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Marriage Equality

A Win on Marriage for Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama's position on marriage equality changes the policy debate on this issue, probably permanently. Not only is it good to see that the president supports equality for all Americans, but Obama's statement throws down a challenge for future bigots and enshrines marriage equality as the Democratic position.

Marriage Equality Now Another Reason to Oppose Mitt Romney

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Brian J. Siebel

There are panoply of reasons to back the reelection of President Obama and oppose Mitt Romney, but last week provided one of the starkest contrasts be...

The Bible And Marriage Equality

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

How do we decide what to keep and what to ignore when we use Scripture to make moral judgments? Why would we say that it's an "abomination" for a man to lie with a man, but it's OK to wear a wool-blend suit, have a tattoo or eat hybrid fruit?

Shift On Marriage Energizes Immigration Activists

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 07.15.2012 | Latino Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Barack Obama's shift to support gay marriage is energizing young Hispanic voters who have been working side-by-sid...

The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: Striving for the Moral Absolute of Equality

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Let's assume a presidential candidate had come out against interracial marriage. How many of us would be inclined to vote for him or her? Until 1967, supporters of such a ban used pretty much the same theology-based arguments their ideological heirs use today to rail against same-sex marriage.

Obama On Gay Marriage: It 'Doesn't Weaken Families;' It 'Strengthens Families'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to marry, saying that the country has never gone...

The Long Journey To Marriage Equality And Religious Freedom

Rev. J. Manny Santiago | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. J. Manny Santiago

Our nation has to understand that denying marriage rights to same sex couples is not uplifting religious freedom. Religious freedom is secured when every religious group's understanding of marriage is acknowledged and respected.

The Future Belongs to the Flip-Floppers

Tom Huston | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Tom Huston

The flip-flop is a moral impugnment, almost always issued by those whose code of ethics was first set in stone on Mt. Sinai and remains just as static today. The only problem is, human beings are not static or etched in stone.

Gov. Quinn Clarifies His Gay Marriage Stance

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: Just three months after teetering on the issue, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has come out in ...

Divorce Should Be Between a Man and a Woman

James Napoli | Posted 07.14.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

There are some things that were meant to be strictly between a man and a woman. Divorce is one of them.

Carolina Blues, President Obama Sees the Light

El Chanclaso | Posted 07.13.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

I'm sending a furious chanclaso to the 1.3 million voters who voted in favor of banning same-sex marriage in North Carolina.

Divorce: A Necessary Evil or Easy Exit?

Voto Latino | Posted 07.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Divorce has become the norm in our society, but the mental and emotional impact it has on people is rarely discussed; let alone the process of getting psychologists and lawyers involved

Same-Sex & Sanctimony

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz


Zach Carter

Feinstein Defends Obama on Gay Marriage: 'What's Wrong With People Being Happy?' | Zach Carter | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended President Barack Obama on Sunday from Republican charges that he has "flip-flopped" by speakin...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media

This is probably not the conversation Priebus would prefer to have, by the way -- a lengthy discussion of same-sex marriage? There's a contrast, and that's the point: it needs no further elucidation.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, risky trades by JP Morgan caused $2 billion in losses and showed why muscular banking regulation is still so badly needed; Rick Santorum endorsed Romney in an email sent out around midnight with no advance notice to reporters -- just one step short of sending his endorsement directly to spam folders; and, of course, the week's top story was obviously President Obama's "I do" on gay marriage -- a groundbreaking move that aligned him with Dr. King's evocative suggestion that we be the headlights of history, not the taillights. Thank you for your bold leadership, Mr. President. Now, if you can get to know as many unemployed people as you do gay people, perhaps you'll provide equally bold leadership on jobs. Finally, here's wishing moms everywhere a very happy Mother's Day!

Michelangelo Signorile, HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-At-Large, Talks Obama's Gay Marriage Stance On CNN

Posted 05.11.2012 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile sounded off on President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality in a CNN appearance this ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney To Wade Into Marriage Debate In Speech To Christian University | Jon Ward | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney will wade, ever so cautiously, into the debate over gay marriage during a commencement speech on Saturday at a Christian unive...

LGBT Rights Do Not End at Our Borders

Peter Yeo | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter Yeo

Americans can be proud that the U.S. and the U.N. are working side by side to tackle tough issues and build a more secure, peaceful future.

Reframing the Argument on Gay Marriage

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Hamady

In North Carolina this week, we were distracted yet again by the 'marriage' issue from the real matter at hand: equality. Which we can achieve by demanding the legality of civil unions.

Lord of the Flies? In Abundance

Mike Lux | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Romney went from being the big bully in his high school, to being the cavalier dad who made the family dog ride on top of the car even when it was making him sick, to being the "vulture capitalist" at Bain Capital.

I Can't Worry About Gay Marriage; I'm Too Focused on My Own

Graham Milne | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Graham Milne

That, I think, is how one preserves the sacred institution of marriage -- by making our own an example of the best that it can be, not fretting fruitlessly over whether other people can or can't get married to the person they love.

Like Hope, Evolving Is Not a Strategy

Rebecca Sive | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Sive

There's a sentiment in a Dr. King sermon I heard growing up that, at long last, we heard expressed by President Obama this week: "We are all God's children." No exceptions. I'm grateful the president took it to heart, whatever the impetus.

Obama, Gay Marriage Equality And Lag Ba'Omer

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

For gays and lesbians who have fought for marriage equality, Lag Ba'Omer 2012 was an epic day on which a plague ended.

President Obama Rises Above the Amoral Political Paradigm

Byron Williams | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Byron Williams

The president's statement certainly qualifies as his "profile in courage" moment. To take on one of the hot-button social issues less than 24 hours after North Carolina voted in opposition of same-sex marriage was indeed courageous.