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Spilled Milk: 5 Ways Gay Marriage Is Wrecking America (and Causing Global Warming)

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

The undeniable, sharp and measurable uptick in global warming has come since 2004, in the nine years since marriage between gay people became legal in Massachusetts. Katrina anyone? Sandy? Melting ice caps? Rush Limbaugh's persistent sunburn? Real-world consequences.

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Being A Lesbian Mom When Families Like Mine Still Aren't Recognized

Giuseppina La Delfa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Giuseppina La Delfa

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgNext month Andrea has to have a minor operation. But to the government and the hospital's administration I'm nobody in relation to my son. That's how it is: We're family and yet not family, and we stagger back and forth from joy to anxiety.

Catching Up With the Times

Shelley Whelpton | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Shelley Whelpton

I am a Canadian woman who has been married to an American woman for sixteen years. My two sons have been raised in a world where having two moms is totally normal -- and wonderful.

Gay Dads Talk About Raising Their Son And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Yesterday and today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments that address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

14-Year-Old Talks Having Two Moms And Why Marriage Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Today, March 26, and tomorrow, March 27, the Supreme Court will address the question of whether all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love. The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question, and they are speaking out.

A Letter to My Baby Girl

Emily Hecht-McGowan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Emily Hecht-McGowan

We didn't marry for "rights" or "benefits." We married for the same reasons that most people do -- both gay and straight. Because we loved each other, we wanted to stand up in front of our friends and family and make a lifelong commitment to one another and we aspired to build a family together.

What SCOTUS Can Learn From Our Sleepless Nights

Jon Summers | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jon Summers

People didn't ask us if we, as two men, were prepared to raise a child, and they didn't warn us about the importance of making sure our son has female influences (he does). They simply congratulated us and warned us to "kiss sleep goodbye." It's time for our laws to catch up with our culture.

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Devon And Emily's Unique Family

Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

AAP Endorses Gay Marriage. So Why Am I So Annoyed?

Parenting.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

By Erik Botsford I want to be happy about yesterday's news that the American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed its support of gay marriage, I rea...

Adult Daughter Of Gay Dads Speaks Out On Why Marriage Equality Matters

Kate Perino | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

On March 26 and 27 the Supreme Court will address a common question: Should all Americans have the freedom to marry the person they love? The children being raised by LGBT parents are in an excellent position to answer that question -- and they are speaking out.

LOOK: Perez Hilton Formally Introduces His First Son

Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Weeks after announcing he'd become a first-time dad, Perez Hilton is formally introducing his son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III. The celebrity blo...

Gay Adoption Possibility In Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's government is supporting an effort to overturn a ban on gay adoption in the U.S. island territory. Puerto Rico...

Meet My Husband, He's Our Child's "Mom"

Edward Yaeger | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Edward Yaeger

If you're able to extract the female gender aspect associated with the idea of "mom" or "mother," however entrenched you perceive it to be, then you're still left with an extremely powerful notion of a parental figure.

Splish-Splash My DNA: Artificial Insemination

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

It is at the core of me and my generally sardonic outlook that the first moment of my creation happened by way of a stranger masturbating into a cup, and the second involved my mother and a glorified turkey baster.

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Urges Supreme Court Justice To Embrace Gay Marriage

Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The 12-year-old adopted son of two gay dads urged Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to strike down Prop 8 and embrace gay marriage in a poignant lett...

Lesbian Moms Threaten To Overshadow Turkish PM's Dutch Visit

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey t...

The Moment I Knew My Son Was Really Mine

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

Written By Betsy Fife Archer For Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers When my son was born, the midwives remarked in awe how much he loo...

Gay Voices' Family Friday: How One Gay Couple Created Their Beautifully Unique Family

Posted 03.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As part of our Family Friday series, every week we spotlight one family, share the story of their love and send lots of love and support to them from ...

Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling Will Wait For SCOTUS, Judge Rules

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT -- A judge said Thursday that a lesbian couple seeking to jointly adopt children made a "compelling" case that Michigan's gay marriage ban vio...

A Day in a Queer Life in Spain: 'Dad, Kids at School Are Saying You're Gay'

Antonio Vila-Coro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Antonio Vila-Coro

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgIt happened one day in the car, when I was driving home with my eldest daughter. The word "gay" had come up in a conversation, and it must have made some sort of connection in her head. She's 8 years old, and I have tried to explain the concept of homophobia to her -- with little success.

Why This Lesbian Couple's Adoption Case Could Be A Gay Marriage Milestone

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

DETROIT — A lesbian couple's desire to adopt each other's children has grown into a potentially groundbreaking challenge to Michigan's ban on sa...

Voices Of Children

Steve Majors | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

In connection with the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases, Family Equality Council and our coalition partners have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court that reflects the voices of children with LGBT parents, because these children are in a unique position to speak to two questions.

An Unexpected Benefit For Gay Parents?

YourTango | Michelle Toglia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex couples can get nearly $13K for second-parent adoption, but are still denied other benefits. While legally wed same-sex couples are still ...

WATCH: Waymon Hudson Takes On The 'Gays Are A Threat To Children' Argument

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

The latest episode of Critical Thinking Hosted by Waymon Hudson focuses on the anti-gay myth that has been blocking LGBT equality progress for decades: the vicious and debunked "Save Our Children" argument that gays are somehow dangerous to children.

WATCH: Texas Woman Has Jaw Wired Shut After Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based lesbian claims she was beaten unconscious after coming to the defense of bullied child at a playground. WFAA reports that 27-year-ol...