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Openly Gay Bishop Invited To Give Closing Prayer At White House Easter Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

The White House hosted faith leaders for the fifth annual Easter prayer breakfast on Monday, where President Obama remembered those killed in an attac...

Mike Huckabee Calls Out Obama's 'Christian Convictions' On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) went after President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage Friday, questioning the commander-in-chief's changes ...

Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Hawaii's state legislature Tuesday for passing a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the Aloha State. "I’ve always...

Obama 'So Proud' Of Illinois Lawmakers After Gay Marriage Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Illinois legislators for voting to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama are...

Illinois To Be 15th State To Legalize Gay Marriage

Posted 11.05.2013 | Chicago

Updated story SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage Tuesday, putting the Land of Lincoln on cour...

Obama After Backing Gay Marriage: 'I Feel So Good About That'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama felt a sense of relief after coming out in favor of gay marriage, according to "Double Down," a new book about th...

Joe Biden's Remarkable Comment: Gay Marriage Is 'The Issue of Our Day'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Who would have predicted just five years ago that potential contenders for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination would be knocking each other over -- in Iowa, no less -- trying to prove that they were the first to champion gay marriage?

Obama Administration Invites Bisexual Leaders to the White House

Amy Andre | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

This is a first, not just for the Obama administration, but also for any administration in U.S. history.

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Sally Steenland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

The problem with this oppositional framing is that it isn't true. In reality, marriage equality and religious liberty can support and strengthen each other. And this is true even when people are conflicted about same-sex marriage.

Obama Faces Gay Rights Clash In Big Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and le...

Will America See Its First Gay President In The Next 25 Years?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Following the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, President Obama tweeted: Today's DOMA ruling is a historic...

Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Should Cross State Lines

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal -- President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage were a victory not just for gays and lesbians, but for Ameri...

Obama Reacts To Gay Marriage Decision

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama reacted Wednesday to the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidating Proposition 8 by r...

Obama Reportedly Suggests Putting Off Gay Marriage Controversy In Immigration

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two people familiar with the Senate immigration deliberations say the White House has suggested to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy that it wo...

Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement One Year Later (PHOTO)

Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to publicly endorse marriage equality one year ago on Thursday, when he told ABC News' Robin...

Why Can't Republicans Deal With Gay Marriage?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

The truth, the awful truth, and nothing but the truth. ...

Gay Rights Spotlight Shifts Back To Obama

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) * Activists want executive order on federal contracts * White House prefers push for l...

Gay Men and Marriage? Whose Idea Was That?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Weiss

Gay men as whole have not always been the eager pro-marriage activists that we see marching and signing petitions today. But now the gay marriage door is ajar. We can see it, smell it, taste it, and almost touch it. And we want it. We really want it.

Senate Democrat Gets Fundraising Boost After Backing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) received a fundraising boost Thursday from the group LGBT Democrats of North Carolina following her endorsement of gay marriag...

Obama: Gay Marriage Is 'Consistent With Our Constitution'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama appeared on Spanish-language network Telemundo, where he discussed the current hot-button issue of gay marriage, ...

A Big Debt of Gratitude Is Owed to President Obama on Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What's less well-known is that Obama's final epiphany on gay marriage was not just one man's conversion to a controversial cause. The politics of that conversion was profound; it put the White House stamp on it.

Your Evolution Is Totally Gay

Mark Morford | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Out of the cheap woodwork they come, these swiftly "evolving" politicians, racing as fast as they can to get with the foregone program and support gay marriage ASAP because they see the writing on the Supreme Court wall.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The 10 Democrats Who Aren't Yet There On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case argui...

The Gay Marriage Tipping Point

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Weigant

I think that gay marriage is going to win, in the end -- even if the Supreme Court ducks the issue this year. As civil rights battles go, the country has moved extraordinarily fast to where we find ourselves now: the point of no return.