History in the Making: Supreme Court set to tackle Prop 8 and DOMA

WASHINGTON D.C.- Today will mark a tremendous milestone in the quest for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans as the highest court in the land will officially begin to hear opening statements regarding the voter-approved Proposition 8 which outlawed same-sex marriage in California in 2008, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996, a law

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Q-Video: Conservative GOP Senator Rob Portman’s dramatic reversal on Gay Marriage

Once considered a strong Vice Presidential contender during Mitt Romney’s 2012 election run, arch-conservative Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced a dramatic reversal from his stance against gay marriage during an exclusive interview with CNN. He credits the discovery of his own son’s sexuality as a reason for his “change of heart.” Check out the video

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Q-video: Hillary Clinton declares full support for same-sex marriage

In a new video posted today and produced by the Human Rights Campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces her full support for same-sex marriage. Equating it to the women’s rights and the Civil Rights movement, Clinton says “America is at it best” when we champion the freedom for all individuals, gay and straight

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New Pope, same anti-gay rhetoric

Vatican City- Last week, when the world’s Roman Catholic cardinals huddled in a secretive conclave to nominate the next Pope, many minority groups (including women’s and gay rights groups) held out hope the new leader would usher in an olive branch of friendship and acceptance to those who have been singled out by the Vatican’s

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The Obama Effect: Is the President Changing Public Views on LGBT Marriage?

At last week’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made early references to a thriving middle class that could “get ahead no matter what you look like or who you love.” This followed those historic statements during his second Presidential Inauguration that gay and lesbian people should be treated “like anyone else under

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2012: A Year of Milestones for the LGBTQ Community

As we inch closer to celebrating the arrival of the New Year by popping that champagne bottle open, let’s take a glance back at the year that was… 2012… at it’s monumental stance in the history of the Gay Rights Movement. There were many ‘firsts’ this year as milestones were set and barriers were broken

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