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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Maggie Gallagher: Face It, Discrimination Has Consequences

In an open letter to Maggie Gallagher, Freedom to Marry's Executive Director Evan Wolfson calls on the former President of the National Organization for Marriage to end her harmful attacks on gay families and LGBT youth. Sign Evan's letter and join Freedom to Marry in urging Maggie to get out of the discrimination business and join the growing majority of Americans who support equal protection for all.

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Florida ends ban on adoptions by gays and lesbians

Florida's ban on adoptions by gay men and lesbians came to an official end Friday.

Attorney General Bill McCollum said the case that led to the overturning of the state's 33-year-old law wasn't the "right case" to take to the state's Supreme Court.

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Dear Maggie, stop the bullying

Cameron Tolle, Freedom to Marry's Online Organizer, discusses how Maggie Gallagher's relentless campaigning against LGBT people has led to a toxic climate that gives others permission to look down on LGBT people and caused real harm in the lives of real American families.

Stand with us and tell Maggie that enough is enough.

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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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Poll: Support for the freedom to marry grows in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach voters' support of allowing gay couples to marry has increased since the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008 according to our new LBPOST.com/Probolsky Research poll among likely Long Beach voters.

The poll found that 57.8% of likely Long Beach voters would legalize the freedom to marry and 32.3% oppose with 6.5% undecided.

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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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Poll: Protestant support for the freedom to marry rises

Forty-two percent favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, up from 37 percent last year, according to the Pew Research Center's latest survey.

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Evan Wolfson: Seizing the moment

In the wake of recent suicides by LGBT youths, Freedom to Marry executive director, Evan Wolfson, explains how the denial of marriage equality negatively impacts the LGBT community - especially the youngest who are often most vulnerable:

"Scholarly studies have shown that legal inequality, including marriage discrimination, and the way in which the debate over gay people’s aspirations to equality under the law is conducted, has a profoundly negative impact on gay Americans. This is especially true of young people who are deprived of the dream of marrying the person they love and having a family that is legally and socially accepted."

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GOP candidate advice for kids: Gay is not OK

Campaigning in front of Orthodox Jewish voters in Williamsburg yesterday, Republican nominee for New York governor Carl Paladino launched into an anti-gay tirade, declaring that being gay is not “an equal, valid option.”

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