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Marriage Equality

Is A Church Being Forced to Perform a Gay Wedding?

James Peron | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

I suspect there is a lot of misinformation about the so-called Hitching Post Wedding Chapel case. Here is how fundamentalist anti-gay crusaders at "Al...

Dear Straight Couples: Just Get Married Already

Glenn Garner | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

I will always be grateful for allies, no matter if they're huge celebrities or small town citizens. But making some lavish yet empty promise does nothing but tarnish your word. Do something, otherwise, I hope your marital vows last longer than the ones you made to the LGBTQ community.

Here's A Better Idea For The Gay Man Who Wants To Raise $150,000 For Anti-Gay Bakers

Noah Michelson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

This gay man wants us to co-sign these anti-gay bakers' hate because of some misguided mumbo-jumbo about love and acceptance. I'd like to humbly suggest that we not do that.

Rome's Mayor Defies Law, Makes Incredible Pro-Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Rome's mayor has made a step on the right side of history by publicly defying the country's ban on same-sex marriage. Ignazio Marino ignored the It...

Wyoming Attorney General Says Gay Marriages Can Begin On Tuesday

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

(Adds challenge to Mississippi gay marriage ban) By Dan Whitcomb Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming o...

LOOK: Couple Fighting Gay 'Cancer' With Their... Truck?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices

We certainly expected backlash surrounding the recent string of gay marriage rulings across the nation, but one Idaho couple's reaction seems to be a ...

Obama: 'I Think The Equal Protection Clause Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage' In All States

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama seems to have changed his tune on gay marriage, telling The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin he believes same-sex couples in all 50 ...

Some State Officials Are Still Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

Matt Baume | Posted 10.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

South Carolina and Kansas are both covered by district court rulings that overturned marriage bans.

Mrs. and Mrs. Who?

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sasha Lotrian

I am proud to have taken my wife's name for both romantic and political reasons. Personally, this whole gay marriage thing has been a lovely surprise in every way; marriage is about unity. If you aren't willing to merge your names, are you really ready to merge entire lives?

U.S. To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages In 7 States

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states and extend federal benefits to those couples, the Ju...

Courts, Churches Coming Around on LGBT Rights

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

By letting this decision, and others like it, stand, the Supreme Court seems to be recognizing the amazingly swift turnaround in public attitudes on the issue of same-sex marriage and on gay and lesbian rights, in general.

Women and Electoral Politics: Hillary and the Coming Discussions of Gender

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Hillary's 2016 bid will precipitate all kinds of outbursts by all sides on all kinds of issues. Again, this should be a good thing. But it will also remove taboos from the political process that have so far limited debates about gender and identity in American elections.

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing on Religious Liberties

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Brandan Robertson

As an evangelical Christian and an activist for LGBTQ rights, I am deeply disheartened by the actions we are seeing in Houston. I stand in complete solidarity with the churches and pastors that have been subpoenaed, demanding that these legal actions be reversed.

You Say 'Potato' and I Say 'Prejudice'

Michael LaMasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

As the country continues to change and adapt to include LGBT individuals into state and federal law on issues like marriage and other such privileges, more and more people on the opposing side are finding that their island is getting smaller and smaller.

Stephen Colbert Has A Few Thoughts On The Lastest Marriage Equality Victories

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Last week the United States (well... at least those of us who matter) welcomed a huge series of victories for supporters of same-sex marriage. But the...

Idaho Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and KEITH RIDLER | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gay couples started to marry in one of the most conservative states in the nation Wednesday as more than 100 same-sex couples ga...

Sam Stein

Secrecy, Struggle And Enduring Love: How 3 Gay Couples Made It To Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 11 states by declining to hear challenges to lower court rulings...

Straight Pride... Really?

Shane Jordan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

Is it a double standard that I should be able to post pride images and you can't? No. You don't have to.

'The Talk' Cohost Aisha Tyler on Gay Marriage: Equality Is for All

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.13.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

While the towering six-foot-tall comedian says this is only one of many connections to the LGBT community, she admits it was personal prejudices faced in her interracial relationship that cemented her commitment to marriage equality.

The Fight Beyond Marriage Equality

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Alex Hayden DiLalla

I remember where I was a little over two years ago when my fellow North Carolinians voted to declare me and thousands of other LGBT North Carolinians as second-class citizens.

Recap of the Week's Gay Marriage Victories (and Where We'll Win Next) (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

As of last week, tens of millions more Americans are now living in states with marriage equality, and that number is likely to keep increasing -- possibly within the next day or two.

Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting the panic button can work in November, and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?

Gay Marriage Approved! Society Unravels!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The scary signs are everywhere. (If you know where to look...) ...

LOOK: Queer Wedding Photos From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been a huge week for marriage equality in The United States. Thanks to a number of moves by different courts, including a game-changing decision ...

Friday Talking Points -- Is There Anybody Out There?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You know what might help in this crisis-to-end-all-crises? Having a Surgeon General in office. President Obama nominated someone for the job last November, but his confirmation has been blocked ever since.