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Indiana criminalizes marriage equality and pro-LGBT clergy

It's already against the law for same-sex couples to get married in Indiana, and the legislators in the state have recently updated the existing law, reminding some and informing others that it's actually a criminal offense for a same-sex couple to even try to get married.

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July 10, 2013

ACLU files three marriage lawsuits, pushes forward a fourth

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed or pushed forward marriage lawsuits in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois.
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POLL: 60% support Marriage Equality in New Jersey

New Jersey will probably be one of the next states to legally recognize same-sex marriages and its denizens are quite ready for it. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 60 percent of New Jersey voters support marriage equality, while only 31 percent are opposed.

ThinkProgress
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July 10, 2013

Gay rights in Southeast Asia: Fifty shades of pink

On the last Saturday in June the centre of Singapore’s very sober business district turned distinctly pink. Lesbians, gay men and others converged there for the annual celebration of what organisers call the “Freedom to Love”, also known as the “Pink Dot”, in honour of the “little red dot” that Singaporeans like to call their city-state.

The Economist
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July 10, 2013

Shifting Catholic opinions, overwhelming UCC support, and religious responses to the SCOTUS decisions - this week's Religion News Summary

There have been tremendous faith responses to court decisions. Check it out in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.

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July 10, 2013

ACLU files marriage lawsuit in Pennsylvania

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a federal lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of 21 residents who either wish to marry or receive benefits for marriages performed in other states.

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