APA Confirms Support for the Freedom to Marry

The APA passed a resolution last night reaffirming its support of the freedom to marry and calling for an end to marriage discrimination.

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Opinion: Marriage equality is a matter of health as well as rights

Dr. Gabriel Garcia of the Stanford School of Medicine discusses the healthcare disparities that result from the LGBT community being denied the freedom to marry.

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Evan Wolfson receives APA/AGLP John Fryer Award

Evan Wolfson received the John Fryer Award last month at APA's Institute on Psychiatric Services in Boston.

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Medicare finalizes rules requiring equal hospital visitation rights for same-sex partners

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “Basic human rights—such as your ability to choose your own support system in a time of need—must not be checked at the door of America’s hospitals. Today’s rules help give ‘full and equal’ rights to all of us to choose whom we want by our bedside when we are sick, and override any objection by a hospital or staffer who may disagree with us for any non-clinical reason.”

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Video: Gay and Gray

Michael Adams, President of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Elders) offers his views on the benefits of the freedom to marry for the senior LGBT community.

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Activists: Mormon beliefs factor in LGBT struggles

In a faith where the traditional family is deeply woven into theology and where there is seemingly no line between religion and culture, the potential losses for LGBT Mormons who come out can be devastating.

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LGBT federal employees can purchase health insurance for their pets, but not their partners

While federal employees can buy pet insurance “in these challenging economic times,” LGBT workers are still prohibited from purchasing policies for their partners or spouses by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — a federal law which denies federal benefits to legally married same sex couples.

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Bishop Gene Robinson: It Gets Better

Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire (and a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) speaks from a religious perspective in this video which is part of the "It Gets Better" YouTube project started by Dan Savage.

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Evan Wolfson: The many faces of antigay prejudice

In a New York Times letter to the editor, Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson reveals that "government itself is the No. 1 discriminator against gay Americans through its denial of equality under the law."

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Today: Gay-rights activists set to call on Mormon Apostle to correct his statement

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 12), gay-rights activists will meet in Salt Lake City to ask Elder Boyd K. Packer, president of the Mormon Church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles, that he correct his inaccurate and dangerous statements calling same-sex attraction “impure and unnatural,” claiming that it can be corrected and characterizing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples as immoral.

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