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Decision Day: DOMA and Prop-8 Fall

Defense of Marriage Act is Unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.. Link to the decision: UNITED STATES v. WINDSOR, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF SPYER, ET AL. From SCOTUSblog:

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Anti-gay churches have booths at Indianapolis Gay Pride event

2013-05-29 UPDATE: According to a facebook note from the Indy Pride Organizers, These two churches will no longer have booths at this year’s Pride celebration. Last year and for the past few years apparently, there have been two churches from

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Dear Straight People

Cool + funny poetry slam by Denice Frohman Performed at Women of the World Poetry Slam 2013 Promoted by Button Poetry

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Only on afterellen.com would lesbian stalkers be a feel good story

Only on that site would no one question a story like this: The 8 Craziest Pop Culture Lesbian Stalkers When you hear the term “lesbian stalker,” it’s usually referencing someone you or your friend broke up with that you just

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A Teen’s Brave Response to “I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay”

A follow up to the earlier article, in which gay teen confronts his mom about her hatred of gay people: A Teen’s Brave Response to “I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay”.

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Movie Trailer for Bully

This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in

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Rebecca Drysdale: It Gets Better

Rebecca Drysdale’s hilarious and awesome “It Gets Better” video. I really heart this.

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How is sexual orientation defined?

Me, on the question of how sexual orientation is decided: This comes down to the argument of “is it your attractions that decide your sexual orientation, or your behaviors?” And within the gay community, there is fierce argument over that

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Born This Way Blog

Okay while you’re looking at gay blogs, check out Born This Way Blog. It is safe for work viewing, and is cute as a button – gay and lesbian folks sending in pictures of themselves as children – usually photos

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Skins: British vs. American

Skins is a British TV show finishing it’s fourth season in the UK. It’s fictional, set in Bristol, England, it focuses on teenagers, and it’s very raw and realistic, covering drug and alcohol abuse and sexuality as topics. It’s raunchy

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Queen Latifah, PDAs and Outing

I would never have noticed this story on Queen Latifah’s PDAs with her longtime “friend” except that I saw “Leave Queen Latifah Alone” stories on six different progressive/gay/feminist sites. If they’re trying not to out her, they’re doing a poor

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U.S. District Court Decision: Perry v. Schwarzenegger

The whole document it’s entirety, courtesy of the New York Times. There is some scrumptious reading here; things that just make me giddy with glee. “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians

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Prop 8 Overturned by Federal Court

According to MSNBC news services: SAN FRANCISCO — In a major victory for gay rights advocates, a federal judge on Wednesday struck down a California ban on same-sex marriage. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the voter-approved ban,

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links for 2010-04-24

Cheyenne Williams Attacked by Classmates Because She's a Lesbian, Parents Claim – Crimesider – CBS News (tags: homophobia violence lgbt bigotry) County GOP: Get Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton Out Of The House — And 'Back In The Kitchen' | TPMDC

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links for 2010-02-05

On Language – Crash Blossoms – NYTimes.com Classic headline screw ups – “Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim” and “Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge.” (tags: writing headlines nytimes humor language) This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post

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links for 2010-02-02

The U.S. National Archives' collections on Flickr Awesome. (tags: photography history government flickr) 10 Americans Arrested In Haiti, Accused Of Child Trafficking Idaho Baptist group tried to smuggle 33 kids out of Haiti through the Dominican Republic. Some of the

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links for 2010-01-30

IMA bets with NOMA over Superbowl – a masterpiece is the bet Wow – that's better than the Mayor's rinky-dink shrimp bet. Way to raise the stakes, IMA. (tags: superbowl museum sports IMA) Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP I

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links for 2010-01-28

The secret lives of married men – Times Online A better title for this would be "The Secret Life of a mentally under-developed London Times writer/sexist douchbag." (tags: sexism misogyny equality rights women) Dorothy Surrenders: A movie of our own

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links for 2010-01-22

Obama: Daddy of the United States of America You don't have to win, we were told at the positive-discipline workshop. Your child is not damaged, morally, if your child wins, if the battle is withdrawn, or, better yet, never joined.

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links for 2010-01-17

The Observer – Responsibility for offensive comic Comparing a cartoon about gay bashing someone into a vegetable to Harry Reid's misplace remarks about President Obama is the definition of "not getting it." (tags: homophobia indiana NotreDame) Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing

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Current TV on the recent “no homo” trend

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Where is your anger?

It’s a question I’m asking myself. I get caught up in the day to day struggle of just getting through the work week, and I feel like I’m not doing enough and I’m letting too many things go.

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I do have experience building giant umbrellas, now that you mention it

I’m the perfect candidate to join this group. A Gaythering Storm from Jane Lynch

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More Go Iowa! news

Iowa State Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s speech on the State Senate floor, explaining why he will not support an effort to amend the state’s constitution to reverse the recent unanimous ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Iowa. That’s just awesome.

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Real Biblical Marriage

Passed along from a friend via email If we were to create a constitutional amendment defining marriage based on the teachings of the Bible, it would look like this: A. Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union

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