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What has happened on the marriage front since DOMA? Lots.

Are you wondering what's been happening since the Supreme Court decision on DOMA? We wrote a blog about it before, but the change has been happening so fast, we've compiled a roundup of some of the newer exciting steps toward equality being made across the US.

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July 24, 2013

Jewish daily newspaper describes struggles faced by transgender campers

The Jewish Daily Forward published a piece today describing the difficulties faced by transgender campers, with a focus on those attending Jewish summer camps.

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Violent preaching video targets not LGBT couples, but their clergy allies

Matt Brown, the lead pastor of Sandals Church in Riverside, California, preached to his congregation about whether they should attend the wedding of a gay or lesbian couple. He spoke of being the best neighbor possible to the LGBT couple, but had particularly violent words for clergy who bless the marriage.
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Philadelphia trans community and allies gather in Love Park, hold vigil for Diamond Williams

Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.

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July 24, 2013

More Light Presbyterians announces first transgender executive director

More Light Presbyterians as announced its decision to appoint Alex McNeil, an openly transgender man has their new executive director.

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