Utah gay activists protest Mormon church remarks

Gay rights activists staged a silent protest Thursday outside the headquarters of the Mormon church in Salt Lake City in response to a church leader's remarks that homosexuality is an immoral condition that can and should be overcome.

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Fewer than half of Americans oppose the freedom to marry, poll finds

Fewer than half of Americans oppose legalized marriage for same-sex couples, according to a new poll on the issue released Wednesday, with significant shifts in public opinion on the issue just since last year.

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Gallagher, Wolfson debate the freedom to marry

Evan Wolfson ’78, founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, and Maggie Gallagher ’82, former president of the National Organization for Marriage, joined about 250 students and guests in Sudler Hall for a YPU debate titled “Resolved: Same-Sex Couples Should be Allowed to Marry.”

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The Freedom to Marry and the Law

At Saturday’s freedom to marry panel at the SVA Theatre, Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), condemned what he sees as an attempt to redefine what marriage has traditionally been.

Actress Cynthia Nixon - a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality - took issue with that viewpoint and rebutted in one of the more poignant moments of an emotionally charged afternoon.

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More Americans say gays qualify as families

The idea that gay couples who are married or have children qualify as “families” has rapidly become the majority view in the U.S., and researchers credit public discussions about the freedom to marry—by supporters as well as vehement opponents—for the unexpectedly fast pace of change.

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The GOP’s dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base

As polls show that growing numbers of Americans back greater rights for gay men and lesbians, some well-known Republican figures are calling for the party to shift its stances on such issues.

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Irish Times Poll: Two thirds in favor of the freedom to marry

A new Irish Times /Behaviour Attitudes poll shows 67 per cent of people feel gay couples should be allowed to marry.

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Are Republicans ‘co-opting’ gay rights?

Adam Serwer: Pro-gay rights Republicans seem to be less of an oxymoron these days.

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Jonathan Merritt: Is Prop 8 fight the culture wars’ last stand?

Jonathan Merritt discusses shifts in the demographics of those for and against the freedom to marry: "If current trends among religious Americans and the younger generation continue, the current battle over Proposition 8 might just be the beginning of the end for the culture wars as we’ve known them."

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Marriage equality: students can lead the way

Freedom to Marry launches Students for Marriage to engage young people in the fight to end marriage discrimination.

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