Marriage Equality: April 2013

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IFI's Bigoted New Video Shows How Little They Get It

Filed by Annette Gross | April 25, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

A new video created by the Indiana Family Institute is definitely an attack on those of us who are working to bring about marriage equality in Indiana - especially PFLAG.Read More


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Ex-Ex-Gay Poster Child John Paulk Apologizes

Filed by Bil Browning | April 24, 2013 | 12:43 PM | comments

Noted ex-gay activist John Paulk has apologized and recanted his earlier assertions that sexual orientation can be changed if you just love Jeebus enough.Read More


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Too Little Too Late

Filed by Bil Browning | April 24, 2013 | 11:41 AM | comments

"We urge all French citizens to contact lawmakers to express their strong opposition to this policy. We also call on all citizens to conduct themselves honorably and peacefully. Even though the same-sex marriage policy being foisted on an unwilling public...Read More


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A Note of Caution Amidst Recent Victories

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 24, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

We can't forget that opponents of equality know how to play a long game too. Read More


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Why It's Painful: No DOMA Apology as Clinton Accepts GLAAD Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 22, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Clinton's sweet fatherly moment seemed to erase in an instant all the hard work, the agony, the love so many gays and people with HIV/AIDS had for him when he was just the long-winded Governor of Arkansas.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/22/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Montana repeals their gay-sex ban, a Louisiana works to ensure employers can legal discriminate against LGBT people, a trans* high schooler is betrayed by his principal, and more. Read More


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Bill Clinton Accepts Award He Doesn't Deserve

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last night GLAAD honored President Clinton with their "Advocate For Change" award based on his recent outspokenness on LGBT rights. Sadly, he's been advocating for a change from policies he instituted.Read More


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Mormons, Meningitis, & the 4H Club [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/19/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The WNBA's number one draft pick comes out officially, John Paulk former head of Exodus Internation rejects ex-gay therapy, Turkey's first openly trans* journalist talks about her journey, honoring Sharon Gless, and more. Read More


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No Love Songs for Indiana Yet

Filed by Annette Gross | April 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

While we are watching other states in our country as well as other countries around the globe embrace marriage equality, here in good ole Indiana we are still fighting a state constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.Read More


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The Mormon Church Hasn't Stopped Fighting Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week, Mother Jones claimed that the Mormon Church had "abandoned its crusade" against marriage equality. Here's why they're wrong.Read More


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Bell, Book & a Candle to Light the Way

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 17, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

It is important that we remember the names of these brave straight love warriors who have been willing to take a stand for LGBT equality and are still dealing with hardships from the fall out of these decisions years later. Read More


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Republican Rebranding vs Reality

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 17, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

The GOP's "rebranding" efforts are running into another troublesome reality: It's hard to stop being the "Party of No" when you can't really say "yes" to what most Americans want.Read More


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NZ Parliament Passes Marriage Equality & Breaks Into Song

Filed by Bil Browning | April 17, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm not known for my kind and gentle nature, but even my hard and cynical heart cracked when I watched this. I'll admit it; it made me cry. You will too.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/17/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Pat Robertson calls for civil disobedience in opposition to LGBT people, Ban Ki-Moon reiterates support for LGBT protections, New Zealand is close to marriage equality, an incredible short film about love, and more. Read More


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For Gay Cop at Boston Bombings, Heroism Runs in the Family

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

In addition to being one of the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings, Pagan is a hero to the LGBT community.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/15/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 15, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Tony Perkins wants to withhold money from the GOP, medical schools start teaching LGBT care, anti-gay violence escalates in France, will Ireland get marriage equality, and more. Read More


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Marriage & Misusing Scriptures [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/12/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Bryan Fischer says new offensive crap, mainstream comic books get their first trans* character, Uruguay passes marriage equality, the a new partnership for LGBT inclusion in hockey, Bishop Robinson pens a Savage Love response, and more. Read More


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Gay Marine & Fiance on the Impact of DOMA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 11, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Remember that sweet romantic moment during the Christmas holidays last year when U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his love Ben Schock during a tour of the White House? Read More


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Today's Stoopid Right Wing Statement

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

"Plenty of companies have argued that natural marriage is 'bad for business' - but they'll have a tough time persuading J.C. Penney... Americans want corporate neutrality in the culture wars, and when they don't find it, they'll go elsewhere." --...Read More


A Traditional Zulu Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2013 | 4:43 PM | comments

Winter posted a link to this video of a very cute South African gay couple getting married in a traditional Zulu ceremony, but it's just not the same unless you watch the video....Read More


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HBO 'Liberace' Promo & the Real Liberace

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 10, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

How in the world did anyone think this guy was straight?Read More


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Will Marriage Equality Lead to Equal Sharing of Housework?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 10, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

I can cook, clean, and kiss boo-boos with the best of 'em. But apparently, many men from my generation on down can't, or just don't. Even in the most progressive families, the lion's share of housework and childcare still falls to women.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/10/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Marriage equality advances in France, Montana gets closer to allowing gay sex, Texas' Senate tries for fairness in their Romeo & Juliet law, bigots in France film themselves vandalizing an LGBT center, and more. Read More


