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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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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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