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Jackie Lloyd, Lesbian, Allegedly Assaulted At Memphis Celtic Crossing Bar - Huffington Post

Jackie Lloyd, Lesbian, Allegedly Assaulted At Memphis Celtic Crossing Bar - Huffington Post | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Jackie Lloyd, Lesbian, Allegedly Assaulted At Memphis Celtic Crossing BarHuffington PostIn the second act of extreme violence allegedly aimed at lesbians this week, following the double shooting at a Texas park that left one lesbian teen dead and...
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France to pass gay marriage, adoption law

France to pass gay marriage, adoption law | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - France's new Socialist government is to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in...

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Twitter / KaitlinAskedAA: RT if you support gay marr

Twitter / KaitlinAskedAA: RT if you support gay marr | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. (RT @KaitlinAskedAA: RT if you support gay marriage!
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Huge crowds in Lake View cheer for Pride Parade - Chicago Sun-Times

Huge crowds in Lake View cheer for Pride Parade - Chicago Sun-Times | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Throngs of parade-watchers turned out this afternoon to watch everyone from the governor to sequined disco dancers march in the Pride Parade.

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Google Celebrates Gay Pride With Easter Egg - Mashable

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Google Celebrates Gay Pride With Easter EggMashableGoogle is celebrating Gay Pride with a charming Easter egg.
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Sorry Amar'e Stoudemire Tweet is a nasty slur on Gay Pride weekend - New York Daily News

Sorry Amar'e Stoudemire Tweet is a nasty slur on Gay Pride weekend - New York Daily News | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsSorry Amar'e Stoudemire Tweet is a nasty slur on Gay Pride weekendNew York Daily NewsIN A CASE OF atrocious timing, Knicks superstar Amar'e Stoudemire chose Gay Pride weekend to hurl a homophobic slur at a fan on Twitter.
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Seattle Pride Parade 2012 - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Pride Parade 2012 - Seattle Post Intelligencer | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Seattle Pride Parade 2012Seattle Post IntelligencerThe parade featured tens of thousands of people celebrating a year that included the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the U.S. military and passage of ...
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The GLBT Daily

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Thank you for visiting GLBT daily news. Awakenings' exclusive online news for the GLBT community. We strive to bring you the latest content available and we are completely FREE so subscribe today and enjoy fresh content added daily around 9a.m.
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Illinois yields on gay marriage fight - Quad City Times

Illinois yields on gay marriage fight - Quad City Times | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Lake Wylie Pilot Illinois yields on gay marriage fight Quad City Times Defending Illinois' gay marriage ban undoubtedly will be a tough job, but ... renders the state law and the federal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.Ill.
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Suze Orman Dedicates Episode of Her Show to Marriage Equality - Watch

Suze Orman Dedicates Episode of Her Show to Marriage Equality - Watch | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Financial wizard Suze Orman is dedicating Saturday’s episode of The Suze Orman Show to discussing marriage equality in time to coincide with New York and San Francisco Pride celebrations.
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Cheney family 'delighted' as lesbian daughter marries partner

Cheney family 'delighted' as lesbian daughter marries partner | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

By Kim Geiger, The Washington Post


WASHINGTON -- Mary Cheney , the openly gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has married her longtime partner, Heather Poe.

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"Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized," the Cheney family said in a statement. "Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness."


The Cheneys are perhaps the most prominent Republican family to embrace same-sex marriage.

Dick Cheney has said he has long believed that the question of legalizing same-sex marriage should be left to states, but he also supported an effort by the George W. Bush administration for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

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Since leaving office, Cheney has said he now opposes a federal ban.


"I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish," he said in 2009. "Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don't support."

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Why Honor Students Across The Country Are Being Thrown In Jail

Why Honor Students Across The Country Are Being Thrown In Jail | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

by MANSUR GIDFAR, Upworthy


Can you imagine going through something like this when you were in high school?


