Op-Ed: A gay agenda for everyone

Dan Savage discusses why he believes President Obama should address gay rights - specifically marriage equality - in his State of the Union speech this week.

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Nuns blast bishops for their opposition to the freedom to marry

An organization of American Catholic nuns has denounced the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for reiterating its opposition to legalizing marriage for same-sex couples at its annual meeting in Baltimore this week while remaining silent on anti-gay bullying and gay teen suicide.

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Voice for Equality: Joe Shirley Jr.

Navajo President Joe Shirley, Jr. received Equality Arizona’s Barry Goldwater Human Rights Award for speaking out against and vetoing the discriminatory Diné Marriage Act of 2005 that banned marriage for same-sex couples on the Navajo reservation.

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Video: Meghan McCain on Republicans supporting the freedom to marry

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality Meghan McCain appeared on the Rachel Maddow show on Wednesday night and again made the case for Republicans supporting gay rights issues including marriage equality.

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Can the proponents of Proposition 8 appeal Judge Walker’s ruling?

New York Law School Professor Arthur S. Leonard discusses "a bit of chatter on-line" about whether Judge Walker's decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger can be appealed by the Proponents of Proposition 8, who are defendant-intervenors in the case, when the actual named defendants, Gov. Schwarzenegger, Attorney General Brown, and a handful of other state officials, have not signified their intention to appeal.

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A liberal religious renaissance?

The Rev. John A. Buehrens (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) serves as a guest blogger on Steven Levingston's "Political Bookworm".

He discusses the fact, both here and in his new book, “A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century,” written with theology professor Rebecca Ann Parker, that while some observers see religion and conservatism as inextricably connected, religion in America actually has a progressive, liberal history.

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Worlds apart

Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S.A. Lose your love. Break the law.

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Press Release: LGBT rights groups and allies join outcry against anti-immigrant measure in Arizona

More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued a joint statement regarding Arizona's S.B. 1070.

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Arizona law bad for gay binational couples

Immigration Equality, one of the nation's top organizations lobbying for rights for LGBT families in the realm of immigration, is condemning Arizona's controversial new law.

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Meghan McCain Says Her Father’s “Coming Along” on Freedom to Marry

Valley Fever (Phoenix New Times)
January 29, 2010

During a speech at the University of Florida, Meghan McCain said that her father, Sen. John McCain, is "coming along" on the freedom to marry: "He's 73 years old. It's difficult. I keep telling people 'You continue putting pressure on President Obama, and I'll continue putting pressure on my father.'" [Link]

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