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Arts

The Clerk Says You Are Not

by Chivas Sandage ● 1:06 PM April 6, 2013
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Chivas Sandage wrote this poem and read it at last week’s Marriage Equality Rally in Hartford, Connecticut, which she helped organize.

Discrimination

Glenn Beck Pretending To Support Marriage Equality To Expand Republican Party

by David Badash ● 1:28 PM December 11, 2012
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Glenn Beck is saying the GOP should embrace same-sex marriage in order to “have the ultimate big tent” and “to expand our own horizon.” Beck doesn’t support gay marriage.

Legal Issues

Breaking: Judge Rules State Has Right To Limit Marriage To Straight Couples

by David Badash ● 9:12 PM November 29, 2012
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A federal judge in Nevada has ruled against a same-sex couple, claiming that the state does have a legitimate interest in reserving marriage to heterosexual couples.

Marriage

New Same-Sex Marriage Laws Will Add $166 Million To State Economies

by David Badash ● 1:52 PM November 12, 2012
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Voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington will be glad to learn same-sex marriage comes with the added benefit of boosting their state economies.

Marriage

NOM Admitting Fault? ‘Marriage Will Not Win If It’s Not Defended’

by David Badash ● 12:49 PM November 12, 2012
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NOM’s Thomas Peters says it’s “God’s plan” they lost the “traditional marriage” battle in four states, and said, “marriage will not win if it’s not defended.”

Bigotry Watch

NOM: We Won’t Let ‘Gay Marriage Thugs And Activists…Get Away With Murder’

by David Badash ● 5:24 PM August 21, 2012
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NOM president Brian Brown today, in one of his many fundraising emails, stated, “We’re not going to allow gay activists to get away with attempted murder.”

Civil Rights

NAACP, Oldest US Civil Rights Group, Announces Gay Marriage Support

by David Badash ● 5:23 PM May 19, 2012
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The NAACP, America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, today announced its board of directors has decided to support officially same-sex marriage.

Civil Rights

35 Major Organizations Embrace President Obama’s Gay Marriage Support

by David Badash ● 8:15 AM May 11, 2012
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35 major organizations, from the AFL-CIO to HRC, the ACLU, and GLAAD, all voiced support for President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Group Attacks Gay Marriage To Protect Kids From Straight Divorce

by David Badash ● 5:23 PM April 4, 2012
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Minnesota For Marriage, an anti-gay group financially linked to NOM, is attacking gay marriage in their efforts to protect children from straight divorce.

Marriage

“I Would Be Shocked” If Obama Endorsed Gay Marriage Says Lesbian Mayor

by David Badash ● 3:03 PM March 24, 2012
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Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, said she would be “shocked” and “surprised” if President Obama were to endorse same-sex marriage equality before the election.

Civil Rights

New Hampshire Bill That Would Have Killed Same-Sex Marriage Law Defeated

by David Badash ● 5:14 PM March 21, 2012
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Today, the Republican-controlled House in New Hampshire failed to pass one of seven bill attempts that would have killed same-sex civil marriage equality.

Civil Rights

Watch: Maryland Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law (Video)

by David Badash ● 5:54 PM March 1, 2012
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Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley at 5:35 PM today signed his same-sex civil marriage equality bill into law, amid hundreds of supporters. (Video)

Civil Rights

Maryland Passes Marriage Equality — Responses And Reactions

by David Badash ● 6:40 PM February 23, 2012

Just moments ago, the Maryland Senate passed Governor O’Malley’s same-sex marriage bill. Here are some responses and reactions to the historic news.

News

Maryland House Votes For Marriage Equality – Reactions And Responses

by David Badash ● 7:23 PM February 17, 2012
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This evening the Maryland House voted in favor of same-sex marriage equality, 71-67. Here are responses from LGBT advocacy groups and others.