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Just a student trying to find his way on this pale blue dot.

Same-sex marriage is like interracial marriage?

With the latest good-tidings from the courts for same-sex marriage, one of my favorite comics, xkcd, has decided to tackle the line “Same-sex marriage is just like interracial marriage”.

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Updated marriage map!

With yesterday’s windfall of marriage equality, we now have nearly 30 states in the union where same-sex couples can get hitched without a hitch! Here is the beautiful updated same-sex marriage map from Wikipedia.

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Today is the start of LGBT History Month!

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Today is the beginning of LGBT History Month! Every year in October, LGBT History Month highlights 31 different LGBT icons, one for every day of the month. Every icon has a video and bio detailing their importance to the fight for LGBT rights, along with downloadable flyers, images, and other resources. A project of Equality Forum, LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes sure the LGBT community’s national and international contributions are heard.

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Three more laws passed in California protecting LGBT citizens!

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Yesterday I wrote about California Gov. Jerry Brown signing the bill outlawing the “gay panic” defense,  and it turns out we have more great news regarding LGBT protections coming out of California!

Three additional laws have been passed,  further pushing California towards equality.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing “Gay Panic” legal defense

cal gov.jerry.brown.Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill outlawing  “gay panic” as a  legal defense. Previously, defendants could claim they were “panicked” into committing a violent crime by virtue of the victim’s sexual orientation and plead for a lesser sentence.  Continue reading California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing “Gay Panic” legal defense