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Huge Upside: Michael Sam's Draft Day Kiss Seen Around the World

Huge Upside: Michael Sam's Draft Day Kiss Seen Around the World
The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts a feel-good video clip. It's a scene that plays out for dozens of draft picks. But when a sobbing Michael Sam celebrated his selection by the St. Louis Rams by hugging and kissing his partner, another man, it made real and physical that an openly gay athlete had taken an unprecedented step toward an NFL career.
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Lynn Elber
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Hoover, McCain, Huntsman Sisters for Freedom to Marry

Hoover, McCain, Huntsman Sisters for Freedom to Marry
“With landmark Supreme Court rulings on marriage expected to be released any day now, it’s more urgent than ever to showcase the powerful voices of conservatives who support marriage for same-sex couples,” the campaign manager of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry said. “[We now boast] 65 accomplished leaders in Republican and right-of-center circles who are diverse in their geography, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and more."
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Women are Breadwinners in Two-Thirds of Families, But Without the Policies to Match

Women are Breadwinners in Two-Thirds of Families, But Without the Policies to Match
Mothers are now the breadwinners or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, but you'd never guess it by looking at the United States' policies. Women still make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the U.S. is the only country in the developed world that doesn't offer national paid family or medical leave.
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Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'

Gay Couples Plan Post Office Protest: '25 Years Together, Still Filing Single'
Local chapters of Marriage Equality USA will participate in annual Tax Day Actions at local post offices around the country on April 15, holding signs like “25 Years Together, Still Filing Single,” “No Taxation with Discrimination” and “Tax Us the Same, Treat Us the Same.”
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America Split in Two: Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality

America Split in Two: Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality
The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned Americans.
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Are Shopping Bags More Important Than the Rights of LGBT Texans?

Are Shopping Bags More Important Than the Rights of LGBT Texans?
Y'all, someone who puts the rights of shopping bags over the rights of human beings has a real serious problem.
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Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia

Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia
The ACLU of Southern California and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center are urging Los Angeles city leaders to sever sister city ties with St. Petersburg, Russia, following the passage there of increasingly repressive laws directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
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Marriage Equality Expected to Change the Economic Landscape in WA

In the first year after same-sex marriage passed in New York State, New York City reaped $259 million of economic benefits directly related to the new wedding economy.
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Gingrich: Separation of Church and State Makes Sense for Marriage

After a week's worth of horrible news, idiotic responses to the horrible news, news about horrible behavior, and etc. and etc., finally I can report something good - Newt Gingrich has issued his support for the freedom to marry.
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