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Heart & Soul: Choosing to navigate a two-way street

It’s pretty exciting to see marriage equality in so many U.S. states.

It wasn’t very long ago that the possibly of walking down the aisle with our same-gender partner seemed like a dream that might or might not come true in the distant future, or even in our lifetime.

We remember what it felt like for people to refuse to consider our side of the conversation, to treat us with disrespect and completely ignore our opinions and desires.

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Submariner celebrates homecoming by proposing to his boyfriend

GROTON, Conn. -- After six months aboard the USS New Mexico (SSN 779), MM2 Jerrel Revels stepped onto Pier 31 at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Monday afternoon, took to one knee, and proposed to his partner, Dylan Kirchner.

The proposal comes two years after the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" — the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members passed in 1993.

Revels, originally from Texas, met Kirchner, of Plainfield, through mutual friends last September.

Study: Many evangelicals are ambivalent about homosexuality and civil unions for gays

NEW YORK CITY — Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community — long a stronghold against homosexuality — with many expressing ambivalent views about the issue, according to a Baylor University study.

The emerging voice of the so-called "Messy Middle" — evangelicals who oppose homosexuality on moral grounds but support equal rights such as civil unions for gays — has strong implications for the gay marriage debate, say Baylor researchers, who will present their paper at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Congresswoman Susan Davis to host marriage equality town hall

SAN DIEGO – Congresswoman Susan Davis and the San Diego LGBT Community Center are hosting a Marriage Equality Town Hall to address the issue of federal benefits and taxes for same-sex marriages on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6-8 pm.

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Pink proposes on behalf of lesbian fan | VIDEO

SYDNEY, Australia – Pink played Cupid during her concert Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney, stopping her show and inviting a woman in the audience named Shirley to join her on stage.

The fan had persuaded Pink to play a role in her proposal plans.

“Where is she?” Pink asked Shirley. “Hey Courtney, will you marry Shirley?”

Courtney said yes.

Pink is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, and recently said she is flattered when people falsely call her a lesbian.

In Tennessee, gay couples turned down for marriage licenses | VIDEO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Across Tennessee, same-sex couples are taking a stance for their right to marry in the volunteer state. They all attempted to file for a marriage license, but Wednesday was not just a failure in their eyes.

Standing at the bottom of the stairs inside the Shelby County Clerk's Office, Chris Snow and Aaron Thompson were ready to apply for a marriage license.
"We matter. We're the same as just everybody else," said Snow.

They two have been together for 13 years.

Gay marriage issue entangles Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

Defending a divisive gay marriage ban is probably not the fight Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett would have chosen 15 months ahead of an election he’s widely expected to lose. A majority of Pennsylvanians now support same-sex marriage, a dramatic shift from just a few years ago.

But the issue has been thrust in the first-term Republican’s lap — and the politics may not be all bad for him.

Corbett’s decision to stand by the state’s 1996 ban will help shore up his shaky support among Republicans and all but eliminates the possibility of a primary challenge from the right, strategists said.

Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center creates directory of gay-friendly wedding businesses

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Rossmoor Pastries sells dozens of wedding cakes each week, and the variety of cake toppers sold at the bakery provide a small -- but obvious -- signal that gay marriage has resumed in California.

The bakery's offerings include one cake topper in the form of two grooms holding each other close, and another shows two brides locked in a kiss.

Braddock mayor performs first same-gender marriage in Allegheny County, Pa. | VIDEO

PITTSBURGH – Last week he spoke out against the ban on gay marriage and now the Mayor of Braddock is publicly defying it.
Monday night he performed Allegheny County’s first same-sex marriage.

The couple who were married knows that neither the Pennsylvania nor the federal government may recognize their marriage, but they say one day they hope it will be recognized by both.

John Kandray and Bill Gray of Regent Square have been together for 11 years. They share a house, two dogs and what they say is a deep love for each other.

Illinois court hears arguments in Lambda Legal marriage lawsuit

CHICAGO - The Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, heard oral arguments today on a motion seeking to dismiss Darby v. Orr and Lazarro v. Orr, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois' lawsuits seeking marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois.

Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project director for Lambda Legal, argued before the court today. She had this to say:

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