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Love Conquers Hate: Get The Details On The Latest Marriage Equality Victories!

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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions! Read More »
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Before Tuesday, no state had ever legalized same-sex marriage through a popular vote (although numerous states had voted to outlaw it). Today, not one but two states have voter-approved marriage equality laws on the books, and another state shot down a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. We still have a long way to go, not to mention a massive stink-bomb of a federal gay marriage ban to overturn, but in this latest round of love vs. hate, love won in a big way, and that’s something to celebrate. Read on to get the details on all the equality measures that made history last night… Keep reading »

Appeals Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

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Great gay news today: The U.S. appeals court of New York struck down the contentious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as strictly that which can take place between a man and a woman.

In a 2-to-1 decision, the panel ruled in favor of Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old lesbian who argued that the law was discriminatory. Windsor’s suit — filed by the American Civil Liberties Union — stems from her relationship with longtime partner Thea Clara Spyer. The two were engaged in 1967 and married in Canada in 2007. When Spyer died in 2009, Windsor was unable to claim her estate, because the pair’s marriage wasn’t legally recognized in the United States. Instead, Windsor was forced to pay a $363,000 estate tax — a fee she wouldn’t have had to pay if her marriage had been recognized.

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“Same Love” By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: A Rap/Short Film Supporting Marriage Equality

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"Same Love"

I can’t change / even if I wanted to

Such is the chorus for “Same Love,” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Mary Lambert, a new song released this summer which was released in a short film today. I want to say the rap is pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay rights, but really both the song and the incredibly touching video are really just pro-human decency. Keep reading »

Adopt Me Please: Family Portrait That Gets Attacked By Zombies

“We don’t like to say LGBT families are better than hetero families,” writes the gay blog Queerty, “but, um, this one kind of is.” Truth.

Pseudodad blogger Evan Stoskopf, his hubby Ken, and their three kids wanted a family portrait, but didn’t want it to have one of those lame-o backgrounds they have at Sears. So the family engineered a zombie attack on their precious family moment and Ashley Jones Collichio from Luke Austin Photography shot the clan kicking some zombie ass, together as a family. How sweet! (No, seriously, I am a big sap and this happy family is totally making me tear up.)

Click through the gallery to see all their (fake) bloody pics! [Queerty via Pseudodad]

A Pink Shirt With Power

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As of right now, there are only six states that recognize gay marriage. That’s ridiculous, but what’s not? The Pink States Project, which allows you to wear your support of gay marriage on your chest — in a cool (and pink!) fashion. Right now, you can choose from among the six states where gay marriage is legal and as more and more states pass pro-gay marriage laws, more tees will be added. Show your support for gay marriage with one of these shirts. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the Human Rights Campaign. [$30, Pink States]

Watch This: Maine Firefighters Stand Up For Marriage Equality

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This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
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"This is not the straight firemen's brotherhood."

On November 6th, the citizens of Maine will vote on a ballot measure that aims to legalize gay marriage. Polls are hinting that it’s going to be a close contest, but this new campaign ad, featuring four volunteer firefighters–three straight, one gay–presents a powerful message in favor of marriage equality. “When we clear a call, I get to go home to my wife,” says firefighter Eric Humphrey. “The guys I work with should be able to marry the person they love.” Major props to these guys for speaking out to support the civil rights of their friends and coworkers. Hopefully their words will strike a chord with voters. [The Advocate]

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