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  1.  May 10, 2016
    "Moore has been tossed once before from the office of chief justice. Thirteen years ago he refused to abide by a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument Moore had erected in the rotunda of the state judicial building, resulting in judicial ethics charges and his removal by the Court of Judiciary."  --yahoo.com/news
    Alabama drag queen is suspended chief justice's nightmare

  2. Stylist Antonio Darden has "cut off" New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, who is a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage.
    Hairstylist Gives Gay Marriage Hostile Governor the Chop
  3. One Texas-based judge is making her stance on her state's refusal to grant same-sex couples the right to wed publicly known by nixing all marriage ceremonies in her courtroom.

    Judge Won't Conduct Marriage Ceremonies Until Same-Sex Couples Are Able To Wed
  4. Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments of the Week, March 3 - March 9.

    It's the weekend and that means it's time for one of our two weekly round ups: "Something to Celebrate," which takes a look back at the best LGBT news of the last seven days or, as we're bringing you today, "Know Thine Enemy," a series that features 10 of the worst anti-gay moments from last week...
  5. Posted: 04/19/2012 9:08 am Updated: 04/19/2012 9:22 am
    "Among those to praise the results was Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Joe Solmonese, who called support for LGBT equality "common sense.""

    While I think it's great that people aren't [currently] burning a path to the polls to make sure that same-sex marriage remains illegal, I'm not so sure this is a sign of support as the HRC president seems to think. I think it's more a case of being able to feed your children and keep a roof over their heads is more important at the moment. -Michael

    Gay Marriage Not A Top Concern For U.S. Voters: Pew Research Center Poll
  6. Posted: 04/18/2012 5:23 pm
    "Twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy loves Legos, doughnuts, and fighting for what he believes in.

    "I think in a world where everything is right, you could love anyone you wanted to," he said."

    Love = Love: 12-Year-Old Boy Stands Up for Lesbian Moms and Fights Amendment One (w/Video)
  7. Chris Gentilviso, Huffington Post
    05/19/2012 4:46 pm Updated: 05/19/2012 5:22 pm
    "Less than two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his public support for gay marriage, a prominent African-American civil rights organization is following suit."

    NAACP Endorses Gay Marriage

  8. "The Minneapolis-based retail giant is selling t-shirts intended to raise money for the benefit of a group working to defeat an attempted Constitutional ban on marriage equality in that state." -Brigette P. LaVictoire, lezgetreal.com

    Target Selling T-Shirts To Benefit Minnesota Marriage Equality
  9. Dan Avery, 4 Jun 2012
    queerty.com
    "“They select our newspapers because of these qualities and we believe we are obligated to uphold their selection by declining to publish advertising announcements and notices which, in our opinion, are not consistent with prevailing community standards.”" -H.E. Miller, CEO Lancaster Newspapers Inc

    PA Newspaper Refuses To Run Same-Sex Wedding Announcement
  10. Julie Bolcer, 12 Jun 2012, 11:34 AM ET
    "In a statement, the group for gay conservatives and their allies announced it had “enthusiastically,” but not unanimously, decided to back Romney despite his support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would limit marriage to the union of one man and one woman." -advocate.com

    Gay Conservative Group Endorses Romney

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    I hope, that if Romney does end up in the White House, that he doesn't rescind all the advancements that have been achieved in the past few years. We will have people like GOProud to thank. If Romney does become our next prez, I hope GOProud's endorsement doesn't end up slitting their own throats. And ours too. -DM
  11. Posted by Natalie Hope McDonald on 7/17/2012 at 12:04PM
    "Windsor, who worked as an IBM programmer for most of her life, married Spyer in Canada and cared for her after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1970s. They lived for more than four decades in New York’s Greenwich Village. When Spyer died in 2009, she left all of her property to Windsor. Because they were married in 2007, Spyer’s estate normally would have passed to Windsor as her spouse without any estate tax at all. ”Had Ms. Windsor been married to a man, rather than a woman, she would not have had to pay any federal estate tax at all,” says Windsor’s lawyers in a statement." -phillymag.com

    DOMA Challenged by 83-Year-Old Widow (w/Movie trailer)

    I don't normally get all sappy, but this two minute trailer put a lump in my throat. -dml
  12. Michelle Garcia, August 09 2012 6:46 PM ET
    "We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couple." -advocate.com

    Democrats Propose Full Marriage Backing, DOMA Repeal for Platform
  13. Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who became known internationally in 2009 for being jailed for marrying her partner, has spoken out on Malawi

    09 December 2012 | By Joe Morgan
    "A transgender woman who was jailed for 14 years under Malawi’s anti-gay laws has spoken out about her marriage ceremony that triggered her arrest." --gaystarnews.com

    Trans woman jailed under Malawi’s anti-gay laws speaks out
  14. Two women sued after one's name was omitted from their stillborn son's death certificate, and a judge has ruled that both should be listed.

    BY Trudy Ring, December 20 2012 11:04 PM ET
    A judge earlier this month ordered that both Jennifer and Jessica Buntemeyer of Davenport be listed on the certificate as the legal parents of their son, Brayden, who was stillborn in October 2011, TV station WQAD reports. They said both of their names were originally listed on the documentation filed with the state, but Jennifer’s name was removed (Jessica was the birth mother), so the couple sued. Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health denied removing her name. --advocate.com

    Iowa Lesbian Couple Win Fight Over Child's Death Certificate
  15. The marriage equality bill for England and Wales still presents some problems for transgender partners as it finishes its Committee Stage in parliament
    12 March 2013 | By Helen Belcher
    " For trans women seeking gender recognition, this redefinition means survivor benefits for spouses would be affected. Any contributions paid before either 1988 or 2004 into public sector and occupational pensions, depending upon the pension scheme, would simply be ignored for this purpose. This means trans people, some of whom will be either near retirement or already retired, may be signing away many years of contributions in exchange for gender recognition. In some cases, it may be the spouse’s pension would be reduced by as much as two thirds to what they would have had if their trans partner hadn’t chosen gender recognition." --gaystarnews.com

    Pensions and partners could still cost trans people dear in same-sex marriage bill

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    Why does something so SIMPLE have to be made SO difficult? -Mike
  16. By Zack Ford on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:12 am
    "A federal judge has ruled that an Oregon public defender, Alison Clark, is entitled to health benefits for her same-sex spouse under the Federal Employees Health Care Benefits." --thinkprogress.org

    Federal Judge Eviscerates Oregon’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage
  17. How many ways can Oklahoma try to keep gay couples from marrying and being treated equally?

    Let me count the ways....

    2004 - The righteous citizens of the great Okie state voted against gay marriage.

    2013 - Govenor Dearest Mary Fallin attempted to stop ALL benefits for married couples in the National Guard rather than allow same-sex couple to receive said benefits

    2014 - Some little up-start republican, Mike Turner, wanted to ban ALL marriage in the Sooner state. That takes care of the gay problem, eh? This joker don' look old enough to wipe his own nose, let alone be worried about who's marrying whom.

    2015 - And now the latest, Rep. Todd Russ ® is proposing that marriage licenses no longer be issued by any government office. He apparently believes that if the handling of licenses is in the hands of only religious officials, there will be no same-sex marriage in OK - legally.

    Lawmaker proposes ending marriage licenses in OK
  18. Updated by German Lopez on January 23, 2015, 6:40 p.m. ET
    "As the decisions pile up, it can get a little difficult to track which same-sex marriage bans are legally valid and which have been overturned. This simple list tracks where each state stands." --vox.com

    Same-sex marriage rights are sweeping the US. Here's where each state stands