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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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Op-ed: Justice for Trayvon Martin comes out of community, not courtrooms

The murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman are not anomalies in our criminal punishment system. They are the norm. Article upon article has been written since the verdict reminding readers that Black bodies are not valued by our culture and Black people can be killed with no consequences to those who pull the trigger or who create the systems that lead to constant premature death for people of color.

The Rainbow Times
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July 24, 2013
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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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Montenegro's first gay pride parade comes under attack by opponents

Several hundred people shouting "Kill the gays" attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt the first ever pride event in staunchly conservative Montenegro, which is seeking to improve its human rights record as it bids to join the European Union.

Huffington Post
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July 24, 2013
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