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Minnesota: the twelfth state to legalize gay marriage

Minnesota: the twelfth state to legalize gay marriage

Yesterday, Minnesota approved a same-sex marriage bill, becoming the twelfth state to legalize gay marriage. The third state in the past three weeks to thrust marriage equality into law, Minnesota fell into step behind Rhode Island and Delaware, both states recently passing gay marriage bills in May. Slated to go into effect on August 1, 2013, the new law will be signed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton sometime today. . . Click on http://www.examiner.com/article/minnesota-the-twelfth-state-to-legalize-... to read more.

Does your state allow gay marriage?

Does your state allow gay marriage?

Yesterday, Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize gay marriage, right on the tails of Rhode Island, which passed a same-sex marriage bill last week. Eleven states have gay marriage. Is your state one of the chosen few that permits LGBT couples to marry? Read on to find out by clicking on http://www.examiner.com/list/does-your-state-allow-gay-marriage?cid=db_articles

Rhode Island passes gay marriage: a victory for gay families

Rhode Island passes gay marriage: a victory for gay families

Yesterday, Rhode Island became the tenth state to pass gay marriage, the 56-15 vote in the Rhode Island House securing marriage rights for gay parents, partners, and LGBT singles looking to marry in the future.

It was also a victorious day for gay House Speaker Gordon Fox. . . To read more, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/rhode-island-passes-gay-marriage-a-victo...

Jason Collins: first gay athlete to come out during career

Jason Collins: first gay athlete to come out during career

"I'm a 34-year old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

History has been made, those words from Jason Collins making him the first professional athlete to come out as gay during his sports career. Collins, an NBA center for the Washington Wizards, wrote an essay for the May 6, 2013 issue of "Sports Illustrated," his sexuality becoming public this past Monday.  To keep reading, click http://www.examiner.com/article/jason-collins-first-gay-athlete-to-come-...

 

Crawling from Conservative Woodwork: Latest Five Senators for Gay Marriage

Crawling from Conservative Woodwork: Latest Five Senators for Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court will eventually make a decision on DOMA and Proposition 8. Whatever happens, United States senators are switching their views on gay marriage. Here is the latest list on senators supporting LGBT marriage. To read more, click http://www.examiner.com/list/crawling-from-conservative-woodwork-five-se....

Supreme Court Determines DOMA’s Fate

Supreme Court Determines DOMA’s Fate

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, The United States Supreme Court will start to hear opening arguments on whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) should be struck down. DOMA, enacted in 1996 during the Clinton administration defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the law denying gay couples the federal right to marry.

While nine states have.. To read more, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/supreme-court-determines-doma-s-fate?cid....

How Supreme Court Proposition 8 Decision Affects Gay Community

How Supreme Court Proposition 8 Decision Affects Gay Community

On March 26,2013 , the United States Supreme Court will hear the opening arguments for determining if Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The ultimate ruling, which will probably be reached around June 2013, affects everybody in the gay community, including unmarried gay partners, couples in civil unions, unattached LGBT individuals, and gay parents. To read further, click http://www.examiner.com/article/how-supreme-court-proposition-8-decision....