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Poll: Americans favor protections for transgender people

A recent survey found that approximately 9 out of 10 Americans, including strong majorities of all religious, believe that transgender people deserve the same rights and protections as other Americans. The survey (PDF) of more than 2,000 adults was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in August and September. “Three…

Obama calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act

President Barack Obama on Saturday night called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during his keynote address to the Human Rights Campaign’s 15th Annual National Dinner. The law defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and prohibits legally married same sex…