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Again, no marriage orders

The Supreme Court on Monday released added orders from its Friday Conference, but the list did not include any on the ten cases dealing with the marriage equality issue. It now appears that those cases will be rescheduled for the Conference this Friday.

SCOTUSblog
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December 3, 2012
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Op-ed: Marriage Equality, One of These Things Is Just Like The Other

Actor Wilson Cruz: "Marriage is important to our society and to couples, for its legal protections that allow couples to take care of each other, and for its symbolism, for the love and commitment it stands for. More and more people every day are speaking out for marriage equality, and we welcome every one of them."

NBC Latino
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December 3, 2012
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The Social Network Effect That Is Helping Legalize Marriage Equality

It was no secret during past decades of ballot-box pummeling that social connections help determine where people stand on LGBT equality, say the organizers behind November 6's marriage equality wins in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. Simply having a gay family member, friend, or colleague doubles the likelihood of support. "The meta narrative," says Michael Cole-Schwartz, director of media efforts for the Human Rights Campaign, "is that we win these fights because Americans know that LGBT people are their neighbors, their cousins, their aunts and uncles, the people they sit next to in church, and the people they shop with at the grocery store."

The Atlantic
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December 3, 2012
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OP-ED: How TV's CSI is Screwing Us Again

Wednesday night's episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, entitled "Strip Maul," contained the latest in the show's long history of offensive and defamatory portrayals of transgender people.

The Advocate
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December 2, 2012
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