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By Melanie Nathan, May 14, 2014 Today, with thanks, we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Bella Abzug’s extraordinary comprehensive gay civil rights bill to Congress, known as the Equality Act of 1974, and we call all who are silent, to speak out for the demise of its flawed inadequate substitute, The Employment [...]

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After a somewhat confusing run around emanating from the Arkansas marriage equality decision, a federal district court in Boise, Idaho issued a decision striking down Idaho’s marriage equality ban and ordered the state to allow same-sex couples to marry and to recognize the marriages of couples who married in other states. The court’s order takes effect [...]

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Described as a resilient teacher and community advocate, Jefferson Fietek announces his run for Minnesota House of Representatives, 36A .  It has always been Fietek’s mission to ensure the voices of his community are heard and fought for and so he is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, in District 36A, recently receiving the DFL [...]

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan ordered the County Clerks of Illinois today to start marrying same-sex couples with immediate effect. Read Governor Quinn’s statement:-

Texas Wins Same-Sex Marriage . February 26th, 2014
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Reports have come in that a Federal Judge has struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, and at the same time stayed marriages pending appeal. Stay tuned as more comes in on the newly acquired marriage equality for Texas. THINK PROGRESS REPORTS: “A federal judge has ruled that Texas’s ban on same-sex marriage violates [...]

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February 14, 2014 and a happy Valentines Day it is for couples across the U.S.A. and now in Virginia too. Virginia has just been declared a marriage equality State, thanks to a Federal Judge in the case of Bostic, London, Schall and Townley, adjudicated in the Eastern District of Virginia. Despite the latest antics of [...]

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Huffington Post Cross post WASHINGTON — It seems Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has taken up a new cause in Congress — defending states’ right to regulate marriage. Amid a wave of court decisions striking down anti-gay marriage laws in states, the Texas Republican introduced a bill to the Senate Wednesday to amend U.S. law “with [...]

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Post is a cross post via CNN– In a major milestone for gay rights, the U.S. government on Monday expanded recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits. “It is the (Justice Department’s) policy to recognize lawful same-sex marriages as broadly as possible, to ensure equal treatment for [...]

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(CNN) – Marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Utah can no longer be issued, after the Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of the state’s request to temporarily block the impact of a federal judge’s recent ruling striking down as unconstitutional a ban on gays and lesbians from legal wedlock. U.S. District Court Judge [...]

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A San Diego woman, Karen Grube is calling for a boycott of the popular Pasadena Rose Parade because two men from Los Angeles are scheduled to be married on a float called “Love is the Best Protection,” the Pasadena Star News reports. The  cake-shaped float is being sponsored by The AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help [...]

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