Young Adult

Your resource for news and information which features or directly impacts young adults; Frequent topics include K-12 schools and higher education, young adult media, young adult advocates, coming out, family and community acceptance, youth homelessness, and student advocacy including Gay Straight Alliances and safe schools initiatives.

Shifting GOP winds on marriage equality?

Last week, 131 prominent Republicans signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that California’s Proposition 8 law is unconstitutional. The court is set to hear arguments on the matter March 26th.

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March 5, 2013
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Clementi Family, joined by GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign and Equality Matters, demanding apology from National Organization for Marriage for disgracing Tyler Clementi's legacy

March 4, 2013, New York, NY – Today, the family of Tyler Clementi was joined by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Equality Matters in calling on Jennifer Morse of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to apologize for her recent speech to Iowa State University students on February 17, in which she used the story of Tyler Clementi’s death as an example of why it is “not the best thing” to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people be friends with other LGBT people, or be supported by the LGBT communit

The battle over marriage equality, in three maps

Below, we take a closer look at how the fight has been unfolding across the country, state by state. And be sure to also check out The Washington Post’s thorough, state-by-state rundown of same-sex marriage status in the U.S.

The Washington Post
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March 4, 2013
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Family of transgender first-grader Coy Mathis launches Change.org petition

Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, parents of six-year-old Coy Mathis from Fountain, Colorado, have launched a change.org petition asking Coy's school to allow her to go back to using the correct bathroom. Just before Christmas, Coy's school notified her parents that their daughter would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, because she is transgender.

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