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Making black history for gay rights

Last spring when President Barack Obama announced his “evolving” support for marriage equality, many conservative groups were confident it would woo black voters to their side and ultimately deliver a death-blow to the president’s reelection bid. They, as is often the case, were certain that President Obama’s words would create a divide in “the black church” and the overall black community. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

Washington Post
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February 6, 2013
February 6, 2013

Religion News Summary: More Boy Scouts, A Gay, Jewish Kids' Book, and the National Prayer Breakfast

This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.

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Today Is National Gay-Straight Alliance Day

Today is National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, an opportunity to celebrate the work that GSAs are doing in middle schools, high schools, and on university campuses across the country to create safe learning environments for LGBT students.

Think Progress LGBT
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February 6, 2013
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February 8, 2013

Majority of Americans support ending the ban on openly gay BSA members

Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America should drop their ban on openly gay members.

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