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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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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Marriage News Watch: February 2, 2015

| Monday, February 2, 2015
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Marriage could be starting next week in Alabama – anti-gay officials are saying that they don’t have to let gay couples get married, but their reasoning isn’t exactly what you would call true.

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Marriage News Watch: January 19, 2015

| Monday, January 19, 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.
Bills to discriminate against gay couples are rapidly multiplying in Texas. And multiple states are still wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to reverse marriage equality.

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Marriage News Watch: January 12, 2015

| Monday, January 12, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states.

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Marriage News Watch: January 5, 2015

| Monday, January 5, 2015
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Marriage equality comes to Florida this week, so why are opponents saying it's not? Matt Baume reports on what's really going on, and how they're still trying to stop the weddings.

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 29, 2014

| Monday, December 29, 2014
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Something big's going to happen in Florida next week, we just don't know what yet, and the Supreme Court is going to examine multiple marriage cases in early January.

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