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Entries by Waymon Hudson from 11/2011

Over 70 Major Companies File Legal Brief Against DOMA

| Posted 11.08.2011 | Gay Voices

Just like we should avoid giving money to businesses that use our dollars against us, we should recognize and support companies that match our values when it comes to civil rights and equality.

Michigan's 'License To Bully' Bill: The Danger Of 'Moral' Exemptions

| Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

In the mind of some GOP Michigan lawmakers, there are exemptions for bullying. Those purposely vague exemptions give bullies a legal out if their act of harassment was done because of "deep moral conviction" or "religious belief."

Illinois Catholic Charities Ends Adoption Lawsuit

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

While the end of Catholic Charities' adoption contract lawsuit is a victory for the equal application of the law and state services, the fight over civil rights and equality between LGBT Americans and powerful religious organizations is far from over.

Breaking Down the DOMA Repeal Vote: What It Means and Where We Go

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

The actual legislative road forward may be difficult in the immediate future, but there is reason to celebrate the vote and what it means for the shifting political landscape of full marriage equality.

Out Congress Members Tell Youth 'It Gets Better' (VIDEO)

| Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

2011-11-29-congressitgetsbettervideo.jpgThe Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has released a powerful "It Gets Better" video.

Illinois Civil Union Tax Loophole Fixed: Couples Get Joint Tax-Filing

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

In a big reversal from the Illinois Department of Revenue, couples who have entered into civil unions will be able to jointly file their 2011 state tax returns.

Talking Chicago & LGBT Rights With Singer Kaya Jones and Designer Traver Rains

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

I recently had the chance to talk with Kaya Jones and Traver Rains about their role in a local fundraising event, as well as the importance of using their public platform to talk about issues that matter to them.