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One Giant Step Forward, One Devastating Step Back

On a night in which this country took a giant step forward on racial issues and reproductive rights, we also took a devastating step backwards when it comes to the rights of gay and lesbian individuals.

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Evangelicals Push for More Palaver on Abortion

As the electorate focuses on economic downturn, high energy prices and war, evangelicals are promising to turn the election rhetoric to abortion and gay marriage.

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“Pro-Choice” Candidate for Missouri Governor Has Mixed Record on Abortion

Do pro-choice voters in Missouri have an opportunity to elect a protective veto into the Governor’s mansion in November? Only if the Democratic nominee really does support abortion rights.

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Why Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t (Is) A Threat to Heterosexual Marriage

Same-sex couples might be able to teach straight couples a thing or two about egalitarian relationships. And that’s the precise threat to traditional marriage social conservatives are afraid of.

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Third Time Hopefully Not A Charm in California

Californians will head to the voting booth in November to weigh in one more time on what they think of a parental notification law for minors.

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New York to Honor Same-Sex Marriages Performed Out of State

New York state Governor David Paterson has directed state agencies to respect marriages of same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions, including California, Massachusetts, and Canada.

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California Supreme Court Declares State Marriage Laws Unconstitutional

The California Supreme Court today declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Publicly Funded Discrimination: Marriage Promotion

The rights to love, marry, and form a family unit are fundamental human rights. But the current marriage-promotion initiatives, carried out with enthusiasm by the Bush administration, exclusively promote heterosexual marriage.

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