March 27, 2014

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Maryland Passes Landmark Trans Rights Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Maryland House passed a landmark trans discrimination ban today, sending it to Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk for his expected signature. Maryland will become the 18th state (plus D.C.) with such a ban.Read More


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Politics of the Mind and the Heart

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | March 27, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

For progressives, primary elections often present a difficult question: do we vote with the mind - and give our support to the candidate who'll be strongest in the general election - or with the heart, and approve one whose values better mirror our own?Read More


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Jon Snow Might Be Willing to Show Us His Snowman

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

...and he's contractually obligated to do it if "Game of Thrones" producers ask him to. Read More


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Eat a Snickers So You'll Be a Sexist Pig?

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

Snickers' long running funny ad campaign for "You're not yourself when you're hungry" has been incredibly popular, but the latest one, starring Australian construction workers, has many scratching their heads in confusion.Read More


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'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Advances in Illinois

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, the Illinois House Human Services committee advanced a bill that would ban the discredited and dangerous junk science practice of "ex-gay" therapy from being offered to minors.Read More


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The 3 Best Remixes of Pharrell William's 'Happy'

Filed by Bil Browning | March 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Pharrell William's lighthearted tune "Happy" has been burning up the charts for months, but three recent remixes of the omnipresent melody have really taken it to a new level. Which one is your favorite?Read More


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Michigan GOP Gov 'Suspends' Same-Sex Couples' Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Rick Snyder, Michigan's Republican governor, announced yesterday that while the 322 same-gender marriages from March 22 are legal and valid, he's decided to "suspend" the state's recognition of them -- and the rights that go along with them.Read More


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Lesbian Couple Files Puerto Rico's First Marriage Suit

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

A married lesbian attorney in Puerto Rico filed a federal lawsuit this week challenging the commonwealth's discriminatory marriage laws. It is the island territory's first such lawsuit.Read More


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Judge Rejects WI's Effort to Delay Marriage Equality Suit

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

A federal judge this week smacked down the state of Wisconsin's attempt to delay an ACLU marriage equality lawsuit.Read More


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Game of Thrones Star Kristian Nairn on Coming Out

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

"[W]ithin the gay community, there's a stereotype even when you're a gay person. You have to look a certain way. You have to be thin. You have to be tanned... You have to look pretty. And that's never been me."Read More