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June 2012

Remembering Stonewall: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go
Today we honor the change that the Stonewall Riots set in motion 43 years ago, and look back at all that we have achieved to date.
Just Like Everyone Else: Erica and Melissa’s Love Story
"We own a house, we own a Prius. We have a dog, we have two cats. We’re pretty normal."
Lawrence v. Texas: An Important Precedent for Marriage Equality
Today marks the ninth anniversary of a watershed moment in American constitutional history, one which set the stage for our effort to secure the freedom to marry for every American.
Nation’s Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Endorses Marriage Equality
Adding their voice to the ever-increasing momentum for marriage equality, the board of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) unanimously passed a resolution supporting the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian Americans.
Video: Prop. 8 Star Witness Switches Sides & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: One of the star witness who testified in favor of Prop 8 has switched sides, joining the majority of Americans who support the freedom to marry.
Star Witness for Prop. 8 Now Supports Marriage Equality
David Blankenhorn, who was called by the Prop. 8 Proponents as their star witness against marriage for gay and lesbian couples, now says that he supports marriage equality.
Family First: Ben and Benjamin’s Love Story
Ben Mudgett and Benjamin Gamboa first thought about getting married 2008 during the months when gay and lesbian couples could get married in California. But at the time, they had only been together for about a year and Ben had his two young daughters to think about.
The Word “Marriage” Has Meaning
Many people grow up dreaming of falling in love and having the perfect wedding. They do not grow up saying “I want to be domestic partners.”
Tell Us Your Love Story
Everyone loves a good love story. They are a source of inspiration and are crucial to changing the hearts and minds of people who don’t yet support marriage equality. Today, we are putting out an open call for your love stories.
Video: Flawed Study on Gay Dads
In this week's episode: A new study tries to show that the kids of gay and lesbian parents are worse off than the kids of straight parents. We'll take a look at all of the problems with that study, and there's a lot of them. And, a major GOP donor is throwing his support -- and his money -- to a drive to elect more LGBT-friendly Republicans.