Tag Archives: LGBT Rights

New Jersey Becomes the 14th State to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, October 21, 2013 The Garden State becomes the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage! Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen.-elect Cory Booker led the ceremony for seven gay couples, telling the audience, “This is very beautiful.” Gay couples married throughout … Continue reading

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Court Refuses NJ Gov. Krispie Kreme’s Request to Block Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Gov. Krispie Kreme Seen Here Struggling to Propel His Girth Out of Bed The Associated Press reports a judge refused on Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal … Continue reading

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International Olympic Committee Forbids Athletes to Speak Against Russian Antigay Laws

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 If you thought the International Olympic Committee is on our side, think again. From the Advocate: The International Olympic Committee says it plans to stop any athlete from showing support of LGBT Russians at the Sochi … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage to Resume

Friday, June 28, 2013 BREAKING The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its stay on an injunction and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. State officials ordered California’s 58 counties to stop enforcing … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a vile and cowardly relic from the Clinton years, was today struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. By a 5-4 vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy writing in the majority … Continue reading

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Uruguay Becomes the 12th Nation in the World to Legalize Gay Marriage

Thursday, April 11, 2013 National flag of the South American nation of Uruguay With 71 of the 92 members of the Chamber of Deputies, Uruguay, voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country, the third in the Americas … Continue reading

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Almost-Eagle Scout Denied Award Because He is Gay

Friday, October 5, 2012 Ryan Andresen, 17, had recently completed the requirements to earn his Eagle Scout award which included his final project of building a “tolerance wall” for victims of bullying like himself, but his Scoutmaster would not sign … Continue reading

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