Politics: Recently Filed

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SCOTUS Will Consider Taking Louisiana Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | December 18, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In its meeting on January 9, the Supreme Court will consider whether or not to review Louisiana's marriage equality case.Read More


Marriage Equality Comes to Scotland

Filed by John M. Becker | December 16, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Scotland's marriage equality law, which was passed by that country's parliament in February and approved by Queen Elizabeth II in March, took effect today. Read More

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Victorious WI Marriage Lawyers to State: Pay Up

Filed by John M. Becker | December 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The legal team that won marriage equality in the Badger State has a message for Wisconsin's anti-gay Republican governor Scott Walker and attorney general J.B. Van Hollen: pay up.Read More

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A Tortured Response to the Torture Report

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Only the worst kind of wingnut could conclude that America is "awesome" in spite of -- or because of -- "forced anal feeding and rehydration" of detainees. But that's what we heard this week.Read More

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An Open Letter to Pastor Stacy Swimp

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 10, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm sure you're proud of yourself for derailing LGBT civil rights in Michigan, but your entire argument against them is based on nonsense.Read More


What We Learned from Michigan's LGBT Rights Fiasco

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | December 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

LGBT groups are refusing to abandon the transgender community, but conservatives are exploiting this unity for their own nefarious purposes.Read More


Fayetteville, Arkansas Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance

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

Last night, the people of Fayetteville, Arkansas narrowly voted to repeal the city's historic LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance.Read More


Michigan House Passes 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | December 08, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives passed a GOP-sponsored bill that would create a special "right" to discriminate on the basis of religion.Read More

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Here's Michele Bachmann Singing Macklemore

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Because it's Friday. You're welcome.Read More

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Lutheran Finns Resign in Droves Over Bishop's Support for Equal Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Finland's Lutheran archbishop praised last week's marriage equality vote. His pro-LGBT comments led nearly 7,800 people to resign from the church in protest.Read More


House Republicans Kill ENDA

Filed by John M. Becker | December 04, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Late yesterday, a GOP-controlled House committee shot down an attempt to attach a version of the ENDA to a defense bill, effectively killing the measure for this session.Read More


Modest Proposals Won't Prevent Another Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 04, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

No amount of body cameras or weapons distribution program oversight will solve the problems uncovered by Ferguson. Only fundamental national change can do that.Read More

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BREAKING: 11th Circuit Declines to Stay FL Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2014 | 3:15 PM | comments

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the stay expires at the end of the day on January 5, 2015.Read More


D.C. Bans Dangerous, Discredited 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. city council unanimously voted to ban so-called "conversion therapy" - a dangerous and discredited form of psychological abuse that falsely claims to change people from gay to straight - from being performed on minors.Read More

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Yes, Sports Are Political

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 02, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

From the raised fist at the 1968 Olympics to the St. Louis Rams putting their hands up in 2014, from Billie Jean King to Michael Sam -- sport is political.Read More