Blogs by Ross Murray, Director of News
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Congregations are encouraged to offer a petition in your worship services in recognition of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. ReconcilingWorks has provided worship materials for congregations, including different forms of Confession and Forgiveness and Prayers of the People.
Christians across the internet are blogging their faith and their support for LGBT people through a synchroblog project organized by Justin Lee, the Executive Director of the Gay Christian Network. The synchroblog is timed to match the launch of Lee’s new book, TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.
Over the coming days and weeks, pundits will be exploring what the 2012 election meant. One thing that is certain, the election demonstrated the days of LGBT people being invisible, or worse, a wedge issue, are over.
With enough ballots counted to make it official, Washington State has become one of the first three states to approve marriage equality through a voter referendum.
GLAAD is rejoicing for the gains made for LGBT Americans in this election. Wins in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, (almost Washington), LGBT and allied candidates across the country.
Washington appears to be on track to approve marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples. It looks good, but we aren't ready to bust out the "victory" graphic just yet.
Finally, after so many losses at state ballot boxes around the country, Minnesota has defeated a discriminatory anti-LGBT constitutional marriage amendment.
GLAAD is thrilled with this election's tremendous wins for LGBT Americans. President Barack Obama won re-election after becoming the first acting president to voice support for marriage equality. Voters in Maine and Maryland affirmed marriage for gay and lesbian couples. This is the first time that voters in any state voted in favor of marriage equality. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin also became the first out gay U.S. Senator.