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Thanks to SCOTUS, NOM Will Have To Disclose Donors From 2009 Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign

photo courtesy of 401(K) 2012

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the National Organization for Marriage challenging Maine’s campaign finance laws.

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While Minnesota Punter Rallies For Marriage Rights, Local Paper Stays Oddly Silent

Chris Kluwe. Photo: Genevieve Ross/AP via Salon.com.

Minnesota could be the first state to defeat a ballot amendment declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman.  And a punter shall lead them.

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Progressive Groups Call on Democrats to Support Religious Freedom

Photo: National Council of Jewish Women.

Progressive religious and human rights groups today called on the Democratic National Committee to “stand up for people of faith and [of] no faith and not allow conservative politicians and religious leaders to redefine the meaning of religious liberty.”

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Progressive Groups Call on Democratics to Support Religious Freedom

Progressive religious and human rights groups today gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and called on the Democratic National Committee to “stand up for people of faith and [of] no faith and not allow conservative politicians and religious leaders to redefine the meaning of religious liberty.” Both during and […]

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Something Happening Here: Hip Hop’s Recent Wave of Support for LGBT Rights

There’s a new trend emerging that deserves to be documented. Here we find ourselves – it is the summer of 2012 and the season of hip hop taking the lead in expanding support for LGBT equality.

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SCOTUS, the ACA, and DOMA: The Parallels Between Same-Sex Constituitonal Challenges And Reproductive Rights

Photo courtesy of Donkey Hotey via Flickr

Thanks to the ruling in the Affordable Care Act, the battle over same-sex marriage may start to look more like the battle over reproductive rights.

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LPAC Launch – Women are Ready for Change!

Bilerico Project.

Yesterday we launched LPAC, the lesbian political action committee dedicated to giving lesbians a meaningful voice in politics.

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National Religious Group Votes to Make Reproductive Justice A Priority for Action

Here is some religious liberty news that we reproductive justicers can celebrate: on Saturday, hundreds of Unitarian Universalist congregational delegates voted to make Reproductive Justice their next action and study issue.

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We Are the Ones We Are Waiting For: The Promise of Intersectional Solidarity

Something new is starting to happen. The last two months have hosted a collection of headlines where one group has stepped up in active support of the rights of another group. Any movement – whether old or new – has only succeeded when actively embraced by allies beyond the most targeted group. What are the possibilities of this new road we’re walking down? What does it mean for all of us to “build that circle of our common safety that all of us deserve”?

 

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Marriage Equality: As Go Millennials, So Goes the Nation

The movement on marriage equality is an example of how quickly change can now occur in our society when propelled by a generation that is technologically savvy and willing to challenge preconceived norms of older generations.

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