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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


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Maryland Will Now Provide Transition Care to Employees

Filed by John M. Becker | July 22, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

The state of Maryland has taken another major step forward in trans protections by agreeing to cover transition-related care for transgender state employees.Read More


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Another Republican Congressman Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | July 22, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

U.S. Representative David Jolly of Florida has become the eighth sitting Republican member of Congress to come out in support of marriage equality.Read More


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Wingnut Week In Review: Plane Paranoid

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine gave us a respite last week from the usual sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic rantings. A brief one, but a respite nonetheless.Read More


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America's Border Crisis of Conscience

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is not an immigration crisis. It is a refugee crisis - and a crisis of conscience. America cannot simply send these children back and still be the country we loudly and proudly claim to be.Read More


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Obama Signs Historic LGBT Workplace Executive Order

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

This morning, President Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people in the workplace. It was an honor to witness this pivotal moment in LGBT history.Read More


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Obama to Sign ENDA EO Tomorrow Without Exemptions

Filed by Bil Browning | July 20, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

While anti-gay religious leaders have been urging the White House to include exceptions that would allow them to discriminate based on "sincerely held religious beliefs," the administration says no exemptions would be included.Read More