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4:58pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Politics

With The Governor's Signature, Civil Unions Become Law In Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper gives the crowd a thumbs up after signing the civil unions measure into law. He's flanked by Democratic supporters of the bill
Bente Birkeland

Colorado is now the eighth state in the country to allow same sex couples to enter into a civil union.  Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

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3:31pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Politics

Now That It’s Legal, What’s Next For Civil Unions?

Soulforce of Colorado protesting against California's prop 8 at teh Webb Administration Building in Denver, May 2009
Daniel Gonzales - Soulforce Flickr - Creative Commons

1:04am

Thu March 21, 2013
U.S.

As Gay Marriage Heads To Court, A Look Back At The Bumpy Ride

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 2:28 pm

David Wilson (left) and Rob Compton embrace after being married by a Unitarian minister at the Arlington Street Church in Boston on May 17, 2004. They were one of the first couples in Massachusetts to be legally wed.
Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

Gays and lesbians have adopted the phrase "it gets better" as a kind of slogan to assure young people that life won't always be so tough.

Looking back, life has gotten dramatically better for LGBT people in the United States in a very short period of time. The modern gay rights movement began less than 50 years ago. Today, supporters of same-sex marriage outnumber opponents.

Now, the Supreme Court is about to hear two big cases that could shift the landscape for gay rights again.

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2:09pm

Wed March 20, 2013
It's All Politics

Pew Poll: For Many Who've Changed Same-Sex Marriage Views, It's Personal

Frank Capley (left) and Joe Alfano protest the San Francisco county clerk's denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Feb. 14.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio conservative Republican who recently said he now supports same-sex marriage because he has a gay son, evidently has plenty of company.

A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press suggests that many Americans have changed their minds — going from opposing to supporting same-sex marriage — because they personally know someone who is gay.

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10:36am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

House Across From Westboro Baptist Is Painted With Gay Pride Rainbow Colors

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 1:41 pm

Planting Peace is painting the house across from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka with the colors of the gay pride rainbow.
Courtesy of Carol Hartsell Huffington Post

Aaron Jackson took inspiration from a 9-year-old kid who stood up to Westboro Baptist Church protesters.

As Mark wrote last year, Josef Miles stood in front of protesters carrying signs that read "God Hates [Gays]" with his own sign that read "God Hates No One."

Today, Jackson is following through on a project that started about six months ago when he decided to buy a house across the street from the infamous church in Topeka, Kan.

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