[These are the people that President Obama said "yes" to. jkl]

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Rupert Boneham is for Marriage Equality in Indiana - Towleroad

Rupert Boneham is for Marriage Equality in Indiana - Towleroad | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Rupert Boneham is for Marriage Equality in IndianaTowleroadI'd like to make a correction on a post by Brandon over the weekend in which he discussed the situation in Indiana in which Republicans have removed a ...and more »...
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US Presbyterians, Episcopals debate gay ceremonies - Reuters

US Presbyterians, Episcopals debate gay ceremonies - Reuters | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Deseret NewsUS Presbyterians, Episcopals debate gay ceremoniesReutersPITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Two Protestant churches are set to review policies on same-sex marriages, as popular opinion moves toward favoring such unions and the growing number of states...
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Pride 12 magazine

The Official Magazine of Interpride 2012 (Pride 12 magazine is online #GLBT #outandproud http://t.co/F8B8HIa4...)...
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Presbyterian Vote On Gay Marriage, Divestment, At General Assembly

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When thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convene in Pittsburgh this week for their denomination's biennial gathering, they will debate more than 800 proposals on topics ranging from doctrinal statements to the church's role in...
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Daily Kos: Should marriage equality supporters hope Proposition 8 ...

Daily Kos: Should marriage equality supporters hope Proposition 8 ... | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
We don't like it in this case, but it is, in general, a wise guiding principle of jurisprudence (at least we appreciate it for the likes of Justice Scalia). ...
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Nationals' vote on gay marriage is narrowly defeated - Stock and Land

Nationals' vote on gay marriage is narrowly defeated - Stock and Land | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Yahoo!7 NewsNationals' vote on gay marriage is narrowly defeatedStock and LandNATIONALS delegates yesterday defeated a motion to give federal MPs a conscience vote on gay marriage.Gay marriage: conscience vote narrowly defeatedSydney Morning Heraldall...
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San Francisco Pride crowds fill city streets - abc7news.com

San Francisco Pride crowds fill city streets - abc7news.com | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
abc7news.comSan Francisco Pride crowds fill city streetsabc7news.comThe president said recently he now supports same-sex marriage and late last year, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, but there are some people who ...
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40 things you don't know about Gay Pride | Art & design, Gay & Lesbian | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York

40 things you don't know about Gay Pride | Art & design, Gay & Lesbian | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
1 The first annual march was called Christopher Street Liberation Day.
2 Though many people refer to the Gay Pride March as a "parade"—and though the...
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How My View on Gay Marriage Changed: NY Times Op-Ed

How My View on Gay Marriage Changed: NY Times Op-Ed | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

By DAVID BLANKENHORN, The New York Times Op-Ed 


IN my 2007 book, “The Future of Marriage,” and in my 2010 court testimony concerning Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, I took a stand against gay marriage. But as a marriage advocate, the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do. I’d like to explain why.

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For me, the most important is the equal dignity of homosexual love. I don’t believe that opposite-sex and same-sex relationships are the same, but I do believe, with growing numbers of Americans, that the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same-sex relationships is over. Whatever one’s definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness.


Another good thing is comity. Surely we must live together with some degree of mutual acceptance, even if doing so involves compromise. Sticking to one’s position no matter what can be a virtue. But bending the knee a bit, in the name of comity, is not always the same as weakness. As I look at what our society needs most today, I have no stomach for what we often too glibly call “culture wars.” Especially on this issue, I’m more interested in conciliation than in further fighting.


A third good thing is respect for an emerging consensus. The population as a whole remains deeply divided, but most of our national elites, as well as most younger Americans, favor gay marriage. This emerging consensus may be wrong on the merits. But surely it matters. 


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David Blankenhorn is the founder of the Institute for American Values.

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Sarah Silverman's Message To America, On Gay Suicide

The comedian speaks out on the recent rash of deaths.
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Major opponent of gay marriage switches sides

Major opponent of gay marriage switches sides | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
David Blankenhorn, a national figure in the movement against same-sex marriage, has recanted his opposition, saying “the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do.” (RT #equality #lgbt #pride @NBCNews: NYT: ...
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David Blankenhorn Drops Opposition to Gay Marriage

David Blankenhorn Drops Opposition to Gay Marriage | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
David Blankenhorn, who argued against same-sex marriage as an expert witness in the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, now supports legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples.

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Virginia Judge Appoints Gay Prosecutor To The Bench Despite Objections Of Legislature

Virginia Judge Appoints Gay Prosecutor To The Bench Despite Objections Of Legislature | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Despite clear discriminatory opposition by Republicans in the legislature, Taylor officially and courageously ordered Thorne-Begland's appointment to serve as a District Court judge.

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