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Bachmann: Youth Totally Don't Care About Marriage Equality Anymore

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

She's wrong, of course, but the fact that she'd rather change the subject than bash the gays shows that we're getting somewhere.Read More

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WI GOP Candidate Railed Against 'F*gs' on Twitter

Filed by John M. Becker | September 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A young Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly is apologizing for a tweet where he told "f*gs" to "leave [his] favorite state," Utah, alone.Read More

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Republican Candidates Rush to Be Pro-Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

With prominent national Republicans slowly testing the pro-gay waters, some candidates in this year's election are rushing to distance themselves from the anti-LGBT old guard. But just how sincere are the efforts?Read More

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7th Circuit Stays Indiana Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | September 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This morning, as expected, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed its ruling overturning marriage discrimination in Indiana, pending final resolution by the Supreme Court.Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Blaming the Victim, Again

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

In the biggest elevator video since Beyonce and Jay-Z, the world saw Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knock his fiancé out cold. While the NFL dragged its feet on a response, right-wingers lost no time blaming the victim.Read More

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Federal Judge Orders AZ to Respect Gay Man's Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2014 | 3:55 PM | comments

A federal judge has ordered the state of Arizona to recognize the marriage of Fred McGuire to his late husband George Martinez, who died of cancer last month. Read More

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International Hate Conference Calls for More 'Gay Propaganda' Bans

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A worldwide gathering of anti-LGBT and anti-choice activists, including NOM's Brian Brown, wrapped up a meeting this week in Moscow by calling for Russian-style "gay propaganda" bans around the world.Read More

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IN Will Recognize Terminally Ill Lesbian's Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The state of Indiana has agreed to recognize a lesbian couple's legal out-of-state marriage, even as it continues to fight marriage equality in the federal courts.Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Orange Is the GOP's New Black

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

With so many convictions, indictments, and corruption investigations, it's beginning to look like orange may be the new black for the GOP.Read More


House Republicans Torpedo Spousal Benefits for Gay Vets

Filed by John M. Becker | September 11, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

The next time you hear a Republican thumping their chest and blowing hot air about how much their party "supports the troops," call shenanigans.Read More

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Will Consider Marriage Cases This Month

Filed by John M. Becker | September 10, 2014 | 4:37 PM | comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has formally listed all marriage cases with cert petitions pending for consideration on September 29, at its very first conference after coming back from summer recess.Read More

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Indiana Dems Demand Marriage Fight Accounting

Filed by Bil Browning | September 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Democratic Party has asked the Attorney General's office for a detailed accounting of all expenses and employee hours related to the state's defense of their laws against same-sex marriage.Read More


Gambia Passes 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | September 09, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The tiny west African nation of Gambia has passed a Uganda-style "Jail the Gays" bill that punishes so-called "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.Read More

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Indiana, Wisconsin AGs Take Marriage Fight to SCOTUS

Filed by John M. Becker | September 09, 2014 | 1:15 PM | comments

Republican Attorneys General in Wisconsin and Indiana have formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse pro-equality federal court rulings. There are now 5 state marriage cases on the Court's doorstep.Read More

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Walker Takes the Coward's Way Out on Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

In fighting marriage equality, Scott Walker is throwing Wisconsin's LGBT community under the bus in service of his presidential ambitions. He's just too much of a coward to admit it.Read More