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Bermuda Marriage Ban Overturned, ‘Love Wins Again’

National
Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed to overturn the nation’s same-sex marriage ban and decided in favor of OUTBermuda and its co-litigants. ...
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Supreme Court Fails to Affirm LGBT Equality Rights in Bakery Case

National
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the religious right a limited, fact-specific victory, ruling that the Colorado civil rights agency violated the religious rights of a Denver baker who refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. ...
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PFLAG National Celebrates 45 Years of Saving Lives, One Family at a Time

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington attends the PFLAG 45th Anniversary Celebration at the Mayflower Hotel on May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for PFLAG)
National
Hundreds of people gathered at the Mayflower Hotel on Wednesday May 9 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of PFLAG - the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies. ...
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OUTBermuda and Allies Fight for Marriage Equality

International
While marriage equality is just one issue facing the LGBTQ+ community, OUTBermuda believes it is well positioned to provide a legal voice on a topic that has recently been handled like a political football in Bermuda. ...
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Washington State Legislature Passes Historic Equal Pay Opportunity Act

Politics Local
The Washington Legislature officially passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1506), the first update to the state’s equal pay law since 1943. ...
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LGBT Groups See Financial Growth and Stability as Movement Priorities Radically Shift

National
New data analysis released by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows increased investments in LGBT organizations, perhaps as donors seek opportunities to respond to the new political climate. ...
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Just Published: ‘The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality’

National
The late Edie Windsor remembers a 2007 briefing in which she was told by an LGBT movement leader that marriage equality would be addressed “a couple years down the line.” The fierce and feisty activist recalls retorting:  “‘I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!" ...
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Edie Windsor Remembered: Funeral Live Stream and Private Shiva Friday

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National
Civil rights legend Edith Windsor passed away at the age of 88 in New York on Tuesday. Windsor was the plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case  Windsor v. United States – which effectively struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and paved the way for nationwide marriage equality in 2015. ...
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Over 1,200 Attendees Expected for Gender Odyssey Seattle Aug. 23-27

Local
Gender Odyssey Seattle is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-diverse people, their loved ones, and professionals who serve them. ...
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Refund Equality Act Introduced to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Politics
The Refund Equality Act would permit same-sex couples to amend their tax returns, allowing them to file jointly and to secure an estimated total of $67 million in refunds to which they are entitled. ...
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