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Ginsburg Reveals What May Prompt SCOTUS To Step In Sooner On Gay Marriage

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to t...

Is This Ben & Jerry's Most Pro-Gay Gesture Yet?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Ben & Jerry's is making a bold new stand in defense of same-sex marriage. The Vermont-based ice cream giant has signed an Employers' Amicus Brief ...

Then Utah Happened

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

When 2013 became the year of Marriage Equality I started to get excited. I started to feel I would finally be able to marry the man of my dreams. I even started to think about how I would propose and after many ideas finally landed on one. Then Utah happened.

Gay Couple Files Groundbreaking Suit Against Kentucky's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In wake of the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) demise exactly one month ago, a gay couple in Kentucky has become the first to file a federal lawsuit ...

Gay Marriage Will Never Be Recognized Despite SCOTUS Rulings, Pundit Vows

Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Matt Barber joins the chorus of right-wing voices who have condemned the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8...

Remembering What It Means to Be Gay

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

While it is important to support my own communities when they are discriminated against, it is important for all of us to address oppression itself. Violence and sexism in our culture are not just issues for women, and the experiences of racism are not just issues for people of color.

Thanks, SCOTUS, But We're Already Married

Lisa Nuyens | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Lisa Nuyens

I "married" Chrissy Heyne on March 28, 2012, after almost three years together. We have two amazing children, Jonas and Ruby, who keep us busy, happy, and challenged. You may wonder why I put the word "married" in quotation marks.

Gay Marriage Advocates Prepping For Next Battle

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Even as they celebrate a momentous legal victory, supporters of gay marriage already are anticipating a return trip to the Supreme Court i...

WATCH: Gay Men's Chorus Beautifully Responds To Supreme Court Rulings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

In response to the historical decisions offered by the Supreme Court regarding Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8,the Gay Men's Chorus...

Celebrating Marriage Equality

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

If you had told me when I first got married in 2004 that I would be sitting here now, with our sleeping 4-year-old in the other room, awaiting a decision from the Supreme Court on marriage equality, I wouldn't have possibly believed you.

Proposition 8 Timeline: From Discriminatory Start To Celebrated End

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the backers of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban. With the court's ruling, g...

I Do Gay Marriage

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Nobody ever can or should be mandated to perform a religious act -- including officiating at a wedding. Want proof? Ask most Rabbis about doing an interfaith marriage. So, these conservatives who have planned to defy SCOTUS on DOMA are within their theological right (and rites) to refuse. However, there are thousands and thousands of clergy who feel that our religious rights (and rites) have been inhibited by DOMA and laws that limit the legal implications of the marriages we have performed between same sex couples. Today is a clear victory for religious freedom as it maintains the rights of clergy who say 'I Don't' to gay marriage, but liberates those of us who say 'I do.'

Gay Marriage Rulings Loom For Supreme Court

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - America's top court was expected to deliver rulings on Wednesday in two high-profile cases with ...

Lawmakers Should 'Ignore' SCOTUS Ruling If DOMA, Prop 8 Are Overturned, Says Pundit

Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates continue to wait with bated breath for the U.S. Supreme Court to release final rulings ...

California Couples Hope For Gay Marriage Return: 'Everything Feels Like A Placeholder'

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a ...

What Will The Supreme Court Do On Gay Marriage?

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A version of this story originally appeared in USA Today. By RICHARD WOLF USA Today via Religion News Service WASHINGTON — Houston lawyer Mit...

Dear SCOTUS: It's Time to Destroy DOMA, the Defense of (Heterosexual) Marriage Act

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

DOMA prevents legally married same-sex couples from accessing 1,138 federal rights and benefits associated with marriage. Here are five examples of how the lives of same-sex couples would be improved if the Supreme Court strikes down Section 3 of DOMA.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Gay Marriage Map Shifts Ahead Of SCOTUS Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing...

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...

Tickets For Supreme Court Gay Marriage Going For How Much?!

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The most expensive ticket to "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway: $477. The face value of a great seat for this year's Super Bowl: $1,...

What If SCOTUS Says 'No' To Same-Sex Marriage?

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 03.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Zelinsky

If the court rules for marriage equality this March, it will be a victory for advocates. But if the court rules against marriage equality, activists can take comfort in the fact that the result may contain silver linings for the LGBTQ cause.

Supreme Court Could Send Gays, Racial Minorities In Opposite Directions

Bloomberg | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The legal fortunes of gays and racial minorities may move in opposite directions when the U.S. Supreme Court's term reaches its climax in late June. ...

Harvard Prof Tapped To Argue Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | College

By Terry Baynes Dec 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appointed a Harvard Law School professor on Tuesday to argue whether the co...

Lila Shapiro

Gay Marriage: Advocates Ramp Up Strategies After Supreme Court Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices

On Friday afternoon, the board members of Equality Delaware gathered for their regular monthly meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming year. Then 16...

Lila Shapiro

EXCLUSIVE: Edie Windsor Responds To Supreme Court Agreeing To Hear Her DOMA Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Edith "Edie" Windsor, who is 83 years old, spent Friday afternoon in a conference room at her lawyers' offices in Manhattan waiting to hear whether or...