Marriage Equality

February 20, 2013

Muslims work for LGBT support and acceptance

Many Arab-Americans from conservative backgrounds struggle with coming out or supporting LGBT equality.

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Polls Show Majority Against DOMA, Support Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act (DOMA) and the anti-gay Proposition 8, polls continue to show the widespread support for marriage equality in the United States.

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Programming note: Illinois' top marriage equality opponent shows true agenda

Beginning tonight and continuing throughout next week, viewers across the Chicagoland area will get a chance to watch

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February 15, 2013

Illinois Media Short on Pro-LGBT Faith Voices, Fact-Checks

Illinois state senate approved a marriage equality bill on Valentine's Day, which now moves to the House. While IL media quoted lots of anti-gay voices of faith, very few pro-gay voices of faith were given a platform.

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February 14, 2013

The Effect of DOMA on Bi-National Couples

The Advocate published a Valentine's Day op-ed that featured a bi-national same-sex couple, one of 35,000 in the US, who constantly fear being ripped apart by DOMA.
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February 13, 2013

Marriage Equality to be on the Ballot in Oregon in 2014

Oregon United for Marriage Equality has submitted the "Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative," which aims to put marriage equality on the ballot in 2014.
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Talks about His Support for Marriage Equality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.
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Vatican Official Offers Hope for LGBT People, Only to Dash Them

It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.

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February 6, 2013

Marriage equality one step closer in the United Kingdom

Despite objections by the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury, the United Kingdom's House of Commons has voted to approve marriage equality.

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February 5, 2013

Huffpost Live Panel Tackles The intersection of Race and Sexual Orientation

Huffpost Live host Marc Lamont Hill hosts panel tackles the topic: "Is Gay the New Black."
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