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DOMA Packs a Particularly Potent Punch at Tax Time

Filed by John M. Becker | April 08, 2013 | 4:30 PM | comments

I choose to share my story because of the truly astonishing number of well-meaning people who have absolutely no clue that same-sex couples incur tax penalties even if they live in states that recognize their marriages.Read More


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Detroit Archbishop: Pro-Marriage Equality Catholics Shouldn't Take Communion

Filed by John M. Becker | April 08, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

Statements from Archbishop Vigneron and Edward Peters prove once again that the Catholic Church has made homophobic bigotry and the spiritual bullying of LGBT people and their allies a top priority.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/8/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 08, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's what you need to know for Monday, April 8 2013.Read More


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Coming Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Money

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 07, 2013 | 10:48 AM | comments

The continuous marriage bandwagon-jumping of senators hungry for Gay Inc. campaign cash demonstrates once again that when push comes to shove, what these people really care about doesn't have anything to do with what's right, fair, and best for LGBT Americans.Read More


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Empathy, HRC's Apology, & Acceptable Trans* People [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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The Godfather of LGBT Marriage Equality

Filed by Mark Segal | April 05, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hearings on marriage equality had some activists so enthused they were already handing out credit for victory - should it go to Evan Wolfson, Andrew Sullivan or even actor Rob Reiner? The answer is, none of the above.Read More


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GLAAD Media Awards to Honor Former President Bill Clinton

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 05, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles will honor former President Bill Clinton with its first Advocate for Change Award.Read More


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Can the GOP Love Itself (or Anybody Else)?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 05, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the most interesting things about the focus on marriage equality in the past couple of weeks has been the Republican Party's reaction to all the hoopla.Read More


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IN Senator Donnelly Now Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2013 | 10:35 AM | comments

"In recent years, our country has been involved in an important discussion on the issue of marriage equality. While serving in the House of Representatives, I had the opportunity to act on a core belief of mine: we are a...Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/5/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 05, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

GLADD will be honoring Bill Clinton, Texas A&M University passes an updated version of an anti-LGBT policy, looks like the Bears don't support NOM after all, a gay mermaid flaunts his tail, and more. Read More


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DA Drops Investigation into WeHo Councilmember John Duran

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 04, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

A two year investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office into credit card abuse by West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran has been unceremoniously dropped.Read More


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Friends Don't Ask Friends to Live With Inequality

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 03, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've got news for Cardinal Timothy Dolan: I don't want your fucking friendship.Read More


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Marriage Equality, Marginalization & the Gay Target Market

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 03, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

After the attempted muzzling of trans* folks and undocumented queers last week at the marriage equality rally in Washington, D.C., there has been a lot of heated rhetoric about HRC, and marginalization within the LGBT justice movement.Read More


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Salmon Stockholm Syndrome

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2013 | 2:15 PM | comments

"He doesn't see it as not allowing his son to be with the person he loves because he knows that regardless of where marriage is, I'm going to be with the person that I love. Whether I can legally marry...Read More


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Thoughts on the Boy Protesting Outside an LGBT Affirming Church

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 03, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't get me wrong, I was outraged by the video, as I imagine most people would be. That said, I believe that compassion requires us to look past the animus his words inspire. Read More


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On Kevin Swanson and Robert Ross

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 03, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Leave it to a Bible thumper to remind us of an unjustly forgotten gay pioneer. Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/3/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 03, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Texas threatens to pull funding for universities with LGBT resource centers, trans* hiring discrimination is rife in NY, Ugandan MPs push for a secret vote on the "Kill the Gays Bill," and moreRead More


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Winning After Losing

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2013 | 3:35 PM | comments

"The gay marriage fight is over. It is here to stay, and conservatives - whether for it, against it or just tired of hearing about it - need to coolly and dispassionately figure out just how we are going to...Read More


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The Top 7 Strangest Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 02, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

I've been blogging about marriage equality for a long time, and in that time I've head some of the craziest arguments imaginable against it.Read More


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HRC Apologizes: Can We Get Back to Winning Now?

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 01, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

The time for all of this to end is now. We are winning the battle - in some ways despite ourselves - but we are winning and if there was ever a time in the struggle to unite as one front and push toward the finish line, it is now.Read More


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Behind the Scenes Look: AFER Takes Prop 8 Case to the Supreme Court

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 01, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Since this is on a blog, I'm going to step out of my journalistic comfort zone and say something as a "real human being."Read More


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HRC Still Doesn't Get It (But They Could)

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 01, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

The ongoing war between the Human Rights Campaign and the trans community is not only longstanding, it's also been quite damaging for both sides.Read More


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What You Need To Know for 4/1/13

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 01, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The White House shuts down consideration for covering trans* healthcare, Dan Choi gets a fine, pastors in Uganda take hate to a new level, Rep Matt Salmon doesn't want his gay son to be able to get married, and moreRead More