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Marriage Equality

Michael Bloomberg Cuts Ad Supporting Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has cut a new ad for a Human Rights Campaign initiative that is seeking to push the state to pass marriage equal...

Gay Rights Efforts See Progress, Look To Take Next Step Despite 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Setback

The New York Times | John Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Efforts that could lead to a reversal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibits openly gay soldiers from serving in the military may have s...

A Giant Leap Forward for Equality

Mark Leno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Leno

Nearly two years after the passage of Proposition 8 in California, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the divisive measure denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry is unconstitutional.

For Gay Servicemembers, Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

All's fair in love and war... unless you're gay. This summer's culture wars have touched on two ends of our social fabric: marriage equality, and equality in military service.

DADT Win Can't Save Log Cabin Republicans

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Despite their latest legal win -- a well-deserved legal win -- Log Cabin Republicans are still an affront to all equality-seeking groups.

Marriage Name Change: Still a Feminist Issue?

Lori Sokol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lori Sokol

There's a whole new debate about whether taking a spouse's name is, in fact, a feminist issue, when that spouse is, in fact, of the same gender.

Losing Their Appeal: The Real Reason the Right Is Terrified by the Prop 8 Case

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

There is no question that, regardless of the ultimate verdict in the Prop 8 case, the work of equal rights advocates is far from over.

POTUS' part-time principles

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Last week, President Obama stood on principle. At an Iftar dinner at the White House celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the President anno...

Prop 8, Judge Walker And The Biblical View Of Marriage Equality

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

If marriage is good for society, and equality is the ethical basis for marriage, then gender difference is irrelevant. Marriage equality is good for everyone, including Bible believing Christians.

Marriage Equality: Which Video Defines It Best? (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Courage Campaign, a California-based progressive organizing network, is advancing efforts to achieve marriage equality in the Golden State and acr...

Jason Linkins

Supreme 'Double Rainbow': Two Marriage Equality Rulings Head Toward High Court | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We now have two landmark marriage equality cases wending their way forward through the legal process, with the Supreme Court looming as their potential final destination.

Why Everyone Should Be Able to Get Married

Rob Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rob Delaney

In celebration of Proposition 8 being overturned, I've made a magnificent video about why everybody should be able to get married.

Gay Marriage: The Tide is Turning And There's No Going Back

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

All trends regarding public sentiment and views towards the LGBT community indicate that the time when conservatives can use same-sex marriage as a "wedge" issue is coming to an end.

Prop 8: Let's Get Rid of Marriage Instead!

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

For millions of Americans like me -- gay, straight and in the vast hinterlands in between -- the little box of traditional marriage is too constricting for our evolving notions of love and partnership.

The F Word: What Good Is the 14th Amendment?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The 14th amendment has done it again! No wonder right wing radicals want to repeal it.

If Love and Marriage Go Together...

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

So here's the simple truth: marriage, as it is today and as it ever was or will be, isn't simple. It isn't easy either. But it is worth it.

What About Love?: Why Judge Walker's Proposition 8 Ruling Is Theologically Correct

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."

After Historic Prop 8 Ruling, What's Next for the Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Those of us who support the freedom to marry must elevate the truth we saw in this trial: that families are helped, and no one is hurt, when same-sex couples share in marriage.

Christian Fundamentalists: Not the Only Faithful

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Noah Baron

I have been noticing the increasing tendency to equate the term "religious" with "Christian," and "Christian" with "Evangelical Christian." It is important to point out that such such an equation is not only incorrect -- it is dangerous.

Bold Pursuit of Gay Rights Wins in Court

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The LGBT community has always marched towards equality in small, incremental steps. Today, though, bold gestures seem to be winning the struggle.

Marriage Equality: One Step Forward

Kyle Daley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Kyle Daley

Civil rights took a step forward today as Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in favor of same sex couples.

How Will the Supreme Court Rule on Same-Sex Marriage?

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

With our society moving generally in the direction of more tolerance for gays and lesbians, many activists wanted to wait a few more years before bringing a case to the high court. But they may be too pessimistic about the current Supreme Court.

Excuse Me While I Make a Deal With the Homophobes

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

Everyone who wants to be anti-gay and lesbian, you go ahead and do that, but we're taking away everything from your life that is gay or gay-friendly or gay-like or gay-inspired or bisexual.

NOM's Growing Desperation

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

National Organization for Marriage is now throwing every possible smear at gay equality supporters while attempting to paint themselves in a coat of victimhood.

Avoiding NOM's Trap

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

Rather than discussing marriage, NOM's leaders are engaging in a familiar tactic in their anti-gay bus tour by drumming up a false narrative about the "discrimination" facing opponents of marriage equality.