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Supreme Court Adds Gay Marriage To Agenda

AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29. ...

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay ...

Utah Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court To Weigh In On Same-Sex Marriage

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though they won at the appellate court, attorneys for three Utah gay and lesbian couples plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Cou...

Still Married in Pennsylvania: PA Constitutional Ban Struck Down and Marriage Is Re-Defined

Janet Mason | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I gave my friend a high five, kissed my partner (now my legal partner/spouse), and as we drove home, we joked about putting a sign and a trail of tin cans on the back of our car.

One Supreme Court Justice's Rulings Have Been Key Spark For Gay Marriage Movement

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marria...

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.

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.

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 ...

The Arc of the Moral Universe: Same-sex Marriage

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Bob Burnett

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans have come out of the closet and in many places been allowed to live normal lives. It's a tribute to the leadership of the LGBT movement that so much has been accomplished in such a (relatively) short amount of time.

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...

Gay Marriage Victories Draw Big Crowds For Gay Pride Celebrations

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimagi...

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Same-Sex Weddings

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from an anti-gay marriage group to halt same-sex weddings in California. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of...

Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Ask Court To Halt Weddings

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state...

What the DOMA Repeal Means to Me

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Darcy Sterling

I want to help personalize what it's been like for me to be legally married in a state without the U.S. government recognizing my marriage. I'll start with a concrete example, taxes, since that seems to be the most relatable issue regardless of which political party one belongs to.

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.

Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Should Cross State Lines

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal -- President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage were a victory not just for gays and lesbians, but for Ameri...

Gaycists Lose at Supreme Court

Jarryd Willis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarryd Willis

This morning, the Supreme Court extended civil rights to lesbian and gay couples by overturning Section 3 of DOMA (which defined marriage as male-female dyads for federal purposes), and (basically) overturning Proposition 8.

Will Catholics Celebrate the Supreme Court's Decision on Gay Marriage?

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

As Catholics, we can and ought to celebrate committed relationships of love between persons. We can and ought to celebrate life-giving relationships of love, physically, emotionally and spiritually between two people.

Same-Sex Marriage... and Money!

Terry Savage | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Terry Savage

The Supreme Court's decision allowing legally married gay couples to access federal benefits opens up an entirely new area of financial planning for gay couples. Everything from estate planning to Social Security to income tax returns and retirement benefits will be affected by the rulings.

Now We Are Stealing American Spouses Too

Prerna Lal | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Prerna Lal

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of DOMA as unconstitutional comes as a boon for so many same-sex, bi-national couples similarly situated, who have been separated and borne the brunt of discriminatory immigration laws for far too long.

Is It Hot in Here?: A Jewish Celebration of Love on the Day DOMA Dies

Rabbi Diana Fersko | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Diana Fersko

As a Reform Rabbi, I am proud to officiate same-sex marriages. To all those out there who are looking for a safe religious space to celebrate their simcha (joy), I say, bring it on.

How Many More Decades Before Gays in Mississippi Can Marry?

Andy Thayer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

By declining to give a 50-state equality ruling on Prop 8 today, the Court shows that it still doesn't "get it" with regards to treating LGBTs as equal human beings who should have the same rights as other adults.

WATCH: Major Prop 8 Player Proposes On Steps Of Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Try not to tear up. After the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on gay marriage Wednesday, Paul Katami proposed to his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, on th...

After Prop 8 Decision, Progressives Must Think Broadly, Boldly About Ballot Measures

Justine Sarver | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Justine Sarver

: With so many loving families still living in states with marriage bans, what will it take to overturn bans that were passed by ballot measure? And how will we enact other important initiatives that benefit LGBT people, women, working families and new Americans?

Ryan Rainey

What It Was Like Outside The Supreme Court, Waiting For LGBT Decisions | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vin Testa has a new nickname: "Flag Guy." The 25-year-old Washington resident -- a self-described "proud, out, gay man" -- became a f...