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Dear Everyone Discussing Marriage Equality: ‘Gender’ and ‘Sexuality’ Are Not the Same Thing

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

Is the Prop 8 case really about gender, as I keep hearing? It seems to me that no one really cares if two women are raising a child together, unless those two women are lesbians.

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Will Justice Kennedy Be Responsible for Marriage Equality Going the Way of Abortion Access?

As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.

As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.

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Contradictions and Conservatism Muddle Hopes for Change Under Jesuit Pope

Emblem of the Jesuit Order

Bergoglio’s past statements show a lack of understanding of how fundamental reproductive autonomy is to economic justice.

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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Strikes Same-Sex Marriage Ban

photo courtesy of Guillaume Paumier via Flickr

The Supreme Court in Mexico takes a giant step forward in the name of equality.

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In Europe, Same-Sex Couples Face High Barriers to Parenthood

Europe may not be the best place for same-sex couples, who want to have kids. Courts, culture, and governments continue to put up roadblocks.

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Gay Marriage Opponents Get Minnesota Secretary of State Ousted From Speaking At Catholic Church

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. Daily Globe/Pioneer Photo/Scott Wente.

It appears that Ritchie’s new ballot title language has some gay marriage opponents looking for retribution.

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Being Counted: New Census Data on Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Census Bureau has been releasing data since June that shows how many same-sex couples there are and where they living. 

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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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