Michael Sam Moved To Tears During Speech: “Great Things Can Happen”

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Sam is the 21st recipient of the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award and joins a great legacy of previous winners that includes Muhammad Ali, Pat Tillman, Nelson Mandela and Robin Roberts.

Florida Judge Overturns State’s Ban On Gay Marriage, Attorney General Fires Back

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A Republican judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage after a legal challenge was brought by six same-sex couples who claimed the ban made them second-class citizens.

Homophobia Forced Glenn Burke Out Of Major League Baseball. It Took The Game 34 Years To Deal With It

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Burke’s story is a modern day tragedy. Once projected as a five-tool player in the mold of the great Willie Mays, Burke never had an opportunity to excel as an everyday player.

How Same-Sex Couples are Redefining the Big Day

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As more same-sex couples choose to marry, they are changing what weddings look like and mean.

Judge Compares Colorado Marriage Equality Clerk to Martin Luther King, Jr., Delivers Another Huge Victory

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It’s yet another good day for marriage equality from one side of the country to the other, with delightful decisions in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

A Gay Dad’s Lesson From His Son Regarding the Hobby Lobby Decision

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Rob Watson’s son says, “Scream like a girl!”, and Dad realizes the wisdom in those words.

Children of Same-Sex Parents Healthier and More Adjusted Than Their Peers, Says New Study

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One advantage researchers suggest is gay parents’ likelihood to stray from traditional gender role stereotypes, fostering a “more harmonious family unit and therefore feeding on to better health and well being.”

Boys in France Wear Skirts to School in Protest

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It’s called ‘Lift the Skirt Day,’ and aims to reduce sexism in French schools.

UN Human Rights Council Keeps up its Bad Form on LGBT Rights

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A seemingly fleeting spat over the language of “family” betrays a disturbing trend towards the erosion of rights.

Hear the Amazing Advice a Dad gave to His Gay Son in the 1950s

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A 70-year-old gay man shared his story about the advice his father gave him in rural Washington in the early 1950s.

A New Vatican Document Suggests the Church Really is Softening it’s Tone on LGBT Issues

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The document covers a number of other issues, but it’s clearly meant to send a signal to the hierarchy that the pope has a new program in mind.

County Clerks in Missouri and Colorado Go Rogue and Start Issuing Marriage Licenses

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In a sign that marriage equality is considered de facto law even where the court cases aren’t finished, clerks in both those states have started issuing marriage licenses even though courts haven’t given them the go ahead.

25 Prominent Republicans Stand Up for Gay Rights in Michigan

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A group of 25 retired Republicans in Michigan have banded together to join the fight against the state’s same-sex marriage ban, coauthoring a 40-page amicus brief in which they tackle arguments commonly used to defend the ban.

Presbyterians Approve Same-Sex Church Weddings. Will Other Denominations Follow?

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Other congregations, including the Methodists and Episcopalians, are riven by disputes about LGBT issues.

Wisconsin Puts the Breaks on Issuing Marriage Licenses

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A few decades ago, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a marriage equality case “for want of a substantial federal question.” That’s certainly not the case anymore.

Another Week, Another Marriage Ban Struck Down. This Time, It’s Wisconsin.

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State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen promised to appeal the ruling. Of course, he argued, it’s only for the benefit of the couples who want to get married.