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Excerpt from Pharrell’s Upcoming Chat With Oprah About Fatherhood and Married Life

Grammy superstar speaks out on Ellen and Oprah Prime

In an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Marriage and Financial Inequality: Why Gay & Lesbian Couples Pay More

Same-sex couples seek marriage rights and legal protections, from accessing healthcare benefits to transferring wealth

Together 10 years, Moore and Harley exchanged wedding vows a beachside ceremony in Los…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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GOP Warns of ‘Fake’ Gay Marriages by Straight People for Benefits

To date there is no evidence of widespread gay marriage fraud

Will straight people enter into fake gay marriages to obtain benefits?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Starbucks CEO Says ‘Sell Your Stock’ if You’re Anti- Gay Marriage

Starbucks corporate leadership actively supports efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sticks to his guns on gay marriage

By Makkada B. Selah

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Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Advances to House Vote

Executive committee approves same-sex marriage bill.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has already vowed to sign the bill into law.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Pres. Obama Challenges Defense Of Marriage Act

The Obama administration asks the Supreme Court to step in and challenge DOMA.

DOMA is a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as exclusively between a…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

Reed says "marriage is a fundamental right for everyone."

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Meshell Ndegeocello Shares Her Thoughts on Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana

Singer calls for the critiques to end before the product is shown

Meshell Ndegeocello sat down in an interview to discuss her critically acclaimed new Nina Simone…

By Demetria Irwin

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Video Sparks Controversy Over Gay Marriage in a Black Fraternity

What are your views on this issue?

What are your views on this issue?

By Black Enterprise

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Opinion: Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You A Christian

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

Chick-fil-A and its supporters are replacing misguided values for civil liberties

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opinion: Gay Rights are Civil Rights

Why every citizen of the US has the right to political, economic and social freedom, and equality under the law

Why every citizen of the US has the right to political, economic and social freedom,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opinion: What Republicans Could Learn From Being Gay

Commentator Raynard Jackson shares his views on the recent debate over Pres. Obama's stance on gay rights

Some argue that gay rights and civil rights are the same, while others, like Raynard…

By Raynard Jackson

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National March for Lesbian/Gay Rights

Gay Rights vs. Civil Rights

African Americans banned together to fight racial injustice, but for some, gay rights is a different battle

Civil Rights and Gay Rights share many similarities, but those some would beg to differ.…

By Tamara Warren

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This past Friday, June 24, same-sex marriages were made legal in New York, continuing conversations in the media and within many homes about the subject. While some are celebrating and making wedding plans others are protesting, as the hot political debate continues. The notion of being Black and openly gay—especially in the entertainment industry—remain controversial and traditionally hush-hush, with many artists choosing to remain in the closet. In light of Black Enterprise’s upcoming Black & Gay in Corporate America cover story [on stands July 19] and BlackEnterprise.com’s continued Black Music Month coverage, we’ve highlighted a few celebrity entertainers who are out and proud. —Janell Hazelwood

Black LGBT Entertainers: Out & Proud

A look at African American celebrities who have gone public with their sexual preference

Since the recent news of New York’s legalization of same-sex marriages, political and social debate…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lawyers For Plaintiffs Rest Case On Gay Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers representing two same-sex couples challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban…

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Prop 8 Trial Witness: Being Gay Not A Choice

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A social psychologist testifying in a trial challenging California’s gay marriage…

By Associated Press

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