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U.S. Moves Closer to Trade Deal With Anti-LGBT Countries

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Republicans introduced "Fast Track" bills that would enable swift passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive corporate giveaway that rewards several anti-LGBT countries with privileged trade status.Read More

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Five Things You Should Know About Rand Paul

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Entering the 2016 presidential race early gives Rand Paul a chance to redefine himself - because running from his record is going to be just as hard as running for president.Read More

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Prominent Catholics Ask Pope to Fire Anti-Gay Archbishop

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

A group of more than 100 prominent San Francisco-area Catholics is calling on Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, saying his "single-issue agenda" against same-gender marriage fosters "an atmosphere of division and intolerance."Read More

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Who is Marco Rubio? Eight Things You Should Know

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 15, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio became the latest politician to declare what anyone who's paying attention already knew: He's running for president. Rubio is likely to trip over his past before the race is over.Read More

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Gay Marriage Derangement Syndrome Part 6421

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two articles this morning about Hillary Clinton's support for same-sex marriage show exactly how ridiculous political reporting on the subject has become.Read More


Guam May Become 1st U.S. Territory With Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

The attorney general of Guam has directed officials to immediately begin processing marriage license applications from same-sex couples. Read More

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Chilean President Signs Civil Unions Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday Michelle Bachelet, president of the South American nation of Chile, signed a bill into law that allows same-sex couples to enter into legally recognized civil unions.Read More

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Marriage Equality and the 2016 Elections

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the rest of us have moved on and embraced marriage equality, GOP presidential candidates remain stranded in 2004.Read More

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More Administration Officials Endorse Conversion Therapy Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2015 | 6:00 PM | comments

Less than two days after the Obama administration officially endorsed state-level efforts to end LGBT "conversion therapy," another group of senior administration officials is throwing their support behind bans on "ex-gay" and "ex-trans" torture.Read More

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Voters Repeal LGBT Protections in Springfield, MO

Filed by John M. Becker | April 08, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last night, voters in Springfield, Missouri narrowly repealed the city's new LGBT rights ordinance and blocked it from taking effect.Read More

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The GOP Has an Indiana Problem

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 03, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

The powerful backlash against Indiana's anti-gay "religious freedom" law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that's put them on the defensive.Read More

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Arkansas Senator: At Least We're Not Executing Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | April 02, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

Tom Cotton, the junior GOP U.S. Senator from Arkansas, thinks that everyone mad about discriminatory "religious freedom" laws need to get some "perspective," because hey, at least we're not executing gays like they do in Iran.Read More


Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Restore Bigotry, Repression

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 31, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

We must work to rescind Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" because with it, no one is truly free. It only restores bigotry and repression.Read More

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Montana 'Religious Freedom' Bill Dies

Filed by John M. Becker | March 30, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

And Georgia's bill may be close behind.Read More

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The Truth About Indiana's RFRA Law & How to Fix It

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and supporters of the state's new "religious freedom" law keep spouting off a lot misinformation to try to justify their bigotry. What's the truth and how can it be fixed?Read More