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More NC Magistrates Resign Over Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

At least ten magistrates in North Carolina have now chosen to resign rather than comply with the law and perform civil marriages for same-sex couples.Read More


BREAKING: SCOTUS Declines to Stop SC Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Supreme Court refused South Carolina's request for an emergency stay of a pro-marriage equality court ruling. Marriages officially begin at noon!Read More


BREAKING: Marriage Equality Is Coming to Montana. Now.

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down marriage discrimination in Montana. There is no stay, so couples can marry immediately.Read More

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GOP Congresswoman Opens Up About Transgender Son

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | November 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen opened up about her transgender son, whom she loves and supports. Hopefully her choice will begin to change the conversation legislatively.Read More


Marriage Equality Coming to South Carolina on Thursday

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has just cleared the way for same-sex marriages in South Carolina beginning on Thursday, unless SCOTUS intervenes.Read More


Catholic Church: Showing Up in Court Violates Our Religious Freedom

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A Catholic diocese in Indiana is arguing that requiring them to even show up in court is an attack on their "religious liberty."Read More

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Marriage Equality Round-Up: Heartland Edition

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Is your head spinning from marriage equality news? Here's a round-up of all the news you need to know from Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee... and Ireland.Read More

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Michigan Claims Legal Same-Sex Marriages Are 'Void'

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michigan's Republican leaders are trying to undo the approximately 300 legal same-sex marriages performed in that state in March.Read More


LGBT Advocates Preparing for Marriage Push in Northern Ireland

Filed by John M. Becker | November 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocates in Northern Ireland - the only country in the United Kingdom that still practices marriage discrimination - are preparing a lawsuit that they hope will usher in equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.Read More

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White House Names New Liaison to LGBT Community

Filed by John M. Becker | November 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Aditi Hardikar is the new White House liaison to the LGBT community.Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: Through the Looking Glass

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

If last week was a preview of what we're in for with the next Congress, get ready to step through the looking glass and into a world where executive actions are impeachable offenses.Read More

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Gay Group Wins Legal Recognition in Botswana

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

A judge in Botswana overruled the government today and decided that an LGB group has a legal right to register and lobby.Read More


BREAKING: SCOTUS Allows Marriage Equality in Kansas

Filed by John M. Becker | November 12, 2014 | 5:40 PM | comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in Kansas.Read More


BREAKING: South Carolina Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | November 12, 2014 | 10:15 AM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down South Carolina's 2006 marriage discrimination amendment. The ruling is stayed until November 20.Read More

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Justice Breyer Hints That SCOTUS May Take Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | November 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Justice Stephen Breyer hinted Sunday that the Supreme Court may be preparing to take up the issue of marriage equality.Read More