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Why We’re Winning: Week of September 24

  • Austin became the first city in Texas to officially support marriage equality. The Austin City Council unanimously passed the resolution on Thursday declaring the city’s support.
  • Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal announced her support for marriage equality, joining a cadre of supportive professional athletes, film and music celebrities, political and civil rights leaders and business leaders. Learn more about Americans for Marriage Equality, our campaign to spark a national conversation about the power of love, fairness and equality.

  • The Department of Homeland Security issued Friday new guidance indicating that bi-national, same-sex partners will be explicitly included in the ‘family relationships’ that will be considered under prosecutorial discretion decisions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Gap, a 100 percent rated company on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, made headlines on social media this week for it’s inclusion of domestic partners in their employee discount program.
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