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NH House Rejects Bill Aimed at Repealing Marriage Equality

On Wednesday New Hampshire lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made their state the first to repeal a marriage equality law through legislation -- a move opposed by Democratic Gov. John Lynch.

The Republican-controlled House voted 211-116 on Monday to kill the bill that would have repealed the 2-year-old law and restored a law that allowed civil unions in 2008 and 2009.

The Boston Globe
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March 21, 2012

GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons

The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.

PHOTOS: Texas faith leaders call for end to anti-LGBT discrimination

With political battles over marriage and nondiscrimination measures heating up, hundreds of clergy and other people of faith gathered at the Texas Capitol today to call on lawmakers to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

NJ judge to "ex-gay" programs: Being LGBT is not a disorder

Today, a New Jersey judge ruled that so-called "ex-gay" programs can't represent that being LGBT is a disorder in marketing materials. This is a part of a lawsuit that "ex-gay" survivors and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have against the Jewish "ex-gay" program, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH).

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