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DOMA declared unconstitutional

On the day before Pride Week begins, we at Boston Pride are encouraged that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit here in Boston declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.  DOMA, which became law in 1996, defines marriage as strictly between a man and a woman when it comes to […]

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Today is Harvey Milk Day

May 22nd is Harvey Milk Day! Harvey Milk was a pioneer of the 20th century who served as the first openly gay elected official in the United States. Harvey Milk’s dreams were filled with the hope for equality and a world without hate. His ground breaking election in 1977 as one of the world’s first […]

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Boston Pride Human Rights & Education Committee Co-Sponsors “Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration”

Boston Pride announced today that it is is proudly co-sponsoring Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration, a joint exhibition between the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) and The History Project. The exhibition will be open from May 15-June 30, 2012 and will be free and open to the public from 9am-5pm at the Boston Center for […]

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A Statement from Boston Pride Congratulating President Barack Obama for Affirming His Support for Marriage Equality

Boston– May 9, 2012 – Boston Pride is congratulating President Barack Obama for affirming his support for marriage equality.  The President told Robin Roberts of ABC News today, “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members […]

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North Carolina amends constitution to discriminate against same-sex marriage

We’ve seen a lot of good things happen regarding marriage equality in the past few months, but yesterday’s vote in North Carolina amending their state constitution to discriminate against same sex marriage is disappointing.  What is even more troubling is how this amendment goes beyond state law, which already made marriage between individuals of the […]

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