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Voters in Tempe, Arizona Approve Discrimination Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | August 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last night, voters in the city of Tempe overwhelmingly approved a measure amending their city charter to ban discrimination against LGBT city workers. It is the first city in Arizona to enact this kind of a ban.Read More

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Check Out This Pro-Equality Blog Post From Judge Posner

Filed by John M. Becker | August 27, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

"It seems that the only remaining basis for opposition to homosexual marriage [sic], or to legal equality between homosexuals and heterosexuals in general, is religious."Read More

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Marriage Bans Take a Beating at the Seventh Circuit

Filed by John M. Becker | August 26, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

Same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin took a beating today at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. The judges appear poised to hand marriage equality advocates their first unanimous federal court win.Read More

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When Will Clinton Library Release DADT Papers?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

While the Clinton Presidential Library has slowly been releasing papers from the popular Democrat's administration, one major missing piece is the White House discussions around topics like Don't Ask Don't Tell.Read More


Tenth Circuit Extends Stay on Colorado Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Same-sex couples in Colorado will have to wait a little longer for the freedom to marry: yesterday, the 10th Circuit stayed a lower court ruling overturning the state's marriage ban.Read More

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida's Marriage Ban

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

For the first time in federal court but the fifth time overall, Florida's marriage discrimination amendment has been struck down as unconstitutional.Read More

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Scott Lively Qualifies for MA Governor's Race

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Notorious anti-LGBT activist Scott Lively has qualified for the November gubernatorial ballot in Massachusetts.Read More

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Mariela Castro Votes 'No' in Support of LGBT Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Cuban LGBT advocate Mariela Castro, daughter of president Raul Castro, cast what may be the first "no" vote since the Revolution on a workers' rights bill because it lacked gender identity protections.Read More


Wikipedia Bans U.S. House Computer After Anti-Trans Edits

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

A computer in the U.S. House of Representatives has been blocked by Wikipedia after someone made a series of transphobic edits to the site.Read More

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Blame the Gays, Vol. 548,781: Spain's National Debt

Filed by John M. Becker | August 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A conservative Spanish senator is drawing widespread condemnation for remarks blaming the country's $1.3 trillion national debt on "subsidies offered to homosexuals."Read More

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BREAKING: No Weddings in Virginia Tomorrow

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2014 | 3:20 PM | comments

As expected, the U.S. Supreme Court has intervened to temporarily stop same-sex marriages from taking place in Virginia, pending appeal.Read More

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Anti-Gay Uganda Group Fires Staff After Losing U.S. Aid

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

An anti-gay, faith-based group in Uganda whose funding was cut off by the Obama administration had to fire all its paid staffers.Read More

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Labor Department Vows to Enforce Trans Protections

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

Yesterday, the Labor Department issued guidance announcing that federal contractors and subcontractors cannot discriminate in employment on the basis of gender identity and transgender status. Read More

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Fayetteville Adopts Fully Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Filed by John M. Becker | August 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

At 3:20 this morning, Fayetteville, Arkansas became the first city in that state to adopt an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.Read More

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Marriage Discrimination Struck Down Again in Indiana

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2014 | 6:45 PM | comments

U.S. District Judge Richard Young has ordered the state of Indiana to recognize the valid out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples. The ruling is stayed pending appeal.Read More