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Gay Marriage Arguments Are Flooding Federal Courts

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, part of a slew of cases putting pressure ...

Obama Backed Marriage Equality 2 Years Ago -- So How Do Gay Men Feel About Him Now?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

To mark the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's declared support of same-sex marriage, popular gay social media app Jack'd has released a...

Jordan Schultz

Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

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...

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

The Real Cost Of Banning Gay Marriage

YourTango | Amanda Chatel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Corporate America joins the fight to overturn the law that bans same-sex marriage. Every day that passes, we seem to be one step closer to acceptin...

Bill Clinton and DOMA: The Indelible Stain on a Presidency

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's certainly a great thing for an ex-president to weigh in with a reversal and give his opinion to the Supreme Court. And I commend Clinton for his evolution. But that doesn't remove this damaging act from Clinton's legacy.

The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

Doug Kendall | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Kendall

For us, marriage equality cases aren't a matter of politics or ideology; they are a fight for the true meaning of one of America's most sacred constitutional rights.

Obama Urges Illinois State Lawmakers To Approve Gay Marriage

Posted 12.30.2012 | Chicago

Ahead of a vote that could come early next month, President Barack Obama is pushing for lawmakers in his home state of Illinois to legalize gay marria...

President Obama Must Evolve Again On Marriage Equality

John Becker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Obama must publicly acknowledge before the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law applies to all couples who wish to marry, regardless of the state in which they live or whether their spouse is named Michael or Michelle.

Lila Shapiro

Controversial LGBT Couple Marry To Create Example For LGBT Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The bride wore a sheer, white cotton sheath over a long-sleeved white dress that was once a Victorian nurse's outfit; the groom, a vin...

10 Reasons Why Marriage Equality Won This Year

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

This year, marriage equality won four unprecedented victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. For years, organizations like the so-called National Organization for Marriage have bragged that equality always loses at the ballot box.

Let's Celebrate... Then Let's Make History Again

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

If my own service as an Army officer taught me anything, it's this: you don't win the next battle by talking about the last one. You win it by digging deeper, pushing harder and sacrificing more, or else you don't win it at all.

There's No Going Back!

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

What a difference four years make! In the progress of social justice movements, it's rare to see change happen this quickly, but the tide of LGBT civil rights has turned. Tuesday's election is historic for everyone who supports our country's principles of freedom and justice.

On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

President Obama's Marriage Miracle

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Not once in 32 previous campaigns were the efforts of marriage equality advocates sufficient. It took presidential leadership -- bravery, guts and plain human decency -- to add the final soupçon of sufficiency to allow us to run the table in a tidal wave of liberation this week.

Vote Equality

Lynette Mae | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

The gains made for equality are fragile, and we've seen what can happen when we allow those who stand against us to frame the message. The stakes for those of you with marriage equality on the ballot are high, and the implications for the rest of the country are huge.

Our First Election Out Of The Closet

Guy Branum | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Guy Branum

We're used to hiding: hiding externally to protect ourselves from the hostility of others, and hiding in our own heads from reminders of a world that rejects us. But times have changed. President Obama has come out in support of us. We have to come out in support of ourselves, too.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

The Great Gay Election Of 2012

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

If all the many millions of LGBT Americans vote this year, 2012 will be the year that we liberated ourselves from oppression while also liberating America in many ways. With one vote, one year, we will pull together to protect all political minorities and the very ideals of our nation.

Obama, Marriage Equality, And Prop 8: Then And Now

Chana Wilson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

Four years later, we are still married in California, along with the 18,000 same-sex couples who squeaked in before Prop 8 passed, but we are still seen as single by the feds, thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But hallelujah: Change is afoot!

Will Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Keep Some Blacks Home On Election Day?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In this 2012 presidential election Obama's biggest support base will have dropped precipitously. And it will be because of both the Democratic Party's and Obama's pronouncement on marriage equality.

History Moves in One Direction: Forward

Joel Simkhai | Posted 09.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Joel Simkhai

We must inform ourselves about who's running to represent us in our states and in our congressional districts -- and how they plan to vote on our rights once they take office. We must fight off disillusionment and apathy.

Conservative TV Ad: Obama Forcing Gay Marriage On The Country

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The socially conservative super PAC Campaign for American Values is running an ad campaign in the Charlotte media market this week ...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Man Responds To Critics After Marriage Proposal Video Goes Viral

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.22.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A week after popping the marriage question to his girlfriend at a White House LGBT reception, a transgender man has released a video res...