February 27, 2014

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Mississippi Softens 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 7:45 PM | comments

After a bill to allow anti-LGBT discrimination on the basis of religion failed in Arizona, lawmakers in Mississippi softened a similar bill that could allow the same kind of segregation in that state.Read More


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Uganda Round-Up: Visas, Scientific Distortions, Aid Cuts

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Swimming in a sea of Uganda-related LGBT news? Here are four important stories you may have missed.Read More


Kentucky Judge Finalizes Earlier Marriage Recognition Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Today, a federal judge in Kentucky finalized an earlier ruling ordering the state to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.Read More


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DC Mayor Unveils Comprehensive Trans Health Coverage

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

This morning, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced new rules requiring that all public and private health insurance plans that fall under the city's regulatory purview cover trans-related healthcare expenses, including gender reassignment surgery.Read More


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Two Female Pop Stars Kissed & No One Noticed

Filed by Bil Browning | February 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Remember when Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" was titillating in 2008, and Jill Sobule's "I Kissed A Girl" was downright shocking in 1995?Read More


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Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, & "Sensitivity" About Race

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The murder of Jordan Davis, and a jury's failure to convict his killer, speaks volumes about the true state of America's racial sensitivity, and indifference to the lives of young black men.Read More


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Remembering Marvin Burrows, Love Warrior

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Marvin showed up at every rally, did interviews, lobbied politicians, and traveled around the state so that never again would an LGBT widow/er face homelessness, lose health insurance, or be told by a funeral home director that they are "not family."Read More


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Stewart Slams Fox for Fueling 'Religious Liberty' Panic

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last night, Jon Stewart covered the uproar around SB 1062 - Arizona's proposed LGBT segregation bill - and slammed Fox News for helping create the climate that made the bill possible in the first place.Read More


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Bachmann to Blitzer: Tolerate Evangelical Intolerance

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night that measures like Arizona's now-dead "turn away the gays" bill are necessary in order to be "tolerant" of anti-LGBT religious people.Read More


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Obama Has 'Released the Homo Demons' on Black America

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Harlem pastor James Manning says "Obama is influencing black men to come out of the closet," and that this is causing fewer men to be available to black women.Read More