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Get ready for new benefits in wake of Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Mathew Sumner, APLarry Pascua carries a rainbow flag at a celebration for the U. S. Supreme Court's rulings on Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act in the Castro District in San Francisco, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Two bad laws died on June 26. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state and a federal law that defined marriage as something for heterosexual couples only. For the 130,000 legally-married couples in the U.S., this means an end ...

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ANALYSIS: What happened Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Noah Berger, APJohn Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday.
Wow. No doubt about it. Today was a momentous day. The Supreme Court this morning overturned Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had required the federal government to treat legally married same-sex couples as single. ...

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Historic Supreme Court decisions set the stage for winning the freedom to marry

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Ellen Pontac (left) and her wife Shelly Bailes, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage in California Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif.
By any standard, the Supreme Court’s decisions striking down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and clearing the way for the end of Proposition 8 in California are landmarks in the struggle for LGBT equality. Not ...

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Josh Duggar’s new job: Spreading homophobia and intolerance, FRC style

Thursday, June 20, 2013
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According to the Family Research Center (FRC), Josh Duggar “will bring his pro-life and pro-family passions to the political arena where he will help expand FRCA’s reach as a premier conservative advocacy group.” In plain speak, Josh Duggar is going ...

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A note to the parents seeking to devastate their 15 year-old daughter and her 18 year-old girlfriend

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Here are the facts: Teens have hormones and they are being sexual in some fashion, and in a big way. According to an ABC poll in 2006, “In terms of their own activity, 63 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds say ...

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Marco Rubio: No ‘special’ rights for gay Americans — but I’m not ‘a bigot’

Friday, June 14, 2013
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I wish I understood why allowing married, bi-national same-sex couples to apply for a visa through the marriage-based green card application process is such an abomination to Marco Rubio. ... Perhaps all we have to do is take a look ...

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Why I Believe in Pride

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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This month is all about Pride: being proud of who you are, and unafraid to stand up for what you believe in. As a gay, undocumented immigrant, that has not always been easy for me. From a young age, my ...

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Middle East Gay Pride and LGBT safety exist only in Israel

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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Sexual minorities are as unwelcome in the Middle East as are religious minorities. Just as the Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East are generally hostile to Christians, Jews, Bahá’ís, Zoroastrians, and other religious minorities, they are even less welcoming of ...

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The heckling lesbian — lending credence that we’re crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Michelle Obama
Rude behavior just gives more fuel to the conservative, homophobic Americans who believe we are simply crazy gay activists pushing our gay agenda into the face of every American. It gives credence to their idea that we are simply a ...

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Is homosexuality a ‘handicap?’

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Red colored my vision the other day as I was packing a box of old papers in preparation for their move. The files I had to go through seemed endless. As I neared the bottom of one stack, I came ...

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