Category Archives: Legislation

Contact Your Ind. Legislators to Vote ‘No’ on Gay Marriage Ban

indystar.com is reporting on the switch of House Joint Resolution 3, which would ban gay marriage in Indiana, from the House Judiciary Committee to the House Elections Committee: A few weeks ago, no one would have anticipated that the measure … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tennessees: Progress Made; Progress Yet to Be Made

While the town of Collegedale makes progress by approving benefits for same-sex couples, The Tennessee Equality Project reminds us all of the barrier of Tennessee’s gay marriage equality ban. First, the Collegedale story from timesfreepress.com. Starting today, Collegedale is the … Continue reading

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Time Capsule Quote of the Day: Scott Walker on Wisc. Gay Marriage

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said he didn’t think gay marriage equality would be addressed “anytime soon” by the Wisconsin lawmakers. Walker was asked the question at conference in Milwaukee. From The Huffington Post: “To change anything in the constitution … … Continue reading

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Social Security Equality Act Aims to Help Those in Civil Unions

While couples who are in states that legalize gay marriage equality can rejoice over the Supreme Court’s decision against Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibited federal recognition of those marriages, those in states with just … Continue reading

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Russia’s Anti-Gay Culture: A First Person View

Vera Kichanova, a young, straight, married Russian gives us a glimpse of how empowering gay bashers feel in the wake of Russia’s gay propaganda law. From The New York Times: The men in the group were wearing plaid shirts and … Continue reading

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Texas State House Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) To File Marriage Equality Bill

From instinctmagazine.com via The Horn: Burnam said in a [in a June 26] statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling that he planned to file the bill, citing the Supreme Court’s opinion on DOMA. “The Supreme Court found today that the … Continue reading

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Where To Next, Marriage Equality?

Erin McClam, Staff Writer at NBC News gives us the roundup of 10 states where marriage equality may happen next: Illinois: Gay marriage almost passed the Legislature this spring, but a Democratic state representative tearfully told his colleagues that he … Continue reading

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Meet the Same-Sex Couples For Whom the SCOTUS Rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA have NO Effect

From Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News: While same-sex couples around the nation rejoiced over the Supreme Court’s landmark gay marriage rulings, the joy of many was tempered by the realization that the decisions would have little practical impact on … Continue reading

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‘Love Wins’ Proclaims The Front Page of ‘The Washington Blade’

Frame this one, kids, but, remember, we’ve still got work to do. Read the full article See The Washington Blade‘s full coverage of the rulings and reactions

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The Transgender Discrimination that May Not Come Immediately to Mind

From the timesunion.com: The moment of dread for transgender people comes when the question arises on a job application: “Have you ever lived or worked under another name?” It bears a chilling echo of the witch hunts of the McCarthy … Continue reading

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