DC Clergy Torn Between Church and Civil Loyalties on the Freedom to Marry

A new D.C. law means the Rev. Mary Kay Totty can now marry same-sex couples. But in the United Methodist Church, the denomination that ordained Totty two decades ago, the act could get her defrocked.

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Retired Presbyterian Minister Faces Church Court for Performing Marriages of Gay Couples

The Rev. Jane Spahr, a retired Presbyterian minister, faces prosecution by her own church — for the second time in four years — for officiating in the marriages of same-sex couples.

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Alert: Two DC Area Dialogues on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality

People of color and people of faith are often charged with blocking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. But DC's recent marriage equality victory showed that organizing people of color and people of faith was crucial.

Two panels - one at Georgetown University and another at Howard University - will examine the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

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A way forward on Marriage Equality

The gay rights movement needs to strengthen its ties with the black community. To do so, it should be wary of claiming that marriage equality is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. Such a claim is off-putting to the African American community, according to a new study from the Arcus Foundation.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an American singer, musical theatre, film, and television actress, and author. Some of her best-known Broadway work has included her Tony Award-winning performance as Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and creating the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked". Her best-known television role is Annabeth Schott in NBC's "The West Wing". As Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama "Pushing Daisies", she won a 2009 Emmy Award.

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Miley Cyrus Quit Twitter Because of Anti-Gay Hate Mail

In a new interview, Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Miley Cyrus, says she quit Twitter because she got so much hate mail for airing her supportive views on the freedom to marry.

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Gay Marylanders flocking to D.C. to exchange Vows

Gay couples from Maryland have been flocking to Washington this month since it began sanctioning the freedom to marry, joining five states. Staff at D.C. Superior Court have been too busy to sort applications by state, but a spokeswoman said it appeared that at least 25 percent of the 151 license-seekers the first day were from Maryland.

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National Center for Lesbian Rights: Why LGBT People Must Demand Immigration Reform

There is a large battle looming in Washington over legislation to reform our nation’s immigration laws. This coming Sunday, March 21, many LGBT immigrants, their families, and allies will march in support of immigration reform. Now is the time for us, as LGBT individuals, families, and communities, to understand why immigration reform is so critical.

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Research Supports Gay Parents

A recent systematic review of scientific research — 81 studies spanning the past 20 years — about how parents’ gender affects child-rearing outcomes found no evidence to support the claim that children need both a mother and a father.

How can this be? The studies that supposedly “proved” that children need a mother and a father compared children with two married parents against those with single, divorced or never-married parents.

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Democratic Connecticut Attorney General Candidates pledge to join fight against DOMA

All three Democratic candidates for Attorney General of Connecticut have expressed that they would lend their support to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s federal lawsuit challenging DOMA, while the three Republican candidates in the race are opposed to Connecticut participating in the case.

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