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What you need to know about the state of marriage equality

Indisputably, change is a constant force that ceaselessly shapes us as a society: Change makes the tides rise and the leaves turn color; Change brings life into the world and it takes life away. It freed the slaves in our country and gave women the right to vote. And, pretty soon, change will bring marriage equality to all couples.

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Ari Ezra Waldman

Ari Ezra Waldman is a law professor at New York Law School. He is also the Legal Editor for Towleroad, the widely read and award winning LGBT-oriented news and politics website. During his years in legal practice, Ari represented LGBT victims of discrimination, and now as a professor, he works closely with the community’s legal advocacy organizations in the fight for gay rights.

August 27, 2013

Judge allows New Mexico counties to issue marriages to all couples

Bernalillo county now joins's Doña Ana and Santa Fe counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples thanks to a ruling by New Mexico Judge, Alan Malott.

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August 26, 2013

Avvo.com to host live Facebook Q&A about immigration issues for same-sex couples post-DOMA

This Thursday, Seattle-based legal advice site Avvo.com will be hosting a live Facebook Q&A event on immigration benefits for same sex couples after the latest DOMA ruling.

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August 19, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Anti-LGBT violence, Uganda vs. Scott Lively, and CAP's newest member Randy Thomasson

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 16, 2013

Court allows Uganda case against Scott Lively to proceed

Today U.S. district Judge Michael Ponsor ruled that a lawsuit by Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) agaist anti-gay activist Scott Lively could proceed.

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June 25, 2013

GLAAD, LGBT advocacy groups stand with civil rights orgs in disappointment at Supreme Court ruling on voting rights

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled against a central piece of the Voting Rights Act. This removes major protections on voting rights passed by Congress in 1965.

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April 14, 2012

Petition CeCe McDonald's Arrest

Momentum is building as the hearing and trial for CeCe McDonald approaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing scheduled for April 24. CeCe was the victim of a violent transphobic and racist assault during the summer of 2011.

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