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Safe Schools Act re-introduced in U.S. House, aims to help prevent bullying

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday re-introduced The Safe Schools Improvement Act in the U.S. House, a bill to help ensure a safe learning environment at schools nationwide and provide necessary resources to prevent school bullying and reduce the rising drop-out rate.

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Poll: Majority of Americans believe marriage equality is a civil rights issue

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
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A new poll finds that the majority of Americans believe that marriage equality is a civil rights issue, and that it will inevitably become legal – whether they support it or not.

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Tax records: Chick-fil-A donations to anti-LGBT groups nearly doubled in 2011

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A — embroiled in a controversy last year surrounding the millions of dollars it donated in 2009 and 2010 to anti-gay organizations — almost doubled it’s charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2011, according to newly released IRS documents.

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Diverse U.S. Supreme Court justices, families mirror country

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
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The varied family portraits of the U.S. Supreme Court justices are somewhat at odds with the arguments of gay marriage opponents who stress the unique ability of heterosexual couples to have babies as a reason to uphold bans on same-sex marriage.

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Obama: I cannot imagine a constitutional justification for gay marriage bans

| Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Signaling further evolution on the issue of marriage equality for gays and lesbians, President Barack Obama said he could not imagine a circumstance in which a state could legally justify banning same-sex marriage.

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Boy Scouts distribute more than 1 million surveys seeking input on gay ban

| Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America, who are considering revising their ban on gay scouts, have sent a questionnaire to Scout families, asking them how they’d feel about having openly scouts or gays and lesbians serving as Scout leaders.

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Report: Flawed parenting study was to influence Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

| Monday, March 11, 2013
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The backers of a flawed, but widely cited academic study critical of gay relationships and their impact on children of gay parents, choreographed its release in time to influence “major decisions of the Supreme Court,” according to documents obtained by The American Independent.

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Outserve-SLDN sets ambitious goal in State of LGBT Military Service address

| Sunday, March 10, 2013
Allyson Robinson (center) addresses attendees at the Outserve-SLDN National Dinner on Saturday.Photo courtesy Outserve-SLDN.
Nearly 1,000 service members, veterans, and supporters gathered in Washington on Saturday night for the OutServe-SLDN 2013 National Dinner, and to hear the first State of LGBT Military Equality Address by Allyson Robinson, a U.S. Army Veteran and Executive Director of Outserve-SLDN.

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Gay couples could see windfalls from U.S. Supreme Court action

| Saturday, March 9, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — For Mina Meyer and Sharon Raphael, two women in their 70s who fell in love more than four decades ago and have been married for more than four years, the U.S. Supreme Court's pending consideration of a law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing unions like theirs is about more than civil rights.

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Poll: Majority of Catholics support marriage equality for gays, lesbians

| Friday, March 8, 2013
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A majority of Catholic voters in the U.S. now support same-sex marriage, according to a new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. The poll found that 54 percent of Catholic voters surveyed supported marriage equality for gays and lesbians, compared to 38 percent opposed.

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