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Just some of the news that caught my eyes - it could be entertainment news, political news as well as commentary that I come across everyday,
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Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension

Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
When Richard Blanco read his poem "One Today" at President Obama's inauguration in January 2013, he was the youngest poet ever to read at a
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Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Hoda Kotb’s ‘Truly Brave’ Music Video | TODAY - YouTube

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb teamed up with Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles, who mashed up their hits 'True Colors' and 'Brave' to create a song to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. The music video for “Truly Brave” features young cancer patients from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to 'The View' Healthier and Happier

Rosie O'Donnell Returns to 'The View' Healthier and Happier | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
The last person who thought Rosie O’Donnell would ever return to “The View” was Rosie O’Donnell. In the spring of 2007, the talk show host opted not to renew her contract with the gabfest created b...
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Glad she's back on the View!

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After Initial Refusal, Walker Admin. Processing WI Marriage Licenses

After Initial Refusal, Walker Admin. Processing WI Marriage Licenses | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
The Scott Walker administration announced today that it is reversing course and processing marriage licenses for same-sex couples after initially refusing to do so.
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Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right

Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
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Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke

Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
Infographic: Why Social Security's Not Going Broke
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In South Korea, SOFA concerns leave same-sex military spouse benefits in limbo

In South Korea, SOFA concerns leave same-sex military spouse benefits in limbo | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
Romel Ballesteros is married to a man, so the U.S. military refuses to grant him the ration privileges that would let him enter and shop at commissaries and exchanges, citing a possible conflict with the Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S.
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Qulture – HERE’S A VIDEO THAT WILL SHOW YOU WHAT IMMIGRANT UNITY AND EMPOWERMENT REALLY LOOKS LIKE

Qulture – HERE’S A VIDEO THAT WILL SHOW YOU WHAT IMMIGRANT UNITY AND EMPOWERMENT REALLY LOOKS LIKE | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
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About 25 activist stopped a ICE bus last Thursday.  Many more allies and supporters come out and marched and rallied and supported the action!  #Not1More #ShutDownICE

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Maddow breaks with NBC: What are we saying by not boycotting Sochi Olympics? | The Raw Story

Maddow breaks with NBC: What are we saying by not boycotting Sochi Olympics? | The Raw Story | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
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Meet Mary & Carol - Plaintiffs in a marriage equality case in Virginia

Carol Schall and Mary Townley have lived in Virginia since 1982, and have been a couple for nearly 30 years. Parents to a teenager, the couple married in Cal...
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The Barilla Boycott and LGBT Life in Italy

The Barilla Boycott and LGBT Life in Italy | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
If you haven’t read about the Barilla LGBT boycott yet, here’s a brief update: Yesterday, the president of the company, Guido Barilla, said that he “would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family” because he doesn’t “agree with them,” and...
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'We're outta here!': Gay couples in exile return to America post-DOMA decision

'We're outta here!': Gay couples in exile return to America post-DOMA decision | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
NEW YORK – The two men held a long embrace after a Manhattan city clerk pronounced them married at a City Hall ceremony.
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That was welcome news for bi-national gay couples in the U.S., a group estimated to number more than 32,000, according to Williams Institute, a think tank based at the UCLA School of Law. The federal government does not track data on such couples living overseas. But Immigration Equality, an advocacy group for gays and lesbians, said 900 of the 3,000 online inquiries it received after the DOMA ruling came from couples outside the U.S.

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▶ Hong Kong protests: On the frontline - BBC News - YouTube

The BBC's Carrie Gracie reports from the heart of the protest. Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the...
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The Look: Annie Lennox

Annie On the eve of her latest album, shape-shifting anti-diva Annie Lennox discusses the finer points of turning performance into art.

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Annie Lennox is back!

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How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014 | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru
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Pet Shop prom to plea for gay pardon | The Sunday Times

Pet Shop prom to plea for gay pardon | The Sunday Times | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
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THE Pet Shop Boys are to use a new orchestral work about the computer pioneer Alan Turing to call for the “tens of thousands of men” imprisoned or fined for committing homosexual acts to be pardoned.

 
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HHS Board Announces Medicare Will Now Cover Gender Reassignment Surgeries |News | Towleroad

HHS Board Announces Medicare Will Now Cover Gender Reassignment Surgeries |News | Towleroad | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
HHS Board Announces Medicare Will Now Cover Gender Reassignment Surgeries -- News |-- Medicare, News, Transgender
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Colin Powell Wins Throwback Thursday With 60-Year-Old Selfie | Mediaite

Colin Powell Wins Throwback Thursday With 60-Year-Old Selfie | Mediaite | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it

Stand down, all you Millennials posting #tbt photos from ten years ago. Colin Powell has you beat.

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One year later, the LGBT face of Superstorm Sandy still bouncing back | Al Jazeera America

One year later, the LGBT face of Superstorm Sandy still bouncing back | Al Jazeera America | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
Following Sandy, no one anticipated the overwhelming donations to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth.
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Same-sex marriage applications accepted in Asheville

Same-sex marriage applications accepted in Asheville | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
Drew Reisinger accepted same-sex marriage applications and push the question of equal marriage rights to AG Roy Cooper, the state's chief legal adviser.
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Judge Refuses To Delay Start Of Gay Marriage In New Jersey

Judge Refuses To Delay Start Of Gay Marriage In New Jersey | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
TRENTON, N.J. -- TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the start of gay marriage in the state until after a legal appeal is final.
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GOP staffer: "Congress literally threw staff under the bus"

GOP staffer: "Congress literally threw staff under the bus" | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
The latest Republican assault on Obamacare involves jacking up health insurance costs for members of Congress and their staffers. That has some GOP aides upset.
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Meet Tim and Tony - Plaintiffs in a Virginia Marriage Equality Case

Meet Tim and Tony - Plaintiffs in a Virginia Marriage Equality Case | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
Timothy Bostic and Tony London are plaintiffs in Bostic v. Raimey, a federal court challenge in Virginia for marriage equality. They have been a couple for n...
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New Jersey Judge Rules State Must Allow Gay Marriage

New Jersey Judge Rules State Must Allow Gay Marriage | News of the day that caught my attention | Scoop.it
The ruling, by a lower-level judge, could be appealed by the state government.
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“The ineligibility of same-sex couples for federal benefits is currently harming same-sex couples in New jersey in a wide range of contexts,” she wrote.

 

For instance, civil union partners who are federal employees living in New Jersey are not eligible for rights in regard to the federal pension system.

 

It is the first time a court has struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage as a direct result of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

 
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