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When the Politics of Hate Comes Home: A Lesbian Couple Grapples with How Politics Affects Their Critically-Ill Child

Simon, Laura and author Jaime on their wedding day.

Jaime and Laura are a lesbian couple in California whose son suffers from a serious heart condition.  Without legal protections, their family would have suffered far more hardship than they did. Jaime addresses supporters of Prop 8 in a letter. 

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Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.

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Who Is Speaking At the WCF? Catholics for Choice Offers Bios

This week SIECUS is writing a series of live-blogs for RH Reality Check from the World Congress of Families in Amsterdam. Catholics for Choice, also attending the conference, has developed the following set of bios on Catholic participants in the conference program.

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Iowa County Recorders Can’t Deny Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

The Iowa Attorney General says that county recorders do not have the authority to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt

Teaching about intolerance in my high school Ethics class in a small town in Oklahoma lead to a real life lesson for my students when I was forced to resign for insubordination.

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Colombian LGTB Community Recognizes Progress While Calling For Further Rights

Colombian LGBT organizations recognized some legal advancement regarding equal rights, but noted that the progress was due to legal demands made by individuals, not a consequence of a public policy or a legislative action.

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