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WATCH: Shocking Video Of Mitt Romney Spouting Bigoted Bile Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my last blog post I quoted Mitt Romney making shocking remarks that were highlighted in a Boston Globe story last week. Now video has surfaced of Romney making those bigoted claims about gay parents while pushing his heartless policy against their children.

Are Two Dads Better Than None?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Dhesi

Parents should be judged on their parenting, not on their sexuality. If I were a kid living in care, I'd much rather have two dads who want me, love me and work two and half years to prove to some strangers that they can care for me than a mother and a father whose lives I'm simply a part of.

Regnerus Still Wrong on Same-Sex Parents

John Corvino | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

Christianity Today just published an interview with the "embattled" sociologist Mark Regnerus. Unsurprisingly, the interview perpetuated the right-wing's popular characterization of Regnerus as the victim of political correctness.

LGBT Activists, Let's Take Back 'Pro-Family'

Padraig McCoid | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

When same-sex couples are given the opportunity to raise a family, we see it as a privilege. We are fighting to make the formation of families with all legal protections a right, not a privilege. It's time we reclaim the label "pro-family," because we have the protection of all families in mind.

Get Up, Stand Up: Overcoming Election-Induced 'PTSD'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

In the four years since Prop 8, I have shown all the signs of a sort of election-induced "PTSD." I don't want to hear the rhetoric. I don't want to see the debates. I don't want to follow the polls. I don't even want to watch The Daily Show. It's that bad.

Gay Parents Are 'Sexual Predators' Who 'Exploit' Women's Bodies, Says Right-Wing Blogger

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative pundit has fired off an explosive blog slamming would-be gay parents as "sexual predators." The National Organization for Marriage'...

Gay Parents In Australia Now Eligible For Same Rights As Heterosexual Couples

Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Thanks to a new scheme enacted by the government, gay parents in Australia have been granted the same rights as heterosexual couples and will be fully...

Adoptive Mother Wins Full Custody Over Birth Mom In Landmark Same-Sex Ruling

Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In what is believed to be the state's first such ruling for a same-sex couple, a New York judge has awarded full custody of a child to her adopted mot...

All Celebrities Say Stupid Things, and Other Overgeneralizations

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What is the result of all of broad, sweeping generalities about homosexuality in our public discourse? I believe that all people will be damaged by this kind of talk. The human race, far and wide, will not be able to think in complex ways.

How Rupert Everett's Gay Parenting Stance Killed One Man's Crush

YourTango | Rick Clemons | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices

I feel like my adult wet dream just became a nightmare. Knowing one of my biggest celebrity crushes, Rupert Everett, blatantly slammed his own gay ...

Right-Wing Columnist Calls Gay Activism A 'Religion' While Defending Flawed Parenting Study

Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy is apparently a religion -- at least in the eyes of one right-wing pundit. As Right Wing Wa...

Gay Star Makes Shocking Statement About Gay Parents

Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Gay British actor Rupert Everett is raising eyebrows with recent comments he made about gay parenting. The star of films like "Shakespeare In Love"...

Lesbian Couple Tackle Michigan's Marriage And Adoption Laws

Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A Detroit area-based lesbian couple currently battling Michigan's ban on adoption by unmarried couples will go one step further by entering the local ...

Lesbian Mom Sues Ex-Partner And Pastor For Abducting Daughter

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of...

Meet The Amazing Gay Dads Who Are Raising 12 Kids

Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Though they reside in a state where same-sex couples can't wed or adopt, two Arizona-based gay fathers are making national headlines after successfull...

The New Campaign Against Gay Parenting

Walter Olson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Walter Olson

I concluded a few years ago that the Miller-Jenkins custody-kidnapping case's greatest significance as a social turning point was in revealing the new willingness of many in organized religious conservatism, "even the lawyers among them, to applaud and defend the defiance of court orders."

Child-Free And Happy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I was both intrigued and annoyed by a New York Times piece this morning about the supposed pressure gay men are feeling to have children. The premise starts off well, but the piece seems to assume that having children is the be all and end all for everyone, gay and straight.

Anti-Gay Pundit Defends Plea To Kidnap Children From Gay Parents: 'We Must Obey God's Law'

Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer's bizarre plea for an "underground railroad" that would effectively abduct children from same-sex parents sparked outrage in the blogosp...

Anti-Gay Pundit Calls For 'Underground Railroad' Kidnapping To Save Gay Parents' Kids

Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices

A prominent anti-gay pundit has sparked the ire of many in the blogosphere after calling for an "Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children fro...

Anti-Gay Pundit Slams Gay Parenting 'In The Wake Of Penn State'

Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices

"In the wake of what we've just seen at Penn State...that alone ought to be enough to say, 'Look, we are not going to put children in same-sex househo...

The Regnerus Gay-Parenting Study: More Red Flags

Walter Olson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Walter Olson

But many critics have missed one of Regnerus' most unexpected findings, one that may illuminate his study's shortcomings. Specifically, and feeding into pretty much all the other problems, the study diagnoses children of gay parents as having a huge problem with poverty.

Victory For Gay Dads And Son Turned Away At Swimming Pool

Posted 07.06.2012 | Gay Voices

A Virginia-based fitness club has changed its membership policies after being slapped with a lawsuit by two gay men who were stripped of a family memb...

Gay Couple Sues Health Club Claiming It Won't Recognize Them As A Family

Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Two Virginia-based gay men are suing an area health club after denying their son access to a swimming pool and stripping them of a family membership a...

Gay Parents Face Same Sexual, Relationship Challenges As Their Straight Counterparts: Study

Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Whether it's finding time for sex or ensuring a monogamous relationship, the trials and tribulations of same-sex couples' parenting aren't much differ...

Texas Professors Respond to New Research on Gay Parenting

Debra Umberson | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Debra Umberson

Had Regnerus walked down the hall and knocked on my door, I would have been happy to explain that stress and instability harm children in any family context. Love and support help children to thrive and succeed.