5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 9

1. “This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue, a conservative or liberal issue. This is an issue of interpreting the Constitution. Judges are consistently now interpreting the Constitution to require marri...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, April 23

1. “In many ways, Sam made it here, to the draft, because of a steady progression of acts—some unknown to history—and silent pioneers. He is here because a legion of people no one knows, or remembers, came befo...

5 LGBT things you need to know about today, Feb. 27

1. Catholic League President Bill Donohue doesn't think gay people are discriminated against. He also reportedly thinks that he was brought into this world by a stork, and that O.J. didn't do it. “Where are the...
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Emory professor represents NFL stars in gay marriage brief to Supreme Court


There’s an Atlanta angle to the friend-of-the-court brief filed by NFL stars Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings and Brendan Ayanbadejo of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens urging the Supreme Court to sack California’s Proposition 8.

No, nothing to do with the Atlanta Falcons for fans still stinging from the team's lost chance at this year's Super Bowl. But one of the attorneys who filed the brief on behalf of the NFL players is an Emory University professor.

Timothy Holbrook, Emory's Associate Dean of Faculty and a professor of law, along with his friend Minneapolis attorney John Dragseth worked with the two players to file the brief.

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NFL’s 49ers release ‘It Gets Better’ video

49ers It Gets Better

The San Francisco 49ers have released the first-ever “It Gets Better” video by a NFL team over the weekend. A handful of the team's players are featured, including defensive tackles Ricky Jean Francois and Isaac Sopoaga and safety Donte Whitner.

The video was the response to a petition started by San Francisco-native Sean Chapin.

Chapin also started a successful petition calling on Major League Baseball's Giants to release their own “It Gets Better” video in 2011.

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Falcons in the playoffs!

The Atlanta Falcons play host to the Green Bay Packers tonight in the second round of the NFC playoffs