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Marci Alt to Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy: Meet with Our Family

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has said a lot of things about families like Marci Alt's. But it’s the $5 million in donations that he and his company have given to anti-LGBT hate groups that’s most destructive. If Cathy is going to spend millions trying to break apart loving families, he should at least meet thepeople his money is hurting. That’s why Atlanta mom Marci Alt has invited him to have dinner with her and her family.

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Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy teaches wrong lesson

Greater acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians has been one of the hallmark achievements of recent U.S. history. Most organizations have adopted anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation. The public barely blinks an eye at openly gay politicians and entertainers. Just last year, the U.S. military dropped its "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Seven states have legalized same-sex marriage, and the president of the United States has endorsed it.

USA Today
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July 31, 2012
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Transmen Exchange Vows in IL

From blog author Betty Greene Salwak: "John is acknowledged by his birth state of Illinois to be male and has changed his Illinois state ID and Social Security card to match. James' California driver's license has "female" as his legal sex. (He does not want to change his legal sex unless they offer T for transgender.) By taking place in Illinois, the marriage is registered as between bride and groom, thereby being recognized in all 50 states and by the federal government."

Bilerico Project
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July 27, 2012

Guest Post: "An Average Couple" by Brian Edwards

In June, New Jersey couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere found that their engagement photo had been used in an anti-gay attack ad in Colorado by Eugene A. Delgaudio and the organization he runs, the Public Advocate of the United States. The ad was an attempt to make Tom and Brian look scary. The problem is, Tom and Brian are not scary. Brian wrote the following reflection that demonstrates how "not scary" they are as a couple.

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