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Gay and Transgender Issues

Americans are becoming less opposed to marriage equality and increasingly unlikely to base their vote on antigay and antitransgender measures.

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The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely examine the religious exemption of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in more detail and compare it to religious exemptions found in the nation’s major employment nondiscrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Diversity in African-American Religious Community

I commend President Obama for doing the right thing in expressing his support for marriage equality. As a president who has championed the cause of justice and equality for all Americans, his statement sends the right message at the right time. While some ponder the political impact of his pronouncement, I applaud him for exhibiting...

Will Black Voters Follow Obama on Gay Marriage?

Madison T. Shockley II explores whether black voters will follow the president's leadership to grow in support of gay and transgender equality.

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LGBT Equality Within the Church

Aisha Moodie-Mills and Sally Steenland talk with Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley, co-pastor of the Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., about his work toward LGBT equality within the church.

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House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices

The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, setting up a possible failure to pass a defense funding bill, explain Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.

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National Coming Out Day in Church

Eleni Towns presents five ways that major Christian groups support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in our nation.

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Gays Are Us, Part II

Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley unpacks some of the arguments used to claim that LGBT equality is not a black issue.

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Gays Are Us

LGBT equality is just as important as other social justice issues, all of which are interconnected, writes Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley.

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What Do Latinos Think About Social Issues?

Sally Steenland interviews Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Silvia Henriquez on the diversity of opinion in the Latino community when it comes to reproductive rights and gay and lesbian equality.

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The Time to Stop Death in Uganda Is Now!

The Ugandan Parliament is set to vote this week on an extreme bill that targets gays and lesbians for imprisonment and even death. Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks explain what you can do to help stop it.

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A Nation of Support for Marriage Equality

For the first time ever, a majority of Americans support marriage equality, proving that the public is moving ahead of the religious institutions and politicians living in the past, writes Sally Steenland.

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Keeping the Faith

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

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Working for Equality in the Great Lakes State

In order to achieve human rights and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Michigan, both the faith and LGBT communities need to more fully understand each other and work together, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.

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