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Celebrities coming out, gay marriage top 2013

Celebrities coming out, gay marriage top 2013

2013 was a monumental year for gay parenting. What were some of the biggest moments of 2013? Read on to find out.

CELEBRITIES COME OUT. Actress Jodie Foster, gay parent of two sons, started off the year by coming out at the Golden Globes Awards.   To read further, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/celebrities-coming-out-and-gay-marraige-top-2013.

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Gay parenting studies and same-sex marriage: a heated issue

Gay parenting studies and same-sex marriage: a heated issue

The debate on gay marriage has been a heated subject. With a third of states now allowing same -sex marriage, some right wing conservatives have dug their heels even further into their political trenches. It has become a legal power struggle as many conservatives hang onto their traditional marriage convictions:

Woman + Man= Marriage

One of the defenses that anti-gay marriage proponents have clung to is that gay parenting is harmful. . . to read more, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/gay-parenting-studies-a-heated-issue.

November Newsmakers: Hawaii, Illinois hit gay marriage map

November Newsmakers: Hawaii, Illinois hit gay marriage map

This morning, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is slated to put the final ink on Hawaii's gay marriage bill, Hawaii's Senate passing it with 19-4 vote yesterday. Hawaii is now the 15th state to allow same-sex marriage.

"I look forward to signing. . .To read more, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/november-newsmakers-hawaii-illinois-hit-gay-marriage-map

New Jersey becomes 14th state for gay marriage: Is Pennsylvania next?

New Jersey becomes 14th state for gay marriage: Is Pennsylvania next?

This past Monday, New Jersey same-sex couples flocked to their city hall to get married. It was a joyous time for many LGBT parents and couples, as they celebrated the New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision. Last Friday, the court ruled against Governor Chris Christie’s request.  To contunue reading, click http://www.examiner.com/article/new-jersey-becomes-14th-state-for-gay-ma....

 

New York State STAR Exemption - Registration Required

New York State STAR Exemption - Registration Required

ALBANY, NY - New York State Department of taxation and Finance has announced a new initiative that changes the way homeowners apply for the basic STAR Tax Exemption. The Tax Department as of August 26th, 2013 and confirmed by the department in a written statement, has mailed out 550,000 STAR registration letters to Homeowners in 17 Western Region Counties. These counties include; Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. Including this most recent mailing, the total outreach is 2.6 million homeowners.

Would Martin Luther King Jr. support the gay community?

Would Martin Luther King Jr. support the gay community?

Today, August 28, 1963 marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream Speech” in Washington, D.C. A man who fought for civil rights, King became a hero for the African American community. Said King 50 years ago:  Click http://www.examiner.com/article/would-martin-luther-king-jr-support-the-... to read more.

Ten days DOMA free: gay residents speak

Ten days DOMA free: gay residents speak

Ten days ago, our LGBT community celebrated, the Supreme Court announcing that the end of DOMA. History was transformed. Some gay parents and local residents cried in celebration, others are still in joyful shock.

I spoke to future lesbian foster mother Tara Bennett, who is happy with the Supreme Court's recent DOMA ruling. To read further, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/ten-days-doma-free-gay-residents-speak.