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Brendon Ayanbadejo’s Strong Words for Equality
Superbowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo is making the most of the national spotlight this week: not only has he released a new video about the freedom to marry, but he's also just authored a USA Today opinion piece about homophobia in sports.
CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 1172, Legislation to Protect LGBT Youth from Dangerous Psychological Abuse
The legislation protects minors from deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression and will serve as a template for other states to protect their LGBT youth.
Testimony: Marriage is a Basic Civil Right
We talk often about how marriage is a civil right, affirmed by 14 Supreme Court cases dating back to 1888. But marriage also holds specific significance throughout American history.
Prop. 8 Ruled Unconstitutional Two Years Ago
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the District Court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. It’s easy to forget how historic the ruling is. Two years is too long to wait for something that is so obvious and inevitable.
Photo: Marriage Equality is not a Conservative or a Liberal Issue
During the 2010 trial of Prop. 8, famed conservative attorney Ted Olson wrote a cover story for Newsweek.
The Word “Marriage” Has Meaning
Many people grow up dreaming of falling in love and having the perfect wedding. They do not grow up saying “I want to be domestic partners.”