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NC GOP Wants to Create Special Opt-Out Rights for Anti-Gay Officials

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

North Carolina's Senate Majority Leader plans to introduce a bill creating a special right for anti-gay state officials to opt out of performing civil same-sex marriages.Read More

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Kooky Straight Couple Claims Same-Sex Couples Want to Steal Their Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

No, seriously, this is an argument made in a legal motion by a straight couple seeking to intervene in the ACLU's federal marriage equality case in Kansas.Read More

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2014 | 8:15 PM | comments

A federal judge in Puerto Rico has upheld the commonwealth's discriminatory marriage laws.Read More

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WI City Councilman Asks Random Muslim Woman to Condemn Terrorism

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Chris Wery, an alderman on the Green Bay, Wisconsin city council, is facing criticism after asking a random Muslim city resident to condemn terrorism.Read More

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Marriage Equality in Wyoming! What's Next?

Filed by John M. Becker | October 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Marriage equality has come to Wyoming... so what state will be next?Read More

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First-Ever International Trans Military Conference Held in D.C.

Filed by John M. Becker | October 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today in Washington, D.C., the American Civil Liberties Union and the Palm Center held the first-ever international conference of transgender military service members on U.S. soil.Read More

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Edie Windsor's Lawyer Sues Mississippi for Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 20, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Roberta Kaplan, who successfully represented Edie Windsor before the Supreme Court, has filed a federal lawsuit to end marriage discrimination in Mississippi.Read More

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Advocate Sues FDA Over MSM Blood Ban

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 20, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Is the FDA just nostalgic for the Reagan years or does it see all LGBT people as diseased and unworthy of blood donation? We will soon find out.Read More

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BREAKING: Wyoming Marriages Will Start Tomorrow

Filed by John M. Becker | October 20, 2014 | 2:25 PM | comments

The state of Wyoming will formally notify a federal court tomorrow morning that it will not appeal a ruling striking down marriage discrimination. Marriages will be able to begin at that time.Read More

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Rome's Mayor Defies Government, Registers Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | October 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The mayor of Rome, Italy defied his national government on Saturday by registering the legal marriages of 16 same-sex couples performed abroad.Read More

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Vote to Move Virginia Forward in November

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Virginians who want to move the state forward need to get out and vote next month for Democrats Mark Warner and Suzanne Patrick.Read More


Week In Review: If Ebola Doesn't Kill You, Wingnuttery Will

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Republicans finally have something to run on: fear. This week, it's fear of Ebola. Of course, right-wing fear-mongers always leave out how conservatism made the Ebola crisis possible. Read More

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Roll Over, Jesse: Marriage Equality Comes to NC

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) often boasted that if disliking homosexuals made him a bigot, so be it. He was proud of it. Now he's buried in a marriage equality state.Read More

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Judge: Wyoming Has to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | October 17, 2014 | 4:40 PM | comments

A federal judge in Wyoming has just ruled that the Equality State cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Marriage equality should be coming soon!Read More

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Denies Alaska Stay Request

Filed by John M. Becker | October 17, 2014 | 3:10 PM | comments

The full U.S. Supreme Court has just denied Alaska's request to stay a ruling bringing marriage equality to the state. It can now take effect.Read More