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

White House urges Supreme Court to allow marriage equality after Prop 8 case

The White House will file an amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, and return marriage equality to the state.

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Media should not resort to sensationalized gay scapegoating in Vatican coverage

Italy's largest newspaper, has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to an internal Vatican report that discusses the "Vatileaks" scandal. However, as the story picks up steam, the headlines are focusing on one particular alleged lobby group, the "gay lobby."

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Victory! Associated Press adds 'husband' and 'wife' for gay couples to Stylebook

Following widespread confusion and outcry, the Associated Press (AP) has updated its style guidelines to include "husband" and "wife" as acceptable terminology for people in a legal marriage.

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Valentine's Day: A Good Day for Marriage Equality

Many may not realize that Valentine's Day has a historic and religious roots that make this the perfect day to publicly call for marriage equality.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Talks about His Support for Marriage Equality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.Read More

What does Pope Benedict's resignation mean for LGBT people?

The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict will resign due to age and health concerns. News like this tends to make people wonder what sort of change a transition like this might mean in the Roman Catholic Church. LGBT people and allies – many of whom are Catholic – have a particular interest in seeing what direction the church is heading.

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Vatican Official Offers Hope for LGBT People, Only to Dash Them

It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.

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Boy Scout Leadership Recognizes Religious Support for Dropping Gay Scout Ban

National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.

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