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Civil Rights

Obama Extends More Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples — But The Rest Are Up To Congress

by David Badash ● 8:47 AM June 20, 2014
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President Obama today will extend more federal benefits to same-sex couples. But the administration is cautioning that this is the end of the road, and Congress must act.

Civil Rights

Christian Baker Guilty Of Anti-Gay Discrimination Responds To Oregon’s New Marriage Equality

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM May 20, 2014
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Sweet Cakes by Melissa has not been shy about spreading God’s love, or whatever one might call shocking attacks on the loving marriages of same-sex couples.

News

Michael Sam’s Kiss Inspires ‘The Great Facebook Kiss-In’ (Photos)

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM May 14, 2014
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If there was just one thing Michael Sam’s now-iconic kiss on Saturday made clear it’s that there are way too many people uncomfortable with seeing same-sex couples kissing.

News

Oh Look, Yet Another Flawed Study That Portrays Gay People Negatively

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM March 5, 2014
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A new study from Texas claims to have found that same-sex couples suffer much higher rates of intimate partner domestic violence, but the data is ancient history, and thus, worthless.

2014 Winter Olympics

Chevrolet Makes Statement By Featuring First Same-Sex Couples In Olympics Ads

by David Badash ● 9:10 AM February 8, 2014
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Chevrolet made a big statement last night by airing the first-ever ads during the Olympics to include same-sex couples and families.

Celebrities

Fox News: Grammys Wedding Of Gay And Straight Couples Was ‘Intolerance, Bigotry And Hatred’

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM January 27, 2014
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Fox News religion “reporter” Todd Starnes had a meltdown last night during the Grammys, as

Marriage

Same-Sex Couples Happier Than Heterosexual Couples Reports Major Study

by David Badash ● 8:23 AM January 14, 2014
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Same-sex couples are happier and more content than heterosexual couples, according to a major new study by the Open University, the UK’s largest academic institution.

Civil Rights

Missouri Governor: If ‘Folks Want To Get Married, They Should Be Able To Get Married’

by David Badash ● 9:09 AM November 15, 2013
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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon (no relation to the late former President) announced that for tax purposes, the state of Missouri will now recognize all legally married couples.

News

1.4 Million Hispanics In America Are LGBT — Why Is The GOP Alienating Them?

by David Badash ● 9:01 AM October 3, 2013
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There are 1.4 million LGBT Hispanics in America. Almost all of them will likely be voting Democratic in 2014 and 2016 — thanks to the GOP’s anti-gay, anti-immigrant, and anti-women policies, and the shutdown.

Marriage

Despite Threat Of Impeachment, Ohio Judge Expands Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

by David Badash ● 1:12 PM September 25, 2013
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A federal lawsuit that would require the state of Ohio to list two same-sex couples as married upon their deaths has just become a lot bigger, and the judge presiding over the case is now facing a call of impeachment.

Discrimination

New York State Comptroller Asks President Obama To Order a ‘Place of Celebration’ Standard For Recognizing Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:43 PM July 19, 2013
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NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has asked President Obama to direct all federal agencies to adopt a “place of celebration” standard, recognizing the place where a couple was married and not the couple’s state of residence, when determining if they are eligible for benefits.

Civil Rights

Indiana Law Makes It A Felony For Same-Sex Couples To Apply For A Marriage License

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:51 AM July 8, 2013
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Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of Indiana will be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Discrimination

Anti-Gay Kids’ Museum Responds To Discrimination Charges — By Raising Prices

by David Badash ● 8:48 AM June 11, 2013
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The Jacksonville, Florida Hands on Children’s Museum has raised their prices as a response to charges of anti-gay discrimination.

Marriage

Breaking: Largest Study Of Children Raised By Same-Sex Parents Shows They’re Healthier Than Their Peers

by David Badash ● 12:55 PM June 5, 2013
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The largest study to date of children raised by same-sex couples finds overall they are healthier and fare at least as well if not better than their peers, raised by opposite-sex couples.