February 13, 2014

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BREAKING: Virginia Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 10:30 PM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down Virginia's constitutional marriage discrimination amendment. Her decision has been stayed pending appeal.Read More


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Russian TV Anchor Implies That Iwo Jima Memorial Depicts Gay Sex

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Dmitry Kiselev, a prominent Russian news personality and homophobe, insinuated on a recent newscast that the U.S.'s Iwo Jima Memorial resembles a big gay orgy.Read More


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10-Year-Old Writes About Equality. Nails It.

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Aidan, a 10-year-old elementary schooler in Wisconsin, was asked by his teacher to write about something he wanted to change. Instead of toys or football, he wrote about equality.Read More


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Indiana Anti-Marriage Amendment Dead For 2014

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Senate failed to offer any amendments to HJR-3, meaning that marriage discrimination will not be on the ballot in the Hoosier State this year.Read More


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SPLC Sues for Marriage Equality in Alabama

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a venerable civil rights organization, announced today that it's suing for marriage equality in Alabama.Read More


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'Turn Away the Gays' Bill Introduced in Idaho

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

An Idaho Republican is teaming up with the state's Focus on the Family affiliate to push a bill that would prevent professionals from losing their licenses for refusing to serve or employ LGBT people.Read More


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BREAKING: Facebook Adds Dozens of New Gender Options

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 1:05 PM | comments

Social media giant Facebook has just announced that users will now be able to select from about 50 gender designations, rather than forcing them to identify as male or female.Read More


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NY Mom Writes Anti-Gay Tirade on 7-Year-Old's Birthday Invite [UPDATED]

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A mom in Baldwin, New York RSVP'ed to a little girl's birthday party invitation with a vile anti-gay screed. The child's "crime"? Having two dads.Read More


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Substantially Similar: IN & KY Marriage Amendments

Filed by Bil Browning | February 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Part of Kentucky's anti-marriage equality amendment was struck down yesterday by a conservative federal judge appointed by George Bush. So how could this affect Indiana's amendment battle?Read More


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Russia Doubles Down on Gay Adoption Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree yesterday doubling down on Russia's gay adoption ban, which passed last year.Read More


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Russian Orthodox Extremist to ABC News: Stone the Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In an ABC News report that aired last night about Moscow's besieged LGBT community, the head of the extremist Russian Orthodox group "God's Will" said the country should stone gays to death.Read More


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In Russia, Gay-Bashing Is an Olympic Sport

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

In this anti-homophobia video protest, gay-bashing is depicted as an Olympic sport.Read More


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Dallas Sportscaster Slams Homophobes, Defends Sam

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

Well-known Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen delivered an epic takedown of homophobia in sports and the hypocrisy of those who claim a gay man like Michael Sam wouldn't be welcome in the NFL.Read More


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Russia to UK: We Treat Gays Like You Treat 'Gingers'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Russian embassy in London slammed the U.K.'s Channel 4 for a hard-hitting documentary about gay-bashing Russian gangs, saying a similar film could be made about England's treatment of "'ginger' people."Read More