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Marriage Equality

What the Supreme Court's Recent Rulings Mean for Gay Weddings

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Bernadette Coveney Smith

Because of the couples traveling to make it legal and spending their wedding dollars outside of their home state, there will be increased pressure on the states where it's not legal to play catch up. After all, they are losing money.

We Have No Civil Rights Without Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Unless and until Americans speak out with the same fervor for voting rights as we do for civil rights, marriage equality and women's rights, we risk the very gains we celebrate today.

What the DOMA Ruling Means for Gay Binational Couples

Erwin de Leon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

After wrestling with the immigration system for 23 years, just like that, I have a clear path to citizenship. My husband can finally petition for a green card for me. I am relieved, grateful, and more optimistic than ever about my family's future in the country we call home.

The End of 'Skim-Milk Marriage'? A Response to the Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Rastrelli

The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.

Kamala Harris To 9th Circuit: Lift The Stay

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave a triumphant press conference Wednesday morning in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to effectiv...

The Real Gay Agenda

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Richberg

DOMA now finds itself in the dustbin of American discriminatory history, and it's a time for celebration. It's also a time for reflection, and a time for focus.

Today's Supreme Court Victories: From Convincing to Significant Movement Forward

John Mattras | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
John Mattras

The fight for equality in 37 other states continues. But we now have clear direction that the Constitution, in addition to the political process and changing attitudes of the general public, are coalescing in favor of marriage equality across the entire country.

Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage and Voting Rights Raise the Stakes for Democratic State Legislators

Michael Sargeant | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The Supreme Court has essentially thrown the ball to state legislatures to take up the future of voting rights and LGBT equality. To move forward we need Democrats to have majorities so they can move the ball in the right direction.

WATCH: Gay Men's Chorus Beautifully Responds To Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In response to the historical decisions offered by the Supreme Court regarding Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8,the Gay Men's Chorus...

Ding, Dong! The Witch Is Dead

Jason Howe | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Howe

What does it feel like to be like everyone else? As I write this, I can hear my daughter Clara squealing from her high chair in the kitchen as Papá -- who can now become a citizen because I can sponsor him -- tells her not to plaster herself with yogurt.

The Supreme Court Gets It Right on Gay Marriage!

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

I've been a firm believer all along that gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states in the next 10 years, and today's decisions by the Supreme Court make me believe that that is more realistic than ever and could even happen sooner.

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

Gay Marriage Could Shrink The Deficit

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

This is obviously not the main issue driving anyone's thinking about marriage equality, but throwing out the Defense of Marriage Act as the Suprem...

Robin Wilkey

We Can Get Married! But When? | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A crowd of hundreds at San Francisco City Hall erupted into cheers on Wednesday morning as the U.S. Supreme Court effectively dismiss...

Marriage Equality and the End of the World

Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson

Some will argue that the Supreme Court did not go far enough. Others will celebrate their action as right and just. Some will predict the end of the world and the destruction of the United States of America for having sold its soul in order to meet the demands of a "gay agenda."

31 Photos That Show The Power Of Love Between Same-Sex Couples

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

June 26, 2013 will henceforth mark a great day in the fight for marriage equality. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down both Propositio...

Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1999, we were only two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by a California state legislator to put on the ballot an initiative to prevent his own son from marrying.

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

Prop 8 Is Unconstitutional -- Now What? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Lawyers are scrambling to figure out when marriages can start. But there are a lot of other questions to answer, too: How do you file your taxes now? What does this mean for immigration? What do employers have to do to comply with the law?

Kristen Bell Proposes To Dax Shepard After DOMA Ruling

Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity

The Supreme Court finally ruled that the federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, which means Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard will finally t...

And the Arc of History Bends Closer to Marriage Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

As an activist committed to the audacious goal of full equality for LGBT Americans, I am celebrating today's rulings as incremental victories toward that not-yet "mission accomplished" goal. We did not get the whole enchilada -- but there is enough guacamole for me.

The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With the overturning of DOMA, it will simply be easier for states to embrace marriage equality and move past intolerance. It now becomes harder to push anti-gay policies, because there is no incentive to do so under federal law. Today is a dark day for the forces of anti-gay bigotry.

Must-See Video in the Face of Supreme Court Rulings

Mia Norton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

The story of the untimely ending to Shane and Tom's love is heartbreaking. It doesn't matter what one's sexual orientation is; love is love, and loss is loss. The urgent underlying message in the story of Shane and Tom is that they had no legal means of legitimizing their relationship.

Visible Family Ties

Jackie Gardina | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Until states began to issue marriage licenses, there were no public records telling us who in our family tree might have identified as gay or lesbian. Instead, we were forced to search for aunts or uncles who never married, or for other signs that suggested we were not alone.

Tomorrow Is Personal

Dustin Lance Black | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Dustin Lance Black

Tomorrow's Supreme Court decision on marriage equality isn't just political. Each of us has a very personal reason that our stomach is filled with butterflies today. Here's mine.