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Marilyn Rosen Talks Marriage, Pink Martini and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with my new wife, Marilyn Rosen, a symphony booking agent, about our recent marriage, which took place at Scullers Jazz Club before an intimate gathering of 80 friends and family members.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

All Eyes Turn to the U.S. Supreme Court

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss seven petitions from five different states urging it to decide on the constitutionality of state laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage on a nationwide basis. No one knows if it will decide whether to take any of the cases at this time or defer its decision until a future conference this fall.

Drop in Support for Gay Marriage Is No Cause for Alarm (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-09-29-ScreenShot20140929at10small.jpgA new survey from Pew shows that support for marriage equality has dropped five percentage points since the start of the year, but there's no need for gay and lesbian couples to panic -- at least not yet.

You're Invited To This Gay Couple's Countryside Wedding -- And It's Beautiful

Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Get the tissues ready! In this adorable video documenting the wedding of gay couple Matthew and Tom, the viewer is transported to the idyllic count...

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Catholic Parish Divided Over Priest's Decision To Ban Married Gay Couple From Receiving Communion

The Associated Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay co...

Senator Jim Ferlo Helps Break Down Those Closet Doors

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

What started out as a routine press conference today for one state senator turned into something a bit more personal.

Gay California Woman Denied Driver's License In Texas

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A California woman who recently moved to Texas says she was denied a driver’s license because her new state would not recognize the last name she to...

Honey Boo Boo's Beloved 'Uncle Poodle' Shares BIG News On Twitter, Facebook

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

It's official: Lee Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo's beloved "Uncle Poodle," is engaged! Thompson popped the question to his b...

Louisiana Judge: State's Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates...

A Surprise Dip In Support For Gay Marriage Nationwide

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Support for gay marriage among Americans has dipped slightly below 50 percent, the Pew Research Center found in a survey release...

Could Support For Gay Marriage Be Leveling Off Nationwide?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Could national support for same-sex marriage be leveling off after years of being on the upswing? The Associated Press is reporting that a newly-re...

Stunning Day in Court for Marriage Equality

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

Never before has the legal case for nationwide marriage equality seemed stronger than at the recent Federal Court of Appeal's argument in the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage cases.

One Week Left Before Supreme Court's Marriage Meeting

Matt Baume | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Next Monday, September 29, the US Supreme Court will meet in closed session to decide whether to take a marriage case. They're expected to reveal their decision the following week, on October 6, but there's no way to predict what the court will announce

'We've Always Been Married In Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

When Vivian Boyack And Alice "Nonie" Dubes got married this month after 72 years together, it completely melted our hearts. Now, in a new Des Moine...

What Gay Life Is Really Like In Scotland

Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: A Response to Our Critics

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Unfortunately, the arguments leveled against us by our critics had little to do with our mission. Instead, we faced mischaracterizations that bore only a passing resemblance to our statement of belief, and even faced some misguided attacks on our personal standing as evangelical Christians.

Hand-In-Hand: Marriage Equality and Gender Equality

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We do have a long way to go, even if SCOTUS takes up the issue this fall. But our society is clearly moving in the direction of marriage equality for all. More than ever before, couples of all stripes are demanding equality, freedom and recognition in their marriages, and are refusing to abide by laws that lag behind.

Supreme Court Picks a Date for First Marriage Meeting of New Term (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-09-15-ScreenShot20140915at12small.jpgMark your calendar for Sept. 29: That's when the U.S. Supreme Court will meet in a closed session to decide which -- if any -- marriage cases it will consider in its upcoming term.

Marriage Equality, a Road to Freedom

James Peron | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Taking away the power to forbid same-sex marriage frees people from lots of government interference. In reality, what so many assume is perfectly backwards. Marriage reduces state interference in a person's life; it does not increase it.

Justice for George and Victory for Fred in Arizona

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The news just broke in this AP story: "A judge has handed a victory to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benef...

The Same-Sex Marriage 'Debate' Is Based Upon Ignorance and Inaccurate Information

Mark Baer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

It seems as though Judge Feldman allowed his own prejudices get in the way of his duties as a judicial officer. He showed his ignorance by making such comparisons and referring to homosexuality as a 'lifestyle choice.'

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Marry and the "Angry Itch" Takes Over Social Media

Steven Petrow | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

Court victories aside, the newlyweds' detractors provided a focused snapshot that the road to marriage equality is not without its speed bumps -- and its opponents not without their loud voices.

LOOK: Iowa Lesbian Couple Weds After 72 Years Together

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Proving it's never too late for a white wedding, Vivian Boyack and Alice "Nonie" Dubes were married Sept. 6 after 72 years together. As The Quad C...