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Bachmann: Marriage Equality is 'Not An Issue Anymore'

Filed by John M. Becker | September 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Even Michele Bachmann, who literally built her career on scapegoating and demonizing gay people, now sees the writing on the wall on marriage equality.Read More

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BREAKING: UN Human Rights Council Votes for LGBT Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | September 26, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council - the UN's top human rights watchdog - today approved a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Read More


Live Right Now: #VVS14, FRC's Haterpalooza

Filed by John M. Becker | September 26, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Right now in Washington, D.C., a whole host of the country's ugliest conservative organizations and die-hard religious fanatics are gathering for the Values Voter Summit. Watch live here.Read More

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AG Eric Holder, LGBT Rights Hero, To Resign

Filed by John M. Becker | September 25, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Eric Holder, the most pro-LGBT Attorney General in United States history, will resign today after nearly six years of service to his country.Read More

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Nation of Chad Wants to Criminalize Homosexuality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 24, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The north-central African nation of Chad is hoping to become the 37th country on the continent to make homosexuality a crime.Read More

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Marriage Equality Could End in Iowa, Candidate Warns

Filed by John M. Becker | September 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Democratic candidate for Iowa governor is warning that if Republicans sweep state elections this fall, the party will try to repeal marriage equality by constitutional amendment.Read More

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Anti-Gay Aussie PM to Little Girl: No Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | September 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tony Abbott, the anti-LGBT prime minister of Australia, has responded to an eight-year-old girl who wrote asking him to support marriage equality.Read More

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Indonesia's Aceh Province May Punish Gay Sex With 100 Lashes

Filed by John M. Becker | September 23, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Officials in Indonesia's Aceh province are considering a law that would punish gay sex with 100 lashes of the cane. It is part of the province's slow implementation of sharia (Islamic) law.Read More

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Louisiana State Judge Strikes Down Marriage Discrimination

Filed by John M. Becker | September 22, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Less than three weeks after a federal judge upheld Louisiana's marriage discrimination amendment, a state judge has struck it down.Read More

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Former Aussie PM Admits Marriage Equality is Inevitable

Filed by John M. Becker | September 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia and an opponent of marriage equality, now admits that it's coming to the Land Down Under and "most parts of the developed world."Read More

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Wingnut Week In Review: Return to the Appalachian Trail

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

In a rambling, 2,346-word Facebook rant, GOP congressman Mark Sanford broke up with his Appalachian Trail "soulmate" María Belén Chapur. That's just the tip of last week's wingnut iceberg.Read More

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The 2014 Elections: You Can Make a Difference

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Democratic and progressive voters - who are most likely to elect pro-LGBT candidates - usually stay away from the polls in midterm elections. It doesn't have to be this way.Read More

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Anti-Gay Indiana State Senator Given Anti-Gay Award

Filed by Andrew Markle | September 19, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Delph has called the award "refreshing" following the grief he received this year over his opposition to marriage equality. Read More

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Ahead of Vote, Polls Show Ireland Supports Equal Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Ahead of next year's marriage equality referendum in Ireland, polls show that a strong majority of the Irish people support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.Read More

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Mississippi GOP Governor: No Gay Divorce

Filed by John M. Becker | September 18, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Phil Bryant, the anti-LGBT Republican governor of Mississippi, is asking his state's supreme court to deny the appeal of a lesbian woman who is seeking recognition of her same-sex marriage so that she can get a divorce.Read More