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Losing Track of Marriage Lawsuits? Let Lambda Legal Help

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

Lambda Legal has assembled a comprehensive list of every marriage case currently pending in the United States. Read More

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Malta Passes Civil Unions, Adds Trans Rights to Constitution

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

Lawmakers in the heavily Catholic nation of Malta made history this week, approving civil unions and adding gender identity protections to their constitution.Read More

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Ohio Judge Issues Stay Limiting Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

U.S. Judge Timothy Black, who ruled this week that Ohio must recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, issued a stay today limiting it to the four plaintiff couples.Read More

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Dan Savage to LA Lawmakers: 'Have You Ever Given or Received a Blow Job?'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Dan Savage is having none of Louisiana lawmakers' hypocrisy on sodomy. He's asking his Twitter followers to blow up their feed with questions about oral sex.Read More

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Russian Bill: Mandatory Fingerprinting for People With HIV

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

In Russia, a proposed new law would force people with infectious diseases like HIV to undergo mandatory fingerprinting and create a national database to house the information.Read More

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Today, by a vote of 66-27, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have repealed the state's unconstitutional sodomy law.Read More

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Gays Will Be Stoned Under Brunei's New Sharia Law Code

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

New Sharia (Islamic) laws in the Asian country of Brunei call for the death penalty for a variety of offenses, including sodomy. They take effect next week.Read More

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India Supremes Recognize Trans People as Third Gender

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

In a landmark ruling today, the India Supreme Court has officially recognized trans people as a third gender.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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Malta Expected to Pass Civil Unions

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today, the parliament of the tiny European republic of Malta is expected to pass a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples. Read More


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


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