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First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

'It Feels Different': Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Talk Winning, Wedding and What Comes Next

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

When I call up Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, they're in the car -- as Katami puts it, "We're running around today." It's all remarkably ordinary in a way, a marked change from the whirlwind June for the two men who, along with another couple, successfully brought Proposition 8 to its knees.

One Step Closer to Equality

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Winning the struggle for marriage equality will require time and energy spent on two separate fronts; discriminatory laws must be fought on both the federal and state levels.

Moving Forward Social Causes Through Impact Litigation

Lara Bergthold | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Lara Bergthold

Impact litigation is a suit filed to bring change to the nation when legislatures prove unwilling or unable to act, presenting a chance to change the conversation where ballot measures and bills have hit a wall. It's disruptive, cutting through the noise and the politics and allowing the facts to surface.

Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

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.

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.

What's in a Naim?

Melissa Murray | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Melissa Murray

It is worth remembering that before there was Loving v. Virginia, there was Naim v. Naim and 13 years of activism and action to change hearts and minds.

A One-Two Punch to the Nation's Most Prominent Anti-Gay Laws

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

What is striking about the Windsor opinion is the way the court seems to understand why DOMA is an egregious violation of the constitution's equality guarantee. Words like "demean," "degrade," and "humiliation" do not appear often in Supreme Court opinions in reference to unconstitutional laws.

The Supreme Court Takes With One Hand, Gives With the Other

Nan Aron | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

By simultaneously moving in opposite directions on fundamental principles of civil rights, this Court has torn a hole in our political fabric, and once again left the nation part equal and part unequal.

Brand New Day

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

So much bile has been spewed for so long by those who predicted society's total collapse if gay folk were granted equality under the law -- our simple right to the pursuit of happiness.

Marriage Equality's Giant Leap Forward

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to stop using the term "gay marriage" ever again in my writing. There is no "same-sex" and "opposite-sex" marriage anymore. There is just marriage, period.

Analysis: Supreme Court Rules Prop 8 Proponents Lack Standing, Restores Marriage Equality to California

Jacob Combs | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Some have argued that the Supreme Court's decision should only affect the two couples who filed suit against Prop 8, or the two counties in which the couples reside, because the suit wasn't brought on behalf of California's same-sex couples as a class. This argument has little merit.

WATCH: Major Prop 8 Player Proposes On Steps Of Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Try not to tear up. After the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, Paul Katami proposed to his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, on th...

Today's Supreme Court Victories: From Convincing to Significant Movement Forward

John Mattras | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
John Mattras

The fight for equality in 37 other states continues. But we now have clear direction that the Constitution, in addition to the political process and changing attitudes of the general public, are coalescing in favor of marriage equality across the entire country.

Paul Blumenthal

The Effect Of The Gay Marriage Ruling That No One's Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act will alter a host of ethics and campaign finance laws that apply...

Justices Rule On Gay Marriage Case

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By LISA LEFF, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — A crowd at San Francisco City Hall applauded the news Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court ha...

Jan Diehm

Prop 8 Decision Made By Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Proposition 8 was dismissed on standing by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, and here's how the vote broke down. For information on the DOMA case, ...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional -- Now What? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Lawyers are scrambling to figure out when marriages can start. But there are a lot of other questions to answer, too: How do you file your taxes now? What does this mean for immigration? What do employers have to do to comply with the law?

Proposition 8 Timeline: From Discriminatory Start To Celebrated End

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the backers of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. With the court's ruling, g...

Obama Congratulates Prop 8 Plaintiffs

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama called the plaintiffs and lawyers who brought Proposition 8 to the Supreme Court after the high court ruled on the case Wednesd...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

Proposition 8: Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage Case

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court decided that traditional marriage activists who put the anti-gay marriage measure Proposition 8 on California ballots...