Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

Breaking: Married same-sex couples to be recognized for federal tax purposes

The US Treasury Department announced that legal marriages of same-sex couples will be recognized for all federal tax purposes. Same-sex couples will be considered married for all federal tax implications, including filing, exemptions, dependents, and employee benefits.

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TAKE ACTION: Read this touching wedding description, then share your own

As marriage equality grows, descriptions of couples, weddings, and marriages will also continue to expand. See one example of a wedding description, and then share your own.

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Private Manning will be called Chelsea, at least by some media outlets

The New York Times and the Associated Press have issued guidelines stating that from this point forward, Private Manning will be referred to as Chelsea Manning.

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NYC transgender woman dies after attack

Islan Nettles, a New York City transgender woman, has died after an attack on the early morning hours of August 17. Ms. Nettles was taken to Harlem Hospital for her injuries and, on Thursday, was taken off of life support and died.

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A special thank you to GLAAD's summer interns

A round of applause for GLAAD's Summer 2013 interns! Talented thinkers, writers, and activists, these interns joined the GLAAD team in June and have since helped develop our campaigns, events, and programs. As they head back to school in the fall, we wanted to thank these young leaders for their incredible work.

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Groupon joins the call for marriage equality in Illinois

The social marketing company Groupon has added its voice to the millions of people calling for marriage equality in Illinois. Groupon has long been a strong supporter of marriage equality in Illinois. Last week, they released a video, produced by Groupon employees, to showcase that support.

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Another step forward: NJ bans harmful "conversion therapy" for minors

New Jersey becomes the second state in the country to outlaw so called "conversion therapy" for minors. Today, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, will sign the bill that passed the New Jersey state legislature. New Jersey joins California as the only two states that bans the harmful practices for minors.

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Anti-LGBT activist attacks transgender students on CNN

Thomasson was flippant enough to end the interview with Brooke Baldwin and Masen Davis with "Hey, good to talk to you ladies."

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