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Marriage Discrimination

One Year Later: Where Were You When DOMA Fell?

John Becker | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One year ago today, in two historic decisions, the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" in Windsor v. United States. In an instant, the world changed forever.

Mayors Take Stand Against Their States' Anti-Gay Policies

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

City leaders from several states with gay marriage bans took a stand for marriage equality Monday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Dallas, when the...

No, Andrew Sullivan, Calling Out Bigotry is Not 'Intolerance'

John Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

In his rush to the barricades, Sullivan both misses the point and harms our cause.

Cardinal Dolan Demeans Gay Relationships As He Says Church Should Be More Welcoming to Gays

John Becker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

With respect, sir, you say that you "love" gays and lesbians, but if trivializing our relationships as mere friendships and opposing our basic rights is how you define the word "love," you can keep it.

Two Days In March (Part 2)

James Stack | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
James Stack

I want the Supreme Court to rule that Ron and I have the constitutional -- that is, fundamental -- right to marriage and to be able to enjoy the same privileges and benefits of marriage that my siblings and friends enjoy.

Liberty, Equality And The End Of Marriage Discrimination

Jacob Combs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

Liberty and equality are not the same, and while the Supreme Court could reach for either legal principle in a ruling declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, the principle that it ends up choosing could matter a great deal.

No Freedom Until We Are Equal

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I hurt each and every day because the man I loved died. But I hurt more knowing that he and I were denied basic human rights that should be guaranteed to couples like us by the state. Marriage is about more than the rings, the dancing and the cake.

Marriage Discrimination 2012: Smells Like Freedom

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

I smell freedom across the I-5 bridge to Washington, and I want it. I deserve it. I am thrilled for my brothers and sisters in our neighboring state, but being able to see equality now just over the river has added insult to injury.

Newt Gingrich, Self-Victimization, and the Politics of Personal Responsibility

John Becker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
John Becker

Newt's ego is so monumental that once he could no longer conceal his affair, he had the temerity to demand in all seriousness that his wife "share" him with his mistress.

Twin Cities Bishop to Priests: Toe the Line on Marriage or Keep Your Mouth Shut

John Becker | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Archbishop John Nienstedt, the same bishop who turned the Catholic Mass and that church's holiest sacrament into a weapon with which to bludgeon LGBT people, does not want dissent within the clerical ranks when it comes to same-sex marriage.