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Fayetteville Adopts Fully Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

At 3:20 this morning, Fayetteville, Arkansas became the first city in that state to adopt an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.Read More

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Marriage Discrimination Struck Down Again in Indiana

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2014 | 6:45 PM | comments

U.S. District Judge Richard Young has ordered the state of Indiana to recognize the valid out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples. The ruling is stayed pending appeal.Read More


New Poll: GOP Warming Up to Gay Candidates, Hostile Towards Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Republicans are warming up to gay political candidates, but they're still decidedly cool towards gay people overall -- particularly within their own families.Read More

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Profiles in Courage: Vermont's Marion Milne

Filed by Michael Knaapen | August 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Marion Milne was a legislator from a small state, but her great act of courage deserves to be remembered. Read More

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Pro-Gay GOP Super PAC Plans Major Push

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

Paul Singer's pro-marriage equality super PAC is pledging to spend at least $2 million this fall on Republican candidates who support gay rights.Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two tragic events this week gave right-wingers an opportunity to show some humanity and decency. As usual, instead of rising to the occasion, wingnuts sank to new lows.Read More

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Blink & You'll Miss the Latest 'Libertarian Moment'

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The latest "Libertarian Moment" is upon us, and will expire once it runs headlong into its own inherent shortcomings and the reality of a populist majority. Blink, and you'll miss it.Read More


Facebook Donates $10K to Utah's Hardcore Anti-Gay AG

Filed by John M. Becker | August 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the campaign of Sean Reyes, the virulently anti-gay Republican attorney general of Utah who's aggressively fighting marriage equality in the Beehive State.Read More

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Bisexual Ex-Wife Puts Texas Antigay Activist in a Bind

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

As vicious details of Jonathan Saenz's divorce become public, voters won't take kindly to a politician who directs anti-gay vitriol at his ex-wife and family.Read More

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Anti-Discrimination Measures Pass in Orlando, Fail in Baton Rouge

Filed by John M. Becker | August 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Baton Rouge became the third city in a week to reject an LGBT rights ordinance, while the city council in Orlando, Florida made their local non-discrimination law trans-inclusive.Read More

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BREAKING: Stay Denied in VA Ruling; Marriages May Start Next Week

Filed by John M. Becker | August 13, 2014 | 12:10 PM | comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has refused to stay its ruling striking down Virginia's marriage discrimination amendment. Marriages begin next week unless the Supreme Court stops them.Read More

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Billings, Montana Kills Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Another local LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance has gone down in flames, this time in Billings, Montana. The city's mayor cast the deciding vote against the measure.Read More

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Marriage Equality Finally Loses One in Court

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

It's finally happened: for the first time since Windsor, a judge has ruled in favor of a state's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Aussie Girl Wraps Up Marriage Letter-Writing Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last week an eight-year-old Aussie girl launched a weeklong letter-writing campaign asking the prime minister to help pass marriage equality. Here are the rest of her notes.Read More

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India Moves to Block Same-Sex Couples from Adopting

Filed by John M. Becker | August 11, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In the latest government-sanctioned attack on LGBT people, India's cabinet has blocked same-sex couples from adopting children.Read More