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Brunei Postpones Stone-the-Gays Sharia Law

Filed by John M. Becker | April 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

The implementation of Brunei's revised Sharia (Islamic) penal code, which punishes homosexuality with death by stoning, has been postponed.Read More

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Corporate Profit Trumps LGBT Equality & HIV/AIDS Care

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 22, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS care take a backseat to corporate profits in the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia."Read More

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India Supremes Grant Rehearing of Anti-Sodomy Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Today, the India Supreme Court announced that it will grant LGBT advocates' request to reconsider a December ruling that reinstated the country's colonial-era sodomy ban.Read More

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Colorado's New Marriage Equality TV Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why Marriage Matters Colorado has released a new television ad featuring soldiers making the case for same-sex marriage.Read More

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Georgia Gets a Marriage Equality Lawsuit Today

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today, Georgia becomes the latest U.S. state to have an active marriage equality lawsuit. There are now just four non-equality states without one.Read More

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LGBT Rights Demonstrators Target Ugandan Embassy

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Pro-equality protesters covered the wrought-iron fence in front of Uganda's Washington, D.C. embassy with large posters denouncing the country's draconian crackdown on LGBT rights.Read More

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BREAKING: Houston Mayor Introduces Equal Rights Ordinance

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

This afternoon, Houston Mayor Annise Parker introduced a sweeping, trans-inclusive equal rights ordinance that would protect Houstonians from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.Read More


Will Pennsylvania be the Next Marriage State?

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

According to the ACLU, "both sides agree" that a marriage equality trial scheduled for June is not necessary as the state will not call in any "expert" witnesses to defend discrimination.Read More


More Texans Support Marriage Equality Than Oppose It

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

A new independent poll from Texas reveals that for the first time in history, more Texans support marriage equality than oppose it.Read More

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Think the U.S. is a Democracy? Think Again

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

A major new study of the American political system from Princeton and Northwestern Universities finds that the U.S. government doesn't work for the many, but a wealthy few.Read More

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Today in Court: AR, OK, Becker v. UCF Decision Day

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today in LGBT legal news, marriage equality cases from Arkansas and Oklahoma will be heard in state and federal court, respectively. It's also decision day in Becker v. UCF, the Florida open records case.Read More


Losing Track of Marriage Lawsuits? Let Lambda Legal Help

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lambda Legal has assembled a comprehensive list of every marriage case currently pending in the United States. Read More

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Malta Passes Civil Unions, Adds Trans Rights to Constitution

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lawmakers in the heavily Catholic nation of Malta made history this week, approving civil unions and adding gender identity protections to their constitution.Read More

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Ethiopian Government Scraps Planned Anti-Gay Protest

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

The Ethiopian government scrapped a major anti-gay rally planned for later this month and pulled a bill cracking down further on gay people, claiming the current legal penalties are "enough."Read More

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Ohio Judge Issues Stay Limiting Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

U.S. Judge Timothy Black, who ruled this week that Ohio must recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, issued a stay today limiting it to the four plaintiff couples.Read More