The cultural forces that allowed the Fifth Avenue parade organizers to keep gay groups out still exist, but they are no longer prevalent. This year, thanks to the dedication and hard work of activists (involving protests, civil disobedience and arrests), Irish gay groups are being included in the "official" St. Patrick's Day parade.
Sadly, we live in a world where the concept of true love has traditionally been defined as that between a man and a woman. Social norms state that people in same-sex relationships simply don't deserve to be celebrated in the same fashion as their heterosexual counterparts.
So far, the Supreme Court has been much more cautious about same-sex marriage than it was about inter-racial marriage a half-century ago. Its two rulings in June 2013 -- overturning DOMA and California's Prop 8 -- reflected the basic conservatism of the Roberts Court.
Our HuffPost Live Community talks with Caroline about how Pope Francis can help the Catholic Church accept homosexuality.
"Obviously I never met your mother, but I am the mother of four -- all in their early 20s. In some ways all mothers are the same. If our kids grow up to be kind and happy people who are comfortable in their own skin, that's the ultimate gift."
So on Tuesday February 18, Huffington Post ran a story with the headline "Disney's 'Frozen' Slammed By Mormon Grandmother For 'Gay Agenda To Normalize Homosexuality.'" With a title like that how could I not read the piece? I was completely blown away by what I read.
As many members of the LGBT community celebrated National Coming Out Day this month, it is important for us to take a moment to remember that not everyone who comes out has the luxury of receiving a safe, let alone accepting, reaction.
Chibuihem Amalaha claims he has used science and magnets to prove that marriage equality is wrong, so I thought I would use Star Wars and the concept of the Force to prove how being against marriage equality is wrong.