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This Same-Sex Love Story Is One For The Ages

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Edith Windsor -- the Defense of Marriage Act plaintiff -- has had a big year. In June 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in her favor, declaring DOMA u...

Judge Sets Hearing For Texas Same-Sex Marriage Case

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge has agreed to hear a case filed by two same-sex couples in Texas seekin...

Edie Windsor: The Gay Community Is My 'Person Of The Year'

Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been quite a year for Edie Windsor, and now, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) plantiff is capping off her many accomplishments by coming in thi...

Why Conservatives Should Learn to Love Gay Marriage

Scott Titshaw | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

By refusing marriage to same-sex couples, social conservatives are undermining traditional marriage more than lesbian brides and gay grooms ever could.

What's It Like To Be Queer, In Love -- And Living In Mississippi?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.09.2013 | Gay Voices

With Mississippi expected to become one of the last states to legalize gay marriage, the realities of what it means to be a queer person living in the...

We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For: Reflections by LGBTQ Friends, Community Leaders and Allies

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

This post is about sharing the voices of some amazing LGBTQ community leaders, allies, and friends -- and they are thankful for a lot. I hope this assemblage of thanks is as awe-inspiring to you as it is to me.

Court Could Hear State's Challenge On Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov 22 (Reuters) - One of the first trials to challenge a state ban on gay marriage since the U.S. S...

Landmark DOMA Ruling Reveals A Pleasant Surprise

The Huffington Post | Lydia OConnor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Investors from the LGBT community are more optimistic than others about the economy and their personal finances, a report by financial services firm U...

8 Things LGBT People Couldn't Do In 1985 -- And 7 Things They Still Can't Do

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

GOP-Led States Accuse Pentagon Of Using Military As Gay Marriage Pawn

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Defense chief says action furthers prejudice in military * Officials say Pentagon demand violates state constitutions ...

Moving Beyond Marriage Equality

Erwin de Leon | Posted 12.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The Williams Institute estimates that about 7,000 gay couples are both non-citizens, and that approximately 267,000 undocumented immigrants identify as LGBT. These individuals do not benefit from the Supreme Court's June ruling, but they will benefit from comprehensive immigration reform.

A Gay Shotgun Wedding

J.J. Stranko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J.J. Stranko

I never thought I'd be planning a shotgun wedding. Nobody's pregnant; in fact, we're two guys, so we couldn't if we tried. The problem is that after all this waiting and witnessing the triumphant march toward equality, we only have three days in late October to legally marry.

Love Is Love

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Denham

The best reason to attend a wedding is the celebration of the union of the bride and groom... or the groom and groom... or the bride and bride. By and large, people believe that gay weddings are basically the same as straight weddings.

Being Gay in Tel Aviv, the Manhattan of the Middle East

Justine Borer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justine Borer

Tel Aviv is vaunted as a bastion of liberalism, and that liberalism ostensibly extends to acceptance of gay people. The anecdotal evidence I have collected in my conversations with Israeli friends has given me the impression that, in the aggregate, "macho" Israeli guys tend to be more accepting of gay men than are "macho" American guys.

Lila Shapiro

State Denying Same-Sex Couple's Name Change Could Be Just 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Gay Voices

When Danielle McCollum and Shakira Tucker decided to get married in Boston this summer, the women had low expectations of how their home state of Geor...

Supreme Justice: How to Address Judicial Activism in our Courts

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The place for activism is in politics, in the streets, and on the Internet, but not in the courts. That brings us to the question of how to mitigate judicial activism.

Gay Marriage Is 'Contrary To Natural Created Order Of God Almighty,' Pundit Claims

Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Over three months have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8, but that hasn't stopped a promi...

John Celock

Some States Requiring Some Married Couples To Be Treated As Singles

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

While the Internal Revenue Service plans to allow same-sex married couples to file joint federal tax returns, not every state will be following suit. ...

Anti-Gay Argle-Bargle

Ian Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

For far too long, the dual discrimination of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" dishonored the service and sacrifice of gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces. But that's all in the past now, right? Not if some governors have their way.

My Son Didn't Live to See Gay Marriage Legalized, But He'd Be Dancing in the Streets

Sheila K. Collins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sheila K. Collins

Change towards what I believe to be inevitable is happening quickly now. But things have not moved swiftly enough for this mother who, in the mid-1990s, wanted for her gay son what he wanted for himself -- that it be okay that the love of his life was a man, and that he be allowed to marry and raise children.

A "Crisis" Engineered to Subvert Good Order and Discipline

Tom Carpenter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Because I recognize the important Constitutional role chaplains play, not only in the lives of service members and their families, but also as key members of a commander's special staff, I oppose the latest proposed "solution."

State's Gay Marriage Battle Is Far From Finished

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

-- A judge's ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie's adminis...

Still No Movement on Gun Regulation

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is not likely that there will be any meaningful changes to gun laws in the near future, but in the longer term, the prospects look good. The struggle will not be easy, as almost no progressive struggles are, but the curve is already in the right direction.

Post-DOMA 'Meet the Feds' Round 2: Social Security

Judy Rickard | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Is Karin a U.S. resident since our domestic partnership in 2007? Since our marriage in 2011? Since she received her green card this past July? The woman who took our case told us that since we were the first such case in our region, a precedent-setting determination has to be made.

Gay Man's Removal From Jury May Result In Landmark Decision

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

A legal battle between two rival pharmaceutical companies may consequentially resolve another, bigger debate: whether gays and lesbians may be exclude...