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Adoption, Foster Care, Georgia Senate, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Issues, News, Opinion, Same Sex Marriage -

The state of Georgia passed a measure that gives adoption agencies the right NOT to work with LGBTQ couples. The bill sponsored by Republicans passed the Georgia State House in a vote of 35-19.

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Barack Obama, LGBTQ, News, Obama 44, Opinion, Politics, Same Sex Marriage, Transgender -

As a black queer man, I saw a radical future where black people who live at the intersection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities didn’t have to constantly fight to be heard or for a seat at the table...

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#LoveWins, @AP, DOMA, Gay Marriage, GLAAD, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, News, Same Sex Marriage, Supreme Court, Uncategorized -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States...

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Florida, Gay Marriage, Julion Evans, Kendall Capers, LGBTQ Issues, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, News, Same Sex Marriage, T.W. Jenkins, Tampa, Video -

VIDEO - Julie Atwood was standing at her son's casket when the phone rang. The church where her son's funeral was scheduled to be held the next day decided to abruptly cancel the service, after the pastor learned the deceased was gay and his obituary listed a surviving "husband."...

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was delighted to learn that the majority of Maryland voters shared his opinion on same sex marriage...

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Chick-Fil-A, Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Chick-fil-A controversy, Hate, Los Angeles, national same-sex kiss day, News, Same Sex Marriage, Southern California -

theGRIO REPORT - Vandals at a Chick-Fil-A in Torrance left a message on the restaurant Friday during a week of protests in response to the company president's comments regarding same-sex marriage.

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Alabama, Antoine Dodson, Business, Chick-Fil-A, Chick-fil-A appreciation, Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Chick-fil-A controversy, Dan Cathy, Huntsville, Same Sex Marriage -

After making headlines with his YouTube video in support of Chick-Fil-A, viral video 'star' Antoine Dodson decided to attend the food chain's Appreciation Day...

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Barack Obama, Democratic Convention, Democrats, DNC, Gay Marriage, Pew Research Center, Platform, Politics, Poll, Same Sex Marriage -

NEW YORK (AP) - A new poll shows that the partisan gap over same-sex marriage in the U.S. continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans...

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Gay Marriage, Kameron Slade, Marriage Equality, New York, New York City, News, Queens, Rosedale, Same Sex Marriage -

NBC New York - Queens 5th-grader Kameron Slade was recently prohibited from giving a speech about marriage equality to his classmates at PS 195 in Rosedale.

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Antoine Dodson, Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, Entertainment, Gay Marriage, Same Sex Marriage, Viral Video, YouTube -

Viral video star Antoine Dodson is making waves with his decision to defend the controversial food chain Chick-Fil-A...

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Andrea Mitchell, Elton John, Entertainment, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, Jay Z, Music, Same Sex Marriage -

VIDEO - In recent interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, rock icon Elton John praised rapper Jay-Z for his decision to come out in support same-sex marriage...

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Civil Rights, Gay Marriage, NAACP, News, Rev. William Owens, Same Sex Marriage, The Coalition of African-American Pastors -

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is protesting at the NAACP’s national convention in reaction the African-American civil rights organization’s support of gay marriage...

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Barack Obama, Election 2012, Gay Marriage, Politics, Same Sex Marriage -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage did little to shift the nation's views on the subject, with a new poll finding that the public remains evenly split on the issue...

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Kameron Slade, Marriage Equality, New York City Public Schools, News, Same Sex Marriage -

A fifth grade student from New York City was told by his principal that he could not give a speech in support of gay marriage at his school’s graduation...

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Barack Obama, Jim Crow, Living, Loving Day, Loving v. Virginia, Miscegenation, Opinion, Same Sex Marriage -

OPINION - While interracial marriage pushed the marital envelope half a century ago, same sex marriage is doing the same thing today.

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