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Brett Ratner to Receive Ally Award, launch PSA Campaign in partnership with Comcast at #GLAADAwards

On March 16, Hollywood director Brett Ratner will receive the Ally Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Attendees will get an exclusive look at a public service announcement campaign helmed by Ratner. The GLAAD 'Coming Out for Equality' PSA series features a diverse group of straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of equality and calling for other Americans to speak out.

4 signs that DOMA is doomed

It's been nearly two decades since Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents a married same-sex couple from receiving the same federal benefits as Mike and Leslie next door. Back when Clinton signed the controversial law, there wasn't a single married gay couple in the United States. But today, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marriage equality, and at last count, more than 130,000 couples had tied the knot.

The Week
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March 8, 2013
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Bill Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA

In 1996, I signed the Defense of Marriage Act. Although that was only 17 years ago, it was a very different time. In no state in the union was same-sex marriage recognized, much less available as a legal right, but some were moving in that direction.

The Washington Post
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March 8, 2013
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Pro-gay rights panel invades CPAC

A sponsor for the upcoming CPAC gathering, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, will use a room assigned to the free-market conservative think tank to conduct a pro-gay rights panel titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet.”

The Washington Post
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March 7, 2013
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