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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.

The End of DOMA Means the End of Civil Unions

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

While many want the gay marriage fight to be state by state, we need to remember that there are federal benefits for married couples that elude gay couples who are legally married all because of DOMA. If DOMA is struck down, there is one sure of victim of this victory: Civil Unions.

Living in DOMA's Shadow, Now Waiting Under the Bus for SCOTUS to Seal Our Fate

Judy Rickard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

I spend too much time and money on DOMA, my personal and community enemy since I met my wife in 2005. Because of DOMA, my life has been turned upside down, my pockets turned inside out, my future blurred. DOMA has made me do some things that no American should have to do.

Life After DOMA: The LGBT Military Community Prepares for the Next Fight

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The challenges LGBT people face in America won't simply dematerialize as we achieve each new policy objective. Passing good laws and enacting good policies is hard work, but changing culture is much harder.

Proudly Advocating for Love and Freedom

Rea Carey | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

The LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice movements are so closely aligned in values but too frequently siloed off as unrelated. Reproductive justice and LGBTQ equality are not only rooted in the same principles, but many of our core issues overlap.

Paul Blumenthal

DOMA Breaks Key Financial Disclosure Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If elected to represent New York's 19th House district, Sean Eldridge would be among the wealthiest members of Congress, thanks to husba...