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Supreme Court Hearings Show Power of Women's Leadership

Donna P. Hall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Donna P. Hall

From Fox to CNN to NPR to "The Colbert Report," media coverage of the hearings highlighted the incisive questioning of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan

LISTEN: Lee Swislow, Executive Director Of GLAD, Talks Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases And More

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard two days of historic arguments over marriage equality, I talked with Lee Swislow, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), which coordinated the amicus briefs and the party briefs in United States v. Windsor.

Why All Marriage Should Be Declared Unconstitutional and What It Should Be Replaced With

Mark Olmsted | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A celebration of the love of two people should always be permitted and will always be desired. No one is suggesting the suppression of that aspect of marriage. But legal recognition by the state should be exclusively under a different set of "Plus One" laws.

The 3 Women Who Make Me Feel Good About Old Age

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Who are your elder heroes? Who inspires you on the next stage of our life journey?

It Gets Better, But It Also Gets Old

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I've been attending gay pride parades and AIDS walks since I was 4 years old. I'm amazed and moved and joyful that what once felt like my personal soap box is now everybody's soap box, but there's a little bitter part of me that CANNOT BELIEVE gay rights is even still an issue.

We Haven't 'Already Won' On Gay Marriage -- Just Ask These Two Moms Fighting To Keep Their Family Together (VIDEO)

Brynn Gelbard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Gelbard

Lesbian and gay binational couples remain shut out of green cards and fiancé(e) visas. As a result, LGBT families are still torn apart, forced into exile or left fighting to remain together in this country. None of them feel that we have already won, and to say that is an insult to their struggle.

Supreme Court Justices Pose Two Strange Questions in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The Supreme Court in hearing argument in the same-sex marriage cases posed two questions that I doubt were ever asked before.

GLAAD Taps Bill Clinton For Huge Honor

Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Bill Clinton will be honored with the inaugural "Advocate for Change" Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. GLAAD officials pointed to t...

The Gay Marriage Case

Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

There is no evidence -- none -- that gay or lesbian marriage will hurt children, harm heterosexual marriages, accelerate the dissolution of the family, or otherwise imperil moral prerogatives or religious liberties.

Mark Sanford: No Gays on the Appalachian Trail

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Keegan

Sanford's own experience, you would think, would make him a natural ally of anyone whose unconventional love story has been the object of public scrutiny. Yet, when it comes to gays and lesbians, the former governor's allegiance lies with the Republican right wing.

50 Wedding Songs For 50 States With Marriage Equality (Here's Hoping!)

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

For those who are planning their weddings (and those who are simply romantics looking forward to their big days), I've pulled together 50 songs (some of my personal favorites), from Céline Dion to Luther Vandross, for each of what I hope will soon be the 50 states with legal gay marriage.

Want to Know How Kids With Gay Parents Feel About Marriage Equality? Ask Them.

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

Callie, a 25 year-old woman with two mothers, for example, recalled growing up with the awareness that "we [didn't] have the same rights as other people. [Paying] thousands of dollars just so I could go in and sign this paper in the event that my mom gets hurt, I could visit her in the hospital."

Millbrook v. U.S.: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil liberties, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Millbrook v. United States is a glimmer of hope in a sea of gloom.

Bryan & David's 'Big Day'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 04.01.2013 | TV

"The New Normal" is staging an hourlong season finale on Tuesday, April 2 (9 p.m. ET on NBC), which sees Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bar...

'With Liberty and Justice for All': Gays Are People Too, Entitled to All the Rights, Privileges and Obligations Enjoyed by Straight People

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Sanford Jay Rosen

How dare we who are heterosexual presume to control and limit LGBT people's lives? How dare we suffer the conceit that being gay is mutable and can or should be changed by therapy?

Gay Flight? Suze Orman May Leave Florida Over Marriage Equality

Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

If the Supreme Court decides to leave marriage equality up to the states to decide, will gay couples be concentrated in a few select states while the ...

WATCH: Gay Dad's Heartbreaking Letter To SCOTUS On DOMA

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A gay father's poignant open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court is making the blogosphere rounds. Jack Montgomery, who has adopted three children fr...

When Morality Left the Gay Marriage Debate

David Fontana | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Fontana

The language that the Court used to talk about gay marriage this past week lacked the polarizing moral denunciations of homosexuality of the past. And the language the Court uses to debate national issues matters.

'I Am Who I Am Because Of My Moms'

Abby Bergman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Teen
Abby Bergman

I remember waking up the morning after Prop 8 passed wondering how this is possible and questioning why people didn't know better. How is it that a 17-year-old can see what some adults cannot seem to? That love makes a family.

America's Definition Of Family Has Changed

Joseph Ward III | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph Ward III

What's being unveiled is the totality of the American family. Our families are not just straight -- we are gay, we are lesbian, we are transgender -- and each must be respected and treated equally under the law.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the GOP Change on Gays and Guns? Not This Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIts "Autopsy" notwithstanding, Reagan & Frum discuss a possible Grand New Party" on gay rights or guns post-Sup Ct and Newtown. Can it escape Evangelical and NRA stridency? Then: North Korea & North Dakota are both bluffing like crazy.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Supreme Court heard two cases on gay marriage bans -- and the long arc of the moral universe seemed to bend a bit more towards justice, as a majority of the court seemed to question the bans' constitutionality. This would put them in the good company of the majority of Americans: in a recent poll, 58 percent said they now support the freedom of gay couples to marry, a figure that skyrockets to 81 percent for those under 30, regardless of party affiliation. Change is even coming to DC, as a number of Democratic senators switched positions on the issue, and Republican Lisa Murkowski said her views are "evolving" -- which is, literally, what life is all about. We're not there yet, but as our nation continues our evolution toward a more perfect union, the circle of our concern grows ever wider.

What's Behind Criticisms of Those Red Equal Signs in Your Facebook Feed?

Derrick Clifton | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Derrick Clifton

When people openly express their discomfort about the red HRC logo heavily populating their Facebook and Twitter news feeds, they're doing more than simply raging against the Gay Inc. machine.

Equal Is as Equal Does

Will Durst | Posted 05.29.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Casual bigotry is dying off. Literally. Old people and their parents with a life radius of 30 miles. Oh sure, there will always be prejudice, stupidity and fear but society is rapidly realizing that "gay" is just another adjective; like blonde or buff.

Jennifer Bendery

Justin Amash Backs DOMA Repeal, Will 'Take A Look' At Support Respect For Marriage Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Friday that he supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, though he wouldn't commit t...