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The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB), the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA),and the Alliance of Baptists have joined together to sponsor a campaign titled “Many voices, One Love” for marriage equality in North Carolina.
GLAAD commends the Washington post for profiling Pastor Coates and the important stand he has taken in support of LGBT equality.
A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on 'cross-dressing' and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying. This proposed policy is extremely problematic and amounts to nothing more than preemptive victim-blaming.
On Valentine's Day 2011, Anton Tanumihardja was en route to the airport to be deported to Indonesia when he received a last minute, temporary stay of deportation. Following a year filled with lots of ups and downs, Valentine's Day 2012 finds Anton waiting to learn the status of his "green card" application. In this blog post, we follow-up with Anton and his husband, Brian, one year after we first introduced you to the couple and their unimaginable, yet inspiring love story.
Today, Washington became the 7th U.S. state (and eighth jurisdiction) to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill into law at a statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia.
El día de hoy se firmó de aprobado una ley que traerá la igualdad matrimonial al estado de Washington. A partir del 7 de junio, cuando entrará en vigor la nueva ley, el estado se convertirá en el séptimo (y octava jurisdicción) en el país en permitir que contraigan matrimonio las parejas del mismo sexo.
Though the Northwest Arkansas Times has yet to formally announce a policy change, the paper is now devoting time and space in its opinion pages to local readers who are asking them to treat all loving and committed relationships equally.
In an effort to promote equality for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, the United Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)is launching an event titled “Love Beyond Borders: Equality and Acceptance For All.” During the event, the UU-UNO intends to remind the world’s most powerful policymakers of the countless LGBT voices around the world who deserve equal protection from multi-faceted oppression.