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Public faces: The gay rights movement's key advantage

In the cascade of comparisons made recently between abortion and same-sex marriage — and the specter of a political backlash arising from a Supreme Court ruling advancing gay marriage — one glaring distinction between the two issues has been largely overlooked by prognosticators: the power of coming out.

Supreme Court makes no rulings today on Prop 8 and DOMA

The window of time to release any decisions during this session of the high court is winding down. The only other two announced dates are Monday, June 24, or Thursday, June 27, but the Supreme Court can always add dates anytime through Friday, June 28.

Married gay dads star in VIDEO as Father’s Day approaches

“A Tale of Two Dads” highlights the loving and committed family environment they have provided for their children. It also chronicles the struggle they face because of the anti-marriage constitutional amendment and discriminatory laws in North Carolina.

Gay married couples get shortchanged over and over again

More than 1,000 federal rights and securities are denied to couples in same-sex marriages not legally recognized by Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, legal experts say.

A happy ending? Gay detainee "paroled," reunited with his fiancé

A young gay man who was detained in San Diego by immigration authorities -- whose plight was documented by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News -- has been reunited with his fiancé in New York City. And marriage is in their immediate future.

How DOMA harms older LGBT couples

With a Supreme Court decision expected this month in two marriage cases, a panel conducted this morning discusses the harms of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on older same-sex couples.

The high cost of same-sex divorce

A patchwork of state marriage laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act has made the process of unraveling a relationship extremely difficult -- and expensive.