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Supreme Court Marriage Equality

Marriage Showdown Looms

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practi...

Puerto Rico Judge Could Provoke U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Ruling (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-10-27-ScreenShot20141027at5.33.05PMSMALL.jpgAs recently as last week, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was nonchalantly dismissing the need for the court to weigh in on marriage. Because lower federal courts are all in agreement that marriage bans are unconstitutional, she explained, there's no need for the justices to intercede. But that may (or may not) change now that a judge in Puerto Rico has upheld a marriage ban.

Sam Stein

Secrecy, Struggle And Enduring Love: How 3 Gay Couples Made It To Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 11 states by declining to hear challenges to lower court rulings...

Court Says It Mistakenly Blocked Same-Sex Marriage In Nevada

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order...

Sam Stein

60 Percent Of Americans Soon Will Live In States With Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday set the United States on a historic civil rights path, paving the way for the majority of Americans to resid...

All Eyes Turn to the U.S. Supreme Court

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

Today the Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss seven petitions from five different states urging it to decide on the constitutionality of state laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage on a nationwide basis. No one knows if it will decide whether to take any of the cases at this time or defer its decision until a future conference this fall.

Next Wave of Marriage Cases Finally Reaches the Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-08-11-ScreenShot20140811at12small.jpgThe Supreme Court generally only hears a small handful of the petitions brought before it. But with so many major marriage rulings in the last year, they are virtually guaranteed to have one or more cases on their docket, with a ruling likely by June 2015.

Gay Marriage Arguments Are Flooding Federal Courts

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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 ...

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.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Victory Rally for Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Rally attendees, including incoming Los Angeles city controller Ron Galperin, discuss their joyous reactions to the rulings and the return of same-sex marriage rights in California.

What Are People Over 50 Saying About DOMA & Prop 8?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

Since the Supreme Court revealed their landmark decision in the Proposition 8 case, our readers and their favorite Post50 celebs have been sharing the...

Vindication for the Long Fight for Marriage Equality

Mark_Levine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark_Levine

In 1999, we were only two gay men, one lesbian and one straight guy. We founded Marriage Equality California to fight against the Knight Initiative (later Proposition 22), a plan by a California state legislator to put on the ballot an initiative to prevent his own son from marrying.

Conservatives Pledge To Defy Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion

The Supreme Court has yet to announce its decision on the two gay marriage cases. However, that has not stopped conservatives from pledging to defy ma...

Children of Same-Sex Parents Share Their Story With the World

Curtis Shaw Child | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Curtis Shaw Child

Whether you've got a mother and a father, are a single parent, have two moms or two dads, are adopted or are a family of mixed race or are a blended family -- love is the guider to truth and Love makes a family.

How to Get Ready for the Supreme Court Ruling on Prop 8 (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

With no word from the Supreme Court on Prop 8 today, we now know that the ruling will come sometime next week. And then that's it: the final word, once and for all, on the constitutionality of California's marriage ban.

Study: How Marriage Equality Affects Straight Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Opponents of marriage equality claim that there are "negative consequences" to letting gay and lesbian couples marry. Marriage will deteriorate, they claim; fewer straight people will want to be a part of the institution. Well, that's a fine thing to claim, but the evidence just isn't there.

AFER's Journey to the Day of Decision (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

How did we get here? It's been a long, winding road, starting with the passage of Prop 8 in 2008, and then the stunning announcement that David Boies and Ted Olson were teaming up to fight it, and then one victory after another, but still no resumption of marriage.

Out and About: LGBT Legal -- While We Wait, Musings on Marriage

Lisa A. Linsky | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Lisa A. Linsky

When we deprive our fellow citizens of the legal privileges of marriage, we are acting ungenerously, and for no good reason other than to feel entitled, better than a historically disfavored group of people.

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...

Is 'Gay Marriage' Really Newer Than Cellphones or the Internet?

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As we await word from the Supreme Court about the future of same-sex marriage, it's increasingly common to hear how allegedly "swift," "unprecedented," and "accelerated" the advance of gay rights has been. This line of argument does an injustice to the depth of LGBTQ history.

The Kennedy Kids

Chris Brady | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Brady

It is noble of Justice Kennedy to show concern for children being raised by same-sex couples, but what about the voices of the millions of LGBT children across America? All children should grow up knowing that when they become adults, they too can have marriages and families.

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...

Another Loving v. Virginia Moment: Calling On The Supreme Court To Stand Unanimously On The Right Side Of History

Steve Warren | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Warren

May we look back 20 years from now and have the joy of remembering that the Supreme Court, instead of leaving us to live in 50 different Americas while the justices themselves lived in one America, found in its wisdom and strength that equal protection of the law is more than just words.

No Taxation With Discrimination: Ending DOMA, And Beyond Equality

John Lewis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Last week, as we were preparing to hit "send" on our income tax returns, we thought that maybe, just maybe, this year will be the last that legally married lesbian and gay couples will have to lie to the federal government about the nature of their relationships and file their taxes as single people.

Marriage Equality Is A Christian Concern

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

As a person of faith, who reveres faith and grieves the defamation of it in our modern world, I can't stay ambiguous about this issue. Opposition to marriage equality slanders God, true adherence to the Bible, and the revolutionary practice of faith Jesus brought to this world.