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Anti-gay legal briefs ‘mischaracterized’ parenting study

Attorneys who submitted anti-gay briefs to the Supreme Court in favor of Proposition 8 and DOMA are continuing the mischaracterization of a 2002 study on child development to suggest same-sex parents are less fit than opposite-sex parents, according to the non-profit that produced the study.

The Washington Blade
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January 25, 2013
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Why Marriage Equality Isn't Enough

As March approaches and the Supreme Court of the United States of America prepares to hear monumental cases in the movement for LGBTQ equality, I have to make a confession: I don't think marriage equality is the ultimate answer. Before I'm ushered off the advocacy stage, lampooned as a heretic and told never to speak again, I want to make myself clear. Marriage equality should and must become a reality in this country. Women and men, regardless of orientation, should know that they live in a world where their marriage commitment is one that is recognized at both state and federal levels.

Huffington Post
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January 25, 2013
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Supreme Court-Appointed Lawyer Argues DOMA Case Cannot Be Heard

The Supreme Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act that it accepted in December 2012 and the House Republicans who are defending the law do not have constitutional authority to be there, a Harvard Law School professor appointed by the Supreme Court to present those positions argued Thursday evening.

BuzzFeed Politics
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January 25, 2013
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