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US Attorney General tells state AGs they don’t have to defend gay marriage bans!

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Whoa nelly! Stop defending those bans!

Addressing  the National Association of Attorneys General, United States Attorney General Eric Holder told the state Attorney Generals they can refuse to defend their state’s ban on same-sex marriages. Here’s part of his speech below:

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Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele’s star in epic Church-State break up song!

You know that one couple whose relationship is really unhealthy and they just need to break up? Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele throw it back to the ’80s to demonstrate Church and State are no good for each other, and are in desperate need of separation.

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Sign the petition to help make this country groovy again.

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Tenth Brazilian state gives a big OK to gay marriage!

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The Brazilian state of Parana joins nine other  Brazilian states that now automatically convert “stable unions” into full marriage. On Top Magazine explain’s the situation really well:

While no federal law allows gay couples to marry in Brazil, the nation’s Supreme Court in 2011 ruled that the government must recognize the unions of gay couples.

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Bill for state sponsored religion dies in North Carolina

north.carolinaIt seems someone in North Carolina still has some sense left in them, because a bill that would declare Christianity as the official religion of North Carolina was declared dead, and thankfully this one won’t rise from the grave in three days, ABC News reports.

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis’ office said Thursday that a resolution asserting North Carolina has the power to set an official state religion is dead, and won’t go any further. Continue reading

Brazil- São Paulo State legalizes Same-Sex Marraiges

sao.p.brazilHuge news out of Brazil, São Paulo State has given the go-ahead for same-sex marriages, and this time you don’t need to get that pesky court order!

Brazil is about to see something that we only heard about from the United States: a massive movement of people going to one specific State, in order to get married there. This is because São Paulo State (where São Paulo city is located) has updated its registration rules in order to allow the automatic registration of same sex marriages, without the need of a previous court order. This change has followed, with some delay, a decision from the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding same sex marriage.” –  From the Brazilian Law Blog

Looking good Brazil! I may have to pop down to São Paulo for a visit soon.