“Pence’s struggles illustrate gay rights challenge facing GOP By Eric Bradner, CNN” Reply


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“Presbyterian group changes marriage definition to include same-sex couples” 1


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(CNN)The country’s largest Presbyterian denomination has changed its definition of marriage to include gay couples — though not explicitly.

Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment to its constitution after most of its 171 presbyteries — or governing bodies — voted for it, PC (USA) said Tuesday.

Before, the definition said marriage was between “a man and a woman.”

The new definition says, in part, that “marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives.”  [EXCERPT]  FULL POST

“Why White Straight Males Don’t Talk About Privilege”


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There’s a common trend when it comes to discussing sensitive topics such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and classism. The only people that truly delve into public discourse about such topics are the individuals that are being affected by them.

People of color speak up about racism, women talk about sexism, the LGBT community is vocal about homophobia and transphobia, and individuals of lower economic standing speak up about classism.

Why?

Yes, of course the individuals that are being oppressed by certain systems are going to be the most vocal and obstinate for change. But, wouldn’t the most effective way to change a society be to have members of dominant groups affect cultural and legal changes — since they are the creators of these systems?

In other words, members of the dominant group have to be aware in the ways they are privileged. And yet, the conversation does not start with these people.  FULL POST

“Michael Sam Opens Up About Receiving Criticism For Dating Vito Cammisano”


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Honoree Michael Sam, right, and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano attend the 2014 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images) | Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

Honoree Michael Sam, right, and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano attend the 2014 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images) | Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday. The amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to rule that such bans are "incompatible with the Constitution" because they "exclude a long-mistreated class of human beings from a legal and social status of tremendous import." The court will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges in April.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday.
The amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to rule that such bans are “incompatible with the Constitution” because they “exclude a long-mistreated class of human beings from a legal and social status of tremendous import.” The court will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges in April.

“Cher Criticizes Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Over Not Vetoing State’s Anti-LGBT Bill”


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Cher In Concert With Cyndi Lauper "Dressed 2 Kill" Tour - Los Angeles, CA

“One-on-one with Jason Collins”


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“Ku Klux Klan takes a stand with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore”


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“LGBT Adults Have Better Self Esteem, Less Depression If They Came Out In School: Study”


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