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equalitopia:

Mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s impressive response to marriage equality

After Obama endorsed gay marriage, Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, reposted a video showing his response to a question about marriage equality.  

I rejoice in President Obama’s announcement. But, let us all who believe in equality continue to labor in the cause. We still live in a nation where there are hundreds and hundreds of laws that deny gay Americans the same rights and privileges that straight Americans enjoy. And especially here in New Jersey, it is time for us to treat all of our citizens equally under the law and make marriage equality happen.

(Source: equaldex)

— 2 years ago with 66 notes
#new jersey  #united states  #gay marriage  #lgbtq  #lgbt  #gay  #lesbian  #marriage  #gay rights  #barack obama 
superfluouslyme:

 
“Marriage takes a lot of heart work.”  Aww, isn’t that sweet.  And it’s a nice play on words with Valentine’s Day and whatnot.  But you know what?  Marriage really does take a lot of heart work. It does not, however, require one penis and one vagina.

superfluouslyme:

“Marriage takes a lot of heart work.”  Aww, isn’t that sweet.  And it’s a nice play on words with Valentine’s Day and whatnot.  But you know what?  Marriage really does take a lot of heart work. It does not, however, require one penis and one vagina.

— 2 years ago with 33 notes
#equality  #equal rights  #church sign  #marriage  #gay marriage  #same sex marriage  #just sayin 
thetrevorproject:

Please reblog this photo if you stand with Governor O’Malley and support marriage equality in Maryland!

thetrevorproject:

Please reblog this photo if you stand with Governor O’Malley and support marriage equality in Maryland!

— 2 years ago with 676 notes
#marriage equality  #same-sex  #marriage  #gay marriage  #lgbt  #maryland  #discrimination  #sexual orientation 

jonjonathanjon:

Republican Chokes Up at Gay Marriage Debate. A really beautiful speech.

(via iamwhatyouwantmetobe)

— 2 years ago with 361 notes
#gay marriage  #equality  #lgbtq 
thetrevorproject:

Congratulations to Washington State for becoming the 7th state to embrace the freedom to marry! Watch Governor Chris Gregoire sign the bill into law at 11:30AM PST here. 

thetrevorproject:

Congratulations to Washington State for becoming the 7th state to embrace the freedom to marry! Watch Governor Chris Gregoire sign the bill into law at 11:30AM PST here

— 2 years ago with 1547 notes
#washington  #same sex marriage  #same-sex  #marriage equality  #gay marriage  #freedom to marry 
pointednorth:

Just Engaged
Alex and I went to a conservative Christian university in Tennessee. He studied French and I majored in Spanish Language and Culture. We weren’t allowed to date in college because being in a homosexual relationship in our university meant that you were kicked out if you didn’t agree to corrective therapy. I was already being forced to attend scare-you-straight therapy sessions and didn’t want to subject him to that, thus we secretly dated for around a year while we were in Tennessee. He moved to France, I moved to Costa Rica - and while we were separated I studied French every day with the goal of being conversational by the time we were reunited. When we both got back to Tennessee, I had been assigned a new counselor and the pressure of living a double life drove me into a deep depression. My love for him was the only thing that kept me from killing myself. I graduated, got hired as an English professor in the Catholic University of Chile and moved to South America. A year later, he applied to the same program and moved to the southern hemisphere to be with me. Last night, while all of my North American friends were here for Thanksgiving, I got down on one knee while we were all giving thanks for the good things in our lives, and asked him if he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He said yes and we stood there and cried while we held each other and our friends cheered. It was the best day of my life. The only day that will top yesterday will be when I marry that boy. I don’t know if my family will want to come. I don’t know if my parents will ever hold our future child - but I know this: as long as I have him, I’ll need no one else.

pointednorth:

Just Engaged

Alex and I went to a conservative Christian university in Tennessee. He studied French and I majored in Spanish Language and Culture. We weren’t allowed to date in college because being in a homosexual relationship in our university meant that you were kicked out if you didn’t agree to corrective therapy. I was already being forced to attend scare-you-straight therapy sessions and didn’t want to subject him to that, thus we secretly dated for around a year while we were in Tennessee. He moved to France, I moved to Costa Rica - and while we were separated I studied French every day with the goal of being conversational by the time we were reunited. When we both got back to Tennessee, I had been assigned a new counselor and the pressure of living a double life drove me into a deep depression. My love for him was the only thing that kept me from killing myself. I graduated, got hired as an English professor in the Catholic University of Chile and moved to South America. A year later, he applied to the same program and moved to the southern hemisphere to be with me. Last night, while all of my North American friends were here for Thanksgiving, I got down on one knee while we were all giving thanks for the good things in our lives, and asked him if he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He said yes and we stood there and cried while we held each other and our friends cheered. It was the best day of my life. The only day that will top yesterday will be when I marry that boy. I don’t know if my family will want to come. I don’t know if my parents will ever hold our future child - but I know this: as long as I have him, I’ll need no one else.

