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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 Law Got To Do With It? A Straight Married Guy's Perspective On Marriage

Ariel Chesler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Ariel Chesler

For a long time I had no interest in and was opposed to getting married. I believed that we didn't need the state to validate our relationship. I already knew its value and our commitment to each other. And then a funny thing happened: I lost my job and needed health insurance.

4 Things I Learned From Being Sort Of Married

Jennifer Armstrong | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Jennifer Armstrong

We're unequivocally in favor of marriage equality. But this lower "level" of commitment has been worth something in its own right to us -- not just for the health benefits, but for the ways it helped us see exactly what we wanted from our relationship.

60 Florida Counties That Don't Recognize Domestic Partnerships

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

In 2007, Janice Langbehn, her wife Lisa, and their four kids traveled from Washington state to Miami to take a cruise to escape the winter. But before...

Why My Domestic Partnership Just Isn't Enough

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

I've been calling Jenni my partner now for a year and a half. Somewhere around the time we rented our first UHaul truck, I shifted the label from "girlfriend" to "partner."

LGBT Couples Often Face Additional Financial Hurdles

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Jason Alderman

LGBT couples -- and individuals -- often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts.

Katherine Bindley

Gay Or Straight, More Companies Offer Health Benefits To Domestic Partners

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

It was about a year before Vanessa, a 29-year-old Chicagoan who works for a property management firm, first noticed the error: Her employer-sponsored ...

Gay in America: Left Out of Family Leave

Janet Walsh | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Janet Walsh

If the love of your life had major surgery or a serious illness, you would want to be by their side. You'd want to take time off work without losing your job to give them the care they need. But if you're gay, you have no such right under federal law.

Facebook Adds 'Civil Union,' 'Domestic Partnership' To Relationship Status Options

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook has added two new relationship status options users can include in their online profiles: "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership."...

Referendum 71: US Supreme Court Judge Blocks Release Of Names In Gay Rights Ballot Fight

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names of people who sig...

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I think as people continue to see so much of politics as usual in this town -- partisan bickering and big money buying votes -- they are increasingly likely to vote against whatever represents the old politics for them.