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A Unanimous Decision for Equality

Louise Melling | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Louise Melling

When a business opens its doors to the public it must comply with anti-discrimination laws, even if doing so offends a business owner's religious beli...

'Til There Was Us: Broadway's Best Gay Showmances (PHOTOS)

Kevin Burrows | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Burrows

Last Friday I came across a feature entitled "''Til There Was You': Broadway's Best Showmances," a collection of stories of 18 Broadway couples who fell in love while performing in or working on the same show. Of the couples depicted, not one of them was a same-sex couple. How could this be?

Kerry Has Big News For Same-Sex Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The United States will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbian spouses in the same manner as heterosexu...

DOMA Ruling Expands FMLA Protections

Ellen Bravo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Ellen Bravo

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the justices opened a number of doors -- including extending the protection of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to many same-sex married couples, so they are no longer forced to choose between caring for their spouse and keeping their job.

Caroline Fairchild

DOMA Ruling Brings Much-Needed Financial Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- While many hailed the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on gay rights Wednesday for pushing forward fundamental human rights, same-sex co...

31 Photos That Show The Power Of Love Between Same-Sex Couples

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

June 26, 2013 will henceforth mark a great day in the fight for marriage equality. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down both Propositio...

Visible Family Ties

Jackie Gardina | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Until states began to issue marriage licenses, there were no public records telling us who in our family tree might have identified as gay or lesbian. Instead, we were forced to search for aunts or uncles who never married, or for other signs that suggested we were not alone.

The Real SNAP Challenge

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

The difference between spending a week restricted to a $31.50 food budget and actually living that reality daily is the difference between being on a waterslide and trying to survive onboard a sinking ship.

WATCH: This Is What 54 Years Of Unwavering Love Looks Like

Posted 06.14.2013 | Weddings

This is what 54 years of love looks like. Freedom to Marry released a video Wednesday of New Yorkers William Campbell and John Hilton telling the s...

Sex Survey Offers New Findings About Gay Men And Promiscuity

Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay men are having sex with fewer partners according to a new report. Data from the last two National Surveys of Family Growth indicated that gay ...

The Education Department's Hat Tip To Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Students applying for federal student aid in 2014 will fill out a slightly different form than previous applicants. Rather than being able to report o...

Why I Changed My Mind About Same-Sex Marriage

Anne Almasy | Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

Since that night, I've been on a journey. My beliefs have evolved; my heart has grown; my eyes have opened.

I Was A Bridesmaid In My Ex-Girlfriend's Wedding | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weddings

Ellie looked stunning in her white strapless dress, yellow sash hugging her waist, which was her small rebellion against the traditional wedding gown....

Closets Are for Clothes, Not Brands

Crystal Bennett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Crystal Bennett

Given my personal and professional passion for branding (as owner of a brand design agency), paired with lots of contemplation on gay rights, I have been curious about how the two intersect.

Eleazar David Melendez

DOMA Repeal Is Just The First Step For Gay Couples Seeking Benefits | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Among those fighting for the recognition of gay marriage, the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down the federal Defense of Marriage ...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

How A New Dutch Law Could Benefit Gay Parents

SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG/Worldcrunch | Benjamin Dürr | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM - We all know that families today are no longer only made up of Mom and Dad and the kids. This has led the Netherlands to work on legislatio...

Is Being a Gay Parent Really Normal?

A. Chris Gajilan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
A. Chris Gajilan

During a self-congratulatory mental victory lap after a successfully thrown one-year-old birthday party, my mom busted out with a question that hit the room like an anvil/headache/roadside bomb all wrapped up into one.

History Is Made With Approval Of First Same-Sex Military Burial In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently approved what is believed to be the nation's first same-sex spouse burial at a national cemetery. ...

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Gay Wedding Photography

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 04.18.2013 | Weddings
Kathryn Hamm

Thankfully, there are more photographers than ever who are ready, willing and able to serve them. But is that enough? Not always.

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham Warns Immigration Reform Including Same-Sex Couples Will Fail | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that it's a mistake for the president to push for same-sex couples to be included...

Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Major Plan

BuzzFeed | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday i...

Has It Really Gotten Better For Gay Military Couples?

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sgt. Karen Alexander fought for her country in Iraq, but back home she often feels the U.S. Army is fighting against her. Married to...

Why I'm So Excited About The Gay Weddings At The National Cathedral

Bernadette Coveney Smith | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Bernadette Coveney Smith

The National Cathedral is the second largest cathedral in the country, and it's been dubbed by Congress as the "National House of Prayer." It's a symbol of Christian faith in America. And now it lets the gays marry. If that's not a step toward equality, I don't know what is.

Elise Foley

Two More Republicans Sign On To Gay Rights Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration...