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Ideological differences appear to divide Supreme Court justices on Prop 8

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., center, addressing the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday. Image: Dana Verkouteren, AP
Much will be written about the Proposition 8 oral argument. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that the Court probably will not have the five votes necessary to get to any result at all, and almost certainly will not have five votes to decide the merits of whether [...]

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Why the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of same-sex marriage

Monday, March 25, 2013
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We are on the threshold of a historic decision on individual rights by the Supreme Court of the United States as it considers two cases involving same-sex marriage. The cases about “who you love” could change the laws in 41 states and more than 1,000 federal statutes. Regardless of what [...]

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Why was Rob Portman’s stroke of empathy so shocking?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
A prominent Senator announcing that he has broken with his party to take a position of basic decency and empathy should not be so unusual that it becomes front page news. But that is exactly what happened when Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced that, inspired by his gay son coming [...]

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A gay dad, Republican fathers and four big questions for Rob Portman

Monday, March 18, 2013
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I relate to the Portman family on many levels. Like Will Portman, I am also the son of a staunch Republican dad to whom I came out. My dad is older than Rob Portman. He adheres very much to the viewpoints of Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Fox [...]

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A gay dad’s open letter to Pope Francis

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pope Francis
As a gay dad, and a professional, I thought it would be fitting to do what one should, as a matter of courtesy, when someone gets a new job. You send a note of congratulations. So, on behalf of my family, including my two 10-year old sons, [...]

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If you yell all the time – no one will listen

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tim Tebow
After years of struggling we are finally having our gay voices being heard and our civil rights are ever so slowly coming to pass. Why then must the voices who seem to speak for the gay community believe that it’s perfectly okay to start telling people where they can and [...]

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Family Research Council clearly lying about scientific evidence, gay parenting

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ken Blackwell
Do me a favor, folks. Don’t shake your head, suck your teeth and go “there they go again” at yet another time you have seen the Family Research Council blatantly lie about the gay community. Demand that more time and knowledge be invested in uncovering how organizations like FRC distort [...]

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A gay dad’s bittersweet, belated Valentine to Meg Whitman

Monday, March 4, 2013
Meg Whitman
Last week was extraordinary. The issue of same sex marriage was discussed more intelligently than ever before. In depth thought and information, including an outstanding synopsis by the American Sociological Association, appeared as amici briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. One of these was from 278 employers and organizations [...]

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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

Friday, March 1, 2013
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Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we “demand equality for everyone” are themselves [...]

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Non- discrimination laws will improve the lives of transgender Marylanders — and everyone else

Thursday, February 28, 2013
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The largest study on transgender populations in the country found that one in five Maryland respondents report having lost their job due to being transgender; 12 percent have been, or are homeless and over half of the transgender population has been harassed and or denied service in a public space, [...]

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