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Another Frontier in the Fight for Equality

There’s a fascinating case working it’s way through the Federal courts of California.

The NY Times has the scoop:

“…countless questions about the legal rights of gay men and lesbians remain. Here’s one: May gays be excluded from juries on account of their sexual orientation?”

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First U.S. Senator joins the NOH8 campaign!

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New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich is officially the first U.S. Senator to join the NOH8 campaign! “I am proud to be the first U.S. Senator to participate in the NOH8 campaign. Gay and lesbian couples who accept the responsibility of marriage should have all the rights that come with that responsibility. The time for marriage equality is now.”

The only other Senator to join the campaign so far is Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Check out his photo after the jump!

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Infographic from AFER explaining the possible outcomes of Prop 8

It can be confusing trying to understand what a ruling actually means when it’s handed down from any court, the folks at the American Foundation for Equal Rights made this simple to follow flow chart of the possible outcomes in the Prop 8 Supreme Court case. Click to embiggen!

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