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A mom weighs in on the future of gay rights in the new year

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“As the mother of a lesbian, living in a liberal community, sometimes I forget the struggle is far from over.”
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2013 LGBT year in review: A great year for gay rights

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For lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, it’s time to count our blessings – 2013 was a surprisingly good year.
Russian Duma (parliament) member Alexei Zhuravlev, who has said better a child be an orphan than raised by a gay person.

Russians temporarily postpone bill to forcibly remove kids from gay parents

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It’s likely the delayed execution is to help cool things down before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Homophobia Inc. and America’s newest export: Hate (Part 2 of 3)

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The Regnerus study: Where it came from, how it was published, and why it’s essential for exporting homophobia.
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New Mexico county issues gay marriage licenses in spite of statewide ban

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Doña Ana County Clerk decides NM gay and lesbian couples have waited long enough for marriage equality.
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Why aren’t women winning? Part II

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Some great analysis from (mostly) women on why the women’s movement isn’t doing better politically.
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New Pope Francis is 76 y.o. Archbishop Bergoglio of Buenos Aires

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Pope Francis has called gay marriage a creation of the devil, and was accused of assisting Argentina’s junta.
Gay & trans contingent at the huge immigration rally a few years back in Washington, DC.

How to apply the lessons of gay rights and immigration to gun control

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Politicians learned that the “dangerous” issues of gay rights & immigration were actually electorally helpful.
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Will Obama be a more effective progressive in his second term?

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Writer Kerry Eleveld says that flush with victories on gay rights and immigration, the answer is “yes.”
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Now Romney supports gay adoption, DADT repeal, and hospital rights

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As a result of the secret meeting Romney held with gay Republicans, they now believe he has flip-flopped again.
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