Judge Rules Pennsylvania Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled Tuesday in Whitewood v. Wolf that Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Jones is the 14th federal judge in recent months to rule against marriage discrimination. With the announcement of Pennsylvania’s ruling, all Northeast states have now legalized same-sex marriage. Jones was appointed to the bench by President […]

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May 22: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication at the White House

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By Gautam Raghavan This Thursday, May 22, the White House Office of Public Engagement, the United States Postal Service and the Harvey Milk Foundation will host a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at the White House. The event will feature remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, House Democratic Leader Nancy […]

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Nintendo Urged to Allow Same-Sex Coupling in Games

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Although gay marriage is becoming legal in many countries, it’s still not allowed in some virtual worlds. Gamer Tye Marini, 23, was denied by Nintendo when he created a social media campaign to try and get the company to allow their virtual players to have gay marriage on the new game Tomodachi Life. A Nintendo representative told […]

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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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Same-Sex Marriage Movement Comes to Georgia

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Tuesday Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples challenging Georgia’s discriminatory marriage ban.  The case was filed on behalf of Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman of Snellville, Rayshawn Chandler and Avery Chandler of Jonesboro, Michael Bishop […]

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Pharrell Williams to Ellen: We Need ‘Equality For Everybody’

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Pharrell Williams would be “happy” if equality was reached for all people. The 41-year-old singer was promoting his album G I R L on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about pay inequality between men and women. “There is a lot of inequality with women and you know how that goes,” he said. “Everything from, you know…still to […]

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Young Conservatives Launch $1 Million Effort To Reform GOP Platform On Marriage

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They say that money talks, and nowhere is that more true than in politics. Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is launching a $1 million campaign to reform the national Republican Party platform between now and the 2016 GOP convention. The group’s aim is to strike existing anti-gay language from the official party platform and […]

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Beyonce Covers May Issue of OUT, Says ‘We Are All the Same’

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She may not be gay, but Beyonce’s music has a powerful grip on the LGBT community which is why she will be gracing the cover of the OUT Magazine in May. Through an email interview with OUT Editor-in-Chief Aaron Hicklin, Beyonce said she works hard as a feminist to get through this male-focused society. By doing so, she speaks […]

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