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Mississippi GOP Governor: No Gay Divorce

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Phil Bryant, the anti-LGBT Republican governor of Mississippi, is asking his state's supreme court to deny the appeal of a lesbian woman who is seeking recognition of her same-sex marriage so that she can get a divorce.Read More

'Put a Ring On It' Is Not an Anti-Poverty Program

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Marriage itself doesn't do much to alleviate poverty, Creating a family-friendly economy can do that, plus a whole lot more.Read More

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ACLU Sues to Force WI to Recognize Its Own Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The ACLU is suing the state of Wisconsin in federal court, seeking to compel the state to recognize hundreds of legal same-sex marriages performed in June.Read More

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Polis Files ENDA Discharge Petition With Narrowed Exemption

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Today, openly gay U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) filed a discharge petition seeking to force a vote on a version of ENDA that contains a narrowed religious exemption.Read More

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WI GOP Candidate Drops Out After Anti-Gay, Racist Comments

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jacob Dorsey, a 19-year-old Republican state assembly candidate in Wisconsin who railed against 'fags' on Twitter, dropped out of the race yesterday after additional homophobic and racist comments surfaced.Read More

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Ginsburg: For Clues on Marriage Timing, Watch 6th Circuit

Filed by John M. Becker | September 17, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Justice Ginsburg told an audience in Minnesota last night to watch the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals for clues about how soon SCOTUS will take up marriage equality.Read More

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Poll: Majority of Scottish LGBTs Back Secession

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

A majority of Scottish LGBTs say they will vote to break away from Great Britain, according to a poll from PinkNews.Read More

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Wisconsin AG Asks for Extra Stay of Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Even though there's a lower court stay in place, Wisconsin's anti-gay attorney general has requested an additional stay from the 7th Circuit to make doubly sure no same-sex couples can marry.Read More

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Bachmann: Youth Totally Don't Care About Marriage Equality Anymore

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

She's wrong, of course, but the fact that she'd rather change the subject than bash the gays shows that we're getting somewhere.Read More

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SCOTUSblog: Arizona Marriage Ban Likely to Fall

Filed by John M. Becker | September 16, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Lyle Denniston, one of the legal eagles over at SCOTUSblog, says that a federal court ruling last week shows that the state's marriage discrimination amendment is likely to fall.Read More

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WI GOP Candidate Railed Against 'F*gs' on Twitter

Filed by John M. Becker | September 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A young Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly is apologizing for a tweet where he told "f*gs" to "leave [his] favorite state," Utah, alone.Read More

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Republican Candidates Rush to Be Pro-Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

With prominent national Republicans slowly testing the pro-gay waters, some candidates in this year's election are rushing to distance themselves from the anti-LGBT old guard. But just how sincere are the efforts?Read More

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7th Circuit Stays Indiana Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | September 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This morning, as expected, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed its ruling overturning marriage discrimination in Indiana, pending final resolution by the Supreme Court.Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Blaming the Victim, Again

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In the biggest elevator video since Beyonce and Jay-Z, the world saw Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knock his fiancé out cold. While the NFL dragged its feet on a response, right-wingers lost no time blaming the victim.Read More

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Federal Judge Orders AZ to Respect Gay Man's Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2014 | 3:55 PM | comments

A federal judge has ordered the state of Arizona to recognize the marriage of Fred McGuire to his late husband George Martinez, who died of cancer last month. Read More