Year: 2012

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Author of Discredited Study Now Says Porn Makes Gays Support Marriage Equality

Prof Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas is back in the news: Regnurus, you’ll recall, published a study this summer that claimed children born to gay couples had more problems with than kids from straight homes. Now Regnerus is claiming increased support for same-sex marriage across America comes from people looking at so much …

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Could Marriage Equality Arguments Undermine Affirmative Action?

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear gay-marriage cases from New York and California this spring means the justices will weigh in on two highly fraught social questions this term–same-sex marriage and affirmative action in higher education. (Not to mention the future of the Voting Rights Act.) Justice Anthony Kennedy is likely to be the swing …

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What Marriage Equality’s Monetary Advantage in 2012 Means for the Future

In the wake of the major electoral victories for marriage equality across the country this fall, the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage (NOM) had some explaining to do. No longer able to rely on its long-standing argument that voters always reject same-sex marriage, NOM did some soul searching and finally identified the reason it suffered …

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Being Transgender No Longer a Mental Disorder, APA Says

Advocates welcomed the American Psychiatric Association’s decision on Saturday to remove being transgender from its list of mental disorders. The APA specifically removed the term Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM) of Mental Disorders and replaced it with Gender Dysphoria. The organization, which represents more than 36,000 psychiatrists from around the …

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Three Paths The Supreme Court Might Take on Marriage Equality

It’s been a year full of news on gay marriage, including President Barack Obama’s statement that he personally favors allowing it and several state votes in November supporting it. Now one of the biggest developments may be imminent. Supreme Court justices are discussing gay-marriage cases at their conference today and may announce as soon as …

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African American Community More Accepting of Gays

Word to conservatives: Don’t bother trying to peddle your divisive politics to African-Americans; it won’t work anymore. A post-election poll conducted by The Economist suggests that social issues may no longer be an effective means for Republicans to get Black voters on board. (Further evidence suggests that the same goes for Latinos.) A co-worker handed …

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