Mayors in Kansas and Arkansas speak out for the freedom to marry

This week, a number of new mayors joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition - including Mayor Lioneld Jordan from Fayetteville, AR and Mayor Barb Shirley from Salina, KS.

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Movement to ban same-sex couples from adopting: sacrificing the well-being of children

Florida is the only state that bans any gay man or lesbian from adopting. And that has created a dilemma for the courts: either they honor the law or honor their duty to rule in the best interests of the children.

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Gay rights groups hit Mike Huckabee

Gay groups are lashing out at former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee for saying in a recent interview that he doesn’t support the freedom to marry, in part, because of the “ick factor.”

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Scandal stirs legal questions in anti-gay cases

For years, George A. Rekers has held himself out as an expert witness in court on homosexuality, arguing in cases concerning the freedom to marry and gay adoption that gay men and lesbians lead dangerous lives and raise troubled children.

Now Dr. Rekers himself is under fire, raising new legal questions about his courtroom role.

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Listen: Rosie O’Donnell takes on Mike Huckabee over adoptions by same-sex couples

Mike Huckabee appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's Sirius radio show Saturday to respond to his remarks regarding gay parents, adoption, and foster parents. You may recall that Huckabee recently gave an interview to a paper at the College of New Jersey in which he insulted gays who want to parent, telling them "children are not puppies."

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A child’s best interest

Children need loving homes. Prejudice shouldn’t stand in the way of that. So it is welcome news that a state judge in Arkansas has struck down a pernicious 2008 state law that barred qualified same-sex couples and other unmarried couples living together from serving as adoptive or foster parents.

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One million LGBT parents raising two million kids: what’s the problem?

Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, responds to comments made by Former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee earlier this month that the country shouldn't "experiment" by allowing gay couples to adopt children. "Children are not puppies," he said. "This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"

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Guess who’s invited to dinner?

The Hearty Boys, a gay Chicago couple who once hosted a Food Network show, have invited former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to come for dinner and see what gay family life is like.

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State judge overturns Arkansas adoption ban law

A state judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas law approved by voters that banned gay couples and other unmarried people living together from serving as adoptive or foster parents.

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Video: Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance

CNN: American Morning
November 16, 2009
John Roberts interviews 10-year-old Will Phillips, who refuses to pledge allegiance to the flag until LGBT people have equal rights. Phillips: "I looked at the end and it said 'with liberty and justice for all.' And there really isn't liberty and justice for all. Gays and lesbians can't marry." [Link]

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