ruling that two individuals of the same-sex who marry are entitled to the same federal benefits as those who are in heterosexual relationships helps reaffirm to LGBT youth that they are valued, they are equal, and that they have the same rights as anyone else.

Ding, Dong! DOMA's Dead: Love Is Sweeping the Country

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rodney Punt

The Supreme Court struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and upheld a lower court's dismissal of California's Proposition 8. Let's celebrate the validation of civil rights with a song written over 80 years ago but still relevant today.

Marching on the Dance Floor

Maurice Tracy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Maurice Tracy

It is not picking one issue as more important than another. Which leaves me wondering, do I go out and twirl for all of the couples who now are going to enjoy a thousand plus rights previously, and wrongfully, denied to them, or do I wail because of yesterday?

Ding, Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Jason Howe | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

What does it feel like to be like everyone else? As I write this, I can hear my daughter Clara squealing from her high chair in the kitchen as Papá -- who can now become a citizen because I can sponsor him -- tells her not to plaster herself with yogurt.

The Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling and Children

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

The Supreme Court's opinion in the DOMA case illustrates how it is the marriage equality side that truly has had the best interests of children at heart all along.

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

Standing up for the Least Among Us: We Can't Deny Rights to the Disadvantaged

Kate Gordon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

If our society denies rights to the poorest and most disadvantaged among us, and sets up structures that privilege the already-privileged, we will become less -- not more -- willing and able to take on the global fight against carbon pollution.

Bottom Feeders

Molly Blake | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Molly Blake

I admit I scan the comments section -- and I will reply if it's intelligent and appropriate. But a lot of fellow writers refuse to read the comments. There are t-shirts that say "never read the comments." Today, it's easy to see why.

Wendy Davis, The Supreme Court, And My Family

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The state doesn't create family bonds, it merely recognizes them. The actual growing and shaping and raising and conceiving and loving and defending -- all of that is what makes us family. And those choices are ours to make together and for each other, because that's what family means.

Elise Foley

Binational LGBT Couple On DOMA: 'We Have Our Lives Back'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judy Rickard rose early in California on Wednesday, opened SCOTUSblog and waited, with her wife, Karin Bogliolo, at her side. Rickard ha...

Gay Marriage Could Shrink The Deficit

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

This is obviously not the main issue driving anyone's thinking about marriage equality, but throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act as the Suprem...

Paul Blumenthal

The Effect Of The Gay Marriage Ruling That No One's Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act will alter a host of ethics and campaign finance laws that apply...

What Are People Over 50 Saying About DOMA & Prop 8?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

Since the Supreme Court revealed their landmark decision in the Proposition 8 case, our readers and their favorite Post50 celebs have been sharing the...

Bachmann: Supreme Court 'Attacked Our Constitution'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) railed against the Supreme Court on Wednesday, blasting the justices for declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconst...

Marriage Equality and the End of the World

Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson

Some will argue that the Supreme Court did not go far enough. Others will celebrate their action as right and just. Some will predict the end of the world and the destruction of the United States of America for having sold its soul in order to meet the demands of a "gay agenda."

Movement for Justice: Changing the Story

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

The U.S. Supreme Court rulings today are a testimony to the ways time and personal stories change our understanding. The decisions are part of an ongoing narrative of change in the movement for justice.

16 Quotes From Politicians That Tell Us What Gay Marriage Is Really About: Love

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The fate of two major gay marriage cases -- Hollingsworth v. Perry, which deals with California's Proposition 8, and Windsor v. U.S., which challenges...

Huckabee Has Absurd Reaction To Gay Marriage Rulings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) took to Twitter to react to the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, leaving some scratching thei...