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Colorado’s Journey: From Amendment 2 to Civil Unions?
The Republican-controlled Colorado House of Representatives is close to passing a civil unions bill approved last month by the State Senate
Prop. 8 Play to be Broadcast on Public Radio and Released as Audio Book
The Los Angeles premiere of “8,” the documentary play by Dustin Lance Black starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and an all-star cast, will soon be broadcast on public radio stations and available for download, just in time for Pride season.
Down to the Wire: What You Can Do to Help Defeat Amendment One in North Carolina
An anti-marriage amendment in North Carolina is close to passing with voters casting their ballots on Tuesday, May 8. The initiative would have far-reaching consequences.
Video: Civil Unions Close in Colorado & More News
In this week's video: Civil unions advance in Colorado, but old foes are joining forces in Maine. There's just a few days left until North Carolina votes on an extreme constitutional amendment, and the race is getting closer and closer every day. And new research has shown a promising trend when it comes to public opinion.
“I Owe the Gay Community an Apology,” Says Author of Controversial “Ex-Gay” Study
In court, the Prop. 8 Proponents had little evidence to justify the discrimination imposed by Prop. 8. One of their main arguments during the 2010 trial centered on their assertion that being gay is a choice. If people can change their sexual orientation, they claimed, then there is no need to extend the right to marry to gay and lesbian Americans. (Flawed logic for the people who are happy and content with being gay, for sure.)
AFER Advisory Board Member Dolores Huerta to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Barack Obama named AFER Advisory Board Member Dolores Huerta a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Are ‘Family Values’ Outdated? The New York Times Guest Contributors Debate.
As The New York Times points out, the ideal of family has played a prominent role in Republican campaigns, but is it still a worthy goal for public policy? Within the past several years, especially since Ted Olson and David Boies came together to bring AFER’s lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, no longer is the debate about marriage for gay and lesbian couples an issue that divides our country, but a value that brings it closer together.