Utah: 94% Say Marriage Equality Won’t Impact Their Marriage

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  A new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry finds a plurality of Utahns – 49 percent to 48 percent – agree that same sex-couples should be allowed to get a state-issued marriage license. Moreover, 61 percent believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in Utah is inevitable and will happen in the state […]

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Eric Holder Asked To Recognize Marriage in Arkansas, Indiana and Wisconsin

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Friday, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign, on behalf of the Respect for Marriage Coalition, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice act to ensure federal respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, consistent with the approach taken by the federal government […]

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Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples In Missouri Could Generate $36 Million

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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by The Williams Institute’s Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow, Justin M. O’Neill; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory. “This study confirms that all Missourians benefit […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

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By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

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How Young Is Too Young To Teach Hate? A Gay Dad’s Dilemma.

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By Henry Amador Once a year, here in Durham NC, we host an amazing event called the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It is held at the beautiful Carolina Theatre of Durham, a theatre that was built in 1926 and that has experienced so much, not just in the name of art and […]

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Congratulations, You’re Having a Lesbian

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  Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in Australia are taking marriage equality issues into their own hands with their brand new ad campaign. The YouTube video shows a pregnant woman and her mate in the doctor’s office having an ultra sound. “Well, everything seems to be coming along fine,” the technician says. “Now, would you […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Stayed, SCOTUS Rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s July 28 ruling in McQuigg v. Bostic, which held that Virginia’s denial of the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The Fourth Circuit had declined to stay, or freeze, its decision, but Wednesday’s procedural action by the Supreme Court means that same-sex […]

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On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again!

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By: Henry Amador Today I begin a series of journaling the experiences that my husband Joel and I will be having on the road to becoming second time parents. If these articles shed some insight on what it sometimes takes, or if our footsteps make it easier for another family to follow along than my […]

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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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