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Court Rules: Lesbians or Not, Children Have Two Parents at Birth

Court Rules: Lesbians or Not, Children Have Two Parents at Birth
Iowa now joins every other state that permits same-sex couples to marry, enter into civil unions, or enter comprehensive domestic partnerships, in issuing birth certificates to children of same-sex couples in a legal relationship on the same terms as to children of married different-sex couples.
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Tricky Situation: The Pregnant Man is Denied Divorce

Tricky Situation: The Pregnant Man is Denied Divorce
Thomas Beatie, born a female but is now identified as a man, cannot get a divorce to a woman he legally married nine years ago in Hawaii.
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From Soup to Nuts: What Do the Marriage Cases Really Mean for Equality?

From Soup to Nuts: What Do the Marriage Cases Really Mean for Equality?
Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on two major cases involving marriage for same-sex couples. The Court will hear oral arguments on March 26 and 27, with decisions expected by late June. What does it all mean?
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Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'

Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'
As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change. For example, most U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
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MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support

MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support
State Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) is preparing to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation in Minnesota that would ensure that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.
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The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The largest collection of academic research on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal was published online this weekend in a special edition of the Journal of Homosexuality.
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CDC: LGB Population Suffers from Intimate Violence, Stalking

CDC: LGB Population Suffers from Intimate Violence, Stalking
The majority of women who reported experiencing sexual violence, regardless of their sexual orientation, reported that they were victimized by male perpetrators. Nearly half of female bisexual victims (48.2 percent) and more than one-quarter of female heterosexual victims (28.3 percent) experienced their first rape between the ages of 11 and 17 years.
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Controversial New Move for Mars Hill Church

Controversial New Move for Mars Hill Church
Mars Hill has an openly strong stance against allowing gay members in the church. The release set off a firestorm online and in the alternative press.
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Jodie Foster Comes Out and Quits Acting?

Jodie Foster Comes Out and Quits Acting?
Did Jodie Foster just tell us she’s a lesbian and that she’s quitting acting all in the same speech at the Golden Globes? It certainly seems that way.
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Christmas Cash: December Spending Highest in Four Years

Christmas Cash: December Spending Highest in Four Years
The increase in Americans' reported spending is clearly a positive sign for the U.S. economy. Whether the trend toward greater spending continues in 2013 is unclear. If January 2013 looks strong compared with prior Januaries, it is a sign that the economic momentum is continuing. If it is weaker, it could be a sign that Americans' more generous spending ways may be ending.
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