3 Presidents That Have Supported Marriage Equality

3 Presidents That Have Supported #MarriageEquality

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With all of the momentum that the fight for marriage equality gained last week, the inevitability of universally legalized same-sex marriage feels tangible. The United States Supreme Court has been influential in much of the progress being made towards equal marriage rights, and some have even cited President Barack Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality as being a huge factor in the gay…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host the 87th Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris to Host the 87th Academy Awards @ActuallyNPH #Oscars #NPH

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The 41-year-old award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris has been selected to host the 2015 Oscars. The ceremony will be held in Hollywood on February 22, where movies like The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything are expected to vie for the film industry’s most prized recognition.

Harris actually plays in another film that could also be nominated; David Fincher’s Gone Girlin which Harris…

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NPR Breaks Ground by Refusing to Address Washington NFL Team by Name

NPR Breaks Ground by Refusing to Address Washington NFL Team by Name @SchumacherMatos @NPR @NPRnews

NPR refuses to call NFL football team by nameThe Washington Redskins continue to receive criticism for owner Dan Snyder’s refusal to change the NFL team’s offensive name. Recently, when Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones asked Native American activistswhat they thought of the name, one explained, “It’s a name that compares, disables, and disenfranchises our population.” Another activist points out that the “most popular mascots in the…

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Marriage Equality in the US: A State-By-State Breakdown

Marriage Equality in the US: A State-By-State Breakdown #FreedomToMarry #marriage #equality

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October has perhaps seen more progress in the ongoing fight for marriage equality than in recent months, as more states strive forward with pro-equality court rulings. On Monday, October 6, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear every single one of the same-sex marriage cases awaiting review, reports Autostraddle, a decision that brought marriage equality to five…

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Florida Officials Stand Firm Against Marriage Equality

Florida Officials Stand Firm Against #MarriageEquality

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When will Florida officials finally get on board with marriage equality?
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Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court denied appeals from five states that sought to retain their bans on same-sex marriage, which led to some resistance in states like Florida and Nevada. As ABC News notes, “Some states affected by the decisions are going ahead with weddings; some are…

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Language Matters: How to Report on Transgender People

Language Matters: How to Report on Transgender People @GLAAD

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Used to be a man, huh New York Magazine? I’m pretty sure Martine Rothblatt wouldn’t use that phrase as the first way to describe her gender identity.

When it comes to reporting on transgender individuals, most mainstream media outlets have got it all wrong. “Born a woman,” “He Now Goes By Chelsea Manning,” “Was a Boy Until Age 18.” These are the kinds of news headlines that viewers are bombarded…

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California Passes Groundbreaking Sexual Consent Law

California Passes Groundbreaking Sexual Consent Law #YesMeansYes

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Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that makes his state the first in the nation to have a clear definition of sexual consent. SB-967, also known as the “Yes Means Yes” law, is groundbreaking for both its intention and its progressive definition of consent.

SB-967 defines consent as follows:

“Affirmative consent” means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary…

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Slurs Yelled as Gay Couple Weds in California

Slurs Yelled as Gay Couple Weds in California #FreedomToMarry #EndHomophobia

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A beautiful wedding ceremony was recently interrupted by homophobic comments, reminding the gay community and its allies that while the freedom to marryexists in many states, hate exists there too. This news comes from San Diego, California, where a gay couple from Arizona was wed late last month. While Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson were being married in front of family and friends,…

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Mary Cheney Talks Gay Rights at Log Cabin Republicans Dinner

Mary Cheney Talks #GayRights at Log Cabin Republicans #SpiritOfLincoln Dinner

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Earlier this month, Mary Cheney was a keynote speaker at the Log Cabin Republicans 2014 Spirit of Lincoln Dinner, an event that brought together many GOP representatives and political operatives. The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is the nation’s largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies that support equality for all Americans. LCR works to advance the interests of the gay and…

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Facebook Meets with LGBT Community Over ‘Real Names’ Policy

Facebook Meets with #LGBT Community Over ‘Real Names’ Policy

David Campos San Francisco drag queens FacebookFacebook recently agreed to meet with San Francisco city officials and activists that have responded critically to the social network’s naming policy and how it discriminates against the LGBT community. Facebook’s current policy requires all users to use their legal name on profiles, and has threatened to revoke access to those who are registered under a different name.

This policy has been round…

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