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Another victory against DOMA, same-sex couples sue for marriage equality in Illinois

Another major blow to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week, and twenty-five couples sue for marriage in Illinois.

Plus, strong poll numbers in Washington as we get closer to a vote on marriage equality, but our lead in Maryland is just eight points. And Australia’s most populous state takes a stand for gay and lesbian families.

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India sees young LGBTs as a group for the first time

India sees young LGBTs as a group for the first time | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
India has announced a draft youth policy that will regard the LGBT community and HIV/AIDS patients as groups that face stigma and need policy help...
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Court Rules Calling Someone 'Gay' Not Slanderous

Court Rules Calling Someone 'Gay' Not Slanderous | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A New York appellate court has reconsidered precedent and found that wrongly calling someone gay is of itself no longer considered slander.
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In Churches Across The Country, Far-Right Pastors Preach Anti-Gay Hate And Violence

In Churches Across The Country, Far-Right Pastors Preach Anti-Gay Hate And Violence | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
In churches across the country, bigoted pastors with political missions are preaching hate speech every Sunday.
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Anti-Gay Leader Takes Up Lesbian's Dinner Invitation

Anti-Gay Leader Takes Up Lesbian's Dinner Invitation | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Tony Perkins, head of  the designated anti-LGBT hate group the Family Research Council, has taken up a lesbian equality leader's invitation to dine with her family.
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Business World 'Intolerant of Homosexuality,' Says BP Former Chief Exec

Business World 'Intolerant of Homosexuality,' Says BP Former Chief Exec | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, said this week that the business world must do more to end anti-LGBT discrimination.
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Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage

Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Cardinal Timothy Dolan has led the charge against same-sex marriage, describing gay and lesbian unions as “unjust,” “immoral,” and unnatural.
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One Million Moms ‘Disturbed’ That JC Penney Is ‘Promoting Sin’ With Gay-Inclusive Ad

One Million Moms ‘Disturbed’ That JC Penney Is ‘Promoting Sin’ With Gay-Inclusive Ad | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Right on cue, the American Family Association’s One Million Moms has expressed outrage at JCPenney’s new Father’s Day advertisement featuring a same-sex couple with their kids.
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Man convicted of spying on gay NJ roommate who killed himself apologizes for ... - Washington Post

Man convicted of spying on gay NJ roommate who killed himself apologizes for ... - Washington Post | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
ABC NewsMan convicted of spying on gay NJ roommate who killed himself apologizes for ...Washington PostNEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his male roommate kissing another man days before ...
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Gay Marriage Not a Key Issue for 75 percent of California Voters - USC News

Gay Marriage Not a Key Issue for 75 percent of California VotersUSC NewsBy Suzanne Wu, Merrill Balassone and Michelle Salzman Despite President Barack Obama's recent announcement that he favors legalizing same-sex marriage, the overwhelming majority...
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty: Catholic schools must accept 'gay' in club...

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty: Catholic schools must accept 'gay' in club... | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Dalton McGuinty says Catholic schools must accept 'gay' in club names, a move opposed by Cardinal Thomas Collins, archbishop of Toronto (RT @EricMarkDo: #Ontario Premier Dalton #McGuinty: Catholic schools must accept 'gay' in club names.)...
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New Studies Illuminate The Unique Experiences Of Bisexual Men And Women

New Studies Illuminate The Unique Experiences Of Bisexual Men And Women | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A collection of new studies published in a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality examines the unique challenges and experiences of those who have sexual attractions or engage in sexual behavior with both men and women.
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Pundit compares gay people to cannibals

Pundit compares gay people to cannibals | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association says Conservatives should 'reclaim discrimination'...
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Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book

Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Erie, Illinois School Board has banned Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” from being used in its elementary school after parents complained that on one page, it mentions that “some families have two moms or two dads.” They argued that “those are issues...
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EU to spend €20m on global gay rights causes

EU to spend €20m on global gay rights causes | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
African, Caribbean and Pacific countries boycott launch of development package over inclusion of LGBT issues...
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Police Unresponsive as Gay Arizona Couple with Kids Terrorized by Frightening Homophobic Attacks: VIDEO |News | Towleroad

Police Unresponsive as Gay Arizona Couple with Kids Terrorized by Frightening Homophobic Attacks: VIDEO -- News |-- Arizona, Crime, News, Phoenix...
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Beverly Winter Nomination for 2012 LGBT Champions of Change.m4v

This is my nomination of Dennis Velco for the 2012 LGBT Champions of Change - Unsung Heroes category. He has built and openly provides to the global LGBT+ Co...
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Kid Sings 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven,' Congregation Wants More (VIDEO)

Kid Sings 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven,' Congregation Wants More (VIDEO) | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A video has emerged of a young boy signing Ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven at a church, whereby the congregation claps and hoots.
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BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Declare DOMA Unconstitutional | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A three judge panel of The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit just handed down a decision declaring the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
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DOMA Opinion Analysis: Why Judge Michael Boudin Is Just Like 50 Cent

DOMA Opinion Analysis: Why Judge Michael Boudin Is Just Like 50 Cent | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
As Alyssa Rosenberg observed recently, America’s struggle for marriage equality has now reached the stage where people who still harbor anti-gay sentiments are coming to terms with gay couples’ right to equality.
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Toddler Sings in Church -- 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven'

Toddler Sings in Church -- 'Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven' | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
This video is nuts -- an Indiana toddler took the mic at his church recently, and sang a hate-filled anti-gay song ...
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Against Me Singer Performs First Concert Since Coming Out as Transgender

Against Me Singer Performs First Concert Since Coming Out as Transgender | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gay, Lesbian & Transgender World News (I just posted Against Me Singer Performs First Concert Since Coming Out as Transgender, read it here: http://t.co/bTq9Z4D2...)...
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Boy Scouts get petition to reinstate lesbian den mom

Boy Scouts get petition to reinstate lesbian den mom | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The woman who was fired as a Boy Scout leader because of her sexual orientation is protesting. Jennifer Tyrrell was removed as the den leader of her son’s troop near Bridgeport, Ohio last April.
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Christian Opponent of Same Sex Marriage Agrees To Dine with Same-Sex Couple

Christian Opponent of Same Sex Marriage Agrees To Dine with Same-Sex Couple | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., and committed to banning same-sex marriage, today agreed to visit the home of a same-sex couple for the first time.
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