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The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

Another State Joins Repeal Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's attorney general says the state is the latest to ask an appeals court to rule that the federal law defining marriage...

License to Marry

Jackie Gardina | Posted 09.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

For all the grand statements about the importance of marriage to our society, the state does very little to regulate who can enter a heterosexual union -- you only need to know your name, your address, your birthday and where your parents were born.

WATCH: Vermont Swears In First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

Often considered a pioneer in terms of its legislative approach to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Vermont made history yet agai...

Vermont Governor Marries Lesbian Couple

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Making good on a campaign promise, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin married a lesbian couple in a small ceremony in his office. The...

Homosexual Reparative Therapy Does Not Work & Other Statements of the Obvious

David Ambroz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ambroz

While it would be better to acknowledge the damage done to individuals as a rationale to stop the practice, at the very least the APA took a step forward to stop the practice of reparative therapy for good.

Why the California Court's Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

We should view the California court not as opposing gay marriage, but rather as promoting public deliberation and democratic action on the subject of equal rights.

Howard Dean Switches Position On Gay Marriage

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean discussed his evolution on gay marriage Tuesday, telling ABC News' "Top Line" that he would have signed a...

Gay Marriage in Vermont: Three Progressive Lessons

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

For too long, federalism, the Madisonian concept of shared power between state and federal government, has been an idea monopolized by conservatives.

Vermont and Iowa Take Different Paths to Gay Marriage

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

For now, gay marriage belongs to ordinary politics and its eventual acceptance will only be enhanced by avoiding courts and allowing the legislative process to work.

Post Passover Ponderings

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sam Greenfield

Two thousand six hundred dollars for a seat in Yankee Stadium? For that money, do i get a lap dance during the seventh inning stretch?

Gay Marriage Saved

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Gay Marriage in Iowa? Come on, San Francisco!

Nato Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nato Green

If it's not worth it to win marriage equality, to unite to spite the right, it's definitely worth it to stop the insurgent Iowan and Vermontian hubris and salvage our street cred among freaks.

What Changed in Five Days: Gay Marriage in Iowa, Vermont and the Rest of the Country

Edward Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Stein

Who would have thought that in the aftermath of Prop. 8 in California, one of the most liberal states in the union, so much would happen so quickly for gay marriage?

Vermont Passes Gay Marriage: How Far We've Come

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The grass roots support that was evident in today's vote signifies strong support for equal rights for our gay and lesbian relatives, friends, and neighbors to a degree that has not happened before.

Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage, Overrides Governor's Veto

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont, which invented civil unions, on Tuesday became a pioneer again as the first state to legalize gay marriage through a ...

Equal Opportunity Wedding Etiquette

Anna Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anna Post

When I'm asked how heterosexual marriage traditions translate to same-sex marriages, I find I almost always give the same answer: You have pretty much all the same options as anyone else.

John Irving on Same Sex Marriage: Civil Unions Aren't Equal Enough!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

This letter arrives via Rex Wockner, a San Diego- based syndicated journalist via author Edmund White. Author John Irving (The World According to Ga...