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NH House Rejects Bill Aimed at Repealing Marriage Equality

On Wednesday New Hampshire lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made their state the first to repeal a marriage equality law through legislation -- a move opposed by Democratic Gov. John Lynch.

The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 on Monday to kill the bill that would have repealed the 2-year-old law and restored a law that allowed civil unions in 2008 and 2009.

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March 21, 2012

Ireland makes history as first country to vote for marriage equality nation-wide

The votes have been counted and marriage equality is now the law of the land in Ireland. After historically high voter turnout, Irish voters approved a nation-wide referendum that added the following language to the constitution: "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."

For IDAHOT, UN asks people to look beyond the labels

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is coming up fast on June 17, and a new video by the Free and Equal Campaign by the United Nations has encouraged us to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the face and learn about what they are doing with their lives.

VIDEO: GLAAD national board of directors co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan shares moving story of acceptance at #glaadawards

While introducing Transparent stars Judith Light and Jeffrey Tambor at Saturday's 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, and in celebration of Mother's Day, GLAAD national board of directors and transgender activist Jennifer Finney Boylan shared her very moving coming out story with the audience.

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