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Mitch Albom Thinks Marriage Equality Undermines Marriage

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lev Raphael

Yes, Mitch, we're better off. The state presented a pathetically juvenile and bigoted case and thanks to the judge's thoughtful and rigorous decision, anti-equality prejudice, bigotry and shoddy research were exposed.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban In Another State | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan's 10-year-old ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in Detroit. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman's rul...

Refusing to Defend Unjust Laws: Prosecutorial Discretion or Prosecutorial Nullification?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Holder decries a law that is not only morally repugnant, as Johnson did, but also almost certainly unconstitutional. Defending such laws, as the Republican attorneys general claim they must do, may be a principled exercise of discretion, but a foolish and irrational one.

Ryan J. Reilly

How Scalia Helped Screw Texas' Case Against Gay Marriage | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Lone Star State's ban on gay marriage on Wednes...

Indiana State House Advances Constitutional Ban On Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The Indiana House of Representatives approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Tuesday in a 57-40 vote. While marriage equality is...

Indiana Lawmakers Weigh Constitutional Gay Marriage Ban

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

By Abdul-Hakim Shabazz INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indiana lawmakers on Monday were considering a proposed state constitutional a...

Federal Judge Weighs Utah Gay Marriage Ban

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge should strike down Utah's same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court a...

Same-Sex Couples In Tennessee File Marriage Recognition Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Four legally married same-sex couples living in Tennessee filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in Nashville’s federal dist...

Groups Target State's 'Backward' Gay Marriage Ban

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- A coalition of businesses and activist groups who launched a push Wednesday to defeat an amendment that would write Indiana's same-sex...

Gay Marriage Ban Blocked At State's Highest Court

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition argui...

ACLU To Challenge Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 09.08.2013 | DC

Two weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced t...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gay Marriage Supporters Want Obama To Join Supreme Court Case | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Former Bush administration Solicitor General Ted Olson, who will argue against California's ban on gay marriage before the Supreme Court next month, s...

Jennifer Bendery

House GOP Ties Federal Gay Marriage Ban To House Rules | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans may have complained loudly during the "fiscal cliff" debate about the need to rein in government spending, but that di...

Proposition 8 Backers Move To Have Case Heard By Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Supporters of California's gay marriage ban, blocked by two federal courts, filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Tuesday urging the justices to ta...

To Resolve Homosexual Marriage Conflict, Ban Marriage Between Homo Sapiens

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

I propose we ban marriage among Homo sapiens -- all members of the human species. This resolves the issue of homosexual marriage once and for all.

North Carolina Matrimony

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


It Was Never Whether, But When President Obama Would Say Yes to Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Opposition to discrimination has always been a morally and politically right position for Obama, and that has included gender and sexual preference, not just racial discrimination. There was no doubt then that it was only a matter of time that Obama would finally say yes to gay marriage.

Obama and Marriage: A Turning Point in Presidential Politics

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony D. Romero

Whatever led Obama to fully evolve, the fact that a sitting president proclaimed that we should be free to marry whomever we love and want to share our live with is a big deal worthy of celebration, but only to a point. The civil rights reality for gay couples remains mixed.

WATCH: Gay Divide In America Explained In Taiwanese Animation

Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

North Carolina passed the amendment one gay marriage ban on Tuesday as expected, and right on cue, Taiwanese animation house NMA released a cartoon ex...

Brad Pitt Joins '8,' Dustin Lance Black's Prop. 8 Play

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

Dustin Lance Black's Prop. 8 play has been slowly picking up stars as it makes its way across the U.S., and the latest announcement is one of its bigg...

Nigeria Moves To Ban, Criminalize Gay Marriage

AP | By YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria -- When a gang of men ambushed Rashidi Williams and a male friend earlier this year, the 25-year-old gay Nigerian was too afraid to rep...

Jennifer Bendery

Pelosi, House Democrats File Brief In Case Challenging DOMA | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats may not be in the majority, but they took action on Thursday to make it clear they don't agree with the decision by Hous...

Jennifer Bendery

House Defends DOMA By Arguing Gay People Are Powerful | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gay people have the political power to sway Congress to combat discrimination against them, so there's no need for a court to overturn t...

Santorum Makes Eyebrow-Raising Pledges About Contraception, Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum recently pledged to "die on that hill" fighting against same-sex marriage, and made a similar vow to rep...