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Appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

A federal appeals court declared that the DOMA unconstitutionally denies benefits to married gay couples, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mariela Castro in San Francisco: Cuba moving toward LGBT equality

Mariela Castro Espin told a standing-room-only crowd of the progress Cuba has made toward equal rights for its LGBT community.

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Did Dharun Ravi verdict bring justice for Tyler Clementi?

Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.

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Florida’s Orange County OKs domestic partnerships

Orange County, Fla., home of Walt Disney World, became the second county in Central Florida to pass a domestic partnership ordinance.

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Three cheers for Mariela Castro’s visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro, staunch advocate and supporter of LGBT causes, daughter of Raul Castro and neice to Fidel Castro, is coming to the United States.

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Obama makes history on marriage equality

Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to endorse the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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Florida's Orange County joins statewide trend to recognize domestic partners

Other areas in Florida with domestic partnership registries include Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the cities of Gainesville, Miami Beach and Key West.

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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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Marriage equality moves forward in California

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 7 that California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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