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Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court To Order Equal Adoption Rights

By The Seattle Lesbian

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A motion seeking a preliminary injunction was filed Friday by two married couples with children in Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services, the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples. Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay couples from adopting...

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Marriage Discrimination Banned in Guam

By The Seattle Lesbian 

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Friday, District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood granted summary judgment for plaintiffs and banned enforcement of all laws in the U.S. Territory denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry. Judge Tydingco-Gatewood’s ruling followed oral argument in the lawsuit challenging Guam’s marriage ban that private attorneys brought on behalf of Loretta M. (Lo)...

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Counting Down to Biological Children for Same-Sex Couples

By Alexandra Temblador

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Back to the Future Part IIpredicted that in 2015 we would by flying around in cars. This interest in predicting the future has always been an integral part of our literature and entertainment, however, who could have guessed that in 2015 researchers would be claiming that in less than two years same-sex couples could be having...

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Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples In Missouri Could Generate $36 Million

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Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by The Williams Institute’s Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow, Justin M. O’Neill; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory.

“This study confirms that all Missourians benefit from marriage...

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Last Name Dilemma

By Stephen & Adam Podowitz-Thomas

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By the time Adam and I were planning our wedding, a number of our close friends had already married. Beyond getting advice on how to pick the right caterer or florist, we also looked to them for their thoughts on name changing post-marriage. Our friends made choices that ran the gamut from keeping their given names to reviving a family name that had died out....

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Laura Bush on Quitting the Gay Marriage Ad

By Rob Watson
bushIn these modern times, it is funny how we forge interesting and new kinds of relationships through media, social and otherwise.  We gain unique attachments to people we have never met, some of whom we interact with on Twitter or Facebook, and some of whom we have never interacted with at all.  I have such a pseudo-relationship with former First Lady Laura Bush.

This week our...

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Reason #9 Why My Marriage is Just Like Yours

By: Shannon Ralph

Reason #9: The dance.

At this moment, I am preparing myself mentally to commence the dance. No, I will not be salsa dancing in my living room. There will be no break dancing in the kitchen. There will be no ballroom dancing in in the bathroom. Rather, I am going to attempt the “let’s-get-something-for-dinner-dance” with Ruanita.

In any relationship, there are dances that must be...

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Not This Christmas

By: Lex Jacobson

We had a negative pregnancy test this month, so we are back to the drawing board. It has been a little frustrating and hard, and although I know it will happen when the time is right, the monthly letdown isn’t easy.

Back in September, I had dreamed about telling my family I was pregnant at Christmas dinner. They would all be wondering why I wasn’t enjoying my usual glass of...

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Becoming That Mother

By: Shannon Ralph

I became that mother today. Yes, that mother. The woman I never wanted to be. You know the one. The harried-looking woman with the scowl on her face dragging her three small children through Target, bitching at them the entire way. The frazzled, nagging mother. That woman you look at and think, What did you expect, lady? They’re just little kids. That was me today. And it was a...

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Portraits of Discrimination

A week ago, in response to a question in Florida, President Obama declared his belief that LGBT Equality is founded in the Constitution.
The President then went on to acknowledge that Social Security short-changes America’s same-sex couples:

“…the notion that someone who’s working really hard for 30 years, can’t take their death benefits and transfer them to the person they love the most in the...

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