Tag Archives: LGBT History

TODAY: Final Minnesota Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Marriage PASSES 37-30!!!

The Minnesota Senate will begin debate on its marriage equality bill at noon local time (1pm Eastern).   The bill is expected to pass and Gov. Mark Dayton is likely to sign it in a ceremony presently scheduled to take place tomorrow.  You can watch today’s proceedings live on the website of the Star-Tribune and on the Senate’s official page.  You’ll …

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TOMORROW: Final MN Marriage Vote

Minnesotans United is staging a rally at the Capitol Building. The Minnesota Senate will officially convene at NOON on Monday, May 13 to vote on the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Debate will begin shortly after noon. Join us for a gathering at 9:00AM on the front steps of the State Capitol to welcome Senators as they arrive at …

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Victory In The Minnesota House!!!

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TODAY: MN House Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Bill PASSES 75-59!!!

The House is scheduled to begin today’s session at  noon local time. (1PM NYC-time).  Watch live here. House Speaker Paul Thissen had said he would not put the measure to the full House if leaders did not believe it had the support to pass. It is unclear if any Republicans will support the bill, but Democrats hold a 73-61 majority. …

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“For gay men over 40, it’s as if we’ve come back from a war that was far away and distant to most Americans even as it was happening — not unlike the actual wars we’ve experienced in this country in the past decade. All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the …

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VIDEO: Colorado’s First Civil Unions

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One Year Ago Today

In the 72 hours following Joe Biden’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, the world waited to see if the president would follow suit. One year ago today we first got that news via a prematurely posted ABC News article that was removed minutes later. But by then others were already confirming the president’s historic interview with ABC reporter Robin Roberts.  It’s …

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DE Gov. Jack Markell Chats About Win

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined a Google+ video chat last night immediately after signing the marriage equality bill.

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Updated Marriage Gif

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DELAWARE: And It’s DONE

“I do not intend to make any of you wait one minute longer.” – Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, as he signed the marriage equality bill.

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DE Governor To Sign Marriage Bill TODAY

Marriages will commence in Delaware even before Rhode Island. Cartoon source.

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LIVE AUDIO: Delaware Final Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Marriage WINS By 12-9 Vote!!!
Delaware To Become 11th State!!!

Listen live here. The Senate audio link is at the bottom left. Things are set to begin shortly… UPDATE: Delaware Liberal provides a final encouraging forecast.   UPDATE II: Here’s a twist nobody seems to have expected.

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One Year Ago Today

President Obama’s endorsement came three days later. Folks are still arguing about whether or not Biden’s endorsement was part of a carefully calculated plan to ready the public and media for the president. Either way, one year ago today Joe Biden certainly gave a movement a push that is still being felt.

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Photos Of The Day

All of New England is now officially on the side of equality.  Congratulations Rhode Island!

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LIVE: Final Rhode Island Marriage Vote
UPDATE: Marriage PASSES 56-15!!!

Watch it live here.

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RI Bishop: Don’t Go To Gay Weddings

“At this moment of cultural change, it is important to affirm the teaching of the Church, based on God’s word, that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2357) and always sinful. And because ‘same-sex marriages’ are clearly contrary to God’s plan for the human family, and therefore objectively sinful, Catholics should examine their consciences very carefully …

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THURSDAY: Ocean State To Tenth State

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Dan Savage On Jason Collins’ Coming Out: This Feels Almost As Big As DADT Repeal

With Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor on the panel.

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Jason Collins On Good Morning America

Jason Collins appeared on Good Morning America today. Sitting down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for his first interview since coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial published on Monday, Collins admitted that he finds it “kind of mind-boggling” that he became the first active openly gay athlete in major U.S.team sports. “I never set out to be the first,” Collins …

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Ellen Cheers Jason Collins

“I’m gonna hug your knees so hard.”

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