Family

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October 16, 2013

North Dakota unveils marriage inequality tax documents

After The Supreme Court of The United States declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it would allow same-sex couples to file as a married couple if they were married in a state that allows it, even if they live in a state that doesn't

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Colorado trans woman denied free breast cancer screening by state-run program

A woman in Colorado has filed a lawsuit after being denied access to a free breast cancer screenings by Women's Wellness Connection, a state-run healthcare program, simply because she is transgender.

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October 15, 2013

2 cyber-bullies arrested after Florida girl's suicide

Thursday is Spirit Day, when millions of people will go purple to oppose bullying and in support of LGBT youth.

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October 15, 2013

A Nevada teen is bullied and beaten in her H.S. cafeteria

A 15-year-old girl was attacked and beaten during lunch at Palo Verde High School in Nevada.

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October 15, 2013

North Carolina AG supports marriage equality but will still defend the state's ban

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he supports marriage equality but acknowledges his personal views aren't preventing him from vigorously defending North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

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Why #SpiritDay is important: Long-term effects of bullying

A new study has demonstrated the long-term effects of bullying and the importance of anti-bullying programs, such as Spirit Day, when millions of people will wear purple to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth.

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October 15, 2013

Judge will hear arguments regarding Michigan's ban on LGBT marriage and adoption

Equality Michigan is hoping for, what could be, a historic day for their state. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman is expected to hear arguments and possibly issue a ruling as early as tomorrow, on whether Michigan's 2004 ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

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PACER's is going purple for #SpiritDay, and empowering youth to lead bullying prevention

Launched on October 1st, PACER's WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement, and calls all students to speak out against bullying and make a positive change in their communities.

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