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Plaintiffs in Utah same-sex marriage case get engaged

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Derek Kitchen (left) and his partner Moudi Sbeity are lead plaintiffs in the challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.
Derek Kitchen, the lead plaintiff in Kitchen v. Herbert, the federal court challenge to Utah's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, made a Valentine's Day proposal to his partner and co-plaintiff, Moudi Sbeity, at the Equality Ball in Salt Lake City on Friday evening.

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A Gay Dad’s Valentine to His Sons

Friday, February 14, 2014
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Since today is aching Valentine’s Day, rather than submit logic here on why heterosexual couples are as likely to enjoy consensual relationships with each other, and how same-sex couples can be as strongly “child centric,” I decided to go ahead and commemorate the day by BEING child-centric instead. I hope you consent. Instead of submitting an amicus brief, I am submitting a valentine. Here is my valentine. It is not to my partner Jim, whom I adore. He will get his own valentine this weekend. It is to my sons for whom I live and for whom I would die...

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

Monday, March 4, 2013
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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 arguing from a pro-business perspective. These industry leaders stated that for them to “attract the best employees and colleagues” they must “offer robust workplace benefits and a workplace ethos of transparent fairness.”

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School: ‘Singing valentines’ OK for gay students after flyer warned ‘no same-sex deliveries’

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Copper Hills High School, West Jordan, Utah
WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A Utah high school will allow "Singing Valentines" to same-sex students on Thursday after students, faculty and parents complained that a flyer distributed last week singled out LGBT students and was described as anti-gay bullying.

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Gay couple sets record for longest kiss, Google sends a Valentine to gays

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Valentine’s Day 2012 was marked with more progress on marriage equality front, this time in Maryland; also a gay couple set a new world record for the longest kiss, and a Google doodle sends a Valentine to gay couples. Here's "The Wrap" for February 14, 2012...

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To gay teens this Valentine’s Day: A message

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Every year on this fateful day I read the updates pouring down my newsfeed: declarations of love, lyrically written woes of despair, and the preachings of “Singles Awareness Day” advocates. Yet rarely do I see a call to action for LGBTQ teens, a group more heavily effected by Valentine’s Day then most would like to admit.

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