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For Valentine’s Day, a resonant tale of ‘Loving’ and marriage

The very title of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia is almost too perfect not to respect the irony of what it represented. In 1958, Richard Loving married a half-black, half-Native American named Mildred in D.C., then returned … Continue reading

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WATCH: Barney Frank on coming out

Via ThinkProgress, above is a clip of Congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., talking about his decision to come out as gay in 1987, during a press conference today where he announced that he won’t seek re-election next year. According to the … Continue reading

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Not in Salem anymore

Reflections on Samhain and life as a gay witch Dakota Shain Byrd Contributing Writer The leaves rattle in the trees as an ever-more- chilling wind makes its presence known. An explosion of sullen reds, crisp spark yellows, ember oranges and … Continue reading

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Church leaves PCUSA over gay ordinations

Fremont Presbyterian pastor says his Sacramento church ‘didn’t leave the PCUSA; they left us’ Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento church has voted to split from Presbyterian Church USA over the national denomination’s decision to ordain openly gay clergy. … Continue reading

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Ready for the fight

Baldwin says she doesn’t believe anti-gay attacks against her in her U.S. Senate bid would work with Wisconsin voters   Openly gay members of Congress Rep. Tammy Baldwin, center, and Rep. Jared Polis, right, answer questions from Jonathan Capehart, left, … Continue reading

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Openly gay candidate for Arlington City Council says ‘basic issues’ key in 5-way race

Chris Hightower Chris Hightower says sexual orientation hasn’t been a significant issue so far TAMMYE NASH | Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com ARLINGTON — When Chris Hightower first started talking to family and friends about running for the District 5 seat on … Continue reading

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Megachurch wants choir to sign anti-gay covenant

Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Several choir members at Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral say they’re upset over a document they’ve been asked to sign that takes a strong stand against homosexuality. The “Crystal Cathedral Worship Choir and Worship Team … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Obama may nominate 1st openly gay cabinet member; Lady Gaga censored

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. Two openly gay men have emerged as potential nominees for U.S. commerce secretary. It would mark the first time a gay person has been nominated for a position in the president’s cabinet. … Continue reading

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President Obama appoints 1st male, 1st openly gay White House social secretary

Jeremy Bernard (Photo by Karen Ocamb) Jeremy Bernard, a native Texan formerly on staff at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, today became the first male AND the first openly gay person to serve as social secretary in the White House,according … Continue reading

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