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House Republicans Vote To Continue Defending Unconstitutional DOMA

House Republicans Vote To Continue Defending Unconstitutional DOMA | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
On a 228-196 vote, the Republican-controlled U.S.
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More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men

More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Where you can find great historical facts on equality — and some really cool beards.
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Check Out The 5 Family Portraits That Were Illegal In The U.S. Just 2 Years Ago

Check Out The 5 Family Portraits That Were Illegal In The U.S. Just 2 Years Ago | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The faces of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.
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After The Kiss Brandon Morgan Interview

This February began with one of the most iconic photographs of the entire year, that of USMC Sgt.. Brandon Morgans welcome home kiss with boyfriend Dalan Wel...
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Year In Review 2012: 25 Most Notable Comings Out

Thousands of LGBT folks no doubt came out this year, but we had our eyes on the handful who helped push visibility in the worlds of entertainment, politics, and athletics.
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Toronto Marlies support gay players

Toronto Marlies hockey players pledge to stamp out homophobia in hockey. For more on this story click here: http://bit.ly/URYdLo
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Gay Support Leads to Ugly Church Breakup in Texas

Gay Support Leads to Ugly Church Breakup in Texas | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Fifty-two churches valued at more than $100 million are at stake in a legal battle between the Episcopal Church and its conservative Fort Worth diocese.
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Longtime Santa Welcomes LGBT Families

Longtime Santa Welcomes LGBT Families | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
For the past seven years, Chris Spears has sported an authentic long, white beard and has listened to children's Christmas wishes as they pose for photos on his lap while playing Santa Claus at 900 N.
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Atlanta Mayor Reed Endorses Marriage Equality

Atlanta Mayor Reed Endorses Marriage Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
"So proud of our Mayor. It may have taken some time, but in the end, his reaching the right conclusion is what we celebrate today." - District 6 Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan
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Police Interrupt Peaceful LGBT Protest In Vatican

Police Interrupt Peaceful LGBT Protest In Vatican | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A small group of protesters attempted to enter St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Benedict was giving his weekly address.
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Colombian couple spark outrage at ‘gay’ Christmas scene

Colombian couple spark outrage at ‘gay’ Christmas scene | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Gay activist couple have caused controversy after they displayed a 'gay' nativity scene, featuring two Josephs and no Mary
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Gay Republican Comes Out and Stays In Denial

Gay Republican Comes Out and Stays In Denial | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Pennsylvanian state representative Mike Fleck came out on Saturday, but sadly seems in blissful denial about the GOP's aggressive government overreach.
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DOD bans gay sites Towleroad, AMERICAblog for being "LGBT." Coulter ok

DOD bans gay sites Towleroad, AMERICAblog for being "LGBT." Coulter ok | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Pentagon is banning gay sites, while permitting Limbaugh, Coulter. Does DOD have a censorship category titled "Jewish," "African-American," or "Latino"?
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WATCH: Gay Professional Bowler Smooches Hubby On Air

WATCH: Gay Professional Bowler Smooches Hubby On Air | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
ESPN set a new precedent over the weekend by airing what may be the first professionally-shot footage of an openly gay athlete kissing his husband after a victory.
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Daily Kos: Poor bigots are right, they're going to be shunned, perhaps soon

Daily Kos: Poor bigots are right, they're going to be shunned, perhaps soon | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Mikey's Late Night Slice in Columbus, OH. ( Facebook )

A recurrent fear heard by the Christian right is if gay people are widely accepted, those who disapprove of homosexuality will be shunned and ...
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Despite apology, LGBT concerns persist over Hagel

Despite apology, LGBT concerns persist over Hagel | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Advocates seek plan on partner benefits for gay troops, openly trans service
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Another Republican Backs Repeal Of Federal Anti-Gay Marriage Law

Another Republican Backs Repeal Of Federal Anti-Gay Marriage Law | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that remains one of the biggest obstacles to marriage equality today, has lost another supporter, this time a GOPer swept into Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010.
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Is Scalia Too Biased to Judge Upcoming Marriage Cases

Is Scalia Too Biased to Judge Upcoming Marriage Cases | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Before the Supreme Court hears arguments on Proposition 8 and Edie Windsor's DOMA case, the bench must address one justice's scornfully biased record.
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WATCH Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Marriage Equality

WATCH Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Marriage Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it

On Friday's episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC, Chelsea Clinton sat down with notoriously antigay pastor Rick Warren to challenge his assertions that he can be a loving Christian while still condemning marriage equality

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6 Terrible Things Gays Blamed For Causing In 2012

6 Terrible Things Gays Blamed For Causing In 2012 | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
When Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, people were quick to point fingers at guns, the lack of mental health resources, violence in movies and video games -- and the gays.
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US Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad | The White House

US Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad | The White House | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
In honor of Human Rights Week, Samantha Power explains how advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world is central to, not separate from, our comprehensive human rights agenda.
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This is wonderful... but the US Government has a long way to go themselves on LGBT Equality.

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This is What Zero Tolerance of Homophobia Looks Like

This is What Zero Tolerance of Homophobia Looks Like | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The entire lineup of Sörskogens IF received a one year suspension for what the club deemed unacceptable harassing behavior against the Stockholm Snipers.
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Is Ex-Gay Therapy A Free Speech Issue?

Is Ex-Gay Therapy A Free Speech Issue? | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The simple answer to this should, of course, be no. The long answer is that California is going to put the idea on trial. Here's what you need to know.
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