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Democratic Party: Freedom to Marry applauded for efforts to include same-sex marriage plank

Washington, DC – Following a campaign by Freedom to Marry to include a plank supporting marriage for same-sex couples in this year’s national Democratic Party platform, Congressman Barney Frank, a member of platform drafting committee, confirmed today that the committee has unanimously approved such language. The platform will be finalized at a meeting of the […]

DOMA: Immigrants allowed to remain with same-sex partners despite issue gridlock

A judge’s decision Wednesday played in the favor of five same-sex couples who will not face deportation despite the ongoing battle arising from the Defense of Marriage Act – a discriminatory policy that has prevented all five couples from petitioning for the foreign-born partner citizen relief program. Petitioners in the lawsuit were granted the right […]

San Diego Zoo unveils live streaming video of giant panda den

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At 2 p.m. Pacific Time Monday the San Diego Zoo will be streaming live video of the giant panda den to its PandaCam, viewable at www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam. Animal care staff who have been monitoring the mother and cub in the den via closed-circuit television since the birth have only had partial sightings of the cub but […]

San Diego LGBT Organization Supporting Chick Fil A Boycott

In response to the recent homophobic statements released by Chick Fil A, Canvass for a Cause, along with other local organizations like San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality, will be endorsing the National Same Sex Kiss Day. Chick Fil A officially came out against the LGBT community last week, saying that the chain only supports […]

Cameron reaffirms support for same-sex marriage on eve of Romney meeting

(CNN) — They may both be members of their country’s conservative parties, but a look at the schedule of 10 Downing Street gives at least one indication that British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. GOP candidate Mitt Romney aren’t aligned on every issue. On Wednesday the prime minister hosted a reception for members of […]

Opinion: Sally Ride opens a new frontier for others

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(CNN) — (CNN) — Sally Ride was a fantastic physicist and astronaut, and later a science education reformer. I was surprised to learn of her passing on Monday. I was even more surprised to learn that she was a lesbian. She left us with one last gift — she came out publicly. In just one […]

Amazon CEO Bezos gives $2.5 million back to gay marriage

Jeff Bezos | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/James Duncan Davidson from Portland, Ore.

Seattle, WA (KCPQ) — Jeff Bezos, CEO of Seattle-based Amazon.com, and his wife MacKenzie, have donated an unprecedented $2.5 million in support of legalizing gay marriage in Washington State. The donation, announced Friday, is believed to be one of the largest single financial backings of gay marriage The campaign to pass Referendum 74, Washington United […]

Chick-fil-A wades into a fast-food fight over same-sex marriage rights

ATLANTA (CNN) — Ordering lunch just got a lot more complicated than deciding how to answer, “Do you want fries with that?” Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked reactions that were swift and strong after he weighed in on same-sex marriage by saying his company backs the traditional family unit. Politicians from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

Poll: Bob Filner leads San Diego’s mayor’s race

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SAN DIEGO — A poll of San Diego voters shows Bob Filner with a significant 8-point lead in the race for San Diego Mayor. In a survey of 400 likely November voters in the City of San Diego, 40 percent of respondents support or lean toward Filner in the Mayor’s race. Thirty-two percent of respondents […]

Democratic Party platform language includes same-sex marriage, pro-LGBT priorities

The Democratic Party has drafted language to define its priorities, including the endorsement of same-sex marriage and other pro-LGBT positions as part of the party’s language according to reports at the Washington Blade. The initial drafting process included a 15-member, unanimously passed inclusion of a marriage equality plank according to gay committee member Rep. Barney […]

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