People of Color

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VIDEO: At rally, Vassar College shows support for gay rights

For some in the the Vassar College community, it was a teachable moment they hope was a spark for further discussions about gay rights and acceptance.

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., came to the Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday to protest Vassar College’s support of the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual community. They were met by hundreds of Vassar College students, faculty and other community members in support for gay rights.

Poughkeepsie Journal
March 1, 2013

Love is what makes a family

Just last week, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court upheld a law that prohibits joint adoption by gay couples.

In a 5-4 decision, the court said a woman could not adopt a 12-year-old girl whom her longtime partner conceived through in vitro fertilization. In the majority opinion the court stated a family composed of a mother and father is best for a child’s “dignity, stability and well-being.”
February 27, 2013


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