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After Last Week, Let's Celebrate the Constitution

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Our country isn't perfect because we aren't -- but it has the opportunity to get better, as we let the Constitution shape us and take us in new directions.

Why Macklemore's Gay Marriage Anthem Is Surprising The Music World

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Last week, the same day the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 were overturned by the Supreme Court, not only was there a victory for gay couples all ...

Mike Huckabee Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Polygamy, Prostitution

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Speaking on his Fox News show over the weekend, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) attacked the Supreme Court for its recent landmark rulings on g...

The Problem With Assuming Liberal Christians Hate the Bible

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Liberal Christians aren't liberal in spite of the Bible, but because of it. They don't pursue justice for LGBT people because they haven't read Scripture, but precisely because they have.

The Unsung Heroes of the Marriage Equality Movement

Patrick Murphy | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick Murphy

As we bask in these historic decisions, it's worth acknowledging some of the unsung patriots who carried the torch for the freedom to marry. No list is exhaustive, but each of these great Americans helped pave the way for marriage equality to become law.

Jennifer Bendery

House Republican Introduces Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As promised, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) introduced legislation late Friday to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. The b...

After Wedding Bliss, What's Next? The Jokes

Ted Johnson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Ted Johnson

When I got married, less than two weeks before the November 2008 election, more than a few straight male friends said, in a tone of irreverence, "What's wrong with gay marriage? If you want to be as miserable as the rest of us, fine." Nearly five years in, I've succumbed to the same schtick.

Best Athlete Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports

Whether they were sharing their opinions on the wardrobe choices of a certain wire walker or expressing shock at the dismantling of the Boston Celtics...

DOMA and the Rise of the GOP Quack Pack

David Peck | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
David Peck

Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann and even Chris Christie made it official this week: We've had the Rat pack, the Brat Pack, and now, the Quack Pack -- the ...

If You Need to Restore Your Faith in New York City, Attend the Pride Parade

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

The Pride Parade has always served the same purpose as the West Indian or the Puerto Rican parades: to bring the city together to celebrate one of its many, many walks of life.

Of DOMA, Defense, Duplicity, and Diligence

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Let freedom ring! It rang so loudly and clearly on June 26, 2013 at this nation's Supreme Court. It sounded a death knell for blatant oppressors. But ...

Is This What Pride Looks Like?

Ilana Sufrin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Ilana Sufrin

Until allies learn to practice a new, quieter kind of Pride -- the kind where we show our support with our votes, not with our rainbow go-go boots -- we can't pretend that same-sex couples have been fully integrated into America.

Same-Sex Couples Benefited By DOMA Ruling

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Ryan Hagen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Javier Hernandez celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act for the same reason many others did, but he also h...

What About Unmarried Equality?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Bella DePaulo

When I saw the Prop 8 plaintiffs huddled around the cell phone, hearing the President of the United States personally congratulating them on their rol...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Gay Marriage, Black Voters and Roberts's Radicals-in-Robes

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgRon Reagan and Erick Erickson debate judicial matters after the DOMA and VRA decisions. But there's a larger subtext -- is Obama's center-left country and Roberts's hard-right Court moving toward a collision? Then, Obama tries to cool off the planet and the frenzy over Snowden.

Death of DOMA Revives the American Dream for Same-Sex Couples at Home and Abroad

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

One impact of the Court's decision that resounds far beyond our borders, is in the area of immigration.

Antonin Scalia: 'I Thought Grindr Was an App for Coffee Aficionados'

El Guapo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

Antonin Scalia, conservative Supreme Court justice and vehement opponent of gay rights, recently stumbled into what many are categorizing as an "awkward situation" when he found himself -- unknowingly, according to him -- in the middle of Chicago's Pride Parade.

New Yorker Cover Sparks Homophobic Backlash

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Media

To celebrate the death of the Defense of Marriage Act, the New Yorker featured an illustration of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie snuggling on a sofa o...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America took another step on the path leading to a more perfect union -- while demonstrating that it's a journey that proceeds in fits and starts. On Tuesday, a divided Supreme Court took the nation backwards by striking down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act. The very next day, the equally divided high court moved us forward by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. This ruling wasn't a victory just for gay Americans -- just as Tuesday's decision wasn't a defeat just for minority voters. When our nation's policies move us towards our founding ideals, it's a victory for all Americans. Speaking of victories, this week's dramatic filibuster by Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, which blocked an extreme anti-choice bill, demonstrated that the spirit needed to keep making our union more perfect is alive and well -- and also marked the birth of new political star. #StandWithWendy #PinkSneakersRule

Born to See Equality for All LGBTs?

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

Let's celebrate our #DoubleRainbow victories today, tomorrow and all through the summer. This is our Summer of Love. But let's also remember the "T" in "LGBT." The fight for their rights has only begun.

WATCH: Gaga Sings National Anthem At Gay Pride Rally

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Celebrating the Defense of Marriage Act's demise this week, Lady Gaga took to the stage at the Gay Pride Parade's Kick-Off Rally in New York City on F...

Justice Is Justice

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

One of us, a straight African American woman, is a parish minister in New York City. The other is a lesbian white woman who ministers from Minneapolis. Both of us are allies in the larger struggle for justice in a profoundly unjust world. Today, we find ourselves needing to speak with one voice.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

What the Same Sex Marriage Cases Mean for Gay Shame

Shaun Sperling | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Shaun Sperling

The realization of being different and the fear of rejections plague us and follow us in every area of our life -- no matter how hard we fight it. It is a rare occasion that takes some of the shame away. June 26, 2013 was one of those occasions.

My Big Fat Gay Wedding

Allison Hope | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

On the heels of the biggest gain in LGBT history with the striking down of DOMA, I'm proud to be ushered in as one of the many happy married couples to receive the best wedding gift ever: Federal recognition of my recent nuptials. Sure beats a gravy boat.