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Spencer Tracy's Awesome Argument for Gay Marriage

John Shore | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
John Shore

This weekend I watched Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, one of the all-time great movies. Released in 1967, it concerns an upper middle-class couple (...

Indiana Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

AP | By CHARLES D. WILSON | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decisio...

Carly Schwartz

Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

When Judy Appel and her partner of 22 years, Alison Bernstein, wanted to have children, the state of California didn’t make it easy. Bernstein ga...

Gay Couples Sue To Overturn Colorado's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Nine gay couples living in Colorado filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court Wednesday seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Th...

This is How Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Will Affect Me

Peter Monn | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Monn

But it sure does feel different when you ask me how I feel about 13 committee members making a decision for my life who have never even met me. It feels a little bit like a jury vote on a murder trial, and I didn't even commit a crime.

WTF: Trump Claims He's 'Evolving' On Gay Marriage... But Then Basically Says He Isn't

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Donald Trump sat down with openly gay MSNBC host Thomas Roberts this past Saturday for an interview about a range of topics including the business tit...

WATCH: Hawaii Lawmaker's Speech Brilliantly Slams Fears Of 'Gay Lifestyle'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

As the battle for gay marriage continues to rage in Hawaii, one lawmaker took to the floor last week to offer an incredible argument in favor of marri...

Our Favorite New Flashmob: BEAUTIFUL Gay Marriage Proposal Will Have You In Tears

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Flashmob marriage proposals are certainly all the rage these days, though we haven't seen one quite like this before. Held at the Frying Pan on Man...

Three Ways Marriage Is a Queer Choice

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The word "queer" has always emphasized rousing choice as opposed to sleepwalking conformity. Those who identify as queer might consider this when staking out an "I don't" posture.

A Wedding: Lovely but Bittersweet

Amelia | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As is the case for many gay couples, equal marriage is merely a pipe dream in the Deep South state where Charles and Drew reside. Alabama is not known for its progressive stance on most issues. But they decided that they were not going to let that stop them.

'I Love You With All My Heart'

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Marriage equality has far-reaching effects, bigger than I ever imagined. The Supreme Court gave parents who love their children and want them to have a good life more reason to accept them and their partners. This decision is not weakening the family structure; it has the ability to strengthen it.

Witnessing History, With Children

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

Even while I'm reassuring my son this is a win, doubt whispers, "Really? This is it? What's the catch?" My marriage rights have been toyed with so many times over the past nine years, it's hard to believe someone won't pop up yelling, "Ha! Just kidding!" and send us back to the ballot box to start the fight again.

Where To Stay To Celebrate SCOTUS Decisions

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel

The Supreme Court of the United States issued an important pair of rulings today, effectively deeming unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, a ...

A RECORD High

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 07.30.2013 | Los Angeles

A strong majority of Californians continues to believe the government does not do enough to regulate access to guns, but the percentage has dropped si...

WATCH: Olympic Basketball Player's Same-Sex Love Story With Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1976, Gail Marquis was playing on the first U.S. women's basketball team to compete in the Olympics. Around that time Audrey Smaltz was knee-deep i...

Portman's Conversion Should Be a Lesson

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

The issue of equal rights for LGBT individuals has vexed politicians for decades. I have my own cloudy history with the issue, which I believed at the time was a principled position based on my faith. But I no longer believe it was right.

Church Stops Performing Straight Marriages Until Same-Sex Ceremonies Legal

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A United Methodist church in Winston-Salem, N.C., has vowed to stop performing weddings until same-sex marriage is made legal. Last week, the Green...

Supporting Marriage Before God And These Witnesses

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

My deepest prayers are that this support for all loving couples will become the law of our land very soon and that everyone, including my conservative Christian brothers and sisters, will joyfully embrace married love and commitment where it is there for all to see.

The Right's New Same-Sex Marriage Messaging: Why They Lost in 2012

David G. Dodge | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

Lila Shapiro

Controversial LGBT Couple Marry To Create Example For LGBT Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The bride wore a sheer, white cotton sheath over a long-sleeved white dress that was once a Victorian nurse's outfit; the groom, a vin...

Know Thine Enemy: The Week's Worst Anti-Gay Moments

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

Faith in Marriage, Faith for Marriage

Christine Organ | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

It is time to stand by our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, friends and coworkers, and say loudly and proudly: "I am a person of faith and I support you. I support your life. I support marriage equality." Won't you join me?

NYC Councilman Candidate Apologizes For Anti-Gay Mailing Against Opponent

Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices

A New York Senate candidate behind a controversial mailing which lamblasted his opponent for having gay friends and hiring gay staffers is apologizing...

You Don't Need A 'Big, Gay Wedding'

Denise Oliveira | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Denise Oliveira

Wednesday night's LGBT Marriage Forum in New York City was an event organized by an alliance of wedding professionals to equip the LGBT community with tangible information about planning not just a wedding but a lasting marriage. Here are a few highlights shared at the event.

Aussies Fume Over Pundit's Claim That Smoking Is Healthier Than Gay Marriage

Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

A conservative Australian pundit has angered international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by making claims that smokin...