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Senate Committee Holds Hearings on Repealing Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act denies a host federal benefits to those gay and lesbian couples who have legally married in DC and the six states that recognize same-sex marriage. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on a repeal of that discriminatory law.

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One Millennial’s Take on New Research on Young People, LGBT rights, and Abortion

A new survey finds that young people are pro-choice, but that LGBT equality—most notably the right to equal marriage—resonates much more strongly with youth than does the abortion rights movement. Why?

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Stacey Campfield’s Tennessee Gag Order on Gays

Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”

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Roundup: Homophobia Alive and Well in Iowa

Thanks to massive spending from out-of-state “family” groups, three judges in Iowa are ousted for their decision on gay marriage in the state. Plus, a sex ed jamboree!

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Last-Minute GOP Ad Against WA State Sen. Rodney Tom Falsely Accuses On “Women’s Issues”

Washington State Senator Rodney Tom is falsely accused of wanting to “abolish women’s rights” in a last minute attack mailer, today. Tom and women’s rights organizations come back with the truth.

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Time Magazine’s Swampland Latest to Miss the Boat on the Tea Party and Social Issues

Jay Newton-Small of Time Magazine’s Swampland is the latest in a line of reporters at well-resourced media outlets who seem determined not to present the real evidence on the Tea Party and social issues.

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Roundup: Prop 8 – Some Things Change, But Most Stay the Same

A Mormon Elder apologizes for the pain Prop 8 has caused, while states and “family” orgnanizations sign on to briefs that urge the marriage ban to continue. Plus – should there be folic acid in your birth control pill?

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Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

A California judge states that a gay marriage ban “enshrine[s] in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.”

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Roundup: Santorum Tries to Get Back His Anti-Choice Street Cred

Pity former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Despite all his good work during his years in the Senate trying to deny women reproductive rights someone out there is saying he’s not anti-choice enough.

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The Church and Gays: Can’t Decide Whether to “”Love” ‘Em” or Leave ‘Em?”

Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.

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