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GOP Gov. Tells National Guard To Halt Gay Benefits

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples, her ...

Supreme Court Judge Brought 'Shame On America' By Officiating Gay Wedding, Group Claims

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history last week when she became the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice to officiate a same-sex wedding, just two months after...

How Can Southern Baptist Military Chaplains Continue to Serve 'God and Country'?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

No longer can most Southern Baptist military chaplains continue to serve with integrity as military officers because their endorser, the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, has placed them in an unethical position.

Gay Rights Vs. Religious Rights?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those pursued by gay rights advoc...

These Military Chaplains Will Be Fired If They Support Marriage Equality

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The agency that commissions Southern Baptist military chaplains says no Baptist chaplain will be allowed to perform, attend or support ...

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

Texas National Guard Stalls Gay Benefits

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive ...

A False Choice: Religious Liberty or Marriage Equality

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

Religious liberty and equality are fundamental constitutional values that are both worthy of respect and protection from the law. The peaceful coexistence of religious liberty and sexual minorities' equality is not an elusive pipe dream.

Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Beginning with the 2013 tax return, all couples legally married as of January 1, 2014 must file as either married filing jointly or married filing separately and are subject to all federal income tax laws governing marriage including, exemptions, credit and deduction limits, and income tax rates.

Sam Stein

Treasury Announces Same-Sex Married Couples Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless Of State

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday that when it comes to taxes, it will recognize same-sex couples' marriages even i...

Yes to All of Those Things

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

In 2008, we marched for marriage equality. Now, here I was five years later, putting my finger on the moment Prop 8 ended, and dancing to ding-dong-DOMA's-dead.

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay Veterans' Spouses Still Can't Get Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gay spouses of military veterans are not able to obtain the benefits given to straight couples even despite the Supreme Court's ruling o...

Post-DOMA Decision Thoughts for Our Green Card-seeking Community

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

We got thrown under the bus by the Senate in its early process. The House hasn't even moved a bill to discussion. There's lots of work to do in immigration reform. We got our piece of the pie. But remember, it's sweeter to win together.

FLASHBACK: Colbert's Best DOMA Jokes

Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy

The downfall of the Defense Of Marriage Act provided more than enough fodder for "The Colbert Report" this summer. Watch the compilation video abo...

A Psalm For Robbie

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion

Roberta Kaplan has become one of America's most famous lawyers thanks to her role as counsel for Edie Windsor in the Supreme Court case that overturne...

How Some Conservative Churches Are Reacting To DOMA Rulings

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 10.24.2013 | Gay Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows onl...

Married With Benefits in Montgomery County PA: Same-Sex Marriage As Real As It Gets

Janet Mason | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples last month when a lesbian couple contacted the County through their lawyer and said they would like to get married.

Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks On The Road & LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Since Paula is a regular panelist on the hit NPR news quiz show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, I talked to her about our LGBT issues, including the U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage decisions, Russia's anti-gay laws and how this may impact the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and more.

County Official Sees State's Gay Marriage Law As 'Suspect'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A county clerk defended his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a legal brief Monday that calls Pennsylvania's marriage la...

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

New Jersey Judge Presents Pointed Questions in Tangled Marriage Equality Case's Oral Arguments

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Judge Jacobson told the assistant attorney general that the recent decisions of several federal agencies not to consider couples in civil unions eligible for federal benefits pointed to the fact that those couples are not being treated equally, but she expressed concern about moving too quickly on the issue.

What 'Equality' Really Means After Windsor

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

In some ways Windsor simply reversed the problem, trading in skim milk for half and half. No longer are state-sanctioned same-sex marriages invalid under federal law. Now, federally sanctioned same-sex marriages are invalid under some state laws!

Pentagon Now Out Front on Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexander Nicholson

The swift expansion of equal marriage recognition and benefits to all Americans -- especially to all who serve -- was the right thing for our country to do, and the Pentagon is now firmly out front in embracing this change.

Pentagon Taking Step Forward On Gay Rights

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses of military members will be eligible for the same health care, housing and other benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex spous...

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Marvels At The Speed Of Gay Rights

Posted 08.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Attorney Roberta Kaplan enjoyed the victory of a lifetime when the Supreme Court sided with her client Edith Windsor and ruled the Defense of Marriage...