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New STAND UP Sponsor, Century Pens

STAND UP is proud to announce another sponsor this week, Century Pens! CENTURY PENS Chicago’s only downtown Fine Pen Shop is 1300 square feet of marble and glass retail perfection. Within it’s “jewel box” walls you will find custom cases filled with pens from over 30 companies and representing every corner of the globe. With 31 years years of retail pen knowledge we’ll help

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American’s Views are Changing When it Comes to Same Sex Marriage

This week, we have seen history in the making. For the first time, in three states, Maine, Maryland, and Washington, the voters voted to make same-sex marriage legal and in Minnesota, voters denied for there to be a ban on same-sex marriage. It’s a sign that times are changing. There was a great article that we found in the Huffington Post by Aaron Zelinsky

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Brad Pitt Makes a $100,000 Pledge Towards Marriage Equality

Brat Pitt has pledged a $100,000 matching donation challenge to fight for same-sex marriage ballot measures in the four states that have them this November. Pitt makes the offer in a fundraising letter from the Human Rights Campaign: Pitt: It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days. In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington,

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A 5th Grader STANDS UP for Marriage Equality

Listen to this brave 5th grader, Kameron Slade, and his award winning speech on his support for marriage equality. A elementary school principal at PS 195 in Queens, New York City has barred a fifth-grade student from delivering a speech about marriage equality to the rest of the school even though he won a class competition. Same sex marriage is legal in New York,

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Google STANDS for Marriage Equality

The same team that produced Google’s ‘It Gets Better’ video have put together a great new clip for The Four, in which Google employees speak about their support for marriage equality and urge people to get behind the same-sex marriage battles in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. Says YouTube employee Julio: “There’s momentum around marriage equality, and the possibility that with your help, we

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STAND UP Project, Civil Union Behind The Scenes

We have been working on an upcoming project that we are getting ready to film. In just a few weeks, Ashley & Erin will host their wedding at Loft on Lake. We have been spending so much time with them, learning about their relationship, listening to how becoming married has strengthened their relationship with each other and their families, and what struggles they have

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