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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...

Making Flag Day 'Liberty and Justice for All' Day

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Happy Flag Day, everybody. And -- with one eye on the Supreme Court -- let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream!

Jaweed Kaleem

Survey Sheds Light On LGBT Views Of Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't ...

What DOMA's Repeal Means for My Marriage

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

DOMA's repeal won't change everyone's minds. But my wife and I don't need everyone to agree with our marriage. In fact we don't need everyone to view us as equal people (though it would be nice). What we do need -- and deserve -- is equality and protection from our federal government.

Marco Rubio Threatens To Leave Immigration Bill Over Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) made another threat on Thursday to walk away from his own comprehensive immigration reform bill, this time ove...

The Importance of the Supreme Court Cases in Unexpected Places

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

As we enter Pride month, the impact of the Supreme Court hearings on Jason Collins reminds us yet again of the importance of the literally millions of LGBTIQ people who have come out and spoken the truth of their lives to their friends and family and to our nation.

Thanks to David and Jason, From One Binational Same-Sex Couple to Another!

Megan Evans | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Megan Evans

Thanks to you, the injustice and inequality that binational same-sex couples face as a result of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has finally come to light. The DOMA Project's video about their story, "Missing Husband," has gone viral, and people are starting to finally listen.

Supremely Equal Under the Law

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Like a strong majority of Americans, I believe we are all equal under the law -- now I hope the Supreme Court agrees: any day now we will learn the fates of our voting rights and marriage rights.

A Family Like Any Other -- Sort Of

Jason Howe | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

Two toddlers anxious to hop in their parents' bed. Two parents trying not to start the day any earlier than necessary. It's a struggle repeated every day across the country, except that the two parents in question are both men, the babies born via an egg donor and surrogate mother.

Waiting on the Supreme Court, and Obama's Pen, While Democrats Still Cower

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Even in this time when some pundits claim gays have arrived, our supposed friends are still throwing us overboard, subjecting us to ongoing discrimination. Here's hoping that, even if John Roberts isn't among them, five justices of the Supreme Court get that.

Cautiously Optimistic on Gay Marriage

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In both the Proposition 8 case and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, many are hoping for sweeping rulings that put the subject to rest for all time. Personally, I don't think that's what's going to happen.

Dear SCOTUS: It's Time to Destroy DOMA, the Defense of (Heterosexual) Marriage Act

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

DOMA prevents legally married same-sex couples from accessing 1,138 federal rights and benefits associated with marriage. Here are five examples of how the lives of same-sex couples would be improved if the Supreme Court strikes down Section 3 of DOMA.

Out and About: LGBT Legal -- While We Wait, Musings on Marriage

Lisa A. Linsky | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Lisa A. Linsky

When we deprive our fellow citizens of the legal privileges of marriage, we are acting ungenerously, and for no good reason other than to feel entitled, better than a historically disfavored group of people.

The Civil Rights Success of Attorney General Holder

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The path of a trailblazer always holds resistance. To pioneer meaningful change, one must be prepared to defend themself against the inevitable opposing force. One man who has come to know this all too well lately is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Emily Swanson

Poll: Americans Sharply Divided On Looming DOMA Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Americans are sharply divided over whether the Supreme Court should strike down the Defense of Marriage Act when it likely rules on the law later this...

Obama And Department Of Defense Release Statements Commemorating Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The Office of the Press Secretary has released President Obama's proclamation for June to be observed as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT...

Springfield's Lesson for Chief Justice Roberts

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

It is a matter of if and not when the freedom to marry will prevail in Illinois. However, this week Springfield reaffirmed that the country in which we live is a far cry from a place where politicians are "falling over themselves" to stand for same-sex couples' equality.

Stealing Lives (And Getting Away With It)

Brandon Perlberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Brandon Perlberg

More than a year ago, I was forced into exile because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents me from sponsoring my same-sex British partner for a green card, so he had to return to the UK, and I went with him. There are 81 people in Washington who owe me my life back.

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Brady

It is noble of Justice Kennedy to show concern for children being raised by same-sex couples, but what about the voices of the millions of LGBT children across America? All children should grow up knowing that when they become adults, they too can have marriages and families.

Don't End the War on Terror

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Harvey Fierstein

When we excuse homophobia as a matter of opinion instead of treating it as a destructive social illness, we invite fear to explode into violence. How often are the perpetrators of hate crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.