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Marriage Equality

Amanda Terkel

Obama, LGBT Groups Struggle Over Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...

All The CEOs Who Are Independent Throw Your Hands Up At Me

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Single CEOs have all the fun, or at least take all the risks, a recent report finds. Chief executives without a partner make riskier business decis...

Brad And Angelina, We Give You Our Blessing!

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Thalia Zepatos

We hereby give you our blessing to go ahead and get married, because every wedding in America is an opportunity for all those who attend to think about how unfair it is for anyone to be denied the happiness, joy, love, support, and legal protections that come with marriage.

Social Justice: Is Marriage Equality A Civil Right?

Yujhan Claros | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Yujhan Claros

I know that the comparison between the struggles of the LGBT community and the struggles of the African-American community in the United States deserve to be seen in a similar light.

Family Values: Not By Bread Alone

Tera W. Hunter | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Tera W. Hunter

As opponents to same-sex marriage make headlines, lost is the fact that the real threat to the institution of marriage isn't gender. It's economics.

Cyndi Lauper Named NYC Gay Pride Marshal

Posted 06.22.2012 | Gay Voices

The 2012 New York City LGBT Pride March will shine brighter than ever this year, with a little help from a legendary pop diva. Heritage of Pride h...

Republican Ignorance and Contraception

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The contraception discussion has become like a forest of small-mindedness, intolerance and anger out from which the far right and, increasingly, the Republican Party in general, cannot find a way.

President Obama And Marriage Equality: Move On Already!

David Kaufman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
David Kaufman

Call me naïve, but I suspect that comprehensive marriage equality will be a legacy of an Obama presidency, though it cannot be a legacy of Obama himself. In the meantime, for this to happen, I don't need President Obama to "evolve"; I need him to get reelected!

Pope Blesses U.S. Bishops' Persecution Of LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The leader of the religion into which I was born has just cloaked anti-gay hatred with the mantle of faith to an unprecedented degree and explicitly endorsed malicious religion-based bigotry in a way I never imagined possible.

Anti-Gay Catholic Group Manipulates Poll In Bid To Stop Equality

James Peron | Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Catholic Voices, an über organization in the United Kingdom that says their agenda is "putting the Church's case in the public square," has a dubious opinion poll that allegedly proves that "70% [are] against redefining marriage." The problem is that the poll is manipulated.

Revolutionary Love

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Eileen Flanagan

Within every spiritual tradition that I'm familiar with, there is a prophetic voice that calls us to love in a bigger, deeper way, a way that fosters compassion and transformation, not apathy.

Mr. President, It's Been 500 Days... Evolve Already!

Joe Sudbay | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

On marriage, the country is changing, but we're still waiting for the president to catch up. After 500 days, the "evolving" talking point is just not plausible.

WATCH: A Sneak Peek At The Season Premiere Of Fran Drescher's 'Happily Divorced'

Posted 03.07.2012 | Gay Voices

Fresh off officiating a same-sex wedding in New York, Fran Drescher is back in our living rooms. The 54-year-old star, who penned a poignant blog ...

Stephanie Hallett

The Time I Almost Married My Girlfriend | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Weddings

The following passage was excerpted from "Almost," an essay by Stephanie Hallett in "Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage,"...

Gay Divorce Bill Passes D.C. Council Vote

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- City council members in the nation's capital have given final approval to a bill to make easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in...

I'm Officiating A Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Today!

Fran Drescher | Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Fran Drescher

I've always been vocal about standing up against social injustices. There's a reason God gave me this voice, right? I look forward to the day when I can "pronounce" same-sex marriage no longer illegal: "You may now kiss that outdated law goodbye!"

When Child Actors Should Retire

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

Perhaps to Kirk Cameron's surprise, marriage as we know it is not at all older than dirt. Marriage based on love is a very new concept. The Bible has nothing to do with the marriage we enjoy today.

Britain's Gay Marriage Plans Attacked By Scottish Cardinal

AP | By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices

LONDON -- The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland has fiercely attacked the British government's plans to allow gay marriage, calling the proposal...

Kirk Cameron Says Homosexuality Is 'Unnatural... Ultimately Destructive'

Posted 03.04.2012 | Gay Voices

'80s sitcom star turned religious activist Kirk Cameron is not a fan of homosexuality and he isn't shy about sharing his feelings on the subject. D...

Something To Celebrate: 15 Of The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Each weekend we bring you a round up of either the worst LGBT moments of the previous week in our "Know Thine Enemy" feature, or, as we're doing today...

Governor Says Gay Marriage Is 'Inevitable' In His State

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Gay marriage in Delaware is inevitable, the state's Governor Jack Markell said on Friday, a day after neighboring Maryland became the eighth state...

Michelangelo Signorile

Rob Reiner On Prop 8: 'We Will Prevail' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.02.2012 | Gay Voices

Actor and director Rob Reiner, one of the founders of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which formed to challenge Proposition 8 in the courts,...

Why I Signed Same-Sex Marriage Into Maryland Law

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Yesterday was a day for Maryland's children. It was a day for human dignity. After years of hard work, we signed a bill into law that protects individual civil marriage rights and religious freedom equally.

Maryland Gay Marriage Legislation Signed Into Law By Governor Martin O'Malley

Posted 03.01.2012 | Gay Voices

By SARAH BREITENBACH Associated Press BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — With Maryland legalizing gay marriage, some conservative opponents and religious le...

Will Black Churches Decide Whether Gay Marriage Passes In Maryland?

AP | SARAH BREITENBACH | Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices

BELTSVILLE, Md. — Maryland's governor signed into law Thursday a bill to legalize gay marriage, although opponents vowed to rally voters to reve...