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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...

The Defeat of DOMA Can Help Us Rethink Other Family Policies Too

Kimberly Dark | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Kimberly Dark

If we broaden our discussions about how American family policies support children, we will find ourselves in dialogue about family leave, sick leave and vacation time. We'll examine the adequacy of minimum wage. We'll have realistic discussions about public welfare programs.

WATCH: DOMA Lawyer Roberta Kaplan On Her Post-Victory Jewish Celebration

Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

Many are calling attorney Roberta Kaplan a gay hero after she represented Edith Windsor in the trial that led the Supreme Court to rule the Defense of...

DOMA: Alive and Well in Ohio

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Gov. Kasich, you say that you do not support amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage or civil unions, but you are fine with the people of Ohio approving an amendment that wrote intolerance, ignorance and hate into the state constitution.

Still Fighting For The Right To Marry...In Church

The Sacramento Bee | Anita Creamer | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The congregation cheered. When Barbara Brecher and Terry Allen married in June 2008, during the brief window that year when same-sex marriage was leg...

A Wedding: Lovely but Bittersweet

Amelia | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As is the case for many gay couples, equal marriage is merely a pipe dream in the Deep South state where Charles and Drew reside. Alabama is not known for its progressive stance on most issues. But they decided that they were not going to let that stop them.

The Downside of Marriage Equality

Joanne Sprague | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Since the Supreme Court's historic rulings against DOMA and Proposition 8, I've heard lots of enthusiastic friends say, "So what's next now that we've achieved gay rights?" LGBT people know that marriage equality is just the tip of the iceberg. Most straight people like me don't.

Will This Divorce Make History?

Posted 08.07.2013 | Divorce

As gay couples in Minnesota counted down the days until August 1 so they could tie the knot, one couple was looking forward to the legalization of sam...

National Marriage Equality Day 2013

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Kirsten Palladino

Today is National Marriage Equality Day. We created the day on Aug. 7, 2012, as a response to Mike Huckabee's Chick-fil-A Day, in which thousands showed up in the name of homophobia AKA marriage inequality -- or as they spun it, "free speech." Much has changed in 365 days.

Volunteer, Find Love, Support a Good Cause

Frank Mastronuzzi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Mastronuzzi

Recently, our company, OneGoodLove, the only online dating site for relationship-minded LGBT singles, partnered with three other LGBT companies -- Wolfe Video, Lesbian.com, and Sweet.com -- to raise money for Freedom to Marry's latest campaign.

Chris Christie's Gay Marriage Position Is Pure Nonsense

Slate | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration filed a brief last week defending the state’s 2006 Civil Union Act, which grants gay couples all t...

The Glass Wall That Divides Us

Judy Rickard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Judy Rickard

I think we live with a more insidious glass wall today -- one that divides our people and keeps our country from being ok. This glass affects men and children as well as women. Unlike yesterday's clear ceiling, it's vertical, blocking interaction while allowing a view.

Raven-Symone Comes Out Via Twitter

Posted 08.03.2013 | Celebrity

Raven-Symonè appears to have put long-held rumors about her sexual orientation to rest when she tweeted that she can "finally get married" and thanke...

Millennials Are Key to Making America Stronger

Neera Tanden | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Neera Tanden

Our country's future demands that we embrace our next generation of leaders -- the often-underestimated Millennials -- who are the largest, most diverse, and most progressive generation the country has ever seen.

'No Longer Can Employers Hide Behind DOMA'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

The historic Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act showed its colors Monday when a federal judge ruled that a lesbian widow is enti...

Why Are Gay Parents Still Struggling For Acceptance, Post-DOMA?

Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

By Samantha Escobar for YourTango.com Last month, we reached two big milestones in the gay rights movement: the overturning of DOMA and Prop 8. Wh...

Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses in a Post-DOMA World

Scott Titshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Without DOMA, the federal validity of same-sex marriages will depend on state law, but it is not always clear which state law applies after married couples cross state lines: What happens when a couple is married in Massachusetts but lives in Georgia?

My Government Recognizes My Marriage and Welcomes My Wife! Karin Got Her Green Card!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Now she can be with me legally and safely in the U.S. She can travel on her own or with me and return safely through the U.S. residents' line at border-crossing customs desks. Our future is ours to plan; travel taken and time spent doing it are not at the whim of the U.S. government anymore.