A Gay Dad Sounds Off On the Pawn for the Homophobia Industry Refusing to Do Her Job

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Along the metaphorical highway on the journey to LGBT civil rights, there are many collisions. These are when willful ignorance runs headlong into justice. Few of these are as fascinating as the wreck taking place in Rowan County Kentucky. It seems we in the American public cannot help ourselves to rubber neck and gawk as […]

How the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Me, A Non-LGBT Person

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By Alex Temblador I’m not gay; I’m not a lesbian; I’m not bisexual. Marriage, unlike it was for many LGBT Americans before the SCOTUS decision, was always a legal option for me. Having said that, I celebrated the marriage equality decision because as a LGBT ally, I recognize that the marriage equality decision will affect […]

A Gay Dad Sounds Off on Christians Debating Whether or Not to Attend Their Friend’s Same Sex Wedding

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By Rob Watson On the Friday of the Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling, the news hit like a rainbow colored Tsunami. As I woke up that morning, I got a message from my friend Kevin of Stop-Homophobia. As one of my marriage equality heroes, he was the one from whom I would have wanted to […]

A Supreme Court Verdict of Love: Same-Sex Marriage Wins

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By Alex Temblador Imagine waking up one weekday morning, a morning no different from the days before it. Except it is. See, today the United States government no longer looks at you as a second-class citizen. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has officially stated that you have the right to […]

The Pitcairn Islands Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Without Any Gay Couples

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On May 5, 2015, the Pitcairn Islands legalized same-sex marriage. With the passage of the Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnership Ordinance of 2015, the Pitcairn Islands changed the definition of marriage to “marriage means the union of two people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.” The Pitcairn Islands are a British […]

A Gay Dad Sounds Off on the School Mob That Cancelled a Play About a Gay Penguin Family

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There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You likely missed this one because you were focused on that OTHER hearing in front of the Supreme Court, the one on whether all states in the union should perform and recognize same sex marriages.   No, […]

Same-Sex Couples in Alabama React To Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Marriage Equality

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By: Alice Ollstein BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — For a few short weeks, the marriage of Ellen Dossett and Ann Wade was recognized by the state of Alabama. Then, suddenly, they weren’t so sure. A ruling Tuesday night by the state Supreme Court halting same-sex marriages has plunged the couple — who have been together nearly 30 […]

My Christmas Card to the Family with Two Dads Who Gave Up All Their Christmas Presents to a Group of LGBT Homeless Youth

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By Rob Watson   Years ago when my partner and I were deciding whether or not to have kids, we made two lists. The first was a “cons” list. On that list were all the pragmatic reasons why it would be difficult. I was in my forties—too old? There were college savings, education concerns. We […]

A Survival Guide for Christians Who Have Been Fighting Against Marriage Equality

Survival Guide for Christians

Many of us have been in the Marriage Equality war for a long, long time. I remember a drag queen host taking the microphone at San Jose Pride about a dozen years ago. She saw a group with “Freedom to Marry” t-shirts, and with a twinge of sadness remarked, “Oh honeys, they are NEVER going […]

Eric Holder Asked To Recognize Marriage in Arkansas, Indiana and Wisconsin

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Friday, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign, on behalf of the Respect for Marriage Coalition, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice act to ensure federal respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, consistent with the approach taken by the federal government […]