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Cardinal George as Commentator

When a faith leader like Chicago's Cardinal George explicitly says that he is speaking more as a "rational thinker" than as a faith leader (“This is first of all a rational issue before it’s a faith issue"), one has to wonder where he falls on the scale of punditry

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Gay Latinos celebrate ruling that allows them to receive federal tax benefits

For Farid Ali Lancheros, a father and happily married gay Latino, hearing the news that all married, same-sex couples in the U.S. will receive federal tax benefits, was more than just an economical victory.

“It’s not just financial, it’s a big step,” Ali Lancheros said. “Little by little this country is forced to recognize the equality that exists and should have existed for everyone.”

NBC Latino
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August 31, 2013

Jim Daly: Failure to subscribe to our talking points = media bias

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly is among the voices trying to drum up outrage over the New Mexico photographer who, according to her state Supreme Court, must serve LGBT customers in a way that doesn't fly in the face of her state's nondiscrimination laws. To bouy his claims, Daly is relying on a popular place of attack for folks who operate from his point of view: the mainstream media.

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Breaking: Married same-sex couples to be recognized for federal tax purposes

The US Treasury Department announced that legal marriages of same-sex couples will be recognized for all federal tax purposes. Same-sex couples will be considered married for all federal tax implications, including filing, exemptions, dependents, and employee benefits.

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TAKE ACTION: Read this touching wedding description, then share your own

As marriage equality grows, descriptions of couples, weddings, and marriages will also continue to expand. See one example of a wedding description, and then share your own.

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Why an anti-LGBT extremist took a shine to Vladimir Putin

Pretty much everyone in the democratic world denounced [anti-LGBT laws], which ban the adoption of Russian-born children to gay couples or anyone living in a country where marriage equality exists; allow the police to detain for 14 days foreigners suspected of being gay or even pro-gay; and classify homosexual “propaganda” as pornography. The last bit’s so broadly written that it could apply to anyone preaching tolerance.
New York Times
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August 27, 2013

Vigil held tonight for Islan Nettles, a trans woman murdered in New York City

A vigil will be held tonight in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood to honor the life and memory of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman of color who was brutally attacked and killed last week.

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