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GLAAD Releases Videos of Celebrities for Marriage Equality

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

you tube bigAfter getting kicked off the Oscars for anti-gay comments, Brett Ratner agreed to direct a series of ads for GLAAD. A bunch of the ads were released today. Towleroad.com reports:

Ratner called working with GLAAD “a positive and enlightening experience” in the wake of his remarks, and his PSAs have just been released. They feature a number of well-known celebs and allies “coming out of the closet” for equality. Jackie Chan, Tamala Jones, Giada De Laurentiis, DeRay Davis, Hudson Taylor, Jaime King, Jason Alexander, Kristen Johnston, Sarah Shahi, and Pauley Perrette are featured in the first set. I’ve posted four of them above.

The ads will air initially on Comcast nationwide. Here’s Jackie Chan’s ad:

USA: Gay Groups Call on Media to Debunk Lies in Anti Marriage Equality Ads

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Gay Groups Call on Media to Debunk Lies in Anti Marriage Equality AdsGLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, and Equality Matters, a national watchdog that fights anti-gay misinformation in support of full LGBT equality, today called on the media in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and around the country to bring attention to the falsehoods present in anti-LGBT “scare” ads running in the four states with marriage on the ballot next week.

Several journalists have already done this, like Bill Nemitz of the Kennebeck Journal in Maine, who wrote that the anti-LGBT ads airing in his state are “so short on facts it’s scary.” And the Seattle Times’ “Truth Needle” column found similar ads running in Washington State to be “half true.”

Many in the media have been content to leave the fact-checking to LGBT advocates, merely reporting what both sides of the debate are saying, as though both are equally rooted in the truth. The fact of the matter is that these anti-equality ads are misleading voters and spreading misinformation.

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GLAAD: Religious Exemptions in Rhode Island Civil Unions Bill Go Too Far

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Rhode Island Civil UnionsVia press release from Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, who are very unhappy with the religious exemption in Rhode Island’s civil unions bill:

Everyone agrees that religious denominations should not be required to join any two people in any legal relationship – whether marriage or a civil union – that is contrary to their religious teachings. However, the religious exemption amendment goes much further in allowing religious charitable and educational organizations – such as social service providers, hospitals, and educational institutions – to treat legal civil unions, authorized under Rhode Island law, as invalid for any purpose.

Karen Loewy, Senior Staff Attorney for GLAD, said “This unprecedented exemption means a civil union spouse could be denied the ability to make medical decisions for her spouse in a hospital.

Full Story from Joe.My.God

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Today Show Tweets to GLAAD About Wedding Contest: It’s Complicated

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

NBC’s Today show tweeted a message overnight to GLAAD to indicate the program is aware of the outcry resulting from its decision to hold a “modern” wedding contest that excludes gay and lesbian couples.

According to GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro, “Overnight the Today Show tweeted @glaad: todayshow: @glaad We are listening. A complicated issue. Here is a @Mediaite piece that offers some perspective: http://bit.ly/9at3K3 #LGBT.”

The article, by Michael Triplett, argues that Today is “in a bind,” because same-sex couples cannot legally marry in New York, despite the fact that the state recognizes legal same-sex marriages from other states and jurisdictions, including nearby Connecticut.

Full Story from The Advocate

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