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Colorado Eyes High Court for June Decision on Gay Marriage

Colorado Eyes High Court for June Decision on Gay Marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court today is hearing arguments in a case that will push the most-recent chapter in the breakneck story of American gay marriage toward a major conclusion. Coloradans on all sides of the issue are watching for clues on what to expect here in the Centennial State, where over the last 11 years same-sex marriage was banned by voters, then side-stepped with civil unions, then caught up in state court, then de-facto legalized by a federal court, and then made real on the ground in the offices of inspired and determined county clerks.
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This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case

This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case
Dozens of couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies faced by same-sex couples.
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Rick Callahan
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PW County Clerk, Employer of Bigoted Extremist RPV Treasurer, Asks for Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling

PW County Clerk, Employer of Bigoted Extremist RPV Treasurer, Asks for Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling
The level of ignorance behind marriage equality's opposition in Virginia shouldn't be surprising, but the sheer bigotry might shock you.
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Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference

Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference
“Am I the only guy who’s ending sentences with ‘amen’ this weekend?” Ralph Reed, conservative political operative and born-again Christian, asked during his speech at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend. If the enthusiastic round of cheers and applause offered by the audience in response is any indication, then no, he’s not alone. The culture wars of the 90s and early 2000s have died down considerably as American society becomes increasingly secularized, but religion's role in the conservative right still looms large.
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Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases

Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases
Attorney General John Suthers, acknowledging the altered “reality of the legal landscape” brought to Colorado by recent federal court rulings, announced he is asking judges to suspend all litigation in gay marriage cases wending their way through the state and federal judicial systems here until higher courts decide with finality on the constitutionality of state gay marriage bans like the one voted into the Colorado constitution in 2006.
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Rainbow's Arc Bends Toward Justice: KY Marriage Ban Knocked Down by Courts

Rainbow's Arc Bends Toward Justice: KY Marriage Ban Knocked Down by Courts
Martin Luther King, Jr once said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." No where does that inexorable trend more apply than same-sex marriage. Slowly one after another gay marriage ban has fallen in the courts. This time it was Kentucky's turn.
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Obama Bashes the Bashers: Medical Leave for Gay Couples to Apply to ALL States

Obama Bashes the Bashers: Medical Leave for Gay Couples to Apply to ALL States
President Obama has directed the Labor Department to ensure the Family Medical and Leave Act explicitly applies to same-sex couples, as well as everyone else. Now spouses in same-sex marriages can take unpaid medical leave to take care of their loved ones, without fear of reprisal, even in red states.
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Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots

Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots
Michael Sam has become the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL. Sam Seder takes a look at Newt Gingrich whining that we aren't tolerant of the intolerant and Derek Ward's homophobia after ESPN showed Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend.
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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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Virtual Inequality: Nintendo Won't Allow Gamers to Use Gay Characters

Virtual Inequality: Nintendo Won't Allow Gamers to Use Gay Characters
Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game. The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life." This follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters, which are modeled after real people.
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Derrik J. Jang
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