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The Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades!

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

There is no logical or reasonable basis for denying same-sex couples access to secular marriage laws. Opposing the inevitable (marriage equality) is a waste of time, money and energy.

A Flag for a Fallen Soldier, but Not for Her Wife

Karen Morgan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Karen Morgan

I have a flag that I'm technically not allowed to have: the flag that was draped over my wife's coffin at her funeral. It is military custom to present that flag to the spouse of a fallen soldier, but our marriage doesn't exist in the eyes of the government that she served for 17 years.

DOMA Plaintiff Gets Huge NYU Honor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The spectacular Edith Windsor was present at the NYU commencement ceremonies, where she was awarded the Presidential Medal for her courageous work wit...

Immigration Reform Clears First Hurdle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The politics of immigration reform are already messy, and they're just going to get messier. The hurdles are going to get a lot higher, and a lot harder to clear. Whether they can be cleared or not may depend on the final tally the bill gets in the Senate floor vote.

WATCH: New Movie Tackles DOMA's Effect On Both Gay And Straight Couples

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices

The new film "I Do" covers the timely topic of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and its effects on gay and straight couples alike. Directed by G...

For the Gay and Undocumented, Stakes Are High Ahead of Court Ruling (VIDEO)

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jens Erik Gould

Eric Manriquez, a U.S. citizen, has been legally married to Juan Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, for five years in California, yet Rivera can't apply for a green card through marriage as heterosexual spouses can, because the federal government doesn't recognize their union.

Supporting LGBT Workers and Their Families in Times of Need

Jared Make | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jared Make

When illness strikes or a child is born or adopted, workers should not have to worry about losing a job or critical income. The LGBT community must join the call for paid leave laws and ensure that all workers have the support and time to recover from illness and care for their loved ones.

Patience on ENDA Until the Supreme Court Rules

Stampp Corbin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

There are leaders within the LGBT community who are extremely frustrated that Obama has not issued an order eliminating discrimination in employment for our community. Those leaders are extremely shortsighted and do not fully understand the strategy of the Obama administration.

WATCH: Binational Couple's Tearful Goodbye Because of DOMA

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices

"Missing Husband" is a new video featured by The DOMA Project, an ongoing campaign to ensure the reversal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which...

Stitching Together Our Quilt Called Community

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

If community is like a beautiful quilt that binds all of us together, then marriage is one very important set of stitches that connect the fabric of humanity.

Bending Toward Justice: A Reflection On President Obama's Marriage Equality Announcement One Year Later

Jacob Combs | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

On year ago President Obama's ABC News interview marked an inflection point in the marriage equality debate, and though it might yet take some time for the legal reality of equal marriage laws to catch up to the political reality, an undeniable shift has occurred.

Life After Marriage

Heidi Shink | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Heidi Shink

When the time comes that we finally get the marriage equality we've been fighting for, will the fight be over? How does a movement survive the realization of its goals? In other words, is there life after marriage equality? The answer is yes. But the question is no laughing matter.

The Outing Of A Recovering Homophobe

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

I've used the "F" word in the past. It's not something I'm proud to admit. And I wasn't comfortable seeing two guys kiss in public. Funny, seeing two women never affected me the same way. The internal conflict grew stronger as I actually got to meet and know gay and lesbian people.

Peace Of Mind

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Some of you may be wondering why the LGBT community is making such a big deal over marriage equality. Simply put, it's for peace of mind. There are over 1,138 federal rights that married straight couples take for granted. If you are in a same-sex relationship, it's not the same

Equality Crept Into The Wedding

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

My brother-in-law's family of origin is two gay men -- my husband and I -- or at least that's how he portrayed us at his wedding. We were the only people asked to stand and represent him by reading verse before the hundred or so guests. It struck me that change had arrived.

Revelations

George Heymont | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

San Francisco's recent CAAMFest included some fascinating shorts which reveal what happens as age and experience burst the bubble of a young man's happiness and naivete.

How My Husband 'Betrayed' Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.23.2013 | Divorce

Since most gay Americans do not have the right to legally marry a same-sex partner, some enter mixed-orientation marriages, in which one partner is st...

No Taxation With Discrimination: Ending DOMA, And Beyond Equality

John Lewis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Last week, as we were preparing to hit "send" on our income tax returns, we thought that maybe, just maybe, this year will be the last that legally married lesbian and gay couples will have to lie to the federal government about the nature of their relationships and file their taxes as single people.

The Gay Rosa Parks And Me

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

Edie Windsor's refusal to pay a tax from which a straight person would have been exempt seems stirringly similar to Rosa Parks' refusal to get out of a seat in which a white person would have been able to stay. When I'm a very old gay man, I'll be able to look back and say, "It all started with Edie, and I was there."

I Got Gay Married In First Grade

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The wedding went off without a hitch and, over the years, dissolved into a silly and cherished family memory. At that very time, unbeknownst to me, my moms were forking over time, energy and legal fees to make their union and joint custody of me as legal in the eyes of the court as a married couple's.

Lawrence v. Texas: When LGBT Americans Became Recognized as Second Class Citizens

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Wengroff

While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.

Marriage Equality: A Golden Opportunity for the GOP

Christian J. Miele | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Christian J. Miele

Any public policy or law that places a badge of inferiority on certain "less desirable" personal relationships should be struck down. Marriage as a form of expression is a civil, if not an inherent, right.

Blowing Up The Coalition

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

As Edith Windsor's challenge to DOMA was being heard by the Supreme Court, Keli Goff was trying to drive a racial wedge, writing, "Yet again, wealthy white males are driving the agenda, and everyone else is expected to follow, including the media and the president," to what useful end?

LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...

Katherine Graham Must Be Turning Over in Her Grave

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

For many years the Washington Post was a reliably progressive paper responsive to its reader's interests. However the Post today is no longer that paper.