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Infographic: marriage equality is officially mainstream

TweetCenter for American Progress has issued a report which looks at polls and demonstrates that the majority of the country supports marriage equality. Crosby Burns and Ben Harris write, In short, marriage equality is now a mainstream American value. Just a decade ago, however, a majority of Americans opposed laws and policies that extended marital rights [...]
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Watch Scout, who is transgender, propose at the White House

TweetHere’s a video to make you cry (happy tears!). This past weekend, the White House held an LGBT Pride reception. Dr. Scout, who is the director of Network for LGBT Health Equity at The Fenway Institute and is transgender, had been planning for this party for a year. In the middle of Cross Hall, in [...]
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Court rules Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Tweet“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said. The ruling upheld a decision by retired Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who struck down the ballot measure in 2010 after holding an unprecedented trial on [...]
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Is marriage finally obsolete? Let’s hope so.

TweetCue the hand-wringing on this one: Just over half of all adult Americans, 51 percent, are currently married, according to an analysis of U.S. census data by the Pew Research Center. The center predicts that, if current trends continue, the share of currently married adults will fall below half within a few years. In 1960, [...]
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Pakistan passes bill to protect women’s rights

TweetLast week, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed a bill which will punish those who force women into marriages or deny them inheritance. Folks who engage in these practices would face both steep fines, up to $12,00 in some cases, as well as potential jail time. Importantly, this bill criminalizes some of the anti-woman practices [...]
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