(via pointednorth-deactivated2012121)

— 2 years ago with 1355 notes
#marriage  #gay marriage  #engaged  #christian  #homosexual  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #chile  #south america 
More insurance companies provide benefits to same-sex couples →

gaywrites:

Esurance and other insurance companies are now allowing policyholders to qualify for a discounted rate by indicating they’re in same-sex marriages, partnerships or civil unions.

Married couples can usually save 10% off auto premiums. From the Advocate:

Though State Farm and Allstate already give reduced rates to gay couples in states that recognize same-sex marriage equality, civil unions, or domestic partnerships, Esurance is also offering the same benefit in a handful of states (California, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington). The small company is also exploring that option in other states.  State Farm spokesman Dick Luedke said that married drivers are also less likely to get into accidents, part of the reasoning behind a reduced rate for married drivers.  ”Marriage is marriage,” Luedke said. “It doesn’t matter if you are married to someone of the same sex.” 

Couldn’t have said it better - marriage is marriage. 

=]

— 3 years ago with 215 notes
#lgbtq  #news  #equality  #gay marriage  #benefits  #civil unions 
Trans wedding in Cuba highlights growing tolerance →

In a development considered unthinkable just a few years ago, a transgender woman and a man identifying himself as gay were married in a public wedding in Havana on Aug. 13, with family members, friends and newly emerging gay activists attending the ceremony.

“This is the first wedding between a transsexual woman and a gay man,” the 31-year-old groom, Ignacio Estrada, told the Associated Press. “We celebrate it at the top of our voices and affirm that this is a step forward for the gay community in Cuba,” the AP quoted Estrada as saying.

(Source: addtoany.com)

— 3 years ago with 30 notes
#trans*  #transexual  #transgender  #mtf  #queer  #marriage  #gay marriage  #gender  #cuba  #trans wedding  #trans  #lgbtq  #lgbt 
"The other thing I want to say about Jersey is they need to get on the New York bandwagon and legalize gay marriage."
Anne Hathaway, who was raised in New Jersey. More. (via gaywrites)

(via tornater)

— 3 years ago with 71 notes
#lgbtq  #news  #anne hathaway  #celebs  #quotes  #gay marriage  #new jersey  #new york 
Hollywood A-listers urge Obama to support gay marriage →

Just weeks after the Obama administration announced it would no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage act, some of the president’s biggest Hollywood supporters have signed a letter urging him to go a step further and legalize same-sex marriage.

Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres are among the actors who have signed an open letter sponsored by Freedom to Marry, a New York-based advocacy group working to promote marriage rights for same-sex couples.

— 3 years ago with 31 notes
#anne hathaway  #ellen degeneres  #martin sheen  #jane lynch  #obama  #gay marriage  #lgbtq  #news 
Have YOU encountered homophobic/discriminatory/ignorant arguments against the LGBT community as a whole, against Same-Sex Marriage, or any other LGBT rights and legislation? 
It can be either religion based or politically based.
IF SO, please click through the photo to share their argument, and your counter-argument. OR if you have heard an argument against our community or rights and are unsure how one would go about responding to those arguments, share them here and we will do our best to find an appropriate answer that will prove that not only do we know in our hearts that we are right, but legally we are right as well.

Have YOU encountered homophobic/discriminatory/ignorant arguments against the LGBT community as a whole, against Same-Sex Marriage, or any other LGBT rights and legislation?

It can be either religion based or politically based.

IF SO, please click through the photo to share their argument, and your counter-argument. OR if you have heard an argument against our community or rights and are unsure how one would go about responding to those arguments, share them here and we will do our best to find an appropriate answer that will prove that not only do we know in our hearts that we are right, but legally we are right as well.

— 4 years ago with 1 note
#gay  #hate  #homophobia  #lgbt  #argument  #gay marriage 
projectqueer:

gayinnj:

myholigay:ellylovesnabnab:


don’t be bias.


Dear America:
Make declaring your love equal.


CUUUUUUTE!!!!

projectqueer:

gayinnj:

myholigay:ellylovesnabnab:

don’t be bias.

Dear America:

Make declaring your love equal.

CUUUUUUTE!!!!

— 4 years ago with 67 notes
#gay marriage  #just married  #cute 
equalitopia:

Irish Parliament approves ‘gay marriage’ bill
The Dail in the Irish Republic has passed a bill recognizing civil  partnerships between same-sex couples, reports BBC News.
The bill was opposed by Catholic bishops and a protest was held outside.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said it was “one of the most important  human rights pieces of legislation the House had dealt with”.
It is expected to become law in the autumn, 17 years after homosexuality was fully decriminalised in the Irish Republic.


THIS IS TRULY AMAZING!!!

equalitopia:

Irish Parliament approves ‘gay marriage’ bill

The Dail in the Irish Republic has passed a bill recognizing civil partnerships between same-sex couples, reports BBC News.

The bill was opposed by Catholic bishops and a protest was held outside.

Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said it was “one of the most important human rights pieces of legislation the House had dealt with”.

It is expected to become law in the autumn, 17 years after homosexuality was fully decriminalised in the Irish Republic.

THIS IS TRULY AMAZING!!!

— 4 years ago with 251 notes
#gay marriage  #equal rights  #amazing