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Ted Olson and David Boies Talk Virginia Gay Marriage Win and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I was invited to join a media conference call immediately following the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' favorable ruling in Virginia's Bostic v. Schaefer marriage-equality case.

WATCH: Skateboarding Legend Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk spoke out in support of same-sex marriage this week, becoming the latest celebrity to join the Human Rights Campaign's ...

Kashink Uses Hairy Four-Eyed Men to Examine Gender Assumptions

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The international Street Art scene boasts a small percentage of women artists and KASHINK may perplex even that statistic with her mustache. It's the ...

Ryan J. Reilly

What The Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling Means For North Carolina, South Carolina And West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court based in Virginia became the second federal appeals court in the nation to strike down a state’s gay marriage ban, increasin...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia In Virginia Gay Marriage Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court based in Virginia cited the words of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when it struck down the state's ban on ...

State Attorneys General Defy Public Support for Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-28-afervid2014728small.jpgAs marriage equality continues to spread from one state in another, a small group of powerful government lawyers is doing everything they can to hold it back. In just the last week attorneys general in at least three states have taken steps to fight gay and lesbian citizens.

Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

Greg White | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in ...

Judge Mulls Overturning Colorado Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and rejec...

A Nicer Way of Saying No

Sam Greenfield | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
Sam Greenfield

Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now, Dungy is saying that he would pass over Michael Sam because of his sexuality.

Love Wins: The Shifting Landscape on LGBT Issues in the Evangelical Church

Rod Snyder | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Rod Snyder

Today I identify as a gay evangelical Christian, and I have a unique understanding and perspective from both sides of an issue that has become the cultural flashpoint of our generation.

GOP Rep. Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

GOP Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announced his support of gay marriage Monday in a statement to the Washington Post. While Jolly said he personally beli...

Eyewitness to History: From the 'Amen Corner' in the East Room

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Equal protection isn't equal protection unless it protects all Americans equally. And we cannot allow the First Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion to be perverted in an effort to undermine the equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth.

The Power of Learned Optimism

Marina Gomberg | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My wife, Elenor, and I are among the plaintiffs in one of Utah's two marriage equality lawsuits ping-ponging its way up the judicial system. Our case is seeking the State's recognition of the roughly 1,300 couples who married this last winter.

'Do You Think The Child Loves The Parents Any Less Because They Are Same-Sex Parents?'

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

(Repeats story issued earlier with no changes to text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - With legal battl...

Dear Oklahoma

Dillon Peña | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Peña

I am elated that the Federal Courts are forcefully dragging you kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I know leadership in your state might, or might not, agree with this ruling, and the truth is, at one point my grandma's didn't either. But they came around.

Reflections on the Presbyterian Church General Assembly and How Gracious Debate Can Lead to Action

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

If one of America's historic mainline churches can respectfully and prayerfully debate important issues like marriage, justice or geopolitical conflicts -- and reach a conclusion graciously -- might this be a turning point in our national debates? I have hope that this is so.

After 11 Years, My Partner Still Has My Number

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Ledcat still has my number, so she is fully aware that I would turn this simple tale of a symbol of love into an activist cry for justice and fairness.

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

22 Years Later: Thank You, Colorado!

Conor Gaughan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

In the fall of 1993, my eighth grade English teacher assigned our first research paper. I wrote about a Colorado's Amendment 2, which prevented any town, county or the state from passing laws that would make discrimination against gays illegal.

Marriage Equality, But What About Divorce?

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I was with my wife for nearly 10 years before we were married the first time, we had two kids, and I never considered a prenuptial agreement, because I thought it would be forever.

Supreme Court Protects Pennsylvania Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-14-ScreenShot20140714at5.03.12PMsmall.pngA judge in Colorado has delivered what may be the strongest victory yet for marriage equality, while Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has rejected a challenge to the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania.

From a Child of a Gay Dad: Who Cares If Gays and Lesbians Make Better Parents?

Travis Knoll | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Travis Knoll

Last week a new study reported that children raised by same-sex couples fare even better than those raised in normal biological families. Despite these positive conclusions, the study hurts the gay community by shifting the debate from one of inalienable rights to one of rights based on equal or superior performance.

New York Young Republican Laments U.S. Is Turning Into 'Gaymeria'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A blogger for the New York Young Republican club issued an epic rant on Friday warning that the marriage equality movement threatens to turn the count...

Republican Governors Soften Rhetoric On Gay Marriage

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, ...

Big Win For Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - A federal circuit court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex wed...