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Michigan Legislator Calls for Repeal of Gay Marriage Ban

Following up on a June surprise, Michigan House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes on Wednesday announced she had introduced legislation to roll back a 2004 constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage in the state.

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Pride and Parenting: Gay Fatherhood in America

In her new book, Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America, Ellen Lewin investigates the nuances of gay adoption and describes the many challenges gay men face—from the “family values” Right as much as from the “radical queer” Left—as they actively seek to become parents.

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Pam Spaulding: Arizona Pastor Calls for Violence Against Gays, Congressman, President

Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend reports on an Arizona Pastor who spews hatred toward–and even calls for killing of citizens, congressman and the president–from his pulpit, all while taking those nice tax exemptions.

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Indian High Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

The High Court of Delhi found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized consensual sexual acts of adults in private, violated the Indian Constitution. This ruling decriminalizes homosexuality in India and is being hailed by advocates in India and worldwide as the first step toward equality for gay, lesbian, and transgender persons in that country.

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Inclusive ENDA Introduced; “We Are Beyond” Removing Gender Identity Protections, Says Frank

An inclusive ENDA banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in workplaces has been re-introduced in Congress.

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Obama Promises, Then Punts, on LGBT Rights

Obama and the Democrats, the ostensible allies of LGBT tax-paying citizens, have repeatedly chickened out and sold out gay rights whenever flashed an opportunity to pander. And we’re sick of it.

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Vermont’s Civil Wars of Ideology

It is wonderful that several states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry. It was even more special that Vermont was able to pass the legislation without a court-ordered mandate.

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Vatican Condemns Violence, Still Opposes Gay Rights

The Vatican refused to support a recent U.N. declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it ill-defined and overly broad.

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Privacy Sounds Good to Pro-Prop 8 Forces Now

The Mormons, Knights of Columbus, and others who donated in favor of Proposition 8 now want to see their “right to privacy” protected and stay anonymous. Hypocrisy, anyone?

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Obama Invites Openly Gay Bishop to Pray at Inaugural Event

I’ll see your Pastor Rick Warren and raise you a Bishop Gene Robinson. The high-stakes symbolism of the Obama Inauguration.

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