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National Foster Care Month Emphasizes Every Child Deserves a Family

FAMILY | By EDGE | May 5
Family Equality Council has announced its 2015 National Adoption Month Campaign to coincide with the re-introduction of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act in May.

Venues Learn Same-Sex Wedding Dos and Don'ts

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 17
Same-sex marriage is now legal in more than three-dozen states and counting. Yet, many in the wedding industry are ill prepared to meet the needs of an onslaught of gays and lesbians looking to say "I do."

Marriage -- Just for Some?

FAMILY | By Christopher Donaghue, PH.D., LCSW, CST | Feb 8
"Marriage for all" is not actually true, and not what gay marriage affords and allows. It's marriage for those who follow the dictates of what the state allows for their relationship.

Gay Canvassers Sway Voters on Marriage Equality

FAMILY | By David Crary | Dec 11
For years, backers of same-sex marriage have said more voters would support it if only they could hear directly from gay people with a personal stake in the issue. A new academic study bears out that hunch.

Ben & Brad Celebrate Sterling Silver Memories

MUSIC | By Michael Cox | Sep 25
Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner celebrate their Silver Jubilee as a song duo with two special performances, along with a one hundredth anniversary performance of Irving Berlin's first Broadway show, "Watch Your Step."

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Marriage Equality Rulings

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 4
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a verdict today that reaffirmed earlier court findings in Indiana and Wisconsin, where voter-approved anti-gay ballot initiatives restricting marriage rights were struck down as unconstitutional.

’Modern Family’ Picks Up Tabs for Gay Weddings in NYC

NATIONAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | May 14
"Modern Family" helped out New York City couples looking forward to starting their own families.

Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants’ Marriage Appeal

FAMILY | By John Riley | Apr 17
Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer.

Courts Nationwide Poised for Next Round in Marriage Equality Fight

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Apr 13
For the first time since the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, numerous federal appeals courts have begun to hear oral arguments in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans from states across the nation.

Lesbians at Helm of Woven, LGBT Financial Resource Site

RETIREMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 11
A new Oklahoma-based company, with many women in top positions, is the first to provide comprehensive legal and financial resources to the LGBT community.

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