Poll results show broad support for gay rights among Texas voters

An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.

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ACLU to pursue lawsuit for same-sex couples

The ACLU is moving forward with a lawsuit against the state of Montana demanding same-sex couples be granted the same equal protections as married couples.

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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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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Marriage Equality: The cure for unemployment (worries)

On Monday, impoverished Imperial County, California, a largely agricultural desert county east of San Diego, appeared as the only governmental entity in the state of California to seek standing to defend Proposition 8.

With recent polling showing that a majority of Latino Catholics now support marriage equality, one wonders whether the working-class (and deeply unemployed) Latino majority of Imperial County is setting the moral agenda or being played by a highly motivated set of outsiders

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Blocking of same-sex benefits goes further than planned

A group of conservative Christians set out to block El Paso, Texas, from granting health-care benefits to same-sex partners of city-government employees.

But the ballot measure they helped pass in November may also end up stripping benefits from many others, including retired policemen and firefighters.

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Close Ohio gay-rights vote mirrors national debate

Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.

A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.

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Editorial: Marriage injustice

The Washington Post Editorial Board: "DOMA was created for the purposes of 'defending and nurturing the institution of traditional heterosexual marriage,' 'defending traditional notions of morality' and 'protecting state sovereignty and democratic self-governance' - dubious goals, at best."

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Lack of domestic partner benefits for civil servants continues

The most vital benefits sought by gays and lesbians in the federal workforce, health insurance and other family benefits, must be approved by Congress.

A bill granting them has passed committees in the Senate and House but has not been brought up for a floor vote in either chamber.

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Barclays Banks to pay lesbian and gay employees for tax discrepancy in US

Britain’s third-largest bank is joining Google, Inc and others in reimbursing US employees for federal tax that they pay on health benefits provided to same-sex domestic partners.

Barclays has made the move which aims to offset the tax on benefits for same-sex partners that does not apply to spouses in heterosexual marriages due to the lack of recognition of those partnerships under the Defense of Marriage Act.

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