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Autostraddle: Trans-exclusionary Medicaid regulations are terrible, awareness campaign is awesome

Autostraddle recently highlighted the New York Medicaid campaign being run jointly by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, GLAAD, and TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project.

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Nevada invokes tired old stereotypes to say everything that marriage is not

The Attorney General of Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto (D), filed a 55-page brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week in which she urged that the state's ban on marriage equality--part of Nevada's constitution--be upheld. In this document, she expressed an interest "to protect and perpetuate traditional marriage," and proceeded to define "what marriage is not."

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January 23, 2014

Virginia's Attorney General will not defend Marriage Equality ban

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring has changed his position on marriage equality by stating that his office will no longer continue to defend Virginia’s ban on marriage equality.

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January 23, 2014

Another Methodist Minister on trial for officiating son's marriage to the man he loves

United Methodist minister and former dean of Yale Divinity, Rev. Thomas Ogletree, will be tried by a church council because he officiated at his son’s marriage to the man he loves.

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Mark Burnett gives 'Voice' to insidious anti-LGBT coalition

Why is one of the biggest TV producers in America, Mark Burnett, and his actress wife, Roma Downey, signing up to lead a new coalition right alongside four of the most extreme anti-LGBT activists?

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