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Louisiana House Overwhelmingly Votes to Retain Sodomy Law

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 7:15 PM | comments

Today, by a vote of 66-27, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have repealed the state's unconstitutional sodomy law.Read More


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ACLU Sues Michigan for Not Recognizing its Own Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

The ACLU filed suit in Michigan today, seeking to compel the state to recognize LGBT Michiganders' valid marriage licenses.Read More


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Ohio Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Recognition Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

A federal judge has ordered the state of Ohio to recognize all legal same-gender marriages performed elsewhere.Read More


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The Ryan Budget Shows What GOP Wants to Do to America

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Ryan/GOP budget goes against what Americans want, on issue after issue. But Republicans will try to make sure it's what we get if they get half a chance.Read More


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Where Are Gay-Friendly Prop 8 Supporters Hiding?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Perhaps there are people who oppose same-sex marriage without being homophobic. If there are, then this group is so vanishingly small that even pundits desperately trying to prove it exists can't find a single example. Read More


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Mike Huckabee Thinks He's Not a Homophobe

Filed by Andrew Markle | April 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

In a speech on Tuesday, noted anti-LGBT extremist Mike Huckabee claimed that despite consistently opposing marriage equality, he's not a homophobe, but rather on 'the right side of the Bible.'Read More


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Judge Rules IN Must Recognize Same-Sex Couple's Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A federal judge this afternoon required the state of Indiana to immediately recognize the legal marriage of Niki Quasney, a terminally ill woman, to wife Amy Sandler. The ruling only applies to the couple.Read More


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Utah Dumps Regnerus

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, less than 24 hours before today's oral arguments in Utah's marriage equality case, the state filed a last-minute letter distancing itself from Mark Regnerus's discredited junk science "study" on same-sex parenting.Read More


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The Obamacare Truthers

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 08, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There should be a new rule for political debate, along the lines of Godwin's Law and its corollaries: The arrival of "truthers" effectively ends the debate, and the side that resorts to "trutherism" first loses.Read More


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Kuwaiti Lawmaker Calls For Gays to be 'Rehabilitated'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 08, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

A lawmaker in Kuwait is calling on gays to come forward and have their "physiological and psychological issues... treated appropriately."Read More


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WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Rebukes Mississippi Gov.

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on his state's new "right to discriminate" law: "[Y]ou gave bigots yet another avenue to dehumanize their LGBT neighbors."Read More


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LBJ's Daughters Support Marriage Equality, Say Dad Probably Would Have Too

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Luci Baines Johnson: "I think my father felt very strongly that when there was bigotry anywhere, prejudice anywhere, all of us lose out."Read More


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That Time Sen. Dan Coats Made Hoosiers Proud

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats is one of the legislature's biggest jokes.Read More


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Supreme Court Declines Anti-Gay NM Photographer's Appeal

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Supreme Court today turned down a case from a New Mexico couple who claimed they had a right to refuse to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.Read More


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Russian Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Calls for 'Morality Police'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 06, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The author of St. Petersburg's "gay propaganda" ban - which inspired Vladimir Putin's national law - is is calling for the creation of a "morality police" force that would fine people for homosexuality and other violations of "traditional values."Read More