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Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love

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I could use some Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today.

Anyone else?

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The Problem is Fear: Gun Control and the LGBT Community in the Wake of Orlando

Nadine Smith

Today’s post is a guest piece by Nadine Smith, co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state’s largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. She is also a mother—and while she doesn’t speak explicitly about parenthood here, she speaks to a topic that many of us parents (among others) are thinking about these days.

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Blocked: Mississippi Law Allowing Marriage and Adoption Discrimination

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A late-night win to close out Pride Month: A federal judge has said a new anti-LGBTQ Mississippi law that would have allowed people to discriminate by citing religious beliefs is unconstitutional.

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Our Pride Goes On

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It’s the end of Pride Month, but far from the end of our pride. Last year at this time, our pride was celebratory. This year, it is resolute.

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Mom Moves Mississippi on Marriage

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A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi’s new law allowing clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses because of their religious beliefs violates the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. The winning lawyer is Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in her historic case that shattered the Defense of Marriage Act.

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