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Take Action: Protect LGBT Youth from Dangerous Psychological Abuse
No youth should be told they are less than, or that they are not deserving of living a happy life. Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to sign new legislation that would ban the practice of so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy for minors.
WATCH: Conflict Over Marriage in Democratic Party Platform & More News
There's disagreement over marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform, with some party members resisting the move.
Video: Marriage Equality at the Democratic National Convention & More News
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: Marriage equality is poised to take center stage at the Democratic National Convention in September. And what's next after a setback for marriage in Hawaii?
Interactive Map Shows the “Crazy Patchwork” of Marriage Rights
A new interactive map by the Los Angeles Times tracks 10 years of progress and setbacks for marriage equality in the United States.
Battleground State Profile: Washington
Billionaire founder of Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, pledged to donate $2.5 million to help pass a marriage equality initiative in Washington State. Here's a run-down of efforts to secure the freedom to marry in the Evergreen State.
Battleground State Profile: Minnesota
We continue our four-part series profiling states facing marriage ballot measures by taking a look at Minnesota, which already has a law on the books that prevents gay and lesbian couples from getting married.
Battleground State Profile: Maryland
For the second installment in a four-part series about states with marriage equality ballot initiates, we look at Maryland. Find out about the history of marriage efforts in the state, current polling and what you can do.
Battleground State Profile: Maine
This November, voters in four states will consider marriage equality. In a four-part series, we look at the history of efforts in each state with a marriage ballot measure, current polling and how you can get involved. First up: Maine.
Protecting Each Other: Sue and Melissa’s Love Story
Sue and Melissa of Florida are hoping that the entire nation will soon have marriage equality, and they have high hopes that the ultimate defeat of California’s Proposition 8 will help make that a reality.
Video: Dueling Briefs in Leadup to Supreme Court Fight & More News
In this week's episode: The Defense of Marriage Act has some powerful enemies, with strongly-worded opposition coming this week from some familiar names. A flawed study on LGBT parenting is also under attack, with its author now under investigation. All that and more news.