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Marriage Equality USA Creates Storytelling Resource

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Getting to I Do: Our Journeys to Marriage Equality is a project to share personal stories about relationships, family, marriage, advocacy, and equality. ...
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VA Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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A federal court in Virginia has ruled that same-sex marriage in the state will be allowed. Marriages outside of the state will be recognized. ...
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IN Anti-Gay Ballot Measure Dead on Arrival

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Thursday, the Indiana Senate agreed with the House and advanced for final consideration an amended version of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry. ...
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Show Your Love: It’s National Freedom to Marry Day

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Each year during this week loving, committed same-sex couples attend events to render visible the harm that excluding them from marriage causes. ...
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Social Security Releases New Instructions for Same-Sex Couples

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Social Security has published new instructions that allow the agency to process some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims by individuals who are in a same-sex marriage. ...
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The Case Against 8 Successfully Premieres at Sundance

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The first African American U.S. president was elected the day the film started, November 4, 2008. This was also the day Californians voted on Proposition 8 which would outlaw same-sex marriages. ...
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Courts to Consider Sexual Orientation in Rulings

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The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling because the trial judge erred in allowing one litigant to use a peremptory challenge to remove a juror because of the juror's sexual orientation. ...
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Christie Vetoes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill passed by strong majorities in the New Jersey House and Senate that would allow transgender people to update the gender marker on their birth certificates to match their lived gender. ...
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Federal Judge Strikes Down OK Marriage Ban

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Tuesday a federal judge in Oklahoma struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection. ...
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Brother Tells Lesbian Sister: ‘I Will Execute’ You

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"I wanna execute her. I will kill a gay,” Gordon said in a voicemail, according to a police report. “I’ll put a bullet in both their heads. If they turn my daughter gay, I’m gonna kill them both. I’m gonna blow their brains out.” ...
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