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SCOTUS Spanks NOM on Donor Disclosure

Filed by John M. Becker | March 02, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage's years-long effort to hide the names of its donors was dealt another blow this morning, this time by the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More

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BREAKING: Nebraska Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | March 02, 2015 | 9:45 AM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down Nebraska's marriage discrimination amendment. Unless it is stayed, his ruling takes effect one week from today.Read More

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Marriage Equality on the Move in Mexico

Filed by John M. Becker | February 27, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

A freedom-to-marry revolution has been quietly brewing in Mexico over the past two years, where court rulings in over two-thirds of that country's 31 states have granted same-sex couples equal marriage rights. Read More

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Canada's Trans* Rights Bill Now Endorses Bathroom Bans

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

A bill in Canada's parliament that is supposed to protect trans* people from discrimination was amended this week... in order to allow anti-trans discrimination in bathrooms and other gendered public spaces.Read More

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Arkansas 'License to Discriminate' Bill Fails

Filed by John M. Becker | February 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, the Arkansas Senate Judiciary Committee voted down a bill that would have made it legal for people and businesses to discriminate for religious reasons. But it may not be dead yet.Read More

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People-Powered Campaign Pushes Back Against 'Mayor 1%'

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should be taking a victory lap right now. But a populist uprising forced him into a runoff - in a re-election campaign he was almost certain to win.Read More

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The GOP Can't Run from Giuliani's Hateful Rhetoric

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 25, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

Republicans can't run from Rudy Giuliani's hateful rhetoric about President Obama's patriotism, because their base won't let them. This is who they are.Read More


In State Legislatures, Anti-LGBT Onslaught Continues

Filed by John M. Becker | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

From Arkansas to Wyoming, conservatives in state legislatures across the country are launching attacks on the basic civil rights of LGBT people.Read More


Arkansas Bans LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Filed by John M. Becker | February 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

An Arkansas bill that effectively bans LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances became law at the end of the day Monday. Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: American Jihad?

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 23, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

ISIS wants a holy war with America. Fox News and the wingnut brigade are aching to give them one. Will those who've learned nothing from history doom the rest of us to repeat it?Read More


An Open Letter to Rudy Giuliani on Obama, Patriotism

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

If Obama truly did not love America, why then would he have worked so diligently for the betterment of the nation?Read More


Negotiating for the Future of LGBT Iranians

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 20, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

During this potential thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations, President Obama should add LGBT rights to the list of concerns he's bringing to the negotiating table.Read More

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Finland's President Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

This morning, Finland's president signed marriage equality into law. Beginning on March 1, 2017, same-sex couples there will have the freedom to marry.Read More

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Opposing Marriage Equality Could Cost GOP Candidates

Filed by John M. Becker | February 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

A new poll from NBC News and Marist College finds that many GOP primary voters in three key early states say opposition to marriage equality is a deal-breaker for a 2016 presidential candidate.Read More

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As GOP Blocks 'Bomb Train' Oversight, One Explodes

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 19, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

While conservatives play to an anti-science base and allow corporate donors to put private profit above public safety, the rest of us are left to wonder: when and where will the next "bomb train" go off?Read More