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Supreme Court Prop 8

LOOK: Prop 8 Plaintiffs Finally Get The Wedding They've Been Fighting For

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Prop 8 plantiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo marked the end of LGBT Pride Month with a stylish wedding. Although already legally married, the cou...

WATCH: Lawyers In Bush v. Gore Still Clashing Over Outcome

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Ted Olson and David Boies made history when they teamed up to overturn Proposition 8 in 2013, but what made their joint effort surprising was their pa...

Prop 8 Lawyer: 'What Could Be More Conservative' Than Gay Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Ted Olson fought to take down Proposition 8 in California's Supreme Court in 2013, but his campaign for equality isn't ending there. Speaking to HuffP...

Prop 8 Lawyers Reveal The Impetus Behind Their Victorious Gay Marriage Battle

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

David Boies and Ted Olson, the bipartisan legal team who fought to overturn Prop 8, spoke at length about their 2013 Supreme Court victory in a discus...

Gay Marriage, California Style

Bruce Cohen | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Cohen

I am very proud of the film, but most of all I am proud of our courageous and beautiful plaintiffs, Kris Perry and Sandy Steir and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo, who risked so much in making their private lives public to fight a battle that we all dreamed would ultimately benefit millions of LGBT Californians.

How To Interpret Prop 8 Lawyer's Evolution On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report welcomed Buzzfeed's Louis Peitzman and writer/comedian Jack Moore to discuss Attorney Charles Cooper's surprise evoluti...

What Gays Do Behind Closed Doors 'Is Not Love,' Former Navy Chaplain Says

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt slammed the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 in the Aug. 8 installment of his "Pray In Jesus Name" pro...

'It Feels Different': Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 Plaintiffs, Talk Winning, Wedding and What Comes Next

Jacob Combs | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

When I call up Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, they're in the car -- as Katami puts it, "We're running around today." It's all remarkably ordinary in a way, a marked change from the whirlwind June for the two men who, along with another couple, successfully brought Proposition 8 to its knees.

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.

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.

Prop 8 Victory! Here's What's Next (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

So marriage equality finally won in California. Now what? There are 37 answers to that question, and they all entail a lot of work. Interestingly, the tactics in each state are pretty diverse.

'I Love You With All My Heart'

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Marriage equality has far-reaching effects, bigger than I ever imagined. The Supreme Court gave parents who love their children and want them to have a good life more reason to accept them and their partners. This decision is not weakening the family structure; it has the ability to strengthen it.

Black, Gay and Living in a 'Voting Rights? No! Gay Marriage, Yes!' World

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

The Supreme Court's rulings force LGBTQ people of color, like me, to reside a bifurcated reality in terms of full civil rights protections.

'Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?'

Cindy Zelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

At 18, I stuffed my natural attraction to women down into my soul and chose to date men, all because a shrink had said that anyone who was homosexual couldn't possibly be normal, because who would "choose" such a difficult life?

Going West: Looking Forward to Realizing the Promise of California

James Gilliam | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
James Gilliam

The past five years have been long. They have been painful. But now, with the Supreme Court's decision to restore the right to marry here, California is the state we hoped it would be when we first arrived. It is a state full of possibility.

Conservatives Don't Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Look at it this way: When Prop 8 passed the first time, there were no parades, no scowling crowds of Mormons stripping off their strange underwear and waving banners of joy in the streets, celebrating this new and nasty constraint on love.

Is This The Beginning Of A New Era?

Lani Renaldo | Posted 09.02.2013 | Teen
Lani Renaldo

From Washington D.C., to California and now New York, this week has been full of exciting and long-awaited news for the LGBT community. It only felt right to have a celebration -- and that's what happened on Sunday, June 30.

Big SCOTUS Ruling Prompts Fights In States

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists plan to ask a New Jersey judge on Wednesday to declare same-sex marriag...

Exclusive: AFER Prop 8 Players Talk About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I participated in a conference call with the American Foundation for Equal Rights moments after their Supreme Court victory. Speaking on the call are AFER Executive Director Adam Umhoefer; lead co-counsel David Boies; plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo; and others.

Prop 8 Decision Allows Elected Officials To Veto Laws Passed by the People

John Matsusaka | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
John Matsusaka

Supporters of democracy and the idea of lawmaking by the people -- wherever they stand on the issue of same-sex marriage -- should be troubled by the Supreme Court's decision Wednesday on California's Proposition 8.

Breaking Down Immigration Rules for Same-Sex Binational Couples

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

Immigration is very complicated, so I contacted Bryan K. Randolph, an attorney practicing in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area who is preparing to face an influx of cases of binational same-sex couples seeking recognition of their relationships for the purpose of immigration.

The Love Party: Celebrating the Downfall of DOMA

Mia Norton | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

How does one explain to her young child the significance of a day like this? How do I teach her about the pain and the anguish that so many have suffered leading up to this day? How can I show her that now our dear friends and family can solidify their commitments to one another?

The Unsung Heroes of the Marriage Equality Movement

Patrick Murphy | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick Murphy

As we bask in these historic decisions, it's worth acknowledging some of the unsung patriots who carried the torch for the freedom to marry. No list is exhaustive, but each of these great Americans helped pave the way for marriage equality to become law.

After Wedding Bliss, What's Next? The Jokes

Ted Johnson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Ted Johnson

When I got married, less than two weeks before the November 2008 election, more than a few straight male friends said, in a tone of irreverence, "What's wrong with gay marriage? If you want to be as miserable as the rest of us, fine." Nearly five years in, I've succumbed to the same schtick.