Matt Baume

Matt Baume

Matt Baume, based in West Hollywood, Calif., is a Research and Communications Manager for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in Los Angeles.

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Marriage News Watch: March 30, 2015

| Monday, March 30, 2015
Suzanne Bryant, left, and Sarah Goodfriend, right, pose with their marriage license following a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Texas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave. The state's also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state's ban.

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

| Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave.

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Marriage News Watch: March 16, 2015

| Monday, March 16, 2015
Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There's just one problem: they can't actually do that.

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Marriage News Watch: March 9, 2015

| Monday, March 9, 2015
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The Alabama Supreme Court has gone rogue on marriage, and that has George Takei pretty annoyed.

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A field guide to spotting, stopping homophobic laws

| Saturday, March 7, 2015
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Behold! A Field Guide for spotting and stopping the sneaky new homophobic laws that are stealthily stealing civil rights from everyone -- gay and straight.

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Marriage News Watch, March 2, 2015

| Monday, March 2, 2015
Carolyn Burgess, left, and Ally Logan kiss at the Clerk of Court's desk as they get their marriage license at the Missoula County Courthouse Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Missoula, Mont.
Texas lawmakers are gunning for the judge who let two lesbians to get married. Meanwhile, homophobic lawmakers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state's marriage ban. There's just one problem: the law will probably be overturned before it actually turns ten.

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The phantom roadmap to LGBT discrimination

| Friday, February 27, 2015
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Scheming villains thirst to rollback the progress our nation has attained toward full LGBT equality. But, could they actually do it? Insidious laws like Arkansas' innocent-sounding "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act" (SB 202) may provide the roadmap.

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Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies?

| Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Why do some bakeries have to sell gay wedding cakes, but they don't have to sell cakes with homophobic slurs? And what's REALLY at stake here? Unfurrow your confused brow with this Fireside Chat from Matt Baume.

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Marriage News Watch, February 23, 2015

| Monday, February 23, 2015
Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were Thursday this morning alongside their daughters in Travis County, Texas.
A few judges are still refusing to see gay and lesbian couples in Alabama. Texas has had its first lesbian marriage, and now state officials are scrambling to find a way to undo it.

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Marriage News Watch: February 16, 2015

| Monday, February 16, 2015
Shante Wolfe, left, and Tori Sisson walk to get their marriage license at the Montgomery County Probate Office in Montgomery, Ala. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Sisson and Wolfe were the first couple in the county to file their marriage license.
Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We'll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court's upcoming marriage decision.

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