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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


New Poll: GOP Warming Up to Gay Candidates, Hostile Towards Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | August 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Republicans are warming up to gay political candidates, but they're still decidedly cool towards gay people overall -- particularly within their own families.Read More

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Profiles in Courage: Vermont's Marion Milne

Filed by Michael Knaapen | August 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Marion Milne was a legislator from a small state, but her great act of courage deserves to be remembered. Read More

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Pro-Gay GOP Super PAC Plans Major Push

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

Paul Singer's pro-marriage equality super PAC is pledging to spend at least $2 million this fall on Republican candidates who support gay rights.Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two tragic events this week gave right-wingers an opportunity to show some humanity and decency. As usual, instead of rising to the occasion, wingnuts sank to new lows.Read More

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Blink & You'll Miss the Latest 'Libertarian Moment'

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The latest "Libertarian Moment" is upon us, and will expire once it runs headlong into its own inherent shortcomings and the reality of a populist majority. Blink, and you'll miss it.Read More


Facebook Donates $10K to Utah's Hardcore Anti-Gay AG

Filed by John M. Becker | August 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the campaign of Sean Reyes, the virulently anti-gay Republican attorney general of Utah who's aggressively fighting marriage equality in the Beehive State.Read More

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Bisexual Ex-Wife Puts Texas Antigay Activist in a Bind

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

As vicious details of Jonathan Saenz's divorce become public, voters won't take kindly to a politician who directs anti-gay vitriol at his ex-wife and family.Read More

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Anti-Discrimination Measures Pass in Orlando, Fail in Baton Rouge

Filed by John M. Becker | August 14, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Baton Rouge became the third city in a week to reject an LGBT rights ordinance, while the city council in Orlando, Florida made their local non-discrimination law trans-inclusive.Read More