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Human Rights Campaign Responds: Supreme Court Ruling Shows The "Two Americas" That Exist

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In one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the past decade, the members of the highest court in the land struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as well as rejecting an appeal on California's Prop 8 in a 5-4 decision. This will return the right for everyone in the Golden State to marry whoever they want!

While this news is Supreme-ly AH-mazing and a HUGE victory, let's not forget that there are pockets of the LGBT community in America who cannot fully participate in today's victory, and that progress in many states towards marriage equality is still at a standstill.

Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, puts some perspective on this landmark ruling:

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Dear Obama, Equality For All! Regards, Hollywood


Bless everyone's dear heart that signed this letter. Truly, we hope it makes a difference.

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have attached their namesakes to a letter being sent off to President Obama, urging him to take a bigger stance for marriage equality in America. His administration's denouncement of the Defense of Marriage act was a great first step, but there is still so much more to be done.

Among the A-Listers who signed the letter going off to the White House are Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneres. In one particularly moving paragraph, the letter reads:

"Whether to end discrimination in marriage is a question America has faced before, and faces again today… It is a question that calls for clarity from the president. We ask you to complete your journey and join us, and the majority of Americans, who support the freedom to marry."

We second these remarks whole-heartedly and hope the President seriously gives them some thought…especially considering that he will soon be up for re-election in 2012.

Don't neglect the ones who helped you get to where you are now in the first place, Mr. President. Don't forget how Hollywood rallied around you and how the gay community believed in the promises you made.

Remember - Yes you can!

So then, do it!

P.S. CLICK HERE if you'd like to co-sign the letter!

[Image via WENN.]

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Howard Stern Is Amazing!

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Such inspiring words!

And all the more proof that there is the capacity to CHANGE in all of us!

Check out this audio clip of Howard Stern discussing his thoughts on gay slurs, as well as the difficulties that the LGBT community face every day (above)!

Thanks for taking a stand, bb!

And for admitting that you yourself have learned from past mistakes!

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