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Civil Rights

On Our Radar – Refuse To Lie

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 18, 2012
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Refuse To Lie is a grassroots movement of same-sex legally married couples who have been told that because of DOMA they must file their federal taxes as “single.”

Bigotry Watch

GOP Bill Labels All Single-Parent And All Gay Households As Child Abuse

by David Badash ● 2:56 PM March 2, 2012
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A GOP lawmaker in Wisconsin is trying to pass a bill that would classify “non marital parenthood” as a cause of child abuse, which includes single and coupled gays and lesbians, plus any single person.

Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage: Half Of Pennsylvania Now In Favor – New Poll

by David Badash ● 12:36 PM September 1, 2011
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A new poll finds that exactly half of Pennsylvanians support an amendment to allow same-sex marriage, and even more support civil unions for same-sex couples.

Bigotry Watch

NY Senator: “Today We Start The War!” Against Same-Sex Married Couples

by David Badash ● 11:47 AM July 25, 2011
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NY State Senator Rubén Díaz literally declared war on same-sex couples, and threatened to have their marriages annulled. “Today start the war!”

Civil Rights

Gay Rights: In Important Move Obama Extends Medicaid To Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM June 10, 2011
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President Obama will issue direction to states to allow them to include same-sex couples in Medicaid protections, equal to those of heterosexual married couples.

Civil Rights

Same-Sex Binational Couple Faces Deportation – Thomas Roberts Interview

by David Badash ● 9:09 AM April 29, 2011
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Same-sex legally-married couple, Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia, explain to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts how Henry will be deported May 6 thanks to DOMA.

Civil Rights

DOMA: Hold Has Ended On Same-Sex Married Binational Partner Deportations

by David Badash ● 11:50 AM March 30, 2011
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The short-lived hold on same-sex married binational partner deportations has been ended by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of Homeland Security.

Discrimination

Some Families Are More Equal Than Others

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM May 9, 2010

Sunday morning, after trying to hail a cab for far too long, I finally got to Grand Central and boarded the Metro North train to Connecticut with my Mother’s Day gift bag in one hand, a Starbucks’ coffee and muffin in the other and my backpack on my shoulder. Shortly after grabbing a seat on [...]

Bigotry Watch

Divorce Frequency Exponentially Higher For Straight Married Couples

by David Badash ● 4:53 PM April 16, 2010
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Studies and government records confirm there are millions more divorces for heterosexual married couples than there are for same-sex couples. You really can make a headline say anything you want. Even when it’s “true,” it can be intentionally misleading, destructive, harmful, and in essence, wrong. Or pointless. Take The Times Of India’s latest piece, “Gays [...]