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Marriage in Alabama: A Heart Attack in the Heart of Dixie

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 27, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

When U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade struck down marriage discrimination in Alabama, there was a collective heart attack in the Heart of Dixie.Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: 'No-Go Zone' on the Brain

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 26, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

From anti-choice bills in the House to threatened lawsuits over Muslim "no-go zones," last week showed that the wingnut brain is biggest "no-go zone" of them all.Read More

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Justice Thomas Embraces Anti-Gay Activists Ahead of Marriage Cases

Filed by John M. Becker | January 23, 2015 | 3:30 PM | comments

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue of marriage equality, Justice Clarence Thomas grabbed a photo with two of the nation's most prominent proponents of marriage discrimination.Read More

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Virginia Lawmakers Kill Bill Banning 'Ex-Gay' Torture

Filed by John M. Becker | January 23, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Just days after a bill was introduced in Virginia that would outlaw discredited, debunked, and dangerous "ex-gay" torture therapy for minors, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled legislature killed it in committee.Read More

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Wingnuts and the State of the Union

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM | comments

President Obama's State of the Union Address, complete with a "mic drop" moment, couldn't have annoyed Republicans more if he'd entered to the theme from "Rocky" and exited to "How Ya Like Me Now."Read More

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Starkville Overrides Mayor's Veto, Repeals Pro-LGBT Measures

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

The city council in Starkville, Mississippi voted Tuesday night to override the mayor's veto of a measure repealing the city's historic anti-discrimination resolution and ending domestic partner health insurance coverage for city employees.Read More

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Colin Farrell Passionately Backs Marriage in Ireland

Filed by John M. Becker | January 21, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

Actor Colin Farrell, who has a gay brother, is speaking out passionately in favor of marriage equality in his native Ireland.Read More

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Chile Advances, Macedonia Regresses on Relationship Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | January 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

A civil unions bill advances in Chile, but a marriage discrimination amendment moves forward in Macedonia.Read More

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Lawmakers in Two States Introduce 'Ex-Gay' Bans

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lawmakers in Virginia and Illinois have introduced bills that would ban the discredited and dangerous practice of "ex-gay" therapy from being offered to minors.Read More

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Trans Woman Picked as PA's New Physician General

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pennsylvania governor-elect Tom Wolf has appointed Dr. Rachel Levine as the state's physician general. If confirmed by the state senate, Levine will be the first trans woman to hold that position.Read More

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Ireland's Health Minister Comes Out as Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 9:00 AM | comments

Ireland's Minister of Health, Leo Varadkar, came out as gay on Sunday. He is the country's first openly gay government minister.Read More

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Wingnut Week in Review: Benghazi to Beyoncé

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

From Benghazi and Beyoncé to the terrorist attack in Paris, this week was a smorgasbord of wingnuttery.Read More

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Holder: Feds Will Back Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 7:00 PM | comments

"We expect to file a 'friend of the court' brief... that will urge the Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans."Read More

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What if We Lose at the Supreme Court?

Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM | comments

Marriage equality advocates are optimistic about our chances in front of the Supreme Court this spring. But it never hurts to ask: what happens if we lose? Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson has an answer.Read More

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Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 3:32 PM | comments

This just in: the U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear the Sixth Circuit marriage cases, meaning we're likely to get a decision on nationwide marriage equality by June.Read More