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Supreme Court Passes On Case Of Photographer Who Snubbed A Gay Wedding

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment cer...

Sorry, But You Just Can't Put Restrictions On Love

Haley Pereyo | Posted 04.03.2014 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

It is 2014. We have Twitter, Google Glass, Nutella, freedom of speech and the list could go on and on. The thing is there is something big on that list that we are missing, that's marriage equality.

Yes, Virginia, We Deserve the Right to Marry

Gary Nelson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

This is more than just giving us the option of getting married -- if that's what we choose to do -- it's a validation that our lives matter.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Stabilizes Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three years after he decided the Justice Department should no longer defend the provisions of a law banning the federal govern...

Dear Oklahoma and Utah: 'Karma's a Bitch. Love, California.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

What Ping the Duck, Duck Dynasty, Same-Sex Marriage in Utah, and Most of the Rest of Us Have in Common

Janet Mason | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

What the Duck Dynasty controversy illustrates most strongly is that we are more alike than different. Racism and homophobia and sexism all have things in common.

Supreme Court Puts Gay Marriage On Hold In Utah

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gay couples in Utah were thrown into legal limbo Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the stat...

Gay Marriage Supporters Ask Supreme Court Not To Block Weddings

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Gay marriage proponents on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request from Utah officials seeking to block ...

Utah Gay Marriage Battle Faces Long-Shot Chance Of Reaching Supreme Court

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and PAUL FOY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused yet again to stop gay marriage in Utah, making it more likely that same-sex weddings in th...

Is This Gay Marriage Battle Headed For The Supreme Court?

Religion News Service | Richard Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

NORFOLK, Va. (RNS) Whenever Tim Bostic would lament that he couldn’t marry his partner, Tony London, in Virginia, his sisters had a ready solution: ...

O'Connor Officiates Gay Wedding At Supreme Court

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court, at least the...

Love Is Love

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Denham

The best reason to attend a wedding is the celebration of the union of the bride and groom... or the groom and groom... or the bride and bride. By and large, people believe that gay weddings are basically the same as straight weddings.

County Fights Back Against State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- A Pennsylvania county that had issued more than 170 marriage licenses to same-sex couples is appealing a court ruling to stop issuing ...

First Monday in October

Beverly Willett | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.

Married With Benefits in Montgomery County PA: Same-Sex Marriage As Real As It Gets

Janet Mason | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

Montgomery County began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples last month when a lesbian couple contacted the County through their lawyer and said they would like to get married.

What 'Equality' Really Means After Windsor

Sarah R. Boonin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah R. Boonin

In some ways Windsor simply reversed the problem, trading in skim milk for half and half. No longer are state-sanctioned same-sex marriages invalid under federal law. Now, federally sanctioned same-sex marriages are invalid under some state laws!

WATCH: DOMA Attorney Reflects On Historic Victory

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Attorney Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the historic case that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) being overturned, came ...

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.

Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses in a Post-DOMA World

Scott Titshaw | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Titshaw

Without DOMA, the federal validity of same-sex marriages will depend on state law, but it is not always clear which state law applies after married couples cross state lines: What happens when a couple is married in Massachusetts but lives in Georgia?

My Government Recognizes My Marriage and Welcomes My Wife! Karin Got Her Green Card!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Judy Rickard

Now she can be with me legally and safely in the U.S. She can travel on her own or with me and return safely through the U.S. residents' line at border-crossing customs desks. Our future is ours to plan; travel taken and time spent doing it are not at the whim of the U.S. government anymore.

Trayvon Martin, the Voting Rights Act, the Repeal of DOMA and The Sin Warriors: We Are All Connected

Janet Mason | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Janet Mason

Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.

Jennifer L. Levi, Director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project, Talks GLAD's Summer Party With Special Guest Edie Windsor and More (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jennifer L. Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLAD, about the Supreme Court's marriage equality decisions, and about GLAD's Summer Party with special guest Edie Windsor, which takes place in Provincetown, Mass., on July 27.

The Cost of Prejudice

Carol J. Yee | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Carol J. Yee

American companies, regardless of whether or not they support gay rights, are facing very complicated and contradictory challenges as they adhere to the laws existing in many U.S. states that discriminate against gays, while providing federal benefits to their same-sex employees.

Celebrating Equality in Song and Prayer: A Personal Reflection on the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

This was a day that I could never have imagined as an adolescent, when I struggled to reconcile my sexuality with religious teachings. This was a day to pause and appreciate how blessed I am now to be part of a church that affirms my full participation.

A Brighter Future for Gay Youth After DOMA

Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D.

Marriage equality would allow new generations of youth, as they recognize that they are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, to envision a life where intimate relationships and acceptance are the norm. Gay and heterosexual people will learn that gay people and their relationships are valued and honored.