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Archbishop of New York Compares Marriage Equality Law to China’s One-Child Policy and Other “Communiques”

I am always struck by how those who seek and work actively to limit the rights and freedoms of groups of people based on race, class, sex, gender or sexual orientation somehow always see themselves as the victims. 

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Prop 8 Court Victory: A Reproductive Justice Win Too

The widely-celebrated court decision striking down Proposition 8 is important for many reasons, not least because it underscores that reproductive and sexual rights are integrally and intimately linked.

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New Poll Shows Rising Support for Civil Unions

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a rise in support for civil unions nationwide.

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Catholic Church Threatens District of Columbia Over Gay Marriage Bill

According to the Washington Post, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC is threatening to withdraw all social services from the District of Columbia (DC) if the city does not change it’s proposed same-sex marriage law.

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What Is the Message From This Election? Ultraconservatives Are Emboldened

Only time will tell how this this week’s election and phase of ultra-conservatism among Republicans will play out. What do you predict–and how should pro-choice, pro-reproductive justice advocates respond? Let us know.

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DC Marriage Equality Act Faces Threats From Congress

Conservatives in Congress are gearing up to fight DC’s Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, a bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the District.

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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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Proposed Same-Sex Marriage Bill Surprises Michigan Dems

Michigan Democrats were surprised when State Rep. Pam Byrnes announced she would offer legislation aimed at reversing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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New York State Senators Defect to Republican Party; Reproductive Health, Marriage Equality Legislation Doomed

Two Democratic New York state senators vote with Republicans to change leadership, imperiling both reproductive health and same-sex marriage legislation.

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Iowa State Legislative Leaders Vow No Action on Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage will not be an issue in next year’s legislative session, said the highest-ranking Democrats from both chambers of the Iowa legislature.

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