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Ireland President Signs Same-Sex Marriage into Constitution

  ‘Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex’ Irish President Michael Higgins has signed gay marriage into the constitution. The amendment, which states ‘marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex,’ was signed on Saturday (29 […]

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European Court Rules Italy’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban a Human Rights Violation

Meanwhile, in the rest of the world… The Guardian reports: Italy violates human rights by not offering adequate legal protection and recognition to same-sex couples, a European court has ruled. The decision by the European court of human rights increases pressure on the government of Matteo Renzi, the centre-left prime minister who has long promised to […]

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Thousands of Taiwanese Rally for Same-Sex Marriage

Our fight is still being fought world wide. Let’s keep our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in mind. Gay Star News reports: Thousands of gay rights supporters marched between parliament and the headquarters of Taiwan’s two main political parties, months ahead of the elections. Same-sex marriage is becoming a ‘bigger electoral cause for voters,’ rally organizer Victoria Hsu told Reuters. […]

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News Flash: São Paulo, Brazil Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

The state of São Paulo, Brazil, has legalized same-sex marriage, having updated its registration rules in accordance with a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court. Previously, same-sex couples had to obtain a court order before they could obtain a marriage license. Even foreigners can now obtain a marriage visa, which is much easier to obtain than […]

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Handpicked News: DOMA Red Tape, Legal in Washington, Gavin Newsom 2014, Polygamist Leader…

Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal in Washington (at Least One Part) Chief Seattle would be proud. The tribe he led in the late 1700s, the Suquamish, has made a giant leap toward equality by allowing and recognizing same-sex marriage. According to the Kitsap Sun,the Suquamish Tribal Council in Washington State voted Monday to extend marriage rights to same-sex […]

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Handpicked Queer Headlines: 'Intolerance' Among Gays, End Gay Blood Ban, LGBT Education Law…

Truth Wins Out on FRC’s Claim of ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays  Earlier this week, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins slammed Truth Wins Out, the group that recently went undercover at Marcus Bachmann’s Minnesota clinic to investigate reparative therapy rumors (rumors it confirmed). In an op-ed, Perkins called the subsequent media coverage a “drummed-up controversy” and wrote of […]

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Handpicked news Briefs: 'News Of The World' Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan's Coast, Pot No Medical Use

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.   Dirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director […]

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Handpicked News: Polygamy Next? Pentagon suspends DADT, Final Shuttle Launches

Santorum, Bachmann, sign Family Leader’s marriage vowFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann have made commitments to sign pledges in support of traditional marriage sought by the Family Leader, an Iowa group that backs Christian conservative social values. Man Accused of Killing Boy He Thought Was GayA possible cult leader in North […]

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Handpicked Headlines: Gay Professors, Rudy Giuliani, Snoopiest Governments

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google Texas Coffee Shop Profits After Tweeting Homophobically Just after New York approved same-sex marriage, the Brown Coffee Company of San Antonio, Texas (does Texas allow same-sex marriage?) posted a Twitter that seemed not-so-coincidentally homophobic. People got mad, so Brown’s clowns took that Twitter down and apologized. But they weren’t […]

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NY Bar Raided During Celebration: Stonewall All Over?

In a case of poor timing, New York City’s Eagle Bar underwent a sudden police inspection Friday night just as patrons were celebrating the state’s legalization of marriage equality. Those present say representatives from the New York Police Department and three other city agencies, including the State Liquor Authority, arrived shortly after the State Senate’s […]

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News: Transgender Murder, David Tyree, Amy Winehouse

Guy Robs Bank So He Can Get Health Care in Prison James Verone, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was having serious medical problems that he couldn’t afford to get checked out or treated. If only North Carolina had a free, state-run health-care system!, he thought. Then he realized it does: in prison. And so one morning Verone hailed […]

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Gay Sailors Will Be Able to Wed on Base

Really? It seems as if our Country has a syncing problem. Part of the US is moving gaywardly forward, while the rest is stuck in the mud. Married gay sailors = HOT! Married gay sailors = a positive role model for the US as a whole. ~AB ___________________________________________________________ By Michelle Garcia at Advocate Daily Following […]

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√ Palm Springs Backs Same-sex Marriage

Palm Springs City Council backs same-sex marriage via www.mydesert.com In a surprising unanimous vote Wednesday, Palm Springs’ City Council adopted a resolution that proclaimed its support for same-sex marriage. The vote came after supporters shared emotional testimonies and opponents voiced their concerns about how the resolution would affect the city. Local gay rights advocate’s walk […]