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USA: Straight Singer Writes Song for Marriage Equality

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

As you probably know, we have important votes on gay marriage tomorrow in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state.

I’m a really big Brendan James fan, so I was especially excited to get an email today about his newest music video supporting marriage for all couples.

Authored By Nick Seaver – See the Full Story at AmericaBlog

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UK: Gays Less Likely to Split Than Straights

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Tasmania Gay Marriage VoteCivil partners are less likely to divorce than straight married people, new figures suggest. Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that after five years, 5.5 per cent of marriages had ended in divorce and 2.5 per cent of civil partnerships had been dissolved.

The ONS report says: “Early figures suggest that marriages are more likely to end in divorce than civil partnerships are to end in dissolution.”

Since they were legalised in 2005, 42,778 civil partnerships have taken place – four times the number initially expected.

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UK: Another Straight Couple to File for Civil Partnership

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Peter Tatchell will look on as a straight couple file an application for a civil partnership tomorrow.

Ian Goggin and Kristin Skarsholt, who have been together for two years, will apply at Bristol Register Office tomorrow morning in the name of ‘heterosexual equality.’

Students Kristin, 22, and Ian, 21, expect their appeal to be rejected, but upon receiving the rejection in writing, intend to seek further legal action.

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Moving Beyond Gay and Straight

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Saturday’s gay pride parade in London celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in Britain. This was a watershed moment in British queer history. For the first time, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people stopped hiding in the closet and suffering in silence. I was one of them. We came out and marched in the streets, proclaiming gay pride and demanding our freedom.

This had never happened before. In 1970, many LGBT people were ashamed of their homosexuality and kept it secret. Some wished they were straight and went to doctors to get ‘cured’.

This internalised homophobia was not surprising. Forty years ago, the state branded homosexuality as unnatural, indecent and criminal; the church condemned LGBT people as immoral, wicked and sinful; and the medical profession classified us as sick, abnormal and disordered.

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