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How Drag is Different from Blackface Explained by Matt Baume | Video

  Food for thought. “Even if we think it’s a dumb question, we should have a smart, simple answer, so, let’s talk about it: why is drag different from blackface? ” Matt Baume “Drag is an expression of yourself; blackface is an attack on someone else. Blackface reinforces an imbalance of power; drag disassembles an imbalance […]

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Anti-Gay Lawmakers Seek Revenge with New Laws: Feb 2 Marriage News Watch with Matt Baume

  Marriage could be starting next week in Alabama. Anti-gay officials are saying that they don’t have to let gay couples get married, but their reasoning isn’t exactly what you would call true. Oklahoma’s marriage equality backlash is getting dangerous, with a proposed law that would hand new victims to ex-gay predators. And the National […]

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Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry: Jan 26 Marriage News Watch with Matt Baume | Video

There’s a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a Judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality. And one lawmaker even wants to send clerks to jail […]

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Florida Marriage Equality is Still in Jeopardy | Marriage News Watch with Matt Baume

Marriage is starting this week in Florida. So why are our opponents saying it’s not? We’ll take a look at what’s really going on, and how they’re still trying to stop the weddings. Also this week: oral argument in Louisiana could get pretty heated. Another Supreme Court conference. And some surprising polling. Video from American Foundation […]

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Prop 8 Ruling is Just Days Away: June 10 Marriage News Watch: Video

  “We’re counting down the days to a Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8. Marriage may go to voters in Ohio, but there’s some dispute over timing. New polls show ongoing progress in California and across the nation. And New Mexico’s Attorney General addresses the challenges to the state’s marriage ban.” American Equal Rights    

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Marriage Wins in Rhode Island! Now Here’s What’s Next: May 6 Marriage News Watch

“Another state finally recognizes the freedom to marry, bringing the national total to ten. With work accelerating in Delaware and Illinois, that could increase to eleven or twelve in the next few weeks. Civil unions start in Colorado, and a civil union bill in tiny Arizona town could bring about civil unions for the whole […]

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Post Election Episode of Marriage News Watch with Matt Baume: Equality Wins!

After all the votes have been counted, us gays have some celebrating to do. Matt Baume of American Equal Rights adds: This election brought us an amazing victory. It’s the best outcome we could possibly have hoped for. Until now, our opponents have kept pointing out that they’ve won every popular vote on marriage. But not anymore. […]

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Obama, Marriage, & the Election with Matt Baume: Oct 29 Marriage News Watch

There’s just one week to go until the election. And President Obama has endorsed the freedom to marry in all four of the states that will vote on the issue. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality. AFER online: http://afer.org AFER on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AFER AFER on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AFER