Year: 2013

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Did We Lose Something in the Fight for Marriage Equality?

In 1990, 75 percent of Americans believed homosexual sex was immoral, and gay marriage was illegal in literally every jurisdiction in the world. Not quite 25 years later, a majority of Americans support gay marriage, and among young people support is as high as 70 percent. That is a breathtaking transformation; if you’d told LGBT …

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House Bill Would Insure Benefits for LGBT Veterans

A Democratic Representative from Minnesota has introduced a bill in the house to protect benefits for LGBT veterans. Dot429 reports: House Representative Tim Walz has introduced the Protecting the Freedoms and Benefits for All Veterans Act, which could revolutionize the way LGBT veterans and their families are treated as well as the benefits they receive …

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The Lay of the Land Post -Windsor and -Perry

With marriage equality now coming to Illinois and Hawaii, nearly 40% of the country lives in a marriage equality state. But just how federal and state governments will navigate the still-unsettled reality (and consequences) of marriage equality remains an open question. Although Windsor invalidated Section 3 of DOMA, it left Section 2 in place, which …

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Traveling at the Speed of Love: Winning the Race for Equality

Five years ago last week, on Election Day 2008, California’s electorate passed Prop 8, marking perhaps the most notable low point in the marriage equality movement as a minority was stripped of a previously recognized constitutional right. As of this week five years ago, only two states – Massachusetts and Connecticut – fully recognized the …

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Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff in HBO’s gay-themed ‘Looking’

HBO will premiere its much-anticipated gay-themed series Looking on January 19 at 10:30 PM. On Sunday, the network released a teaser clip from the upcoming series. In Looking, a trio of friends – Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light), Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) – grapple with gay life in San Francisco, …

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Anti-Gay Group Claims Enough Signatures To Put Repeal of Transgender Bill on Ballot

The same folks in California that brought you Proposition 8 now claim they have enough signatures to try to repeal a law that gives rights to transgender kids in California schools. LGBTQ Nation reports: A coalition of conservative groups called Privacy for all Students submitted 620,000 signatures to get the initiative on the November 2014 ballot, …

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Illinois State Rep, Left Her Dying Son’s Side To Vote For Gay Marriage Bill

An Illinois state representative made a decision any parent would dread in order to press the “yes” button on legislation she had co-sponsored to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. She left the bedside of her gravely ill son. Tuesday afternoon, state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, a Champaign Democrat, rushed to the state capitol in Springfield to …

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A Few ENDA Updates

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the US Senate, we have a few follow-ups for you. First off, Mormons helped pass ENDA in the Senate. The New York Times reports: Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who at 79 is one of the Senate’s longest-serving members, became the first Republican to signal he would …

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