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More NC Magistrates Resign Over Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

At least ten magistrates in North Carolina have now chosen to resign rather than comply with the law and perform civil marriages for same-sex couples.Read More


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BREAKING: SCOTUS Declines to Stop SC Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | November 20, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Supreme Court refused South Carolina's request for an emergency stay of a pro-marriage equality court ruling. Marriages officially begin at noon!Read More


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BREAKING: Marriage Equality Is Coming to Montana. Now.

Filed by John M. Becker | November 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down marriage discrimination in Montana. There is no stay, so couples can marry immediately.Read More


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GOP Congresswoman Opens Up About Transgender Son

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | November 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen opened up about her transgender son, whom she loves and supports. Hopefully her choice will begin to change the conversation legislatively.Read More


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Marriage Equality Coming to South Carolina on Thursday

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has just cleared the way for same-sex marriages in South Carolina beginning on Thursday, unless SCOTUS intervenes.Read More


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Catholic Church: Showing Up in Court Violates Our Religious Freedom

Filed by John M. Becker | November 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A Catholic diocese in Indiana is arguing that requiring them to even show up in court is an attack on their "religious liberty."Read More


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Marriage Equality Round-Up: Heartland Edition

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Is your head spinning from marriage equality news? Here's a round-up of all the news you need to know from Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee... and Ireland.Read More


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Michigan Claims Legal Same-Sex Marriages Are 'Void'

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michigan's Republican leaders are trying to undo the approximately 300 legal same-sex marriages performed in that state in March.Read More


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LGBT Advocates Preparing for Marriage Push in Northern Ireland

Filed by John M. Becker | November 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocates in Northern Ireland - the only country in the United Kingdom that still practices marriage discrimination - are preparing a lawsuit that they hope will usher in equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.Read More


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White House Names New Liaison to LGBT Community

Filed by John M. Becker | November 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Aditi Hardikar is the new White House liaison to the LGBT community.Read More


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Wingnut Week in Review: Through the Looking Glass

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

If last week was a preview of what we're in for with the next Congress, get ready to step through the looking glass and into a world where executive actions are impeachable offenses.Read More


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Gay Group Wins Legal Recognition in Botswana

Filed by John M. Becker | November 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

A judge in Botswana overruled the government today and decided that an LGB group has a legal right to register and lobby.Read More


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BREAKING: SCOTUS Allows Marriage Equality in Kansas

Filed by John M. Becker | November 12, 2014 | 5:40 PM | comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex couples to begin marrying in Kansas.Read More


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BREAKING: South Carolina Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | November 12, 2014 | 10:15 AM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down South Carolina's 2006 marriage discrimination amendment. The ruling is stayed until November 20.Read More


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Justice Breyer Hints That SCOTUS May Take Marriage Case

Filed by John M. Becker | November 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Justice Stephen Breyer hinted Sunday that the Supreme Court may be preparing to take up the issue of marriage equality.Read More