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Right-wing Focus on the Family’s Chilling New Agenda on “Marriage Defense”

“Pro-family” group, Focus on the Family is shifting away from opposing same-sex marriage and instead focusing on making it more difficult to obtain a divorce. Does anyone else think this is scary? …

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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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Roundup: Virginia Pro-Choice Groups Ask for Equal Regulation of Outpatient Clinics

Same-sex marriages won’t be allowed in California during Prop 8 appeal, international transgender news, trade schools cannot discriminate against applicants with HIV or AIDS, and Virginia pro-choice groups ask for new regulations to be applied to all outpatient surgery centers, not just abortion clinics.

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Morning Roundup: Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal

Michigan and Maryland’s slew of anti-abortion bills, trends in banning insurance coverage of abortion, Arizona voting on race and sex abortion ban, Bobby Franklin says something crazy, and Sen. Feinstein introduces repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Morning Roundup: New Hampshire Likes Same Sex Marriage, Thank You Very Much

New Hampshire does not want to repeal its marriage law, Nebraska may increase family planning funding, the elimination of Title X, young moms need career support, and Republican use of abortion as political manipulation.

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California Judge to Same-Sex Couples: One More Week Until Marriage

Judge Vaughn Walker, the man behind the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, which would have outlawed same-sex marriage, is giving supporters of the proposition one more week to seek a permanent stay. If not, same sex couples are free to marry in California as soon as August 18th.

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Senate Confirms Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court

Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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DC Upholds Same Sex Marriage

In a narrow ruling last week, the DC Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling barring a referendum by opponents of a recently enacted law legalizing same sex marriage in the District.

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Catholic School Kicks Pre-Schooler Out of Class for Crime of Having Lesbian Parents

God Bless the Child.  Unless of course her parents are lesbian.  A Catholic School kicks a pre-schooler out of class for the crime of having gay parents.

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The Church and Gays: Can’t Decide Whether to “”Love” ‘Em” or Leave ‘Em?”

Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.

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