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Delaware welcomes first legally wed lesbian couple

After over two decades of dedication to one another, two 63 year old women made Delaware history Monday, becoming the first same-sex couple to legally wed under the state’s new marriage equality legislation.

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June 28, 2013

Today: San Francisco Trans March, Pride in the Park featuring Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler

Transgender people and their allies will be marching Friday June 28th, in Dolores Park in San Francisco.

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UCC National Offices, local churches sponsor Cleveland Pride 2013

"The LGBT community needs to know that there is a familiar place to worship, and that no matter where they are on life's journey, they are welcome at Mt. Zion," said the Rev. Detra Evans, pastor of Cleveland's Mt. Zion Congregational Church UCC and participant in Cleveland Pride. "Our members love to love, and the community needs to be loved."
UCC.org
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June 28, 2013

The fading future of religious opposition to marriage equality

The debate can no longer be described as one between nonreligious and religious Americans. Support for same-sex marriage has risen by double digits in every major religious group since 2006. Today, solid majorities of Catholics (57 percent)—including equal proportions of white Catholics (58 percent) and Hispanic Catholics (59 percent)—and white mainline Protestants (55 percent) have joined the religiously unaffiliated (76 percent) in supporting same-sex marriage (PRRI, March 2013).
Washington Post
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June 28, 2013
June 28, 2013

Civil rights orgs applaud marriage rulings

Just as LGBT organizations joined the nation's other advocates for full equality in expressing outrage at the Supreme Court's striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, response to Wednesday's rulings in support of marriage equality was not limited to LGBT advocacy organizations.

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