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I Don't Want To Get Married

Robin Schwartz | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robin Schwartz

I have decided I don't need a contract to declare or define my relationship. I understand and respect that others see it as more than that, but right now I am not interested. But I deserve the right to make that choice for myself and not have someone else make it for me.

Good News For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

In a dramatic shift, Maryland voters overwhelmingly would vote to uphold a law allowing same-sex marriage, according to a survey released Thursday by ...

Whiplash And Backlash

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

There has been much talk about a potential backlash against President Barack Obama for his endorsement of gay marriage. But we also can't discount the possibility of what I call "whiplash" -- which is the president's support causing many people to fundamentally rethink this issue.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Campaign Courts Voters On Gay Rights | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will not ignore Republican voters as it conducts a national outreach effort targeting the lesbian, gay, b...

Poll: Blacks Shifting Quickly On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.23.2012 | Black Voices

The expected backlash among blacks to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage has yet to materialize. And a new Washington Post-ABC surve...

WATCH: Colin Powell Shows Support For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell became the latest public official to back gay marriage on Wednesday. "I have no problem with it," he said on...

Obama 'Revolves,' Romney 'Devolves': Now the Rest of the Campaign Begins!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This is an important election and the American people will give voice to their vision of the future. Marriage equality will be but a sidebar, a small part of the panoply of issues that will foretell how American's want their nation to look in the next 50 years.

Obama And Gay Marriage: A Lesson For All Progressives And The Obama Campaign

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We were told by the Democratic strategists and the campaign pollsters, the Democratic establishment, that coming out for marriage equality would be harmful to the president. But the opposite has happened.

Homophobic North Carolina Pastor: 'Forty Years Ago [Gays] Would've Hung...From A White Oak Tree'

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Footage of a homophobic sermon given by the North Carolina pastor who called for gays and lesbians to put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed ...

Evangelicals and the Wrong Side of History

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 07.20.2012 | Religion
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

As pundits and politicians have courted conservative evangelical leaders, they have forgotten that evangelicals tend to be on the wrong side of history.

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Won't Apologize

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Mississippi state lawmaker who cited a Bible passage on Facebook calling for gay men to be "put to death" has taken to the social networking site ...

The First Gay President?

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

President Obama helped move marriage equality forward, and his courageous statement will go down in history. "It is important for me to go ahead and a...

How Obama's Announcement Changes The Gay Marriage Debate

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage has emboldened activists and politicians on both sides of the issue, setting...

Teacher Writes Being Gay Just Like Being A Murderer On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Jack Conkling, a Prairie Hills Middle School social studies teacher and Buhler High School assistant women's basketball coach in Buhler, Kan., is unde...

For Gays, It's Still The Economy, Stupid

R. Clarke Cooper | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
R. Clarke Cooper

The ancient Romans mastered the art of appeasing a restless populace through spectacle. With the president's announcement regarding marriage, Americans are seeing panem et circenses, "bread and circuses," in action, when what we really need are jobs.

It Is Now Symbolically Necessary To Reelect Obama

Justin Huang | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

A terrified gay teenager in middle America has just been told by the president that he or she has just as much a right to love and marry. And that teenager doesn't care about your intellectual meanderings of politicking. All that teenager knows is that it just got better.

Black Ministers Come Out On Obama's Stance On Marriage

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African-American Christian ministers to support same-sex marriage and engage the black community in a nationwide discussion. The answer arrived in President Obama.

The Black Church's Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

Black people have a large gay community, many of whom are less and less willing to hide and deny who they are. Their confidence is challenging the black community to embrace and acknowledge what has largely been swept under the rug.

How To Have Your Big Gay Moment

Mark Morford | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Should we count Obama's sort of stunning, sort of overdue, sort of obvious, sort of shockingly open-throated support of gay marriage as one of those turning points, a truly pivotal moment in culture, in politics, in the way we view ourselves? Damned right we should.

No, President Obama Is Not 'The First Gay President'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Even if you accept Toni Morrison's premise that Bill Clinton was "the first black president," which of course Andrew Sullivan is working off of in his essay in Newsweek, it just falls flat when applied to Obama and gays.

Obama And The Two Types Of Marriage

Melissa Rogers | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Melissa Rogers

Americans must decide whether they support or oppose recognition of same-sex marriage in our civil laws, but they also must determine how religious objectors will be treated where same-sex marriages are recognized.

It's Time to Take the "Gay" Out of Marriage

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In 2012 America, are we really still debating whether any segment of our population deserves civil rights and equality?

Finally, Mr. President

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
The Harvard Crimson

Despite occasional setbacks like what occurred in North Carolina on Tuesday, it is clear that the direction of cultural shift is toward marriage equality in America.

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Newsweek's Editor-In-Chief Discusses 'First Gay President' Cover | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.18.2012 | Media

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post spoke with Newsweek editor-in-chief Tina Brown about the magazine's latest cover image, which features President Bar...

Glass Houses

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Bristol Palin's child lives in a single-parent home, and she is about to exploit him for her own financial gain. Nevertheless, she is telling me that I cannot legalize my 16-year relationship with my partner because kids are better off with two parents.