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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Injunction Activated

It did not take the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, pondering a motion to lift a stay of a federal district judge’s injunction against enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, very long to react to a Justice Department filing in a spousal benefits case arguing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Comment
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Gay and lesbian couples turn out for nuptials

Jody Bruner was standing on Worth Street in lower Manhattan quietly coloring in the “Just Married” she had written on the rear window of her car. Jody, 20, and her 26-year-old spouse, Heather, got into that car in Ohio at 10pm on July 23 and drove all night. They got into line at 6am outside the marriage bureau in Manhattan and there were already another 30 to 40 couples ahead of them. They got their marriage license, they got married, and now, at roughly 11:30am, they were getting back into that car to drive home to Ohio. Comment
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A Major Step on Medicaid

With the House of Representatives in GOP hands and the number of Republicans in the Senate sufficient to prevent a vote on anything they solidly oppose, the Obama administration is limited in what it can currently deliver for the LGBT community through legislative means. Comment
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Patching Only Some of History’s Gaps

Vicki Eaklor’s “Queer America” falls short of Howard Zinn’s iconic standard Comment
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NYS Senate Kills Transgender Rights

The Republican-led New York State Senate that said “I do” to same-sex marriage barely flirted with passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) that would ban bias against people of transgender experience as New York City does. Comment
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11th Hour Rally Against Marriage Equality

A lobbyist for New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, the group leading the opposition to same-sex marriage in New York, said 30 state senators have promised to vote no on that legislation and another two are strongly leaning toward a no vote. Comment

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