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Same-Sex Couples Getting New Military Benefits!

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Another win!!

In the ongoing battle to get equal rights for same-sex couples, one major step has been made.

The Department of Defense has announced they will be extending some benefits to same-sex couples in the military which was a final move made by Secretary Leon Panetta before he departs the Pentagon.

Way to leave on a high note!! We like LUV it!

So what benefits will same-sex couples now get?

They will have rights to joint

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All Children, All Families - HRC Fights For Adoption Rights For LGBT Couples

This is so touching.

The HRC, Human Rights Campaign, is fighting for LGBT couples to get adoption rights because despite the strides that have been made to allow gay couples to adopt, it's still a huge struggle.

With more than 100,000+ children in youth and foster care, the HRC has created the above video to show you how they're fighting for LGBT couples and how important it is for children to get the chance they deserve - a loving home.

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Same-Sex Marriage On The Rise In New York…BIG TIME!

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Aside from that awful town clerk in Cayuga County, NY, things seem to be going extremely well for same sex marriage in New York!

According to NY City Clerk Michael McSweeney, ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, there's been a 33% increase in marriage licenses!

We're also hearing that around one in four weddings in NYC are now for same-sex couples, and that 1,400 gay couples have gotten married so far! YES!!!!!

Here's what McSweeney had to say about this boom of same sex marriages:

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Hundreds Of Gay Couples Wed In New York

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Victory!

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made history on Sunday as they lined up first thing in the morning at New York's city clerk's offices to exercise their newly-gained right to marry.

The first couple to wed in the city was Connie Kopelov, 85, and Phyllis Seagal, 77 (above). The adorable couple met 23 years ago at a senior center and had been longing for this moment for years.

Siegel said:

"I am breathless. The fact that it's happening to us, that we are finally legal and can do this like everyone one else. It's mind boggling."

We are so happy for Connie and Phyllis and for the hundreds of couples who were finally able to marry. This is such a momentous occasion. Now, go enjoy your honeymoons!

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Gay Adoption On The Rise In U.S.!

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This is exactly what we like to hear!

According to the latest census, gay adoptions in the U.S. are increasing, despite all the legal issues that gay couples must contend with in at least half of the states in the country.

Here's what executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Adam Pertman had to say about the trend:

"The trend line is absolutely straight up. It’s now a reality on the ground."

And here's what Moira Weir, the director of job and family services dept in Hamilton County, Ohio had to say about it:

"The reality is we really need foster and adoptive parents, and it doesn’t matter what the relationship is. If they can provide a safe and loving home for a child, isn’t that what we want?"

We 100% agree! More from Bryan Samuels, the commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families:

"The child welfare system has come to understand that placing a child in a gay or lesbian family is no greater risk than placing them in a heterosexual family."

This is SO wonderful to hear! Let's keep those numbers going up, and let's keep providing children with loving and caring families!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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