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For a long time, opponents of same-sex marriage — and gay rights in general — have managed to put a friendly face on their efforts. With the exception of a few zany  whackos, like the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, the message...
Ask anyone, even those deemed most popular, and there will be a memory of some incident proving a sad reality: kids can be cruel. Kids can also be kind, stunningly so. But, even well-intentioned people (of all ages) often feel pressured to mock...
The ruling Conservatives wasted little time trying to douse a firestorm of concern over the legality of same-sex marriages for foreign couples who married in Canada. According to this Globe and Mail article: All same sex marriages performed in...
The Globe and Mail is reporting that thousands of non-Canadian gay couples who flocked to Canada to get married, may not be legally wed after all. Why? Well, a federal government lawyer’s submission in a same-sex divorce case being heard in...
This Sunday is the first day same sex couples will be able to marry legally in New York State.  Some couples  are already preparing to get hitched and celebrate  just after midnight Sunday morning. New York’s famous I Love NY...

Sexual Identity and Rights
Aug 30, 2014 — The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.
Aug 22, 2014 — As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.
Aug 20, 2014 — Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
Aug 20, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.
Aug 13, 2014 — The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.
 

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Freedom to Marry Forum in Canton
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton for the "Freedom to Marry" forum in April 2004. St. Lawrence County gay and lesbian couples, supporters of same-sex marriage and clergy shared their experiences.

Related Links

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

The Prism, Gay & Lesbian Concerns Group of Northern New York

NYAC: National Youth Advocacy Coalition: Bridges Project

Heuvelton Central School Fights Anti-Gay Behavior

Heuvelton Central School added sexual orientation to its discrimination policies this month. It's one of a handful of districts in the region sending a clear message that anti-gay behavior won't be tolerated. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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