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50 Plus 1, Marriage Equality Fight Comes to Puerto Rico

In June of 2014, all 50 states in the union had cases to challenge the remaining bans on gay marriage bans; North Dakota completed that list. Now, we’ve got one more. The United States territory of Puerto Rico joins the … Continue reading

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Respect for the Judiciary Branch of Government

While every time a judge rules in favor of a same-sex couples rights to marry or strikes down a state’s constitutional amendment banning gay couples from marrying, we hear screams from equality opponents about ‘judicial tyranny’, ‘legislation from the bench’, … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: GOP Congressman Charlie Dent Evolves on Gay Marriage Equality

We’re getting there, little by little. The Washington Post reports that congressional Representative Charlie Dent, a Republican, is now, officially, supportive of marriage equality. Dent’s evolution became complete after Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages was ruled unconstitutional. After a federal … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: ‘Discrimination Has Gone On Long Enough’

A federal judge should strike down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban because the precedent has been set by the U.S. Supreme Court and discrimination has gone on long enough… From an Associated Press article via theindependent.com Read the full article

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Gay Marriage Shows States Luring Discriminated Couples

From Bloomberg.com: “The states that recognize same-sex couples and allow them to marry are likely to be in a better budget position, they may find that they’re more attractive places to live,” Research Director M.V. Lee Badgett said, though effects … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Judge Judy on Prop 8

From the not too distant past comes this clip that I just happened to stumble upon while surfing around YouTube. My favorite part is when Larry King ask her if she thinks we’ll ever see it in more that two … Continue reading

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Bi-National Gay Couple Green Carded in North Carolina

While the North Carolina may best be known to the gay and lesbian community for the extremely discriminatory constitutional amendment that was passed in 2012; an amendment that bars recognition of not only marriage between same-sex couples but also civil … 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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Why It Gets Better: From Homophobic Comments to Signing A Marriage Equality Petition

We really can change hearts and minds. In 2007, NBA player Tim Hardaway made some harsh comments about gay people, saying in part “it shouldn’t be in the world.” Now, six years later, after conversations with gay cousins and relatives, … Continue reading

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Florida LGBT group seeks plaintiffs in marriage fight

From the WisconsinGazett.com: Florida’s largest state LGBT civil rights group is advertising for potential plaintiffs to challenge the state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Equalify Florida issued the call for potential plaintiffs less than a week after the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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