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Google+ Hangout on ACA, DOMA and the War on Critical Thinking - Burnt Orange Report

Google+ Hangout on ACA, DOMA and the War on Critical Thinking - Burnt Orange Report | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangout on ACA, DOMA and the War on Critical ThinkingBurnt Orange ReportGoogle+ Hangout on ACA, DOMA and the War on Critical Thinking. by: Joe Deshotel. Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 07:00 PM CDT.
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More Retailers Are Courting Gay Customers - Wall Street Journal

More Retailers Are Courting Gay Customers - Wall Street Journal | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalMore Retailers Are Courting Gay CustomersWall Street JournalMany retailers are turning their attention to gays and lesbians, a group that wields substantial buying power but isn't fully integrated into mainstream advertising.Retailers...
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The Defense of Marriage Act, Department of Justice and the Catch-22 Obama created for Romney

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Twenty-three year veteran MA State Trooper Mary Ritchie, left, worries that if she's killed in the line of duty, her wife of 22 years, Kathy Bush, will be le...
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Pelosi: Republicans Appeal DOMA Cases To Supreme Court

Pelosi: Republicans Appeal DOMA Cases To Supreme Court | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
Lawyers for House Republicans on Friday filed an appeal to the Supreme Court seeking to overturn a lower court decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is   unconstitutional, says Minority Leader  Nancy Pelosi’s  office.
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Pastor whose congregation dwindled after supporting gay marriage to close St. Paul church - TwinCities.com

The Grace Community United Church of Christ will close its doors this weekend, but the pastor who says his decision to publicly support gay marriage rights unwittingly thrust it on a path toward financial ruin, plans to find a new home for his...
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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

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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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Don't ask God why Bingu wa Mutharika died - Malawi Today

Don't ask God why Bingu wa Mutharika diedMalawi TodayDeputy general secretary of Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP, Reverend Maurice Munthali, on Friday told Malawians to stop asking God why He allowed former president Bingu wa Mutharika to die...
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Half of all gay pupils in Scotland suffer at hands of homophobic bullies

Half of all gay pupils in Scotland suffer at hands of homophobic bullies | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils in Scottish secondary schools experience homophobic bullying, according to a new report.
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How dare Rabbi Amar call Conservative and Reform Jews corrupt?

How dare Rabbi Amar call Conservative and Reform Jews corrupt? | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it

"Women are not a threat to me, to fellow men, or to my society. I accept that some people prefer to accentuate gender differences. Yet I also accept that some do not, and I welcome women to engage in the same commandments as men, including leading services, wearing tallit and tefillin, and becoming rabbis. I certainly believe that women belong in the public sphere.


"I take the Torah’s statement that “it is not good for a human to be alone” seriously, and I believe that it applies to all people, regardless of their sexuality. I understand that the Torah places restrictions on sexual acts for all people, and I believe that this is meant to emphasize holiness in intimate relations, not to forbid some people from having them at all."

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Washington Methodist Minister: Gay Marriage Is 'The Right Thing To Do'

Washington Methodist Minister: Gay Marriage Is 'The Right Thing To Do' | Coffee Party Equality | Scoop.it
A Methodist minister is joining the chorus of voices speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage in Washington state.
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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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