Eye on the South: Marriage Equality Campaign Expands

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With marriage cases quickly progressing through the courts across the country, Freedom to Marry announced plans to expand its campaign to bring marriage to loving, gay couples in the South. Earlier this year, the group formed Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a public education effort that includes grassroots organizing, paid advertising, and digital strategy. […]

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The Realization that Gay Marriage is AWESOME

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By Susan Howard “It’s almost irritating at this point,” a friend complained to me about the gay marriage laws, “I am tired of hearing about it.”  I couldn’t agree more, almost.  The laws are changing at a somewhat rapid pace state by state deeming a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional but is also feels like […]

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UN Releases Bollywood Music Video for Gay Rights

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday launched the first ever Bollywood-style UN music video at a press conference in Mumbai to promote its Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The two-and-a-half minute video, called The Welcome, stars actress and former Miss India Celina Jaitly. Jaitly, who was last year nominated by […]

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Texas Judge: Marriage Bans Are Unconstitutional

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Wednesday a federal judge in San Antonio joined judges in Utah, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Virginia in ruling that bans on same-sex couples marrying or recognizing out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples are unconstitutional. “Today the 6th federal judge in a row has ruled – in Texas – that there is simply no legitimate justification for […]

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IL House Passes Marriage Equality 61-54

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Illinois is set to become the 15th state in the nation to provide same-sex couples the freedom to marry. On Tuesday, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 61-54 to approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, affirming the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in the state. The bill passed the state Senate […]

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Practicing Parenting: Daddy Dry Run

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By Jason Holling This weekend Justin and I had the niece and nephew spend the night. It was a welcomed change to take our minds off the adoption process while we wait to match with a birthmother. Our niece is 2 ½ and our nephew is 5 years old. We had a great time and […]

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Study: Increased Marriage Rate Would Benefit Economy

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Married Americans spend more than those in any other marital status category, across age groups. Americans who have never married spend significantly less, particularly for those younger than 50, suggesting that if the marriage rate increases, overall spending in the U.S. may increase and benefit the U.S. economy. Married Americans report a daily spending average […]

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