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Old-Fashioned Republican Endorses Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-14-AFERalansimpson2014414small.pngIt's not exactly news when a Republican endorses marriage equality, since it happens all the time. But this is a big deal: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a fixture of Wyoming politics for decades, is now appearing in an ad for Freedom to Marry.

Judge: Ohio Authorities Must Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states. Judge Timothy...

Federal Judge Set To Issue Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

BY AMANDA LEE MYERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay m...

When Is Tolerance Intolerable?

James Peron | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Some of the most irrational arguments I've run across in the debate on marriage equality are 1) the claim that equality supporters are being intolerant, and 2) what is happening is just a 'difference of opinion.'

The Fight Over Gay Marriage Isn't Just About Marriage

Cary Franklin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Cary Franklin

The focus in the recent wave of same-sex marriage decisions has not been on the marriage part of marriage equality, but on the equality part.

Pharrell Comes Out For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Pharrell Williams joined Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show this week to talk the success of his new album, his affinity for women and his support for s...

The 'Sore Winners' Fallacy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Those who call gay people intolerant for defending ourselves are twisting the concept beyond recognition. Civility is a virtue; but tolerance does not require us to treat a relentless assault against our rights as citizens like a disagreement at the dinner table.

City Makes Pro-Gay Move Marking 'Diversity And Openness' Ahead Of Massive Event

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Annabella Nielsen COPENHAGEN, April 10 (Reuters) - The city of Copenhagen will perform wedding ceremonies for both homosexual and h...

Mothers and Sons and a Father and Me

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Last week I went to see Terrence McNally's beautifully realized portrait of the "new normal" American family in his touching play Mothers and Sons. By the way, I went with my mother. And as I sat in my seat before the lights dimmed, my thoughts took me back over 30 years, to 1983.

'A New Chapter For Gay Couples' In Italy

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

ROME, April 10 (Reuters) - An Italian court has ordered a town to recognise the marriage of a gay couple who were wed in the United States, a move t...

How Would Lyndon B. Johnson Feel About Marriage Equality? His Daughters Weigh In

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices

President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, sat down with Katie Couric this week to discuss their views ...

Former GOP Senator Stars In New Ad Promoting Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) stars in a new ad making the conservative case for the legalization of same-sex marriage, as a federal appeals court...

Utah Will Try to Save Its Anti-Gay Marriage Ban This Thursday (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-07-ScreenShot20140407at5.56.33PMsmall.pngProponents of the ban are likely to trot out the same discredited arguments that have failed in other cases; those claims range from "preserving tradition" to "protecting children," and lately courts haven't found them very persuasive.

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

John Becker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

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

Is This The Sweetest Gay Marriage Proposal Yet?

Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Well this is a lovely way to start our Monday! In this adorable video that's been making the rounds on the Internet, one gay man turns the tables a...

Meet The Pair Who's Become The Unlikely Face Of Utah's Gay Marriage Fight

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yard signs began popping up throughout his...

Virginia Gay Marriage Fight Echoes Past Battle Over Interracial Marriage

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law...

The Von B Proposal

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Jeff not only sees me for the man I am but the man he knows I will become. That kind of inspiration is something I am still not accustomed to but something I am very grateful for.

Federal Judge To End Ohio Ban On Recognizing Gay Marriages

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of...

LOOK: 'Who's The Boss' Star Marries Longtime Boyfriend On The Beach

Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

"Who's The Boss" star Danny Pintauro and his longtime boyfriend, Wil Tabares, have tied the knot. Pintauro, 38, described the April 3 nuptials, wh...

Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

According to Sullivan, the gay mafia has struck again, destroying a man and bringing him down because he would not conform to its thinking.

Making History: Celebrating 5 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

As we look back, we'll be able to say that we had a part to play in this history. We'll be able to say that it started here, in the Heartland -- it started here in Iowa.

Meet The Winners Of The ACLU's Big Gay (Il)Legal Wedding Contest

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union's primary work is litigation, but this month it's moonlighting as a wedding planner as part of it...

In Colorado, the Freedom to Marry Matters to Latino Families

Alvina Vasquez | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Alvina Vasquez

Day by day, the list of Coloradans who support the freedom to marry has grown more and more diverse. The issue of marriage equality has fast become one that is bringing Latino communities and families together.

#Married!

Chaim Levin | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Chaim Levin

My celebration looks very different and comes with a lot of questions. The bottom line though is that I'm celebrating one way or the other, and I'm lucky that I have something so amazing that I once never dreamed I would have, someone to call home, someone who's mine and vice versa.