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Pack your bags and head for Ole Miss to git hitched later this week. Maybe.

Pack your bags and head for Ole Miss to git hitched later this week. Maybe.

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Is marriage equality coming to Mississippi?

The opinion page in one newspaper called February the gayest month in history. Its writer, Patrick Young, a graduate student in public policy and administration, said it best: “Whitney, a Madonna Superbowl, Mardi Gras, the return of “American Idol” and “The Voice.” Don’t forget the addition of another musical TV show, “Smash.” The Oscars, Grammys and about 2,304 other award shows made it to the airwaves.

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Marriage equality advances in Washington state; Senate floor vote scheduled for Wednesday

On Monday, the Washington state House Judiciary Committee voted 7–6 along party lines to send a marriage-equality bill to the floorfor a vote. A Senate committee voted similarly last week, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The Senate has scheduled … Continue reading

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Canadian justice department moves to invalidate same-sex marriages for U.S. citizens

An attorney in the Canadian justice department has moved to invalidate marriages performed in Canada for same-sex couples that live in places that do not recognize same-sex marriages. The government attorney made the argument in a divorce case filed in … Continue reading

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With AIDS funding at risk, Boehner triples budget to defend DOMA

Today I got an “action alert” email from AIDS United and AIDS Interfaith Network, urging me to call my senators and representatives today and urge them to vote against any legislation that would create drastic cuts in federal funds for … Continue reading

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A decade of remembrance

RIDERLESS CARRIAGE | Ten years after 9/11, the American landscape looks far different — for gay rights as well. What a difference a decade makes. In September of 2001, days after the loss of lives on 9/11 scarred America, the Alan … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Census figures show Dallas has highest percentage of same-sex couples in Texas

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. Dallas has the highest percentage of same-sex households of any city in Texas, according to an analysis of 2010 Census figures by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law. Overall, same-sex … Continue reading

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FAMILY LIFE: Crossing your T’s and dotting your legal I’s

Without benefit of legal marriage, same-sex couples in Texas have to take extra steps to protect themselves and their children DRACONIS VON TRAPP | Staff Writer intern@dallasvoice.com Even as the LGBT community around the country celebrated this weekend with same-sex … Continue reading

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THE NOONER: Midland paper promotes ‘ex-gay’ ministry; Perry says we’ve ‘turned away from God’

Gov. Rick Perry Your lunchtime quickie from Instant Tea: • Midland newspaper highlights so-called “ex-gay” ministry. “‘We’re not professional counselors. We just want to be helpful and supportive to those who have unwanted same-sex attraction.’” • GOPProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia says … Continue reading

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Military gay couples won’t enjoy benefits

Even after DADT repeal is complete, DOMA will create discrepancy JULIE WATSON  |  Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Gay service members from Army soldiers to Air Force officers are planning to celebrate the official end of the military’s 17-year policy … Continue reading

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