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Louisiana House Overwhelmingly Votes to Retain Sodomy Law

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 7:15 PM | comments

Today, by a vote of 66-27, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have repealed the state's unconstitutional sodomy law.Read More

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ACLU Sues Michigan for Not Recognizing its Own Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | April 14, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

The ACLU filed suit in Michigan today, seeking to compel the state to recognize LGBT Michiganders' valid marriage licenses.Read More


Ohio Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Recognition Ban

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

A federal judge has ordered the state of Ohio to recognize all legal same-gender marriages performed elsewhere.Read More


The Ryan Budget Shows What GOP Wants to Do to America

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Ryan/GOP budget goes against what Americans want, on issue after issue. But Republicans will try to make sure it's what we get if they get half a chance.Read More

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Where Are Gay-Friendly Prop 8 Supporters Hiding?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Perhaps there are people who oppose same-sex marriage without being homophobic. If there are, then this group is so vanishingly small that even pundits desperately trying to prove it exists can't find a single example. Read More

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Mike Huckabee Thinks He's Not a Homophobe

Filed by Andrew Markle | April 10, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

In a speech on Tuesday, noted anti-LGBT extremist Mike Huckabee claimed that despite consistently opposing marriage equality, he's not a homophobe, but rather on 'the right side of the Bible.'Read More

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Judge Rules IN Must Recognize Same-Sex Couple's Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A federal judge this afternoon required the state of Indiana to immediately recognize the legal marriage of Niki Quasney, a terminally ill woman, to wife Amy Sandler. The ruling only applies to the couple.Read More

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Utah Dumps Regnerus

Filed by John M. Becker | April 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, less than 24 hours before today's oral arguments in Utah's marriage equality case, the state filed a last-minute letter distancing itself from Mark Regnerus's discredited junk science "study" on same-sex parenting.Read More

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The Obamacare Truthers

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 08, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There should be a new rule for political debate, along the lines of Godwin's Law and its corollaries: The arrival of "truthers" effectively ends the debate, and the side that resorts to "trutherism" first loses.Read More


Kuwaiti Lawmaker Calls For Gays to be 'Rehabilitated'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 08, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

A lawmaker in Kuwait is calling on gays to come forward and have their "physiological and psychological issues... treated appropriately."Read More

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WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Rebukes Mississippi Gov.

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on his state's new "right to discriminate" law: "[Y]ou gave bigots yet another avenue to dehumanize their LGBT neighbors."Read More

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LBJ's Daughters Support Marriage Equality, Say Dad Probably Would Have Too

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Luci Baines Johnson: "I think my father felt very strongly that when there was bigotry anywhere, prejudice anywhere, all of us lose out."Read More

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That Time Sen. Dan Coats Made Hoosiers Proud

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats is one of the legislature's biggest jokes.Read More

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Supreme Court Declines Anti-Gay NM Photographer's Appeal

Filed by John M. Becker | April 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Supreme Court today turned down a case from a New Mexico couple who claimed they had a right to refuse to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.Read More

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Russian Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Calls for 'Morality Police'

Filed by John M. Becker | April 06, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The author of St. Petersburg's "gay propaganda" ban - which inspired Vladimir Putin's national law - is is calling for the creation of a "morality police" force that would fine people for homosexuality and other violations of "traditional values."Read More