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Across the gay marriage spectrum

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 11 countries including Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and Argentina. In the United States, nine states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing gay marriage. Today, England and Wales are joining the list. The BBC reports the Commons voted in favor of the Marriage (Same Sex [...]

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An evolved inauguration

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well,” President Obama said yesterday in his second inaugural address. This week, the LGBT community witnessed a [...]

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  Farewell to “In the Life”

The groundbreaking newsmagazine “In the Life” ends its 20-year broadcast run this month. Watch the final episode above. It’s an illuminating look at the show’s coverage of major issues — and at how much has changed in 20 years. You can still view “In the Life’s” archive online. Find out what In the Life Media [...]

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Gay marriage wins in Maine

While some groups — including the National Organization for Marriage — claim otherwise, much of the data available points to a significant shift in American public opinion on gay and lesbian marriage since 2001. According to Pew Research Center reports from this year, growing support for same-sex marriage is no longer limited to card-carrying liberals. [...]

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Law protecting gay students lacks enforcement mechanism

For years, Sade Singh, a Brooklyn-born, self-proclaimed “activist” teenager who lives in Hollis, Queens, watched from afar as individuals around her who identified as gay, lesbian and transgender were harassed — by overt displays of bigotry in her community and occasional incidents of intolerance at her school, Queens Collegiate High School in Jamaica. “I know [...]

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New bill bans ‘pray the gay away’ therapy for minors in California

Lawmakers in California have green-lighted a proposal to ban “reparative” therapy, also known as gay “conversion” therapy for children under the age of 18. The bill, which passed 51-21 in the state’s assembly, requires Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s signature before it can become law. Brown has not yet indicated whether he will support the measure, [...]

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  Dan Savage on the ‘final frontier for full civil equality’

Columnist Dan Savage on how marriage equality would change the lives of same-sex couples and why this issue has become so important to the LGBT movement.

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  Feels like home: Helping homeless LGBT youth

In Minneapolis, a model program seeks to rescue gay teens who have been rejected by their families and become homeless.

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  David Brody on gay marriage in the 2012 election

Will issues like same-sex marriage determine the outcome of the 2012 election for states with large numbers of evangelical voters? David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network discusses.

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