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Apple adds its voice to Australia's marriage equality debate

Apple has added its logo to the Australian Marriage Equality website, joining dozens of other companies such as Microsoft and Atlassian in calling for same-sex marriage to be legalised. "Apple believes all people should be treated equally," the company said in a statement. Show More Summary

A Year After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized, the Democrats Can Finally Make LGBT Rights a Major Part of Their Platform

7 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Despite what their candidate's recent pseudo-inclusive sound-bites might suggest, last week Republicans adopted a historically anti-LGBT platform that seeks to overturn same-sex marriage and even recommends "conversion" therapy — a dangerous practice that psychologists have debunked. Show More Summary

Sibling competition helped guide dispersal in pre-industrial populations

Researchers who examined family genealogies from Finland found that the presence of same-sex elder siblings increased the probability that people would disperse to new lands, whereas having opposite-sex siblings had less influence. Younger brothers' high dispersal was strongly linked to lack of land resources. Show More Summary

Does Social Security pay survivor benefits in same-sex unions?

Dear Liz: I am 65 and was recently laid off after 26 years with the same company. My life partner of 25 years died in 2010. We had been legally married in 2008. I'd like to wait until I'm 70 to collect my Social Security. Is there any way I can collect her Social Security until then? I don't know...

Tim Kaine: "“I’ll enforce the death penalty as governor and I’m against same-sex marriage"

"I’m conservative on personal responsibility, character, family and the sanctity of life. These are my values, and that’s what I believe."

‘Star Trek Beyond’: John Cho’s Sulu Doesn’t Have Onscreen Gay Kiss, Same-Sex Kissing Scene Deleted

Star Trek Beyond just opened in theaters and it’s already breaking boundaries with the news that John Cho’s character Sulu is openly gay, but it could have gone even further with an on-scene same-sex kiss. The kiss between Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek’s first openly gay character, and his husband didn’t make it into the movie... Show More Summary

Baker wants US Supreme Court to hear gay wedding cake case

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a lower court ruled he must provide the service despite his Christian beliefs.

Romeo and Juliet Balcony Now Open to Same-Sex Couples

One of Italy's most popular spots for lovers—the balcony in Verona where Romeo supposedly pitched woo at Juliet—will soon be available to all couples, the Guardian reports. The Verona city council announced this week that all municipal venues used for heterosexual wedding ceremonies must also be available for...

Stephen Baldwin Thinks Gays Should Start Their Own Churches If They Want To Marry

While attending the Republican National Convention this week, actor Stephen Baldwin offered up some eyebrow-raising views on same-sex marriage. The 50-year-old “Usual Suspects” star told Katie Couric in a July 19 Yahoo! News interview...Show More Summary

Emails: Group asked governor for religious objections order

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015...

NBA makes the right move on All-Star game

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. Belgium followed in 2003, Spain and Canada in 2005. The United States didn’t do the same until last year. So let’s not go too far congratulating ourselves for our increasingly liberal attitudes about gay rights.  On this particular issue, Americans...

Florida School Principal Reacts To Post-Orlando Same-Sex Kiss: “Kill Gays”

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

We once heard social media described as truth serum — that on a long enough timeline, people cannot hold their tongues and will out themselves for who they truly are to the world. Steve Kenney, principal of Center Academy in Pinellas Park in Florida, is an example of this phenomenon. He has now been outed to the [...]

Reince Priebus Doesn’t Think the GOP’s Platform Is Anti-LGBT – WATCH 

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Reince Priebus, the RNC chair, doesn’t think the GOP platform endorses ex-gay conversion therapy or demeans the children of same-sex couples, despite incontrovertible evidence that the platform does exactly that. In an interview with Chuck Todd… Read The post Reince Priebus Doesn’t Think the GOP’s Platform Is Anti-LGBT – WATCH  appeared first on Towleroad.

Stephen Baldwin: Gays Should Start Their Own Churches If They Want To Get Married

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Actor Stephen Baldwin offered some controversial and confusing views on same-sex marriage during an interview with Yahoo News at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday. “I think anybody should be free to do whatever they want but they shouldn’t ask other people to compromise what they believe in order to do so,” the... Read more »

Republicans Are Ready To Move On From An Anti-LGBT Agenda, But Their Party Leaders Won't Let Them

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CLEVELAND ? What a year it’s been for marriage equality. Same-sex couples can now get married anywhere in the country, and public support for marriage equality remains strong. A majority of young Republicans back same-sex marriage; in...Show More Summary

Watch GOP Delegate Stand Up For LGBT Community During Platform Committee

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

GOD Delegate Annie Dickerson delivered a passionated speech about LGBT rights and same-sex marriage during the RNC platform meeting.

Income Inequality: An Actual Threat to Marriage

The “traditional family,” many would have us believe, is imperiled by everything from women in the workplace and same-sex couples in the bedroom. What these “traditionalists” fail to name among the various threats is income inequality. As described in research published in the American Sociological Review and discussed on, observed increases in the rate […]

The GOP's Anti-Gay Marriage Platform Puts It Way Out Of Step With Most Americans

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Republican Party’s continuing opposition to same-sex marriage may have appeased the party’s social conservatives, but it appeals to a dwindling slice of the electorate, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Despite efforts by someShow More Summary

Republican delegate calls out GOP on anti-LGBT platform

One Republican party member is not staying silent on their anti-LGBT platform. Last week, Anne Dickerson, a delegate from New York, took a moment to call out discrimination against same-sex marriage and adoption during a platform committee...Show More Summary

Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania moved a step closer to ruling out the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday when its top court paved the way for a referendum on defining marriage in the constitution as a union strictly between a man and a woman.

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