Hawaii civil unions would have little economic impact, study finds

Tourism and other businesses might benefit by about $7 million a year, but legalizing civil unions would otherwise have a minimal economic impact in the state, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.

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Governor Lingle continues to weigh impact of civil unions in Hawaii

Hawaii governor, Linda Lingle, wants to hear from both sides before she makes a decision on civil unions -- and she held the first of two private meetings on Monday.

She's talking to people both for and against the measure that would extend the same rights as marriage to same-sex couples.

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Americans’ opposition to the freedom to marry eases slightly

Opponents of marriage equality continue to outnumber supporters in the United States, by 53% to 44%. However, opposition is now tied for the lowest Gallup has measured.

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Faithful Voices Network: A vision of sexuality and faith, and commitment to truth and justice

The Faithful Voices Network invites you to take 10 seconds, right now, to take this pledge: "As a person of faith, I support sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society."

When you do, you will become part of the Faithful Voices Network -- a new, multifaith movement of individuals like you who share a progressive vision of sexuality and faith, and a religious commitment to truth and justice.

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Op-Ed: Anti-freedom to marry campaign: day late, dollars long

Lori Sturdevant discusses a $200,000 statewide TV ad campaign in Minnesota by the National Organization for Marriage. "It dawned on me that the anti-freedom to marry group is not really trying to influence the Legislature -- at least not the current one. It's trying to inject the gay rights issue into this fall's state election campaign, and drive up voter turnout among people who share its beliefs."

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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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Op-Ed: Why the freedom to marry is good for straight people

Diana Landen explains why she feels legalizing the freedom to marry in America would be "better for all of us."

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Poll finds gains for the freedom to marry in Maryland

Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of the freedom to marry, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found.

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Landmark brief for marriage equality filed in New Jersey

Today, six organizations file a landmark brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court on the profound harm that the state’s failed civil union law inflicts on children.

The brief is from Garden State Equality and five other organizations – the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Social Workers, the Family Equality Council, PFLAG and COLAGE – in support of Lambda Legal’s motion to the New Jersey Supreme Court seeking marriage equality.

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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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