Time for government to show all families deserve protection

A recent study by The Williams Institute showing the South to be home to more gay parents than any other region in the nation demonstrates clearly why winning the freedom to marry nationally is crucial to gay and lesbian families.

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Deconstructing an anti-marriage argument

Freedom to Marry Online Content Manager, Josh Bell, debunks one of the arguments marriage opponents use to justify continuing to exclude same-sex couples from marriage.

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Gay Parents of All Types in All Places

If you had to guess which cities have the biggest percentage of gay and lesbian couples raising kids, you might say New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles – but you'd be wrong. The top spot is San Antonio, Texas.

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Parenting by gays more common in the south, census shows

According to census data, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country.

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Change in passport language is boon to gay rights activists

Riding the momentum from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and the State Department's adoption of more gender-neutral language on passport applications, gay rights activists are pressing for more changes to federal policies that are unfavorable for the LGBT community.

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Immigration overhaul could leave gay couples out

Though five states and D.C. issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a large number of the 24,000 so-called binational couples in long-term relationships live in states that do not allow or recognize gay marriage, and federal immigration laws do not allow sponsorship of foreign-born spouses for same-sex couples as they do for heterosexual U.S. citizens.

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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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Gay couple get a boost in winning bid to reunite

Married couple Tim Coco and Genesio Oliveira were reunited on Wednesday after federal immigration officials granted Oliveira permission to stay in the U.S. for one year on humanitarian grounds.

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Op-Ed: Yes, protect marriage. Let same-sex couples wed.

Dale Carpenter criticizes anti-gay comments by Archbishop John C. Nienstedt and advocates for marriage equality in Minnesota: "The welfare of gay persons and their children is a material and moral concern for every humane and civilized citizen."

The archbishop's fears about damage to families and children are misdirected.

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Video: Star Trek’s George Takei and husband: Check married ‘if you consider yourself married’

The U.S. Census Bureau released a video on Monday featuring Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, George Takei, and his partner advising same-sex couples to choose "married'' status if that's how they view their relationships.

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