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Guest Post: The Marriage Equality Paradigm: Credit Considerations for Newly Married Gay Couples

The economy, as well as our regulation and perception of it, are in a state of flux these days. So, it’s no surprise many consumers are still in the dark when it comes to new rules dictating the credit card market in the aftermath of the Great Recession. There are a number of common misconceptions that still remain., some of which are especially important in this age of social change and building momentum for both gender and marriage equality.
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Getting to “I DO”: Sharing Stories to Change Hearts and Minds

Over the course of the marriage equality movement, one key thing we’ve learned in state after state is that sharing our stories with others is critical. The single most powerful way to bring people to support civil marriage equality is by making the issue personal.

Marriage Equality USA recently launched “Getting to ‘I DO’: Our Journeys to Marriage Equality,” a collaborative project aimed at col­lecting and sharing a wide range of multimedia-rich stories about relationships, family, marriage, ad­vocacy, and equality.

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Kitchen v. Herbert: MEUSA Goes Inside the Tenth Circuit

Kitchen v. Herbert: MEUSA Goes Inside the Tenth Circuit

Last month in Denver, MEUSA’s Jolene Mewing attended the Tenth Circuit’s oral arguments for Kitchen v. Herbert, the Utah marriage equality case. Jolene gives us her first-person perspective on the hearing from her seat inside the courtroom. Read more…

Reunited

As we celebrated LGBT couples getting married in Arkansas last weekend, we were packing our bags to head to my 30th college class reunion—attending together as a legally married couple. Like birthdays and anniversaries, reunions are occasions that mark the passage of time, and this one also serves as an important milestone along the road to marriage equality. Read more…

Don’t Miss Out on National Give OUT Day

Give OUT Day is an annual opportunity for each of us to make a tax-deductible contribution (no matter how big or small) to support the work we do for all LGBTIQ families.  It’s a chance for members of the LGBTIQ community and our many allies to stand up and show support. MEUSA is asking for your support […]

Keep Informed on the Latest Marriage Equality Updates: May 13th Community Call Focuses on 4th Circuit Case

MEUSA invites you to join its national community call Tuesday, May 13, 9PM EDT. The conversation will focus on the latest developments in Virginia, where one of the more promising court challenges to a state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality is moving forward. Register for the call and we’ll send you the dial-in information by email Tuesday morning.

Countdown to Equality

And then there were three.

Just a few weeks ago, there were five states either without marriage equality or without an active lawsuit for equal marriage rights. But the pace of change continues to accelerate with the filing of a new case for equality in Georgia, and the announcement that South Dakota will be next.

That will leave only three states—Alaska, Montana, and North Dakota—without either marriage equality or marriage lawsuits for the time being. Read more…