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  • Californians brace for Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

    Sonia Luna and Natalia Homyak’s son, Santiago, will likely wear one of two T-shirts on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court’s widely anticipated ruling on gay marriage, expected shortly after 7 a.m. PDT, will determine which one. If the...
  • Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

    Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other...
  • Gay marriage rulings: Fashion designers react on Twitter (or don't)

    Gay marriage rulings: Fashion designers react on Twitter (or don't)
    With the Supreme Court deciding two marriage equality cases Wednesday, and Twitter reaction coming fast and furious, I was interested to see how the fashion industry would respond. The industry has been incredibly supportive of gay rights over the...
  • DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund

    DOMA: For lesbian plaintiff, moral victory and a $363,053 tax refund
    NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie"  Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
  • Tony Kushner: Gay marriage rulings help to realize his themes

    Tony Kushner: Gay marriage rulings help to realize his themes
    Tony Kushner’s landmark achievements have been “Angels in America,” the epic 1992 stage play that showed humanly flawed gay men loving, honoring and cherishing each other amid the fear and horror of the 1980s AIDS crisis, and the...
  • Restart to gay marriage in California came as surprise to all

    The restart to gay marriage in California happened very quickly Friday afternoon -- coming as a huge surprise to two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to...
  • Harvey Milk's nephew hails gay marriage decisions

    Harvey Milk's nephew hails gay marriage decisions
    Stuart Milk, the nephew of Harvey Milk and a gay rights activist, said the Supreme Court's Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act decisions are huge victories. "This was the crowning touch on what has been an awe-inspiring 12 months," he said. Milk...
  • Pride Parade felt like history in the making

    Pride Parade felt like history in the making
    As Chicago's annual Pride Parade wound its way through the North Side on Sunday, onlookers said there was something sweetly historic about this year's celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014

    Prominent gay marriage opponent to depart Annapolis in 2014
    A prominent opponent of same-sex marriage and other gay rights initiatives in Annapolis for the last two decades is officially retiring from the state legislature next year -- capping a long career in which his stance on gay issues has increasingly put...
  • Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized

    Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized
    When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...