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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 It will continue this way until the Defense of Marriage Act is repealed.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.

I Love Gay People And I Love Christians

Glennon Melton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Glennon Melton

I love my gay friends, without agenda. And I love my friends who believe that homosexuality is a sin, without agenda.

LOOK: Lady Gaga Has A Message For The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

After a bit of radio silence on Twitter, Lady Gaga returned to the social media platform with messages urging the United States Supreme Court to overt...

Waiting One More Day (on DOMA)

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

Our children take in messages about who they are at ages so young it's terrifying. So, what will she learn this week about who she is as a child born of two moms, an involved dad (whose role the law can't recognize) and his deeply supportive partner?

The Long Road to Societal Change

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Measuring racism is not always a clear dichotomy. Not every attitude or word spoken is either clearly "racist" or "not-racist," to put this another way. There is a spectrum. The good news is that the spectrum shifts over time. What was once considered acceptable becomes taboo. Attitudes shift, even if it takes generations.

DOMA Goes: What Do I Do?

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

When the Supreme Court gives the decision that strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I will have a lot to do!

In DOMA's Shadow, Panel Highlights Other Challenges To LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of the Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, advocates for LGBT rights gathered on Capitol Hill Fri...

From Criminals to Newlyweds in 10 Years

Kevin Cathcart | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Cathcart

Question: In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry?

Binational Same-Sex Married Couples to Feel the Most Relief From a Favorable DOMA Ruling (PHOTOS)

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Not only are such couples denied the general range of federal rights and benefits associated with marriage, but they also deal with the additional stress and trauma of having to find ways to physically stay together in the same country.

Celebs Tweet Support for a Binational Gay Couple (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

DavidCastro | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
DavidCastro

We were completely amazed by the celebrity support we received. Stars from the movie business, TV, the music business and more have tweeted our video, providing millions of people with the chance to learn about DOMA and its destructive impact on loving couples.

Justices Have Range Of Options On Key Supreme Court Cases

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The waiting is almost over. Sometime in the next week or so, the Supreme Court will announce the outcomes in cases on California's...

DOMA Stays: What Do I Do?

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

I do have a plan. Sort of. As much as we can plan for something that might not happen, Karin and I know that we will sell our house, move to Scotland and come to America as often as we can. So, if DOMA stays, we go. None of this makes me feel good.

Children of Same-Sex Parents Share Their Story With the World

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

Whether you've got a mother and a father, are a single parent, have two moms or two dads, are adopted or are a family of mixed race or are a blended family -- love is the guider to truth and Love makes a family.

Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.

WATCH: One Gay Couple's Quest To Marry In Every State With Legal Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 are expected next week, and so, with marriage equality on the tip of ev...

Federalists of Convenience? How Changing Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage are Affecting Supporters and Opponents

Daniel Cox | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Daniel Cox

In 2006, with public opinion firmly on their side, opponents of same-sex marriage strongly preferred that the issue be decided at the national level and not be left up to the states. What a difference seven years can make.

A Responsibility to Those Who Come After

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

Just as those who came before our daughter Sadie fought to make the world a better place for her, our pledge to Sadie is that we will teach her, through our words and our deeds, that she too has a responsibility to those who come after her.

Our Skewed Political Landscape

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.

Laura Bassett

WATCH: GOP Congressman Says Children Should Learn About Traditional Gender Roles In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) told colleagues on the House floor on Tuesday that young boys and girls should take classes on traditional gender roles in a...

The Out List

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

It was California Proposition 8 that pushed us to make -- perhaps angered us to make -- The Out List in the first place. It airs on HBO, June 27th, the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

We Are Better Than DOMA

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

As a country that counts equality among our basic values, we should never single out one group for harsher treatment. We're better than that.

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

How Marriage Equality Helps Fight HIV

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

When we promote and permit intolerance through bans on same-sex marriage, we enable and encourage feelings of marginalization, depression, and isolation among gay people. As a result, things like substance use, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk taking increase.