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Jennifer Bendery

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

Oh, the Places We (Might) Go: A Roadmap of Possible Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA and Prop 8

Jacob Combs | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

After the whirlwind that has been the last two days at the Supreme Court, it's hard to point to any outcome as more likely than another. Here's a brief look at the possible outcomes available to the Court in each case.

Katy Hall

The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents | Katy Hall | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban...

Equal Rights For All

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Why don't we make this easy and agree that equal rights belong to all Americans, and then legislate and litigate accordingly? Fair enough?

TOON: Love Is Love

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Love is love. This week love approached the bench as the Supreme Court heard arguments on two pieces of legislation that could lead to a historic ...

WATCH: Louis Virtel's Advice For The Supreme Court Justices

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Following Tuesday and Wednesday's hearings, I'm approaching all nine Supreme Court justices (yep, one at a time) like a bossy, side-ponytail-sporting 5-year-old offering advice, cynicism, support and even some actual ideas. (Hey, Scalia! I saved an extra minute for you!)

The Supreme Court and Marriage Equality

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Justice Roberts has demonstrated that he understands that as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court he has a responsibility not just to his own ideological views, and interpretation of the constitution, but to the institution of the Court as well.

Why a Gay Marriage Backlash Is Unlikely

William D. Blake | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
William D. Blake

Few pundits think that the justices will legalize gay marriage across the board, if for no other reason than the Court's anxiousness over a potential backlash from the public. I believe these fears the justices may hold are misguided.

WATCH: Colbert Talks John Roberts' Gay Cousin

Posted 03.29.2013 | Comedy

Even though the oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act have ended, Stephen Colbert is on pins and needles waiting for a decision. ...

'Motherf*ckin' Injustice'

Posted 05.29.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart dove into the Supreme Court's DOMA hearing on Thursday, picking apart the arguments against striking down the law, most notably those of J...

Is the Age of Bush Over? Jeb Needs to Step Up His Game If He Is Going to Take Back the GOP

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
David Paul

For the first time in decades -- perhaps since his father denounced Ronald Reagan's voodoo economics in the 1980 primaries -- the old Republican playbook has run its course. In the chaos of today's GOP, Jeb Bush can actually write his own script.


Salon | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Marriage equality hangs in the balance while Supreme Court justices deliberate after oral arguments presented in the Defense of Marriage Act hearing e...

Speed vs. Comfort

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


DOMA Undone! Seeing Beyond the Inequality of the "Times that Blind"

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

As predicted here, and elaborated in blog posts for the California Lawyer as well, DOMA is dead, most likely 5-4, though I retain the belief that the ...

Two Days In March (Part 3)

James Stack | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

My 61st birthday was on the Sunday before the two days of oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, which will determine whether or not my life as an American citizen qualifies for equal rights under the law.

Spilled Milk: 5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

The undeniable, sharp and measurable uptick in global warming has come since 2004, in the nine years since marriage between gay people became legal in Massachusetts. Katrina anyone? Sandy? Melting ice caps? Rush Limbaugh's persistent sunburn? Real-world consequences.

Can You Oppose Gay Marriage and Not Be Anti-Gay?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Whatever the outcome of this week's historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage, one thing has become crystal clear: there is no longer, if there ever was, a rational argument to ban it. Are there any grounds for holding that position beyond simple prejudice?

How Do Boomers Feel About Same-Sex Marriage?

Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

Marriage equality has grabbed headlines and Facebook profiles over the past few days as the Supreme Court listened to arguments for and against same-s...

Republicans Draw Criticism Over 'Disappointing' Gay Marriage Stance

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cost to taxpayers for a House Republican decision to fund the legal team supporting the Defense of Marriage Act has climbed from $50...

WATCH: Gay Voices Ed Noah Michelson And Others Tackle DOMA On Current TV's 'Say Anything'

Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Current TV's 'Joy Behar: Say Anything' featured a rousing discussion of the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) hearing on March 27. Gu...

Both/And Thinking On Same-Sex Marriage

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Harvey

Marriage is not liberation. But I don't actually think that liberation is what this week's same-sex marriage euphoria is all about. I think that it's less about marriage and more about what this moment represents in terms of the achievement of public recognition.

DOMA Likely Going Down, With Or Without Strong Precedent

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Paul Hogarth

DOMA clearly violates equal protection, but the Supreme Court could repeal it on more technical grounds, ruling either that House Republicans lack standing to defend it, or that it is an attack on states' rights. But either of these less desirable outcomes would still be a victory for marriage equality.

Don't Back Off When People Quote the Bible Against Marriage Equality

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

I don't see why proponents of marriage equality should cede ground when it comes to persuading people who quote the Bible as if that trumps every argument. Why not meet them on their own turf?

Religious Freedom, Meet Secularism: Your Best Ally

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Krattenmaker

Secularism is not about total godlessness. It is, more precisely, a model of church and state in which government is not under the control of a church authority, and no churches or individuals are having their religious practice and beliefs, or non-belief, dictated by the government.

Excuse Me, Justice Alito, But We've Been Around Since Long Before Cellphones, Thank You

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

One of the most idiotic and offensive statements to come out of the Supreme Court marriage equality arguments -- and there were a few -- was when Justice Alito claimed during the Prop 8 arguments that the Internet and cellphones are older than same-sex marriage.