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Susan Collins, senior U.S. Senator from Maine, announced her support for marriage equality yesterday.
The National Organization for Marriage, the once-powerful anti-LGBT group who has not had a victory since early 2012, has mostly been in the headlines because of its attempts to withhold donor information from courts.
Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
For the first time in the US, a court ruled it unlawful and a violation of human rights to prevent transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. This decision was reached after a three-year-long case in Maine, filed on behalf of high school girl Nicole Maines, who is trans.
When marriage equality went into effect on December 29 in Maine, HooplaHa.com asked 13 newlywed same-sex couples to describe each other with one word. See what they came up with!
Equality made historic strides in 2012, and GLAAD was there every step of the way.
At midnight last night, Maine became the 8th state to enact marriage equality. Portland City Hall was open from midnight to 3:00 AM to marry the first couples. Several couples received marriage licenses, and a handful of couples were married on the spot.
2012 saw a new generation of religious voices speaking for LGBT equality. Some are new, and some have been around for a while. All of them have helped to change the religious landscape concerning LGBT people.
If you and your loved one plan to wed on the first days of marriage equality in the state and are open to sharing your love story and wedding plans with the media, GLAAD really wants to hear from you!
Seventeen-year old Lennon Cihak was denied confirmation after he posted a picture of himself on Facebook holding a sign he altered in support of the vote for marriage equality on Minnesota’s November 6th ballot.