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Eight-Year-Old Kicked Out of NJ Cub Scouts for Being Transgender

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An eight-year-old transgender boy has been barred from participating in the Secaucus, New Jersey Cub Scout Pack where he had been a member for one month. ...
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Arcus: 13 Executive Directors Added to Leadership

Charlene Carruthers (director, Black Youth Project 100) named to Arcus post. Photo: Arcus
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The Arcus Foundation have announced the selection of 13 executive directors to participate in the Arcus Leadership Fellowship. ...
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LGBT Health Service Providers: Are You on the List?

Garden State Equality (GSE) is launching a program to map out where the LGBT-friendly health service providers are in New Jersey - and then plan to expand.
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Garden State Equality (GSE) is launching a program to map out where the LGBT-friendly health service providers are in New Jersey - and then plan to expand. ...
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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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Cook County Expedites Marriage Licenses

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A federal court ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to immediately issue marriage licenses to all Illinois same-sex couples who, because of a life-threatening illness, cannot wait until next summer to get married. ...
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Gay Teacher Fired for Wanting to Marry Partner

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Though gay teacher Michael Griffin brought his long-term boyfriend to school functions and even visited the headmaster’s house together, he apparently crossed the line when he got his marriage license in New Jersey last week. ...
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Wedding and Engagement Trends, New Study

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Consistently across all questions considered in this study, female same-sex couples spend more on their weddings than male same-sex couples. For those already married, female same-sex couples spent 15 percent more than the men. ...
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Carrie Underwood: Pro-Love Is ‘Kinda What I’m All About’

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Even with all the backlash country singer Carrie Underwood endured in 2012 after vocalizing her stance on marriage equality, she continues to defend her opinion. ...
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Wedding Bells: Christie Drops NJ Marriage Appeal

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The State of New Jersey announced Monday morning that it is abandoning the State’s appeal of the decision issued by the New Jersey Superior Court that same-sex couples in New Jersey must be allowed to marry. ...
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