No TV for closing arguments in Prop. 8 trial

The only members of the public who will get to watch next week's closing arguments in the trial over the freedom to marry in California will be the ones who make it to the courthouse.

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NYT: A basic civil right

After a nearly three-week trial in January, and a lengthy hiatus while lawyers fought over documents, closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on the freedom to marry.

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Wayne Besen: The tipping point on LGBT equality has arrived

Wayne Besen writes about several factors that show an increased acceptance of LGBT people and LGBT relationships in the U.S.

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PostPartisan - Best friends of the gays: Catholics and men

Jonathan Capehart on the evolving attitudes of straight men and practicing Catholics toward lesbian and gay relationships.

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Poll: With higher visibility, less disapproval for gays

Seventy-seven percent of Americans now say they know someone who is gay or lesbian, a new CBS News poll finds - an increase of 35 percentage points since 1992, when a majority of Americans said they did not.

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Study: Children of lesbians may do better than their peers

The authors of a new study found that children raised by lesbian mothers — whether the mother was partnered or single — scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression.

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One very gay time

Deb Price writes about the changes in her personal relationship and America in general since the beginning of her ground-breaking nationally syndicated column in a mainstream newspaper about life from a gay perspective.

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Op-Ed: Gay? Whatever, dude

Last week, Gallup released a stunning, and little noticed, report on Americans’ evolving views of homosexuality.

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Looking back on the hoopla

On the eve of this weekend’s Black Pride festivities, the Blade checked in with two of the first same-sex couples who wed here in March to find out how they’re doing now that the hoopla has subsided, how they’ve fared as gay or lesbian couples among their black friends and families and their thoughts on the importance of Black Pride.

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Evan Wolfson: In love and war, honoring the commitment of gay americans

Freedom to Marry's Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, comments on last week's historic votes in the House and Senate Armed Services Committee to repeal the so-called 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.

"While repealing military discrimination certainly honors the values of our nation, it is only a step toward closing the door on fundamental unfairness."

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