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Last Week Was Incredible for Transgender Americans

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Between President Obama's historic executive order and Garden State Equality naming a transgender executive director, last week was an incredible one for trans Americans.Read More


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Sweden Resumes Aid Payments to Uganda

Filed by John M. Becker | July 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Sweden, which partially cut aid to Uganda earlier this year over the country's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Law, has reversed course and is resuming payments.Read More


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Elderly Couple Stars in Ohio's First Marriage Ad in 10 Years

Filed by John M. Becker | July 30, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Ohio's first new marriage equality ad in a decade features a sweet elderly gay couple who married in New York after half a century together.Read More


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North Carolina Drops Defense of Marriage Discrimination

Filed by John M. Becker | July 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

North Carolina's Democratic attorney general announced yesterday that in light of Virginia's marriage equality ruling, he will no longer defend the state's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More


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BREAKING: Virginia Marriage Ban Struck Down Again

Filed by John M. Becker | July 28, 2014 | 1:40 PM | comments

A federal appeals court has just upheld a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More


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French Mayor: Those Gays Are Unnatural, Except My Son

Filed by John M. Becker | July 27, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A vociferously anti-gay French mayor is being called a hypocrite after he officiated at his son's wedding to a same-sex spouse.Read More


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BREAKING: Florida Marriage Ban Struck Down AGAIN

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 6:15 PM | comments

For the second time in eight days, Florida's marriage discrimination amendment has been struck down in state court. The ruling is stayed, pending appeal.Read More


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Michele Bachmann: Gay Rights Leads to Child Rape

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann dove back into the cesspool of anti-gay bigotry this week, claiming gays are pushing America towards "tyranny," "deviance," "transgender," and child rape.Read More


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Michele Bachmann Openly Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michele Bachmann's been dropping hints about a 2016 presidential bid for months. This week, she flat-out admitted that she's considering it. Here's hoping she runs.Read More


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Conservatives and the Transgender Time Warp

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | July 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Social conservatives were caught off-guard by the transgender community's sudden increase in visibility - so to fight back, they're frantically rummaging through the junk drawer of anti-gay propaganda.Read More


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LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Like the rest of the country, Boston's LGBTQ communities are deeply divided on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


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Wisconsin AG: Marriage Equality is Just Like Abortion

Filed by John M. Becker | July 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Wisconsin's far-right attorney general argues in an appeals court brief that marriage equality is like abortion and that Wisconsin's tradition of discrimination is a perfectly rational basis for continuing to obstruct the freedom to marry.Read More


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BREAKING: Federal Judge Overturns Colorado Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 7:07 PM | comments

As expected, U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore has just overturned Colorado's marriage discrimination amendment. The ruling, released minutes ago, is stayed until August 25.Read More


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Judge Gives Idaho Protesters Light Sentences, Commendation

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

A group of Idaho pro-equality protesters were sentenced Monday by a judge who gave them slaps on the wrist, and applause for their courage.Read More


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Colorado's Marriage Ban Likely to Be Overturned Today

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

A federal judge in Denver is expected to issue a ruling today overturning that state's marriage discrimination amendment. What's uncertain is whether he will stay his decision.Read More