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Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark_Levine

In 1999, we were only two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by a California state legislator to put on the ballot an initiative to prevent his own son from marrying.

10 Ways DOMA's Demise Will Affect 'Traditional Marriage'

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

After the Supreme Court's landmark decision that the Defense Of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, it's time to look at the top 10 ways heterosexual ma...

Buddha Doodle - *In Celebration of EQUAL RIGHTS!*

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

Activists, Nonprofits Praise DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote...

LOOK: Women Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions On Twitter

Posted 06.26.2013 | Women

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 are officially dead. Love is love, everyone. After months of speculation over how these two l...

Kristen Bell Proposes To Dax Shepard After DOMA Ruling

Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity

The Supreme Court finally ruled that the federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, which means Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will finally t...

Google Timed It Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Could Google and Gay Pride month have timed it any better? If you're searching for terms like "gay," "gay marriage," "lesbian" or "LGBT" in Google ...

DOMA Fashion Reactions: How Did The Industry Celebrate On Twitter?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Style

The Supreme Court overturned DOMA and Proposition 8 today, a huge step forward for marriage equality in the US. Now, married gay couples in states whe...

On SCOTUS Watch, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

I consider following up with the words Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously used, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." But I suspect K-Bird's too young to understand that. Then again, maybe he isn't.

Celebs React!

Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity

As the Supreme Court rules on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 amendment Wednesday, celebrities -- many of whom have ...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

How News Sites Covered DOMA and Prop 8 News Pages

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

The Supreme Court struck down on Wednesday the Defense of Marriage Act and a ban on same-sex marriage in California. News of the landmark decisions wa...

Justices Weigh In On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on two major gay marriage cases Wednesday: Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry...

The Top Ten Lines from the Supreme Court's DOMA Decision

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Aaron Zelinsky

Here is a list of the 10 most important lines from today's Supreme Court opinions in Windsor.

I Do Gay Marriage

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Nobody ever can or should be mandated to perform a religious act -- including officiating at a wedding. Want proof? Ask most Rabbis about doing an interfaith marriage. So, these conservatives who have planned to defy SCOTUS on DOMA are within their theological right (and rites) to refuse. However, there are thousands and thousands of clergy who feel that our religious rights (and rites) have been inhibited by DOMA and laws that limit the legal implications of the marriages we have performed between same sex couples. Today is a clear victory for religious freedom as it maintains the rights of clergy who say 'I Don't' to gay marriage, but liberates those of us who say 'I do.'

LOOK: Crowds Gather As Justices Weigh In On Prop 8, DOMA

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As the Supreme Court makes major decisions on California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, demonstrators are gathering in Washington to...

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court Rules On DOMA, Prop 8

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court is ruling on two major gay marriage cases -- Windsor v. U.S., addressing the Defense of Marriage Act, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, ad...

Countdown to Equality -- Has SCOTUS Evolved?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Now that we've come tantalizingly close to equality in the military and marriage arenas, it would be unacceptable to take an adverse or incremental Supreme Court ruling as anything but a step on the longer march to equality.

Gay Marriage Rulings Loom For Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - America's top court was expected to deliver rulings on Wednesday in two high-profile cases with ...

Must-See Video in the Face of Supreme Court Rulings

Mia Norton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

The story of the untimely ending to Shane and Tom's love is heartbreaking. It doesn't matter what one's sexual orientation is; love is love, and loss is loss. The urgent underlying message in the story of Shane and Tom is that they had no legal means of legitimizing their relationship.

Leverett House

Tom Dan | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Dan

The lack of federal acknowledgement of same-sex couples has made and continues to make my life as a twenty-six year-old foreigner with an American partner painfully and bitterly difficult. It will continue this way until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.

Lesbian Mom in Colorado Could Be Among First to Receive Green Card When DOMA Is Struck Down by Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Lavi Soloway | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Lavi Soloway

For Cathy and Catriona and their three children, everything is at stake. If the Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Cathy could immediately receive approval of her green card application. If the law is upheld, she will be forced to move thousands of miles away from her spouse and children.

Did Scalia Concede Defeat on Same-Sex Marriage?

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

There's good cause to believe Justice Kennedy may surprise us tomorrow morning just as he did ten years ago, voting with the liberal Justices to overturn DOMA in a decision that supports gay rights and establishes sexual orientation as an inborn trait in law.