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What Illinois lawmakers will (and won't) hear this afternoon

This afternoon at 4pm central time, when they gather to hear testimony on the marriage bill, would Illinois lawmakers be interested to learn what of the people testifying before them ACTUALLY thinks about gay people?

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February 27, 2013

Fox News' Transphobic Coverage: When Will It Change?

The continued transphobic news coverage by Fox News needs to stop. As the rest of soceity realizes the need for fair and equal treatment of trans people, why haven't the very people that make us aware of this progress?

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Napolitano: DOMA prohibits action to help bi-national couples

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano continues to say the Obama administration is unable to place on hold marriage-based green card applications for bi-national same-sex couples as long as the Defense of Marriage Act remains on the books.

The Washington Blade
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February 26, 2013
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Gay Ugandan man seeks safe haven in Manitoba

In the photo, a handsome but tired young man stands in the shade of a tree. The vibrant pattern and colours of his dress shirt are faded. He's turned slightly away from the camera, scanning the horizon for danger. It's daylight and he's a gay man in Uganda, afraid of being lynched.

Winnipeg Free Press
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February 26, 2013
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Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Marriage Equality

Dozens of prominent Republicans...have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.

The New York Times
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February 26, 2013
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UFC's Liz Carmouche defeated, but makes history

On Saturday, out lesbian mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche competed for the UFC bantamweight title in a historic, first-ever women's fight against Ronda Rousey.

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