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Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

Sunday, January 5, 2014
There’s been plenty of sucking up to the business community at the Human Rights Campaign, but little focus on money matters affecting low- and moderate-income LGBT people.Why can't the HRC, the gay division of the Democratic Party, address such concerns? Is it's because of the robust six-figure salaries of the top HRC executives? Do such compensation amounts cut off their awareness of gays who don't make that kind of money? Or is it because the minimum wage increase doesn't attract the attention of celebrities who appear at HRC dinners? [ Read more → ]
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Report: Same-sex marriage in Hawaii worth $217 million in tourism

Thursday, July 25, 2013
HONOLULU -- A new economic analysis from the University of Hawaii says legalizing gay marriage in the state would boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years. [ Read more → ]
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Harvard professor apologizes for anti-gay remarks at financial conference

Saturday, May 4, 2013
A Harvard professor has apologized for anti-gay remarks when he said famed British economist John Maynard Keynes' philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children. [ Read more → ]
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Presidential election poll: LGBT issues see historic political shift

Thursday, August 23, 2012
According to a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Logo TV, all political candidates could greatly benefit by supporting equal rights for LGBT Americans. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Gay marriage in Washington would boost economy by $88 million

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in Washington State ccould lead to an $88-million boost to the state's economy over the first three years, according to a new report, which also finds that the total spending on wedding arrangements and tourism is likely to generate $8 million in tax revenue for state and local governments. [ Read more → ]
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Occupy Wall Street — A modern day Stonewall

Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to other countries. This shows, in no small way, that what happens in America doesn't necessarily stay in America. [ Read more → ]
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Let ‘freedom to live, love and be happy’ be more than a slogan of our times

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Let “freedom to live, love and be happy” be more than just a slogan in the passing of our times. Let it not be our epitaph, but our non-violent resistance to freedom being denied to us all. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum: Economy dependent on traditional marriage; lies about same-sex weddings

Saturday, October 8, 2011
GOP presidential long-shot Rick Santorum on Friday told attendees at the Values Voter Summit that a vibrant economy is dependent on traditional marriage, and that President Obama has ordered military chaplains to "break the law" by requiring them to perform same-sex weddings. [ Read more → ]
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