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WATCH: What led to the gay blood ban

From gay rights activist and filmmaker Ryan James Yezak, comes the follow up to last year’s viral video “The Gay Rights Movement.”

Queerty
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July 10, 2013
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It’s official: Civil Unions are not equal to marriage under federal law

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last month, this immediately suggested ramifications for the validity and usefulness of civil unions. The idea of civil unions as a “separate but equal” status for states to offer same-sex couples was invented after DOMA was already law. Now that the federal government is officially recognizing same-sex marriages, it has officially declared that civil unions will not be recognized under the same laws.

ThinkProgress
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July 9, 2013
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