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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (August 28, 1825 – July 14, 1895) was a German writer who is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. He is often cited as the first person to publicly "come out" as gay, although the term he used was "Urning".

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Karl Heinich Ulrichs

Pioneer of Modern Gay Rights

In the 1860s, German third gender Karl Heinrich Ulrichs coined a new terminology for third genders that he called "urnings," which was supposed to mean "men who like men." These urnings were the "females inside male bodies" who were emotionally or sexually attracted to men.

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If there is one video every parent should be required to watch, let it be the following video made by Laurin Mayeno, the incredible and inspiring mother of a gay son.

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According to Laurin, the three part video tells the story of her gay son's early childhood and the process she went through to fully accept him and be proud of him.

 

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U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II has struck down Kentucky's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Today's ruling has been temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed, meaning same-sex couples can't begin applying for marriage licenses.

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Previously, Judge Heyburn struck down the portion of the marriage ban in Kentucky that denies respect to same-sex couples who legally married in other states. Shortly after that ruling (in Love v. Beshear) in February 2014, two unmarried couples intervened in the case, which was retitled Love v. Beshear.  

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A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage on June 25th, 2014, ruling that gay couples have the same marriage rights as couples of opposing genders.

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U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling takes effect immediately, meaning Indiana same-sex couples can begin marrying Wednesday, according to ABC News. The clerk in Marion County, says the office will start issuing marriage licenses.

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It's heartbreaking to think that a state has erased the parents of children and put a family in legal jeopardy, simply because of discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. But that's what happened to a gay couple in Texas after what they described as the "magical" birth of their twin boys.

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Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are the proud fathers of Lucas and Ethan, who were born in April, after they'd connected with a surrogate mom, CharLynn.